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Quick Take: Revolution Very Mad Cow

posted Jan 21, 2013, 6:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 24, 2013, 7:33 PM by Heritage Liquor ]

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Barrel Aged Double Milk Stout at the end of a busy Saturday makes for a great way to end the work week. Very Mad Cow from Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago pours out jet black allowing only a tiny bit of light through the glass. I get less than half a finger of beige head that hints at low carbonation. The smell is burnt marshmallows and slight nondescript hop resin. The taste is big roasted malt character that is enhanced by oak and vanilla notes from the barrel aging. Not much sugary sweetness that you would expect from a Double Milk Stout. Moderate milk chocolate taste going on. Mouthfeel is light for the style with low carbonation. An interesting take on a usually thick and very sweet style. The barrel aging really overshadows some of the usual sweetness of the style while I suspect even the base beer isn't that thick. Really well integrated flavors that work together.

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