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Thunder Snow - MadTree Brewing

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Lukass on 12-01-2013

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like finding a four-leaf clover for meteorologists, the rare occurrence of thunder snow really get their rocks off. And the MadTree brewers are hopping that the same happens with the craft beer crowd and their winter warmer by the same name.

Chestnut brown with faint haze, the wintry ale casts a foamy head of cotton. Trailing quickly, the beer sheds a masculine array of aroma. Nutty, sweet and robust, its deeply malted character slathers on the palate with toffee, toasted pecan, peat, chocolate and light coffee.

As the sweet maltiness cuddles up with the tastebuds, its sweetness begins to relax to allow for spicy elements of nutmeg, ginger and vanilla to give the middle palate a spicy edge and a soothing balance. Trending nutty and earthy, notions of cola and whisky round out the bulk of flavor.

Medium-full, the ale satisfies the cold weather thirst for hearty and meaty beer, but it also finishes substantially lighter with its firm carbonation, peppery spice and a boost from alcohol dryness. Its aftertaste of pecan and vanilla outweigh a lingering cola flavor and give the taste a calming presence to help us get through winter

Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horrific.

Everything that is wrong with craft beer right now...

Tastes like the fluids that accumulate in the gutters on Bourbon St after a log weekend.

Bourbon fusion beers = terrible
Scotch fusion ales = disgustingly horrible

Whiskey has been around forever. Beer has been around forever. Don't you think someone already thought of mixing the two hundreds of years ago?

There is a reason it did not catch on.

I can't wait for this fad to go away...

Photo of hopkrid
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zdk9
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a thick, darkest of dark brown without quite hitting the black mark. A half inch of head and tendrils of lacing lifting up like brambles reaching to the top of the glass tower.

S- Sweet, boozy, a little bit of coffee. Lots of brown sugar, and almost honey. There's some spice, especially ginger.

T- A lot of the same as the aroma. Tasty beer.

M- Kinda sweet and sticking

O- It's a tasty winter beer.

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste starts off similar to a holiday spiced beer like GL Christmas Ale. Really enjoy the Scottish flavor and scent as well.

Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 12/22/14 poured into a pint glass
A:Dark brown color with a 1/2-finger head that quickly settles
S: Nice roasted malts, hints of molasses and spice, but also a bit of an off metallic note
T: Roasted malt, caramel/toffee and warming spices. Quite tasty
M: Medium-bodied, smooth yet with a nip of bitterness from the spice
O: Unlike many beers that look/smell great but fail to follow through, this one didn't give me great initial expectations but delivered. I'm very much enjoying drinking this on a cold snowy day

Photo of Viperman1316
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just the right amount of spice. Nice color and mouthfeel. A really well done winter warmer.

Photo of BeerSnobery
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheNewO
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmantravel
2.24/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Not good in cans, Better on draft

Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a bad winter warmer from Cinci

Photo of Jaskuy
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Restalver
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ddedhed
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent beer, but in my opinion, the spices are all over the place and overpower the beer.

Photo of DangerDawg
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deandrenicholson
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Cmteagardin
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of srgj88
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jonaspb
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jcoyle
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Thunder Snow from MadTree Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.