Cigar City Brewing Cow Boss
Cigar City Brewing Cow Boss is an Imperial Milk Stout aged on Florida Cypress Wood, 9.4% ABV. Brewed in collaboration with The Florida Cattleman’s Foundation.
This stout pours with a pitch black color with a dark brown head. The aroma brings in rich dark chocolate, mild licorice and hints of coffee. As nice as the aroma and appearance is… it’s the taste of this is really outstanding. It all starts with intense roasted malts and dark chocolate, followed by some nice big coffee, anise, a hint of vanilla and just the right amount of alcohol burn and lacto sweetness. The Cypress wood isn’t a huge factor, but it creates a nice dry woody finish. The mouth-feel is far thicker than your average Milk Stout, but it works well in this instance.
I keep trying to find a flaw with this beer for some reason, but I’m not sure there is one. Why on earth didn’t I buy the bottle limit instead of only one???!!!