Cornstalker Dark Wheat - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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Reviews by CamuMahubah:
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
Looks like Pepsi pouring...I could have sworn this was a black beer. It reminds me of a homebrewed 1554. It's good. Drinkable. Very easy going. A bit of nut with a bit or roasted chocolate.
The smell of sour grass hops comes to my nose and I can taste them. A Noble hop profile that is quite nice I will say.
I like it. This beer is finishes like a smooth sunset in the Sandhills...I really enjoy that orange coco finish! Very unique beer with a very unique finish...
12-01-2011 03:36:14 | More by CamuMahubah
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3.36/5 rDev -8.4%
12 ounce can, w/o any freshness dating that I can find.
Pours dark chocolaty amber, basically looks like a typical porter. Dark tan head, that quickly goes away, leaving a fine film, thin collar and just a smidge of lace here and there.
The sniff reveals a hint of milk chocolate
More chocolate on the tongue, with some flat cola and just a hint of wheat malt. Kinda thin and not much intrigue, flavor or complexity.
Dull on the taste buds. Dissappointing as this is a favorite style when done right
07-17-2013 23:26:47 | More by Billolick
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
Thanks to zdk9 for sharing this can.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some darker malts. The flavor is very nice with coffee, wheat and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a pretty good beer.
07-04-2010 23:57:10 | More by Mora2000
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
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
Thunderhead Cornstalker Dark Wheat
Can from Whole Foods, Omaha, NE $1.69
Appearance: Black with a tan head. OK retention and lacing.
Aroma: generic dark beer with a hint of chocolate and very mild roast. No "wheat" characteristic.
Flavor: Sweet dark chocolate and a very mild roasty edge. The wheat doesn't exactly make it through, but it's there beneath. Not much yeast character, as is usual for the style. Balanced. Rounded.
Mouthfeel: Crisp. Medium bodied.
Overall: Surprisingly interesting. A very drinkable, entertaining beer. Worth trying.
12-25-2012 02:59:28 | More by NeroFiddled
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
A: Dark brown--really dark with a slight red hue; consistent and thick, light brown head--good retention
S: Grainy; corn and hay; slight malt roastiness but rather subtle and subdued
T: Wheat, grains, and corn sit on top of a pleasant roasted maltiness; a simple but pleasant beer
F: A bit thin but beer sits relatively well on the back of the mouth
D: A very easy drinking and good--yet somewhat simple--beer
08-04-2010 04:54:06 | More by dbossman
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
Poured from a 12oz can...
Appearance: Pitch black darkness with noticeable carbonation. Minimal head and medium lacing.
Smell: Smells of stout characteristics with wheat grain elements pairing.
Taste: Surprising based on the pour. Pours dauntingly stout-like but comes across tasting of malted, almost roasted, wheat characteristic. Shocking based on expectation.
Mouthfeel: Minor cola carbonation at first with a quickly flattening body that takes the taste right with it.
Overall: Not the greatest of Dark Wheat beers but by no means anywhere near the worst. Easily unique within it's own right I would drink think again and recommend it to somebody as a deviation from most in the style.
06-03-2011 19:44:12 | More by Forb
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
My wife brought some for me in Ogallala Nebraska
Appearance: dark like a porter, small head with little retention, the foam is amber without lacing
Taste: lightly malty, toasty
Mouth feel: medium bodied
Overall: very drinkable, not outstanding but a good beer
07-27-2013 00:37:55 | More by jcbogantes
4.55/5 rDev +24%
Pours a deep black with a thin off white head.
The aroma is porter like, mild bakers chocolate, wheat, touch of carmal and roasted malt.
Nicely balanced earthy hops, sweet wheat, a touch of caramel, and coffee and a good dose of cocoa.
What you would expect of a wheat. Light and crisp, but slightly thicker than a normal wheat.
Overall, a nice chocolaty wheat beer. Smooth, thin and refreshing with grainy feel and sweet dark taste.
08-13-2011 02:13:55 | More by JayS2629
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
A- Pours out a dark brown color, like a black walnut cabinet. There's a good finger's worth of head, with loads of bubbles bursting through. The head dies off quicker than expected for all the action going on. Not really much lacing.
S- Toasted grains. Hints of coffee, kind of a milky non-acidic coffee.
T- A strong malty base over which the roast asserts itself. I can taste the wheat like soft and chewy generic whole wheat bread. Can I taste the corn? Maybe a bit on the sides of the tongue, like real corn tortilla chips. Not a lot of hops action but there is some really earthy bordering on tea-like notes on the back of the tongue.
M- Surprisingly dry, which lends an interesting character to the beer. Carbonation is strong for a dark beer, but not really for a wheat beer, or a beer of this strength and character so that's OK.
D- I had fairly low expectations for this beer after reading on the side "Brewed with corn and wheat". I thought it was going to be more of a malt liquor, but I was pleasantly proven wrong. A quite nice beer with some unique aspects and good flavors.
06-17-2010 03:18:27 | More by zdk9
3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured into an Irish pint glass.
The beer is a dark ruby brown. A cream colored head recedes to a film and lots of foamy lacing remains on the glass.
The aroma is chocolatey, malty, and toasty.
Taste is of toasted grains, malts, and a really good chocolate body.
Mouthfeel is slightly metallic.
Overall, this is a good brew. Something's just slightly off to keep it from being really good.
03-30-2013 14:56:16 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
A: pours a very dark amber-brown, opaque in color, but notably hazy during the pour; tan, small, beady foam leaving slight film of lacing.
S: malts are sweet and mild, essences of toffee, roasted undertones
T: begins with a mild yet notable malty-ness, followed by a dry flavor which continues through the finish.
M: more body to the feel than expected, worth noting
O: very mellow, interesting style, very enjoyable
08-01-2013 01:51:22 | More by weller1js
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
Cornstalker Dark Wheat from Thunderhead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.