Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks
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3.88/5 rDev +4%
Another can thanks to my cousin sonnysideup.
A- Poured from the can to a glass for the review with a black body with just a tiny bit of dark brown around the edges where light pierces through. Foamy light tan head forms to about a finger and falls fairly quickly to a bubbly ring. Lacing is spotty.
S- Aroma mostly comprised of a good variety of malty notes. This ranges from sweet caramel to toasted nuts and some roasty coffee but not dark roast like a stout. No yeast and just a hint of hops.
T- As I may have expected the malts carry over from the nose and make up most of the flavor. The yeast is incredibly clean and responsible only for slight breadiness and a tiny hint of fruits. Rich grainy flavors of cracked cereal grains, toasted bread, caramel and smooth roasted coffee. Tiny bit of nobles hops round it all out.
MF- Light bodied with a high end carbonation like a Hefeweizen almost. A decent creamy texture leads to the beer finishing with some roast and hop bitterness lingering on the palate.
Covers a nice range of malty flavors starting at cracked pale grains and ending at a freshly roasted pot of coffee. A dark beer by color but drinks as refreshingly as any brew.
12-05-2013 02:58:08 | More by cbutova
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance- pleasant finger and a half of aromatic pebbled beige head, medium toast brown with a bit of transparency
Smell- toasted caramel malts and a touch of earthy hop, toffee and light coffee
Taste- malt sweetness comes in the form of a toasted breadiness and there's a presence of caramel and coffee, the balance of hop crisp comes on the later half and rear of the palate
Mouthfeel- super smooth, full bodied, carbonation on the back of the tongue
Overall- the malt prominence deserves worthy praise and is well balanced, not too big, not too light, good for a few
07-21-2013 03:48:49 | More by Sark
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.