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Very Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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Very Mad CowVery Mad Cow

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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 109
Gots: 124 | 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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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

thanks to Lognar for opening this one at the tasting!

A: pours a deep maple brown, with no head formation. alcohol legs are present on this one. forcing head formation creates a khaki colored head, but it immediately dissipates.

S: whoaaa. immense bourbon wood/oak notes dominate the nose. theres an alcohol burn, leather, slight tobacco, with a big lactose base.

T: still big on the milk/lactose sweetness, big bourbon, slight vanilla, very sutle hint of tobacco.

M: this is my only complaint. its actually on the lighter of medium bodied. doesn't really coat the mouth as I was expecting. it does leave a milky/cream touch on the palate tough that is enjoyable

O: a nice brew for sure, but its shockingly light on the feel, which pushes this beer just slightly off. its complexity is lacking, but it definitely works for this beer. the bourbon and the barrel notes are truly the main players in this brew. If this was just a bit more viscous, it would definitely be an A+ in my books.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to lognar for opening this one!
Poured into Founders Bolt Cutter glass

Pour: A dark brown to black with no head formation. Swirling does create a khaki color foam. No lacing evident and almost looks oily on the beer surface.

Smell: Wow big barrel, oak and wood with a touch of booze. Smells sweet with vanilla and bourbon. Leather rounds out the smell. The lactose is very evident in this.

Taste: Sweet up front with vanilla and oak. Bourbon heat in this with some chocolate and a bit of bitterness too.

Mouthfeel: Actually this is where this disappoints a bit. More so on the side of light than medium feel. Would have liked a bit more thickness and chewiness.

Overall: Nice to try this one and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The feel was the only real let down for me.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was sent time from mjmadsen21, major thanks on this one man! This beer poured out as a nice looking black color with a brown head on top. There is a moderate retention and lacing. The aroma on this beer is huge, it screams bourbon, it's sweet and boozy and strangely addictive. The taste of the beer follows the nose, lots of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla with a boozy wooden flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty slick, lightly carbonated and finishes with some ethanol heat. Overall I loved it, I think if anything there is maybe too much bourbon and it masks the a dual beer, but either way I thought it was great.

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Reviewed from notes on 12/23/12. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger light tan head. Some small bubbles speckle the glass.

S- smells like straight bourbon with slight chocolate.

T- follows nose. Bourbon forward, with chocolate initially and the bourbon with some bitter roast.

M- medium body and finish. Somewhat smooth, alcohol is there but not hot.

O- too bourbon forward! Overpowers base beer.

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