Mad Cow | Revolution Brewing

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208 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 06-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of suckaj
3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of milk stouts

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Photo of chicagoanbeerone
3.14/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell of coffee beans and vanilla but very little milk taste. it reminded me more of a cappunchino type stout and bitter at the end alot of coffee smell taste like lagunitas coffee stount over would maybe have again a bit dissapointed because all of revolutions beer has been good but maybe the very mad cow will be better

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Photo of BB1313
3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head that quickly fizzes away leaving basically no lacing or retention. The aromas are full of chocolate and black coffee. Cocoa malts are there. The flavors have lots of milk chocolate notes. There's also some dark chocolate giving it a subtle bitterness. The coffee notes are alive as well. It's not an overly sweet example of the style. There's even a very subtle kiss of spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. Possibly slightly over carbonated, but it's still smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy to drink.

This is a solid stout, but seems middle of the road. It's a nice traditional stout, but seems forgettable for the most part. It's not bad at all. Maybe I just had high expectations for whatever reason.

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3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I need the cow to be very mad!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got this 221oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $6.99 No freshness date but the store clerk told me they just got these in today. so they ought to be plenty fresh.

The beer poured an opaque dark brown color with some purple highlights when held up to the light. The pour resulted in a nice 2-finger tan head but it faded pretty quick leaving just a thin rim on top. There wasn't a great deal of lacing but it wasn't zero either

Very weak aroma here. There was a touch of roasted malt and a bit of chocolate.

The flavor was better than the smell. The chocolate and lactose gave it a sweet note while the coffee imparted some bitterness. Nice balance. 30 IBUs is not a lot of bitterness but it was perfect for this brew as the chocolate and lactose were not overly sweet. I liked the taste of this.

Between light and medium bodied which made it on the light side for a milk stout but with medium carbonation which is actually high for a milk stout.

Not my favorite but not a bad milk stout. They also did a good job of hiding most of the 7.9% abv.

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3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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