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Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 8 | 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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johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2012 17:24:50 | More by johunnic
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-24-2012 18:25:37 | More by imperialking
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-24-2012 02:35:58 | More by Keyportnick
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bryang002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-18-2012 17:43:44 | More by bryang002
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bigjer78

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-14-2012 15:52:26 | More by bigjer78
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matthageman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-13-2012 21:50:25 | More by matthageman
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a 5oz taster glass.

A - Served with minimal head - a thin collar and some stray wisps. Nice glass-coating lace lingers as the beer is consumed. Dark brown body with ruby transparency when held to the light.

S - A hefty dose of roasted malts, baker's chocolate, and earthy grains. Surprisingly low sweetness for a milk stout, although there's an undercurrent of lactose sugar present. That being said, not sure I would have guessed the style in a blind tasting.

T - The taste is even less sweet, with more roast and even a bit of char. Espresso bitterness in the finish. Gets a bit sweeter as it warms, with notes of lactose, chocolate, and a dollop of caramel. Far more 'stout' than 'milk stout' to me. No alcohol presence either.

M - Medium-light body that seems a bit lighter than the listed 7.9%. Dry and roasty texture, with moderate carbonation that doesn't intrude, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - Pretty good in a 5oz serving, but I'd have difficulty consuming a 22oz bottle. I like the bourbon version a lot better, as it has a nice vanilla sweetness that balance the roast. This is just a bit too charry for a milk stout.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 01:04:39 | More by MasterSki
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tfidler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-11-2012 15:17:53 | More by FullObs
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, first bottled batch! 7.9% ABV on the label.

A: Pours straight black with some brown hues, a nice light tan head. Really nice lacing.

S: Fresh mocha and dry cocoa, a little bit milky.

T: Slightly roasted barley, coffee, some sweet lactose and chocolate, a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Between medium and thick-bodied with ample carbonation.

O: First Eugene and then this...Revolution seems to be really good at hearty, robust stouts and porters.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 04:13:04 | More by Etan
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BeerBellyBroke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-10-2012 18:36:06 | More by BeerBellyBroke
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-03-2012 01:24:33 | More by BeerOps
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KDawg

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-21-2012 23:00:56 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-21-2012 21:15:30 | More by JRBecks
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illini4x4


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-21-2012 01:32:15 | More by illini4x4
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Let's kick this wedding ceremony off with a milk stout, shall we? It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of off-tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, blunt sweetness (mixed very nicely with the roast), and light dark chocolate powder. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch of citrus rind deep in the background. Things alternate seamlessly between the bittersweet roast and the straight milk sugar sweetness. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice milk stout, one whose simplistically dualistic design yields a good amount of complexity without taking things too far.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 18:54:44 | More by TMoney2591
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-17-2012 09:46:06 | More by eorwar
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-16-2012 13:08:22 | More by Florida9
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TimP2115

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-29-2012 15:35:11 | More by TimP2115
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Deeeeezzzzznuts

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-17-2011 07:48:57 | More by Deeeeezzzzznuts
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-15-2011 17:23:40 | More by cadaugherty
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emerge077

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +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...

Serving type: cask

05-25-2011 14:37:20 | More by emerge077
Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.