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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Can. Pours a dark brown color with a light foamy head. Nose is roasty and lactic. Palate is oily and slick with a full mouth. Flavors of milk sugars, malted milk, roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (204) - - APR 25, 2016
Pours deep brown with medium beige head that leaves some lace and skim. Pleasant nose of nuts, coffee and malt. That’s what it delivers in the glass as well, along with milk chocolate. This is lighter than I expected, presenting more as a porter. The brewer’s blurb concedes this point, attempting to distinguish Moo thunder from "heavy, boorish and smelly" European stouts. The slur is unnecessary, but it’s not a complaint to call this a porter, as it is smooth and drinkable, controlled in all respects.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zgpt (13) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours black with small head, nice creamy palate if perhaps a little light. Very good stout base with slight bitter earthy hint to aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Can, from Whole Foods Market, Piccadilly, London. An Easter gift off the missus, in lieu of a chocolate chucky egg. Clear, chestnut brown. Thin, lasting, lacing, light tan head. Nose is milk chocolate. Hazelnuts. Some caramel. Smells great. Taste is milky sweet. Some woody dryness. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent body for the ABV. Loses the sweetness on the finish, and gets light dry, and soft, earthy bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (762) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Can at home. Pours black colour with a beige head. Nice roasty character. Milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Smooth and creamy texture. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Pours a near black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Taste is toasted malt with a dark subtle burnt finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin. The finish is dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5436) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Undated can. Nose soft roast, lightly acrid, milky, probably going to be sweet. Pours deep dark brown, opaque in the glass, large sudsy tan head. Taste semi-dry, light-medium bitterness, great mild medium roast that brings out wood and milk chocolate/cocoa, no scorch or ash, very mild acrid character, but generally quite pleasing. Sweetness accumulates, as does a faint mineral sharpness, lactose is there but admirably constrained to low levels. Alcohol shuttered out of sight, medium-full body, aftertaste a bit dirty, but I’d be fine having this again. [2015.12.26: 3.3]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1439) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Can. Poured a very dark brown with a generous frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee bean. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Taste light sweetness. Roasted malt, nuts, cocoa. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
355ml can at a BYOB as ’Butternuts Moo Thunder’. Very tacky looking presentation. Packaged Aug 2015 at 4.9% according to the import sticker. Cola black, big foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is molasses, cola, touch of ash. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is thin cola, dark muscovado sugar, dark bread, kvass, a little yeasty and metallic. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pour from a 12oz can. Inky dark brew with tan head. Nice aroma of toasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is light toasted malts upfront with a light toasted malt finish. Nice palate. OK. Last brew and least disappointing of the Butternuts sampler I brought back from New York.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tulip. Supplier: Three Brothers Burgers (Bristol). Malty and roasted tones.

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