Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Brew Thursday: Butternuts Moo Thunder

Butternuts Beer & Ale's Moo Thunder Stout
Garratsville, New York

Review: This is a beautiful dark, malty milk stout. It has a little bit of cocoa on the nose and a smooth, light body on the palate with yummy flavors of chocolate and coffee. While the body isn't a heavy as you would think for a stout, I have to give this beer props for a positively silky texture. The beer finishes dry, with a lingering coffee note.

What is a "milk stout" you may ask? Why is there a flying cow on the beer can? Milk sugars -- lactose -- are added to the beer to give it a smooth texture and a hint of sweetness.

Bottom Line: While some stout purists might find the Moo Thunder a little thin, I really like it. Great malt characteristics and a smooth drink. I dig it.

Beer Geekery:
Where did I get it?  Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage?  High Priced, per 6 pack

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