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Thunderfoot - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

Not Rated.

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-23-2007)
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Photo of BrentLepping
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Pretty thin for a RIS, and the oak is barely noticeable. Would have been ten times better if they would have used freshly dumped bourbon barrels.

BrentLepping, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of robwestcott
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

robwestcott, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

zrab11, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of JVB
3/5  rDev -15.3%

JVB, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of HopsMatt
1/5  rDev -71.8%

HopsMatt, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +13%

Auror, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ADTaber, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, not sure if this is a new or an old bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit (cherries, plums), molasses, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, malted milk balls, molasses, and a bit of anise and burnt/charred malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good enough brew.

bluejacket74, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up in Evansville, In.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Black as night, head slushy and off, off, off white.

S: No roast, no char, but lots and lots of malt. Smelled great to me, actually.

T: Bitter on the front and back end, with quite a bit of milk chocolate in the middle. Nice.

M: Ridiculous lacing, low sugar content, and low carbonation (which was appropriate).

0: As a $6 bomber, this was nice, but I paid about $12 for it. On that note, I'll say: skip it....

Chaney, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

phishbone23, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Jason, picked up at Deloch's, IN a while back. 650ml into a tulip.

Black with a real dark brown head. Sticky lace and some moderate retention. Nose of molasses, rubbery tar, sweet chocolate and some roast. Tastes of tar, dark chocoalte, bitter roast and sweet dark malts. Licorice and anise as well. Medium body, low carbonation and a touch metallic. OK, but not an imperial stout I was particularly fond of.

liamt07, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of TheDarkKnight
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TheDarkKnight, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.68/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours a jet black body with a cocoa colored head that last as a thick sticky ring around the glass. With each sip. the beer coats the glass before sliding back down There is the random bubble popping out of the murky body, trailing up the glass.

S- The dark roasted malt has black olive and black cardamom hints with a lovely dark nougat character. There is a wintergreen hop note to a minty hop finish that is also dark and green.

T- The notes of brewer's licorice and black roasted malt has some nice dark fruit esters and dark roasted coffee character to it with inky black malt and dark toasted malt flavors aswell. There is a nice graham sweetness with a nice gentle hop bitterness in a pretty clean finish. The malt doesn't give off any bitterness or the hops hide it.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and a touch of alcohol warmth that compliments the big dark malt flavors.

O- This is what I would consider the classic RIS. Great rich complexity in the malt bill but lots of good yeast character and good hops support. This beer went down very easy for such a big beer. I hope to find this one again.

rhoadsrage, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BeerHunter76, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just the way I like my beer. It's as dark as you can imagine. Looks like spent oil, thick. The head is made up of both large and small bubbles and is about an inch thick. The head is a light shade of brown, about as dark a head as I've seen...good retention.

Very malty nose with plenty of it roasted. Slight whiff of coffee and licorice. It even smells dark.

Taste is a bit of a letdown. All flavors are muted, with only some of the roasted notes shining through, til the swallow where the flowery, bitter hops say hello.

It's immediately creamy, but has a watery feel. Looks thick, but feels thin...so disappointing. The alcohol is well hidden and the hops give it a slightly bitter finish.

I had such high hopes for this, but it's only slightly better than average. The loose, watery feel and somewhat watered down taste don't do it justice.

RickS95, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
2.55/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well I grabbed this at a little liquor store when I was trekking to Three Floyds. Saw an imperial stout from a local Indiana brewery, figured I'd give it a whirl. I didn't see a price listed until I checked my receipt and was gone, 15.99!? Seems a little high. Anyhow.... poured into New Holland tulip glass. Pours a opaque obsidian with dark brown head. Significant dark brown lacing is left on the glass with decent head retention. The aroma leaves a bit to be desired. I get medicinal cherry syrup paired with metal and cardboard. Something smells of off. Now for the taste... brash waves of astringency come first with some sharp chocolate character. There is some dark fruit which gives it a sweet tinge. Mouthfeel is medium body with mellow carbonation. Overall, this is a huge let down. The balance is terrible and the price is absurd.

homebrew311, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of duels
4/5  rDev +13%

duels, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -15.3%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of MeisterSmudge
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of CummingsK21
4/5  rDev +13%

CummingsK21, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of forummember
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

forummember, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of mdvatab
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Recommended by the beer guy at one of my local bottle shops. "Better than CBS"

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.
2011 Vintage

Aroma: Roasty chocolate malt, molasses, and an odd plastic-like note. Lots of other things going on here, but once I notice the plastc note, it's hard to ignore.

Appearance: Pitch black body, dark tan 1/2 finger head. Nice foam washes onto the sides of the glass.

Flavor: Nice, rich, dark chocolate, but then there's that plastic note again. Phenols? Probably. I can also taste some grape juice, and a strong bitterness toward the end. It's hard, however to get past the plastic.

Mouthfeel: Thick, medium-high viscosity. Medium carbonation. Some lightly peppery booze.

Overall: While I wanted this one to be great, I just couldn't get into it. The phenolic plastic note dwarfed the positive qualities of the beer. I wound up pouring 3/4 of the bottle down the drain, and, therefore, cannot recommend that you plop down the relatively healthy price tag for it.

mdvatab, Nov 18, 2011
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Thunderfoot from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
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