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As soon as I saw an Instagram post saying this beer had hit one of my usual spots, I knew I had to have it.  Not only does the bottle literally have my name on it, but the beer has my initials as well! While I admit I don’t quite get the whole ‘more cowbell’ craze, I will still share a link to one of my favorite cowbell-centric songs anyway.

Beer Name: Eric More Cowbell

Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths (Queens, NY)

Style: Milk Stout

ABV: 6.6%

Description: Listed as a lusciously creamy stout with a roast malt base and infusion of cocoa that have it ready to rock all night long.  

Appearance: Black body with a finger of thick tan foam.

Smell: Light roast coffee, sweet cream, and milk chocolate.

Taste: Roasted coffee upfront that got joined by dark malts and grain shortly after the sip began.  It went on to a sweet creamy finish that combined bittersweet chocolate and a hint of lactose.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, slick medium body with fairly low-level carbonation.

Hype: I obviously had my reasons for being partial to this but I drank it with an open mind.  I’ve also had some very good experiences with this brewery so my hopes were elevated in that regard as well.

Overall: Featuring a great blend of flavor and a very nice mouthfeel, this was an excellent example of the style.  My nitpick on it is that I wish the ending chocolate and sweetness stood up to the opening roast just a little bit more, but that’s really more a matter of personal preference.  I approve of having my name on this.