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Very Mad Cow - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 92
Gots: 107 | 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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TomFoolery_x

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2012 04:07:32 | More by TomFoolery_x
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-12-2012 20:02:28 | More by ChicagoNick
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JimSmetana

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2012 19:06:05 | More by JimSmetana
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-05-2012 09:22:01 | More by drewone
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-04-2012 15:39:00 | More by nucmedmario
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%

Picked this up at the Revolution Brewery 2012 Nov release, also had on tap.

Bourbon on the nose with slight vanilla, caramel, and oak backdrop.

Tastes like a bourbon and coke that was sitting around for awhile. Not very sweet.

Low density brew with a bourbon aftertaste. Not alot of depth.

If there were a score for value, I would give it a 'C'. Very drinkable and not overpowering. Worth a try if your at the brewpub.

One year has done wonders for this-glad I cellared. Ratings reflect. Actually has become more complex.

12-04-2012 03:50:52 | More by joeseppy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a smooth bourbon finish and a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasy and smooth.

12-03-2012 22:30:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2012 05:45:33 | More by GRG1313
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Dark, dark brown that's much lighter around the edges. It has an aggressive head from a not-so-aggressive pour. The head is pretty persistent, too.

The nose is toasted coconut, marshmallow, and vanilla. It has some great bourbon notes in it.

What I really like about this is that is imparts flavors from the bourbon, maintains a high abv, but doesn't come off as boozy. Vanilla and coconut are the main flavors with a dashes of chocolate and vanilla. It has a nice sweetness to it without becoming syrupy.

Fantastic creamy mouthfeel. It's very smooth and as I already said, not boozy at all.

I thought this was a really solid b.a. milk stout. In fact, I don't think I've ever had a milk stout from a barrel. Everything about this was subtle, but in a good way.

12-02-2012 02:10:50 | More by Vonerichs
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-02-2012 01:27:05 | More by ASUBeer
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-26-2012 21:02:28 | More by DrWalterWhite
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-21-2012 02:32:15 | More by bsuedekum
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2012 17:56:02 | More by JohnnyChicago
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-19-2012 20:03:45 | More by hopswap1
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2012 00:46:25 | More by bertram
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2012 16:41:26 | More by thinwhiteduke
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-17-2012 00:09:16 | More by JimGlonke
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-06-2012 22:59:44 | More by redblacks75
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-07-2012 20:11:11 | More by MarkFy
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours black, cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Bourbon, coconut, vanilla, barrel, light roast, and chocolate. Very sweet and boozy, but in a good way. Sweetness works well with the booze and there's a touch of creaminess that comes through as well.

T - Mostly bourbon with the remainder of the beer coming afterwards. Light barrel, chocolate, roast, and vanilla in the middle which helps tone down the booze. Alcohol is there, but works well with what's going on. Finish is coconut booze and creamy chocolate.

M - Full body, rich and smooth, creamy finish.

O - A nice BA milk stout that could use a bit more time before it's really "on". That said, I easily finished my pour and would have again if offered up.

06-25-2012 17:27:49 | More by Sean9689
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-13-2012 04:10:19 | More by tripledbrew
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-10-2012 06:01:10 | More by coz
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

A: appearance is dark black with brown highlights at the edges, a hint of clarity, minimal head

S: nose features an onslaught of whiskey and barrel. Not getting a lot of the milk stout base. Some coconut comes through.

T: the barrel seems overdone on the tongue, quite a bit of booziness with the milk stout getting lost in the background. The wood provides a raw character too that somewhat detracts from the smooth creamy stout

MF: this feels a little thin with mild carbonation

O: this is the second barrel aged treatment I have tried of Mad Cow, and I must say this one leans towards dissapointment. While this wasn't a bad brew by any means, Revolution has been holding it to such a high standard and I feel this one is a little short of that.

03-09-2012 07:37:03 | More by homebrew311
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Beertrader60657

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-09-2012 03:12:36 | More by Beertrader60657
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-06-2012 06:18:34 | More by thewimperoo
Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.