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Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 18
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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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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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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Illinois

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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California

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Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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North Carolina

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Illinois

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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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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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a nice, two finger, medium looking, frothy, light tan head with very good retention. Transparent brown pour but sits black in the glass. Relatively clear with lower levels of carbonatin evident. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and leaves some nice lacing on the top of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some nice lacing down the glass. Could be a little darker, but still solid for the style.

SMELL: Milk, lactose sugars are there, with sweet cream, iced cappuccino, some roasted, smoky notes and a touch of cocoa powder. Bold enough with lots of lactose there. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Roasted malts, smoky notes and sweet lactose milk sugars. Swallow brings lots of sweet cream, lactose again, burnt coffee beans and more roasted and burnt malt notes lingering on the palate. Light cocoa powder as well. Quite flavorful, and well balanced between sweet milk sugars and bitter, burnt coffee beans.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight on the palate for sure, and plenty creamy smooth. Goes down smooth and finishes dry on the palate. Great feel for the style. Top notch stuff.

OVERALL: This was excellent. I'd never heard of this brewery before, but I'm usually a critical fan of milk stouts, and this one totally delivered. Lots of well balanced flavors and a feel worthy of the style. Would love to try the bourbon barrel version of this beer at some point. Solid stuff.

12-02-2012 20:53:43 | More by Jeffo
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Illinois

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Illinois

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Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.