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Sunday, August 30th 2009

Moo Thunder Stout
(Butternuts Beer and Ale)

Moo Thunder Stout is from the folks who've brought you such unforgettable beers such as Porkslap Pale Ale, Heinnieweisse Hefeweizen and Snapperhead IPA. This is the darkest of the bunch and one of very few canned stouts currently available.

From the Butternuts site:

"This stout beer pays tribute to the Butternuts Brewery's former life as a dairy farm. It's a more drinkable version of the Stout breed than its heavy, boorish and smelly European sisters. We use lactose sugar for body and mouthfeel; not too strong, not too viscous at 4.9% abv. Unlike a true bovine it has a malty, roasty aroma and a dry finish but no tail or teats, and leaves no unsightly cow pies laying around the yard for you to step in.."

Here we go...

Pour – dark, dark murky brown to black with about 3/4 of an inch of off-white head that slowly sinks away.

Aroma –toasted dark bread and roasted malt. Maybe a little bit of smokiness and dark-roasted coffee gets in there as well. Its got a bit of a morning campfire quality to it.

Taste – very rich and roasty, a lot like an iced black coffee with some of that smokiness coming out as well. Its a bit on the thin side but that isn't entirely a bad thing. The flavors are still very apparent and its very drinkable. There is something about this beer that reminds me a little of Yoo-Hoo.

Overall - tasty stuff and probably one of my favorites from Butternuts. Very simple but well done stout. No complaints, very rich, roasty and toasty. Great stuff for a fall camping trip or a cool summer night.

Note - Butternuts Beer and Ale was founded in 2005 and is owned by Chuck Williamson who is also the head brewer.  The brewery uses a 14 bbl brewing system and produced 2700 bbls in 2009.  Their flagship beer is their Porkslap Pale Ale and craft beer fans can find their beer in 10 different states.


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Moo Thunder Stout
Style: American Stout
Brewery: Butternuts Beer and Ale
Garrattsville, New York  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: ???
Date: August 30th, 2009

Posted by Russ

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Labels: Stouts