Mad Cow | Revolution Brewing

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88
very good
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:
35
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of oldvines
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shadwow13
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klicky
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jws7968
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shopk
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DRBiser
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heystevec
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matjack85
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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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkGutz
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GOBLIN
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, smells good, feels good. I really thought the Very Mad Cow was a terrific beer. Although I'm rating this beer fairly well it doesn't tell the whole story. I guess at 7.9 % I could go either way on this but imo the alcohol is too noticeable. Some like that but I don't . . . Not for a non barrel aged stout. Good stuff but not great.

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Photo of udfan07
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillz
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vermilcj
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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