GarrettB (846) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 6th, 2012 - A flight of beer can be its own tasting narrative, touring the drinker through a menu of flavors and tastes. Some are good, some are bad, and all together can give the visiting beer drinker a pretty good idea of a brewery’s style. Though there are many ways a flight of beers can be assembled to produce this story, I always like it when there’s something sweet in there. Like a heavy meal, I can be stuffed to gluttonous gills, but there’s always a craving for at least a small piece of dark, intense chocolate. Similarly, a whirlwind tour of hops, malt and booze always leaves me thirsting for a sweet beer. That sweet beer at Pizza Port’s Carlsbad location is the Cow Stout. The aroma is sweet and mild, with a tongue tickling fuzzy palate, gingerly delivering the milk sugars. The flavor is mostly defined by flavors of light, raw cocoa, touched with a bit of tanginess. That bit comes from a nameless fruit juice kind of tanginess which, after more than a few ounces of other beers, is hard to pick out. It doesn’t mesh too, too well with the rest of the brew, but doesn’t spoil the batch either.
tcane7 (1349) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured black with thin white head a lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, lactose, and chocolate. Mild, sweet flavor - milk chocolate, roasted malt. I typically don’t like too many milk stouts but this is pretty tasty.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby red color with fleeting tan head. Milk chocolate, dark roast, earthy dirt aromas. medium body. Milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, mild tobacco flavors--good
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours chestnut with milky thick head. Nose is sweet with ice cream and chocolate. Medium on the tongue with sweet, sticky malt up front moving to a the malted milk finish with a sugary bitter hop to finish.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a finger or so of khaki colored head.
S: Just an overall pleasant sweetness to this. Nice lactose character with mild roasted malt character and quite a bit of chocolate (both milk and dark). A touch of coffee and some toffee sweetness.
T: A roasted malt base, but the sweet milk sugar really adds a great flavor to this beer. A decent amount of chocolate flavor to go with it, a touch of toffee, and some hearty bread. Just a touch of coffee, too.
M: Maybe on the light side of medium in body with medium carbonation.
O: The sweetness was just about perfect. Very tasty beverage.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a coffee aroma. There is a strong coffee and treacle flavor that sticks to the palate.
TimE (2793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich lots of lactose and dark chocolate. Smooth. Heavy for 5%. Fairly sweet, but not cloying.
jredmond (4596) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad with Linh. Pours a dark black body with nice white lacing. Aroma is sweet roast. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of light chocolate and sweet roast.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Dark pour, but not overly thick/viscous. Tasted along Craftsman Edgars it was not as thick in the mouth nor as rich on the palate. Definitely a nice light style stout.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stout is very unimpressive. Carbonated, very strained. This beer has very little heft, some decent flavor at times, but overall not that great.