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Very Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 109
Gots: 123 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-21-2010

Mad Cow Milk Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for 7 months.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from The Beer Temple (Chicago, IL). 17.99. No bottle date. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours cola brown with three quarter finger pale tan head. The head fades quickly, lacking retention or lace.

Smells of sweet cream, sugar, vanilla and bourbon.

A complex sweet bomb. Lactose, Cadbury cream, bourbon, vanilla, sweet coffee creamer and a little oak. Very little alcohol presence. Nice sweet mixture.

Medium feel with moderate carbonation. The sweet lactose remains on the tongue for a long finish.

A damn fine barrel aged sweet stout that I would definately buy again at half the price. Quite enjoyable but the cost makes it a one time purchase.

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Served on tap into snifter at Revolution Brewpub Logan Square in Chicago.

A- Deep chocolate brown almost black with no light let through. A fingers worth of dark tan head dissipates quickly not as thick looking as expected from an ale aged for over six months.

S- Bourbon dominated nose with a slight sweet tease but bourbon is mostly present.

T- Taste follows the nose closely with bourbon whiskey attacking my tastebuds. Subtle toffee and chocolate flavors are present with a pleasant smokey finish.

M- Not nearly as big as I thought I would experience with this ale. I would call it a straight medium mouthfeel. Not watery yet not what I have become used to experiencing when drinking milk stouts, not too rich.

O- Very nice, lots of bourbon present but it doesn't come close to the full bodied stouts that I have come to expect when ordering barrel aged stouts. I would say this ale is comparable to New Holland's Dragon's Milk, which is in no way an insult. It's just not what I was hoping for.

Cheers.

Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.