Church-Key Holy Cow Chocolate Milk Stout
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Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Sweet Stout
Campbellford, Canada


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Heavyweight #15

Gorbalev's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - DEC 25, 2012
On tap, Imbibe, early December 2012. Strong chocolate aroma, sweet. Pitch black, good sized head. Taste is terrific and unique - thick creamy imperial stout with a chocolate and with a real lactose-milk taste - I love the creativeness to throw that in here and I love the skill that pulled it off and achieved such a great balance - this . Complex stuff. A winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
[Draught at Mugshot Tavern] Pours a dark deep amber-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy light-brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolaty and lactic along with coffee and some light hops. Nice malty, chocolaty flavour along with lactic notes, coffee and a moderately big finish. Some hops in the finish. Average bodied. A solid take on the style, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle, pours a nice black, light head, the flavour is a nice creamy chocolate and it has a nice smooth finish, overall this one was quite enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Deep black pour. Tight light brown head. The nose is quite chocolatey and a little bit earthy. Bittersweet chocolate and a rich malt base backing it up. Moderate sweetness and a nice fresh maltiness. A touch of roast on the finish. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5026-20121222] Tap. Roasted smoked nut grain aroma has a sweet toffee note. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Roasted nutty malt flavour has a quick sweet finish. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "Holy Cow, as in, Hey, the world didn’t end yesterday!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2012-12-22. Black body with a small brown head that fades. 4+ Flavour is pleasant, sweet dark malt, mild roast. Sweet chocolate undertones. Interesting sweetness that I assume is lactose but I wouldn’t know it if not for the hint in the name. 7++ Mild aroma, light roast and muted chocolate. 7 Average plus to medium palate has interesting carbonation. Pretty nice. On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
On Tap at Imbibe: puts a deep dark brown - black opaque ale in the tumbler with a thick creamy mocha colored cap. Modest carbonation. On first sight this is an impressive looking brew but the aroma is intoxicating - wonderful lactose-cocoa sweetness with roasty malt and grassy hop undertones. Luxurious rich mouth feel - silken texture. Flavour has a big rush of chocolaty roasty semi sweet flavour in front that gets well balanced with Golding hops midway then a long rich silken chocolate finish that goes lightly dry and bitter in the finish. Extremely flavourful and rich but also very drinkable. One of the most pleasing milk stouts I have tasted.

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