Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 33
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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 WoodBrew:
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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of cwehr13
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of larryarms847
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of blavod
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Bonna
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DrZeus10
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of TheFugerIsNow
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tfidler
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Katyw02
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of wesside89
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of danwho
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%

The beer pours a creamy dark tan head. The beer itself is an opaque dark black with some purple notes. The beer leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The beer smell has strong lactose notes, give it a milky, sugary smell. The smell also has roasted malt notes as well as dark chocolate notes. The various notes blend rather well such that you get a nice milk chocolate smell along with a nice milk smell. The beer taste is similar to the beer smell in that the beer has a strong lactose note mixed in with roasted malts and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth for a milk stout to where it is almost silky. Despite a heavy body, the beer also has a biting carbonation. Overall, the beer was very uniquely lactosey and very good. Highly recommend.

Photo of metallvr22
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.