Very Mad Cow | Revolution Brewing

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Very Mad CowVery Mad Cow

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mad Cow Milk Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for 7 months.

Added by cadaugherty on 12-21-2010

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, Winter '13
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours a deep brown color. More like a brown ale on the initial pour. Reddish hues. Got a full finger of light tan on the start. Some alcohol feet.

S: Booze heat, just like some of the other Deep Woods brews. Milk sugar sweetness. Light milk chocolate. Slight roast.

T: Sweet milk sugar sweetness, right up front. The booze is really nicely incorporated. Milk chocolate. Smooth roasted coffee. Finish is long and creamy and rich.

M: Medium to full bodied.

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

Appears to be a date stamped on the label but half of it is missing. Looks like it starts with April, so I'm assuming this is around 2 months old. 9.7% ABV

A: Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Big fluffy light brown head. Head fades slowly leaving pretty decent chunks of fluffy lacing. Good head retention.

S: Nice sharp bourbon aroma with a bunch of toffee and burnt sugars. Burnt sugar reminds me of toasted marshmallow in fact. Hints of caramel and some milk chocolate. Spicy alcohol hit, almost reminds me of peppermint. My brain might be making that one up.

T: Bourbon up front but a lot mellower than in the smell. Burnt sugars, hints of toffee and caramel. Chocolate is more prominent here, a creamy sweet milk chocolate mixing nicely with the bourbon. Bourbon fades into the back end, leaving pure decadent milk chocolate. Small bourbon resurgence in the finish with again that sort of minty flavor and a bit of oak. A little booze in the lingering aftertaste as well with some more mintyness.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

O: Nice bourbon barrel milk stout. Don't get a lot of barrel-aged milk stouts. This one is nice, bourbon is quite prominent but very tasty (I believe Woodford Reserve? My favorite bourbon, so I'm biased). Interesting mint flavor, pretty mild but I'm curious where it comes from. It's similar to the mint chocolate flavor from the Stone Mint Chocolate Stout collaboration from last year. Tasty and enjoyable.

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Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing
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