Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale
Butternuts Beer & Ale

Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse AleMoo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #888
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #43,655
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.05%
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
733
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Butternuts Beer & Ale
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  25
Gots
  87
SCORE
82
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Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse AleMoo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can packaged 5/22/14 at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of roasted malt
Head large (5.5 cm), light brown, creamy with rocks, rapidly diminishing to
Lacing
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins with a roasted malt sweetness, but not too sweet. Ends with a slight bitterness, maybe a hint of bitter chocolate. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation.

This is a quite tasty stout, in fact I’m having trouble typing this review because I keep grabbing my glass instead. This is the (to me) perfect balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, such that I can’t taste any hops, only their closing bitterness. So far, this is the best offering I’ve had from Butternuts.

Jul 06, 2014
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zorak1066 from Florida

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Jan 27, 2016
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Jun 05, 2010
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Nov 16, 2010
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hophugger from Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Jan 06, 2016
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younger35 from Minnesota

2.61/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

Apr 16, 2008
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nje123 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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.

Sep 15, 2014
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dleone3 from New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Mar 10, 2014
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3leggeddub from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nov 23, 2011
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jondeelee from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +8%
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.

Aug 03, 2011
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Stoutmeister from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Apr 29, 2014
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

Nov 12, 2008
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bluesplit63 from Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Jul 04, 2012
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Matt_Felix from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jul 14, 2014
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JMD from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Feb 07, 2010
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George1005 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Jun 08, 2013
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benalbert from New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Mar 25, 2014
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timmy2b from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Jul 25, 2012
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tobelerone from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jan 08, 2013
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D-18V from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Sep 03, 2014
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Jun 06, 2012
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spoonhawk from Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.4%

Nov 23, 2011
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KevMo84 from California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

May 23, 2014
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ncvbc from North Carolina

2.57/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

Jan 15, 2008
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gentlystewed from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

May 19, 2013
Moo Thunder Stout Farmhouse Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 733 ratings