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Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 35
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-03-2010)
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Reviews by GbVDave:
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HollyAnn for the assist!

Bottle dated 03.31.12

A: Pours jet black with 2 fingers of dense, creamy, dark khaki colored foam on top. Retention was excellent and plenty of ropey lace was left behind to decorate the glass.

S: Rich aromas of milk chocolate, mild coffee, fudge brownies, cocoa, and mild roasty malt.

T: See above. Loads of chocolate and light lactic sweetness.

M: Heavily on the pillowy/creamy side with just the slightest boozy intrusion. Leaves a slightly spicy prickle on the tongue towards the end of the glass.

O: Holy crap, this was good. Can this!

10-08-2012 23:45:28 | More by GbVDave
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%

08-22-2014 19:36:35 | More by tectactoe
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2013 14:24:11 | More by Dbrulet
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-20-2012 04:16:58 | More by jaminjohnson
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

The beer pours a very dark brown with just over a half finger of creamy off white head. The head doesn't stick around particularly well. There is a stronger than normal bitterness in the taste, but there is enough sweetness to back it up. I'm getting a coffee note in the taste, but it also shows up quite nicely in the smell. As I drink the beer, the bitterness is a bit overwhelming. The mouthfeel is creamy with very smooth carbonation.

08-03-2014 03:22:55 | More by WoodBrew
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a very dark brown, with almost no head. Looks like I just poured a Coke.

This is going to be sweet! Chocolate, cream, and burnt sugar greets the nose wonderfully.

Cream, chocolate, nuttiness perfectly balanced and very smooth.

Mouthfeel is smooth as butter.

Overall I dig it, is it my favorite? No. But pretty darn good. Go drink it!

07-31-2014 23:34:47 | More by larryarms847
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2012 00:23:28 | More by oso
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blavod

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +20.5%

08-16-2014 02:40:09 | More by blavod
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 15:50:04 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2%

Pint drawn off the beer engine at Revolution.
Review from notes.

Jet black with very fine line where it meets the tan foam. The head rose above the rim of the glass, shaping into irregular peaks. The foam had a nice creamy meringue texture to it, leaving spotty lace in the glass.

Creamy milk chocolate aroma, light and not especially sweet at all.

Similar to the nose, the flavor is dominant milk chocolate, smooth and luxurious in feel. Sweetness is mild and the finish is dry and slightly bitter with roast malts. On cask, the body feels light, creamy and very smooth, almost a chocolate milk texture (possibly from the lactose sugar commonly found in Milk Stouts). Easily sippable, a couple pints could be easily enjoyed, also a definite growler candidate. Glad that Mad Cow is in regular rotation at Revolution...

05-25-2011 14:37:20 | More by emerge077
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KDawg

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%

poured from tp at the brewpub. Poured into a snifter and pours a dark chocolate color with a nice chocolatey head.

well balanced with pungent aromas of malts, milk chocolate, and coffee beans. There is nice depth to it as well.

Full bodied with the feel being the real show. Very smooth and fairly classy as well with flavors of milk chocolate, malts and some roasted notes as well.

This is pretty damn good. It's been a while since it was on tap and I didn't fully remember it. Hopefully this sticks around a bit longer.

09-24-2012 01:23:08 | More by KDawg
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Bonna

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-25-2013 13:57:48 | More by Bonna
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 01:36:00 | More by spark3148857
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2013 23:35:31 | More by DrZeus10
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-05-2013 09:09:46 | More by jegross2
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tfidler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-13-2012 00:37:13 | More by tfidler
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Katyw02

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%

Served in a snifter, 6/05/10.

Solid, rich-colored, ~2 finger head.

Sweet, chocolaty aroma.

Extremely solid mouthfeel. This beer rides the line of being substantial without crossing into sticky sweet motor oil territory. Chocolate taste dominates. Sweet, but not to a fault.

This is a fantastic example of the style. Revolution's done it right with this one.

06-07-2010 00:21:36 | More by Katyw02
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-25-2013 05:47:03 | More by wesside89
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-05-2014 01:37:19 | More by dtomes
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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2013 15:35:00 | More by xdtfx
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metallvr22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-25-2013 15:27:53 | More by metallvr22
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oline73

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from the bomber into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a very dark brown with just over a half finger of creamy off white head. The head doesn't stick around particularly well. There is a stronger than normal bitterness in the taste, but there is enough sweetness to back it up. I'm getting a coffee note in the taste, but it also shows up quite nicely in the smell. As I drink the beer, the bitterness is a bit overwhelming. The mouthfeel is creamy with very smooth carbonation.

01-18-2013 01:26:56 | More by oline73
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%

A - Dark black color with a large, creamy, foamy, thick, khaki head. Good retention with a thick creamy layer of lace.

S - Good amount of roasted dark and milk chocolate and malt with touches of coffee and caramel. A sweet lactose aroma also comes out, but it isn't overly strong for a Milk Stout.

T - Similar to the nose with a good balance of sweet lactose and sweet creaminess along with the roasted chocolate and malt. Hints of vanilla also come out. Some roasted coffee and caramel and a touch of earthiness. It tastes somewhere between a typical Milk Stout and a regular stout with a good level of lactose sweetness but also has a touch of a roasted/bitterness to it.

M - Medium body that is a touch thin for the style and ABV but not bad. Good amount of carbonation with a smooth and creamy feel.

D - Very drinkable beer with a great mix of roasted flavors and sweet lactose. Different kinds of chocolate/cocoa flavors come out. Well balanced beer. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, but gives a slight warming.

Notes: A very nice Milk Stout that has a great balance between the sweet lactose aspects and the more bitter roasted chocolate aspects. Definitely worth a try.

08-17-2010 06:33:59 | More by FreshHawk
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-23-2012 13:09:53 | More by JohnnyChicago
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-17-2012 09:46:06 | More by eorwar
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Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.