Booze Geek – Eric More Cowbell

Eric-imageBy Dylan Gonzalez

Beer: Eric More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout
Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths
ABV: 6%

It would have been virtually impossible for me to say no to an offering of this beer. Given my enjoyment of several classic Saturday Night Live Sketches, Eric More Cowbell! offered me an opportunity to enjoy a beer and think fondly back on some of my favorite sketches.

Eric More Bowell!
was a chocolate milk stout. It produced a thick mocha head that took a long time to finally dissipate. The body was incredibly dark brown, bordering on black. It gave off the scents of milk, vanilla and roasted marshmallow, as well as lightly roasted coffee. To say the least, this was a great smelling beer.

When I drank it, I definitely found notes of vanilla and a light roast. It was not overly sweet, but I did not find it to be boasting with as much flavor as I hoped. Specifically, I had a tough time detecting the chocolate. I found more malt. However, the texture was fantastic, very creamy and smooth, bordering on silky.

Eric More Cowbell! certainly rose above the novelty concept of a beer. The beer was incredibly pleasant to drink. I just wish it offered a little flavor. Overall, good, but not mind-blowing.

What to Drink This To:

SingleCut has made their reference clear to the classic SNL sketch. I don't think a summary is necessary, but in short, Christopher Walken portrays record producer Bruce Dickinson (not the Iron Maiden front man) who demands that Blue Oyster Cult (in this, comprised of Chris Katann, Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon) provide more cowbell from Will Ferrell's Gene Frenkle. Shenanigans ensue. Although Celebrity Jeopardy (another Ferrell sketch) will always be my favorite SNL gag, I do have a soft spot for More Cowbell.

Dylan Gonzalez happens to love beer and comic books and luckily found a place to write about both because he has no idea how to actually make money in the real world. He lives in a cave in New Jersey.

Tweet him at @BeardedPickle, follow his own beer blog at http://boozegeek.tumblr.com/or email him at dylan.gonzalez1990@gmail.com.