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Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse AleMoo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale

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Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 730 |  Reviews: 340
Reviews by Douglas14:
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2.41/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out black with a lot of dark ruby colors coming through where light passes. It has a nice tan head that leaves good lace and actually has hood retention. The aroma is very mild and of dark roasted malt. Nothing burnt or charred. The flavor is nothing special...it's not bad, but it's just a normal stout. In fact, I think this is the best butternuts beer I've had. I give them a lot of cred for canning their beers...great move.

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Photo of zorak1066
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

stout in a can! interesting... so I bought it at my grocer and cracked one open. pours a nice dark roasted malt color (almost black) as a stout should. lacing is kind of weak.. head a short stack of foam. some roasted malt and coffee and dark chocolate in the nose. taste: I asked myself out loud 'wheres the hops?' there isn't much bitter, nor is there much of any hop flavor. if I had to guess at the ibus I would hazard around 15 ibus tops. .. but then milk stouts aren't heavily hopped to begin with. the roasted malt and dark chocolate are okay but not great. the mouth feel to me seemed rather watery. I would have guessed that the abv was no more than 4%. ive had worse and better.. and made better as well. I give it a solid 3 out of 5. it is ok but I would not go out of my way for it.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice opaque sable with a fairly thick beige head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is like a fine roast coffee, rather smoky and inviting. Flavor is like a cold mocha with coffee and unsweetened chocolate tones and just a hint of molasses. Texture is smooth, just a little tingly and a bit on the thin side, but this is the beer's weakest aspect. All in all, a decent stout, not the best but still palatable.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with a lasting, thick, brown head and nice lasting. Aroma of bready, roasted malt, dry fruit and some coffee. Body is light for a stout, high carbonation. Flavors are light coffee, vanila, dry fruit and roasted malt. Short, bitter finish. Somewhat light for a stout but not bad for the price.

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Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma and the taste. Just a touch too subdued, would have liked a little more boldness. Overall, though, it has a little feel like chocolate milk, which is ok with me, lol.

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Photo of younger35
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received this brew quite a while ago from someone as an extra in a trade. Not 100% sure who that generious person was but much thanks! Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a dark brownish black with a very very small head that dissipates very quickly. Leaves zero cap and ultra thin collar with zero lacing.
Smell- Very sweet smelling with loads of caramel and chocolate malt. Plenty of rich, roasted coffee and some sugary sweet vanilla. I wasn't expecting much but this isn't a bad nose at all.
Taste- Very roasted and slightly burnt bitterness from the malts that is very chocolaty and not as sweet as the nose led me to believe. A little bit of coffee sneaks into the aftertaste but it's so thin and watery that flavor isn't exactly abundant.
Mouthfeel- VERY thin and watery with no body and no feel with even less carbonation.
Drinkability- Well the beer looked horrible but I got a air of hope after the nose. The taste is not bad or good; it's non existent. It's basically just really watered down coffee. Not very good but glad I got the opportunity to try this little guy.

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Photo of nje123
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Just a really good straightforward sweet stout, but not too sweet.
Easy drinking with hints of coffee, milk and dark chocolate at the end. The flavor dissipates quickly with a fairly dry finish.
Just plain good. Also, love the cans.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jondeelee
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moo Thunder, despite the ridiculous name, smells rich and malty straight from the can, ripe with notes of chocolate malt, milk chocolate, cream, coffee, and tobacco.

On the tongue, the beer begins slow, washing gently over the tastebuds in dark chocolates and chocolate malts. As the mouthfull progresses, darker flavors come out, especially the coffee and tobacco from the aroma. Dark fruit esters, including fig and black cherry, help sweeten the brew, tempering the bitter, ashy flavors. The aftertaste is largely chocolate malt and tobacco, and lingers on the tongue for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium-light.

Overall, this is a good stout, and I doubt there are many from a can that could be said to be much better. The beer boasts good flavors, and in decent quantities. One of the only faults is a faint metallic bite around the edges, though I'm not sure if that's due to the can or something related to the brewing process. Either way, this is a stout worth trying.

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Photo of Stoutmeister
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, wicked looking fucker, into my Guinness glass. If not for Lum and the Heavy Metal BIF, I would have never found this, so this one's for you, Paul!

A: What appears to be black actually is a very deep reddish brown when held against a strong light. Highlights are deep crimson with visible carbonation and a thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly to a disk

S: Mildly roasty with some dark chocolate, cream and surprisingly, a hint of cardboard. How a can got oxidized, I have no clue, but I'm definitely picking up some cardboard aromas here. On the lighter end of the spectrum of stouts

T: Opens up with a pleasing bitterness from the heavily roasted malt/barley and a faint hint of dark chocolate. The mid-palate is mildly sweet with some cream and a hint of fruits. Coffee appears on the finish, which is long and mildly bitter. Nothing to get excited about but nothing to look down on either, this is one solid stout. Thankfully, the cardboard flavors aren't replicated on the nose

M: Fairly light in body with a pleasing mild sweetness that coats the palate and a light carbonation make this easy to drink. The finish is pretty solid too.

D: This is one of the easier drinking stouts out there. Nothing remarkable but perfect for the camping trip where you don't want to get shitfaced with Ten Fidy!

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Photo of bluesplit63
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Matt_Felix
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JMD
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with small off-white head that fades quickly. Very little lacing.

S: Big yeasty aroma, which I found odd for a stout. Underneath you can find some toasted malt elements, but the yeast dominates.

T: Again, the yeast in most prominent. Then toasted malt with hints of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Some light hops as well.

M: Light bodied, with little carbonation

D: Even though there were some off-flavors, I still found this enjoyable. Nice flavor, and low ABV, makes this a great session stout. Especially, if you going someplace that only allows cans.

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Photo of George1005
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of D-18V
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of spoonhawk
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ncvbc
2.57/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours and looks kind of flat. A thin head that quickly vanishes. Not black, more brown with red highlights. Looks like a soft Porter. Smell is sweet. Milk chocolate, like coffee, some bitterness. Taste is pretty simple but not effective. Chocolate, caramel, more Porter like. Defintely sweet with a tiny bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin, lacks carbonation. Almost watered down tasting. Again, more like a Porter. Drinkability is so-so. I mean, it goes down because of a low ABV but isn't what I look for by any means when it comes to a stout. I like the names of their beers and the can designs but past that, this stuff doesn't live up to expectations.

Thanks to shaebs99 for the chance to try this.

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Photo of gentlystewed
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Moo thunder pours and extremely dark body. This is darkness collapsed upon itself in an abandoned mine shaft at about 3am. The smaller then average light brown head stays the course.

The aroma is all about the roasted malt, with a slight hint of cheap coffee.

The flavor is sweet and roasty, with perhaps, a fleeting hint of cocoa.

The mouthfeel is a bit much with the higher then called for carbonation level.

Overall a decent sweet stout.

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