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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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As with the finest old-world stouts, Thunderhead is inky-black with abundant dark-roasted flavor. But this Irish style Extra Stout goes beyond the classic style. It has a wonderful roasted barley character with a noticable but pleasing hop bitterness. Bursting with vibrant hops, Thunderhead delivers rich, smoky flavor with a dry, smooth finish. With enough body to satisfy the most demanding stout zealot, yet smooth enough to please the everyday craft lover, Thunderhead is destined to find broad appeal. This stout reinforces our commitment to producing truly distinctive beers.


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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
One of the great beers from this brewery. Forget the ’cream,’ (what is it with ’cream’ and this brewery?) Thunderhead is more akin to the dry stouts of Ireland. To my palate, this beer is light without being thin, slightly dry, crisp, and creamy.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 1999 12 oz. Yes 6.00% 2.0 / 5.0 Stout Dark clear red color. Rich cherry creamy foamy light chocolate front rapidly thins to a light body with just a touch of flavor. Carbonation takes over until dry finish. 2/23/1999 Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 2000 12 oz. Yes 5.50% 4.0 / 5.0 Stout Clear dark black color.Floral hoppy front with minimal roasted notes.Lightly toasted body, IPA flavor.Creamy head dissipates quickly. Chocolate notes develop. Clean creamy mellow dark IPA spice end. 1/20/2000 Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 2001 12 oz. Yes 5.20% 3.5 / 5.0 Stout Clear thinish dark black red color.Light tan head.Medium lace.35 IBU’s.Mild roasted front with floral hop notes.Thin roasted light sweet fruit Body.Light chalkiness.Easy dry hop citrus end.Black Lager 8/11/2001

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is slightly fruity up front, with cocoa and smoky tobacco notes emerging later. Dark roasted coffee finish. Perhaps a bit thin, and could use smoother/less carbonation. Nice dry stout though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Had this beer on 5/6/1999. Color is a solid black with good carbonation and a thick head. Aroma is a sweet rich roasted malt scent. Taste is rich, smooth and roasted. It starts with a rich heavy body with a wonderful roasted malt flavor coming out. This goes down smooth with the roasted malt flavor growing. The finish comes on with the malt flavor peaking, followed by a light hop flavor and good hop bitterness. This is a ver good Stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3821) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Nose of coffee and chocolate; body shows opaque black with a thick, nicely lacing tan head head; flavor is hoppy with coffee, smoky, and chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/smoke. Flavor is a little bitter with the taste of chocolate and roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I forget who brought this to Paul’s party, but thanks.

Poured black with a fizzy brown head. Aroma is light bitter roasted coffee. Taste follows from the aroma, but with very little sweetness or balance. Somewhat thin-bodied. Not bad, but not all that interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours a black color with a large creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Average roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium smoky stout flavor with a good smooth long finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2005
from the bottle. poured black with a small tan head with some lacing. aroma chocolate, malt, coffee, with hints of smoke. flavor got hints of bitter coffee, and semi sweet chocolate did get some smoke and a touch of licorice. not to bad but don’t think I will buy again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Looks just like it does on the label. Slight aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Very good stout smell. The flavor is a well-blended mix of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee with a slightly bitter coffee finish and a bitter aftertaste for a split second. There is a lot of smoky notes throughout the beer. I think this is very much under appreciated. It even tasted good warm.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Emptied into the glass a pitch dark black, topped with a thin layer of head. The aroma holds a sweet and smokey profile being of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. The drink is average and is creamy while also having a fair carbonation level. Has a decent roast flavor to it up next to a mild hop bitterness. One of those beers i will remember i had before, but i won’t have anything in my memory to distinguish it by. Not to shabby of a dry stout.


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