Cornstalker Dark Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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4.46/5 rDev +21.5%
Sampled earlier on 8/8/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured in to a handled glass stein.
Pours a pitch black in color (or close to it) with a good 1/2+ finger beige head. Decent amount of lacing is seen with each sip. Lots going on with the aroma and is of roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa and wheat. Even more going on with the taste with even a hint of hazelnut and weak coffee as well. Lighter-medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Never had a 'dark' wheat' before and didn't know what to except. Very easy to drink with no bitter of harsh aftertaste. Really liked this one!
08-08-2014 22:21:54 | More by BeerWithMike
3.36/5 rDev -8.4%
pours out of the can a nearly opaque dark brown with mahogany edges. large thick and frothy heads works up quickly and then recedes just as quickly to some wispy lace. delectable aroma of ripe red fruits, cocoa, nuts, figs, and coffee. the taste profile has an interesting combination of dark malts and wheat undertones. i can pick up the adjunct used also. flavours such as faint chocolate, weak coffee, figs and fruitcake. slightly astringent. light bodied. a somewhat watery mouthfeel. nice drinkability. although the roasty/toasty flavours dominate, this seems more of a warm weather drinker for sure.
overall i was pleasantly surprised by this offering. pretty tasty and enough going on to keep a drinker interested. what i didn't like about it was the use of adjunct and the too light mouthfeel. i was hoping for a dunkelweizen light and it's even lighter than that. seems to me that this is a beer to be paired with some snacks or to wash down a spicy sandwhich. recommended, but don't get your hopes up too high.
12-13-2013 22:26:09 | More by budgood1
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
Quite a small brewery to be canning, but I love the idea and I have enjoyed the brewery in person. Great pretzels and pretty good pizza in Kearney, NE
A- Pours a deep brown out of the can, but settles as more of a black in the glass. Foamy, 2 finger khaki head that hangs around for a while. Soapy lacing. Interesting looking wheat to say the least. A bit dank and funky.
S- A rare combination of dark, roasted malts of nuts and toast that combines with some wheat and corn grains. Hints of coffee.
T- Roast and sweetness mesh for an astringent at times, yet unconventionally welcoming flavor profile. The flavor sheds the awkward aroma and steps up a notch or 2. I enjoy the richness of this one as it seem to embrace some of the darker, roasty aspects more than the normal wheat characteristics. Some licorice
M- Probably the highlight for me. I was skeptical of the feel, yet it seems to be quite creamy and sits heavier than most wheat beers. Mid body with complimenting carbonation. Goes down quite smooth.
O- First I have had of the style, so it will be the measuring stick for now. I liked it and would drink again and try more of the style.
11-08-2013 04:31:27 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.04/5 rDev +10.1%
Medium sized maybe slightly bigger light brown head falls to a decent but thinning lacing above a very dark brown to almost black colored beer.
Light aroma of very dark roasted malts, almost to black licorice or bakers chocolate aspects.
Full roasted taste which borders on a fine light black licorice taste.
Dryish aftertaste with the tastes of dark roastedness of the malts sticking around with this medium to full bodied wheat.
I wasn't sure what I was looking for when I opened this Cornstalker Dark Wheat but I was happy with what I found.
10-11-2013 21:10:17 | More by LXIXME
Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.