When I heard that this was being released I was definitely intrigued. Night Shift has been putting out some great stouts lately and something about a chocolate milk stout just sounded too good to miss out on.
Beer Name: Cow Tipper
Brewer: Night Shift Brewing Company (Everett, MA)
Style: Chocolate Milk Stout
Description: Per the brief brewer’s notes, this is a stout brewed with chocolate and lactose. Currently available as a limited release to drink on draft at the taproom or take to home in 4 packs. Cost was $6 for a 16 oz. pour and $14 per pack of cans.
Appearance: Black body with a healthy light tan head forming with the pour. The foam left some nice lacing on the glass as I made my way through the beer.
Smell: Sweet milk and dark malts with a faint hint of roasted coffee.
Taste: Right out of the refrigerator there was a moderate level of roasted coffee that began on the front and carried through to the finish. This faded somewhat after a few minutes, more clearly leaving behind creamy notes of sweet milk, lactose, and bittersweet dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Just a touch above medium with mild carbonation.
Hype: Nothing out of the ordinary I suppose. As mentioned already, I was certainly eager to try this.
Overall: Highly enjoyable. Considering it was labeled a chocolate milk stout, I wish there had a bit more sweetness in comparison to the bitterness and roast, but this was still very good regardless. Nice, easy to drink way to get my stout fix.