Moo Thunder Stout - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 19
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Risser09 on 03-26-2007)
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Photo of arnulfooxblood
5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of TheJakeyl88
5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of morayeel
4.8/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance- pitch BLACK.

Smell- a little hint of smoke and choclate

Taset- lite smoke and chocolate flavoe just a hint of coffe at the end.

Mouth feel- smoth not to heavy and not to thin.

Drinkability- A nice stout to have one or two and move on to something lighter.

I love this stout for the taste. Perfect with a nice porter house on the grill.

Photo of Sgbrown78
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice to see a milk stout in a can, Moo Thunder with this crazy cartoon cow...okay I'll drink it. Poured into my imperial pint glass nice mocha tan head forms nicely with lacing strung evenly between sips. Body is dark nearly black, light toffee brown highlights when held toward the light just around the edges of the glass. Aromatics offer up dark roasted malt with creamy lactose sweetness. Hints of anise a touch of meaty soy sauce with herbal hops in the background. Flavor has a rounded creamy sweetness, with dark chocolate and mild coffee from the nearly burnt malted barley additions. Herbal hops underlying a nice session milk stout out of the can what complexty and nice flavors from a canned stout, this is excellent. Soft even carbonation creates a silky smooth mouthfeel, again I was scared to try these beers base off of SIDT's nightmare tasting show they had, but I'm glad I gave these guys a fair shake. I'm wondering if they're case was out of date or not. Drinkability again great stuff sessionable and packed with flavor, what every beer drinker out there is looking for.

Photo of GinDC
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of jeffbrew
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of ZorroZ
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of durkle
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of circus_cat
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of davednyc
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps there should be a value metric, because at under $2 a serving, these Butternut brews can not be beat (Also a big fan of their Porkslap and Snapperhead brews).

Appearance - Dark dark brown, like one would expect from a stout. A wee bit of head and lacing.

Smell - Maybe nutty, maybe sweet? Poured into a glass, certainly lacking some sour qualities that I sometimes recognize in a beer.

Taste - This is really what it's about, isn't it. A damn good brew, I can taste some sweet/nutty, coffee, chocolate notes.

A really nice tasty stout. It's an unseasonably cool January evening in NYC (opposed to a bitter cold January evening), and this is the perfect match for my wife's beef stew.

Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of pitweasel
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sadly, I wasn't able to pour this out, which is why I'm just going with an average appearance rating. There was a bit of leakage around the top though, and it looked to be a nice mocha head just waiting to get out.

Speaking of mocha...yum. This was somewhere around 50-55 degrees when I popped it open, and it tasted like drinking a cool cup of carbonated mocha. Absolutely delicious. I had another one that was colder later in the day, and there was a lot less coffee to it. So depending on whether you like a good cup of joe or not, just drink this one at the right temperature and you'll get what you want.

Photo of erosier
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a deep black color with a tall and thick brown colored head that takes some time to settle. It leaves some nice lacing as it goes down as well.
S: The smell is of very deep rich roasted malts, and hints of chocolate, caramel, and coffee in the nose.
T: The taste is very good for a stout. It has all the flavors in the aroma blended together very well for a very good tasting beer.
M: Very creamy, smooth, thick, fresh, with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable as this one is not only very tastey, it isn't very high on the ABV scale to knock you over with just one beer.

Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a nice mocha tan head that leaves a little layer throughout the session. The smell is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate and the taste is much of the same. This one is in my opinion, the perfect example of a simple American Stout. The mouthfeel isn't too thick or cloying and I sucked it down way too fast. These showed up in PA recently so I will definitely be stocking up on these.

Photo of iceball585
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, thin white cover that faded to a thin ring around the glass

S- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, slightly sweet, freshly brewed coffee

T- Chocolate milk, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, creamy, hint of smoke near the end

M- Medium/heavy body, low/medium carbonation, very smooth, fairly dry bite then oily finish

D- Great session brew

One word really describes this beer... WOW! I've never tasted anything this good out of a can. Not the best stout I've ever had but fairly good for a milk stout (expecially out of a can?!).

Photo of BeefyMee
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautifully black with absolutely no light escaping. Only loses points for not having much of a head.

S: Smells almost exactly like coffee with cream and sugar.

T: Roasty and sweet with a wonderful vanilla aftertaste. Many flavors but nothing goes overboard.

M: Chewy with a good amount of bubbly zing. An interesting combination.

D: Very good but I might want to quit the sweetness after a couple.

Photo of DIM
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This had a black body and it poured with a small tan head.

s: Aromas of lactose and roasty cocoa with some underlying milk chocolate.

t: Very satisfying combination of sweet, modestly sugary lactose and deep roastiness with a nice bitter finish.

m: Feels like a small stout with slightly creamy carbonation.

o: I never tried anything from Butternuts because I think their graphics are cheesy. My mistake, this is a great beer and a bargain to boot.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - this canned stout pours typical impenetrable stout black with a half finger of tan head

S - malts dominate, with an alcohol twinge, background lactose/chocolate sweetness and coffee balance out the aroma

T - thinner than expected, but in a good way, quite great roasted malts with a great chocolateiness, the coffee beans rear their head in the aftertaste, which is persistent

M&D - a surprisingly refreshing stout, easy to drink, not overpowering in any aspect, a good introductory stout, a rare sessionable stout

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Moo Thunder Stout from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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