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Very Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

354 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 87
Gots: 106 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mad Cow Milk Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for 7 months.

(Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-21-2010)
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears to be a date stamped on the label but half of it is missing. Looks like it starts with April, so I'm assuming this is around 2 months old. 9.7% ABV

A: Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Big fluffy light brown head. Head fades slowly leaving pretty decent chunks of fluffy lacing. Good head retention.

S: Nice sharp bourbon aroma with a bunch of toffee and burnt sugars. Burnt sugar reminds me of toasted marshmallow in fact. Hints of caramel and some milk chocolate. Spicy alcohol hit, almost reminds me of peppermint. My brain might be making that one up.

T: Bourbon up front but a lot mellower than in the smell. Burnt sugars, hints of toffee and caramel. Chocolate is more prominent here, a creamy sweet milk chocolate mixing nicely with the bourbon. Bourbon fades into the back end, leaving pure decadent milk chocolate. Small bourbon resurgence in the finish with again that sort of minty flavor and a bit of oak. A little booze in the lingering aftertaste as well with some more mintyness.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

O: Nice bourbon barrel milk stout. Don't get a lot of barrel-aged milk stouts. This one is nice, bourbon is quite prominent but very tasty (I believe Woodford Reserve? My favorite bourbon, so I'm biased). Interesting mint flavor, pretty mild but I'm curious where it comes from. It's similar to the mint chocolate flavor from the Stone Mint Chocolate Stout collaboration from last year. Tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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22oz bottle from the first release (2012).

A: Pours a glassy black with a large light tan head.

S: Aromas of charred oak, molasses, coffee roast, dark chocolate and tannic egg cream waft up.

T: Taste brings soft vanilla and cocoa, some marshmallow-like sweetness, roasted grain, some smooth bourbon notes, caramel, drying oak, lactose, hint of raisin.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This was pretty nice. Might be a little sweet for some, but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

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Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.