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Thunder Canyon Blackout Stout - Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Thunder Canyon Blackout Stout
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-28-2003

Our oatmeal stout. It's very smooth, not heavy and has a full coffee chocolate-like flavor. We serve this beer under nitrogen from our nitro taps to ensure that cap of thick creamy foam.
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by xymyl:
Photo of xymyl
2.77/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Looks good at first, head looks thick and creamy but it quickly falls to an anemic looking fizzy head much like a head on a root beer. Color is a very dark brown with a tan head.

Smell: Caramel, Coffee, Cocoa, simple but nice.

Taste: There is more flavor in the air than in the glass. Light sweetness, oats and black malt.

Overall: Light and uninteresting, Yawn.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Jakemiester
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Nice nitrogen head, extremely smooth, no hoppyness, no bite, definitely a session beer at 5.2 abv, pleasing black/brown color

Photo of PhxHorn
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, thin layer of foam. Smelled of chocolate and coffee, but the taste wasn't quite up to what the smell implied. Just a bit on the weak side, more like a porter. A very creamy mouthfeel, the best part really. Didn't really feel like another glass, but wouldn't have minded, either. A middle-of-the-road stout.

Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of beerguy101
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black color. Aroma is medium. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. A medium bodied oatmeal stout. Malts are roasted and chocolately. Hops are slightly spicy. Smooth texture. Flavors are mild, but a very drinkable stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth.Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on a nitrogen dispense. This beer pours with a persistent creamy light brown head. The beer itself is a deep black beer with clear deep brown notes when held up to the light. This beer has a nice dry roasted malt aroma with a mix of espresso, burnt charcoal, and toast. This definitely has a nice aroma. The taste is smooth and creamy with a malty sweetness up front. This beer is very smooth throughout, including a subtle smooth roast character in the finish. This goes down so easily, much better than draught Guinness, and a great quaffer. So far the most enjoyable beer, a great session beers.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TFMyriad
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bennetj17
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is on a nitro-tap and thus comes out looking alot like Guiness Draught. Served in a pint glass. Very black, good thick light tan head. The foam has microfine bubbles and it lingers for a while. The smell is only faint, with hints of roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is also missing something. The flavors are very subtle with more coffee notes and a slight burnt flavor. It tastes clean but there's still just not enough malt. Bitterness is pretty low. Its very smooth, but a little thin for a stout, I guess that's from the nitrogen? Carbonation is fine. Alcohol is not strong. Still pretty drinkable. It really does seem like a Guiness clone, and it's actually got better flavor, but not by much.

Photo of Satan70
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Andrerhausen
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of marcotulio
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Thunder Canyon Blackout Stout from Thunder Canyon Brewery
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