Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Moo Thunder Stout

I was just about to launch into a story about the "Inventor of the Internet" and his wife, "Inventor of Music's 'Filthy Fifteen'", and their headlining news story today. But then I remembered that I had some nicer things to talk about. Yep!

I got an unexpected call this morning at work from the brother that doesn't use the telephone very often. Hmmm. What's up? He recently moved back to our home town where his girlfriend lives, got a new job (he said a perk is that he doesn't need to fear being assaulted), joined the Army National Guard and committed to five months of basic training and a bunch of other stuff, and that he is now officially engaged and the wedding is in August! Awesome! Some serious commitments and I am proud of and happy for him.

This evening I'm drinking Moo Thunder Stout brewed by Butternuts Beer & Ale in Garrattsville, New York. The can features a lightning bolt chasing a cow. Sweet, chocolate milk aroma, very malty. Thin and flat, right from the beginning. This beer tried to be sweet, but the experience was more like drinking a sugary coffee with flat Coke mixed in it. Light roasted, malty flavors with a tad of brown sugar. Boring and I'd pass for sure almost every time.

Al & Tipper Gore autographed hardcover Joined at the Heart book

Horizon Organic Reduced Fat Milk, Chocolate, 8-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 18)

Al & Tipper Gore autographed The Spirit of Family coffee table book

Hey, Moo Cow. Let me squeeze your udders!


Royce said...

Thanks for the warning about this beer... it's highly likely I would've bought it based on the label art alone, had I not read your review first.

Too bad because I love milk (aka cream) stouts. There aren't that many good ones out there.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Royce.

If you haven't tried Old Plowshare or Left Hand Milk Stout or Bell's Double Cream Stout, those are three good beers in the category.

Yes, this can wins one purchase only because of the design and gimmick. It's not a good beer.

Lost said...

Damn man, I'm a huge fan of cows and will buy just about anything with a cow on it. I saw your posts and came to a screeching halt in reading my Google reader food. Moo Thunder? Yes please!

So sad to hear it was disappointing. I'm definitely going to buy this stuff if I see it anyway. :)


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hmmm. Aren't you a vegetarian?

Anyway, I encourage you to buy it if you find it. It's pretty cheap and a fairly local NY beer for you.

Even if you agree it sucks, you can still have the can as part of your cow collection.

BTW, I'll keep that in mind as the years pass. You may just end up with a box on your doorstep one day!

Lost said...

I am a veggie. I like cows...alive or images of them on mugs. Not in food. :)


Anonymous said...

I rather enjoyed this beer. I intended to try the Left Hand Milk Stout but the place I was dining at was out of it. So, I tried the Moo Thunder as an alternate and liked it just fine.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Anonymous.

Be sure to try the Left Hand Milk Stout another time. It's a nice beer.