Very Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 vintage 22 oz bomber shared with a friend; poured into my trusty Bell's tulip today 4/12/2013.
Aroma: Sweet milk chocolate, a good bourbon and oak presence. A little vanilla. Not super pungent but not weak either. Nice on the nose. (4)
Colour: Pretty average looking milk stout. Dark cola colour, very dark with 2cm beige head that disappears within the minute leaving a beige film but barely any collar. And the lacing is minimal. So pretty average for a BA milk stout. (3)
Flavour: Sweet as heck, bourbon presence throughout from the beginning. As it warms up, more bourbon comes out as well as the milk chocolate sweetness which is probably the lactose. There is a decent bit of vanilla which is really nice and is the cherry on top and comes out the most at room temperature. The oak comes out more at the end. Very nice combination of bourbon and milk stout, probably the best I've had. But then again there isn't a ton of BA milk stouts. (4.5)
Mouthfeel: Thinner medium body, tastes quite creamy but not particularly thick. Aftertaste is a decent bit of bourbon and oak (or could it be just the bourbon? since the oak is part of the bourbon...) not particularly intense but comes with a pleasant dry finish and a little bit of heat at room temp. (4)
Overall: Very drinkable barrel-aged milk stout. The sweetness is really good at complementing the bourbon and malt flavors. It's a very enjoyable beer to drink after dinner and that's really its main role. I very much enjoyed the relative balance of sweetness and bourbon. (4)
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2013 06:33:33 | More by Stevedore
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3.2/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bomber from Masterski. Cheers!
From a bomber into a snifter
APPEARANCE: A very clear brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, foamy, off-white or light brown head with very good retention. Bistre brown in color, transparent, with higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a thick foamy cap and leaves some sticky, foamy lacing down the glass. A good full wisp remains leaving lots of lacing down the glass. A very thin body and a touch foamy, but a nice head and solid lacing.
SMELL: Bourbon and oak with sweet cream, light caramel and some chocolate on the nose. Medium strength.
TASTE: Bourbon and oak, with sweet cream and lactose up front. Medium finish of bourbon and wood again, sweet, creamy lactose flavors again, caramel, coconut and hints of bitter chocolate as balance. Barrel and sweet flavors go well together, with a touch of bitterness as well. Not much roast and could be more forthcoming, but solid and enjoyable.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little light on the palate, but creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. A bit of heat lingers as well. Could use some more weight, but this is creamy and smooth enough.
OVERALL: Decent stuff, but not overly special. I remember enjoying the original Mad Cow a bit more than this version. The milk stout has taken a bit of a back seat here and the barrel isn't all that impressive anyways, making this somewhat mild and mundane. Still, it was easy to drink and I'd drink another if it were offered. Cheers again Masterski.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 08:19:48 | More by Jeffo
Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.