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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1560) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Draft. A- Coffee, roasty, espresso, dark cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Black coffee, roasted, dry cocoa, slightly bitter. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. O- This is most definitely a beer Thunderhead needs to be brewing regularly. Possibly the best beer they have ever brewed. Looking at rates, it looks like it used to be a yearly lineup but they must have taken a long break. Well I hope it’s back to stay. The aroma and appearance are on par with the likes of Founders Breakfast stout. The palate was good but a little tweaking would make it great. Just a tad too heavy on the bitterness and roasted notes. It came out very dry. Can’t honestly complain thought. Just wish it was a regular beer and canned. Very tasty. Reminded me a lot of those chocolate covered espresso beans you can buy but in liquid form.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Happened to be in Kearney and was very impressed by this place. I didn’t get the information on their Orange Chocolate Porter, but this was my second favorite. Charcoal pour with a creamy beige head. Loaded with coffee and malt with a bit of cream. Nice for the style -- especially from the middle of Nebraska.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkavulak (20) - Louisville, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Love this beer. Coffee character dominates and wondefully malty, unique craft ale. Had draft at the Kearney Beer Fest this year. Chocolate, roast malt provides the underpinnings for a tremendous Stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Sampled at Thunderhead. Poured a thick black color with a nice thick brown head. Strong expresso/coffee aroma. Flavor was very strong, coffee as the main taste. Aftertaste was very malty, although coffee still was present. A solid stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HulkamaniacUM (43) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Really good, but DAMN, that flavor is strong. Imagine a glass of Guiness with about a cup of espresso powder dumped in. I enjoyed it, but probably wouldn’t drink it again...the flavor is just a little too strong, and that’s saying something for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
On draft at the Chicken Coop in Grand Island, Nebraska. Came black as French Roast Coffee, with an off-white head. Big nose of coffee and burnt malts. Very creamy mouthfeel. Good finish for a stout. I really enjoyed this bew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
At Yiayia’s in Lincoln-nice color and head. A tad bit sweet for my taste, but a nice coffee flavor. I enjoyed the pint I had, but don’t think I could finish another one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2005
On tap at Yia Yia’s in Lincoln. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma is one of the better ones out there: fresh coffee grounds with HUGE roasted notes. It is like smelling coffee beans before you brew it. To be more acurate the coffee aroma reminds me of Folgers. The flavor is heavily roasted with a big coffee taste. Any chocolate in this one was masked by the one two punch of coffee and roast. Solid malt body with a creamy mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Nebraska Craft Brewers Festival: Dark black with a nice solid tan head. Well-rounded flavor reminiscent of chocolate-covered espresso beans. This is an outstanding beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33996) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
[At GABF 2004] An opaque brown beer with a small orange head. The aroma is of roasted coffee - lovely. The flavor is sweet and very coffeeish combined with notes of chocolate, which reminds me of a cappuchino. But the end is dry and roasted - so it is not cappuchino all the way.


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