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Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-20-2011)
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Photo of CrazyMike
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black amber appearance with lots of bubbly brown head that slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, nuts, caramel and sweetness. Some good features so far.

Taste is a lighter version of the smell, chocolate, caramel, nuts, coffee and some dark fruit. Has a sour, bitter and smokey taste to it overall. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and malty.

Overall, this is a refreshing beer with some complex features. I can’t believe this came from Minhas and doesn’t taste like metal or chemicals; Good step forward for the brewery. But anyways, this is a decent chocolate stout, worth a try.

CrazyMike, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
3.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours nicely into a very deep brown body with a light and somewhat frothy head of only about an inch tops. The head is a medium to dark brown and displays moderate stamina.

S - Chocolaty with a hinting of roasted malt and coffee.

T - Roasted malts are prevalent with a subtle mesquite and smoke flavor towards the end. While it claims to be a chocolate stout I don't know if I'm buying what they're selling as far as that goes.

M - The feel of his beverage is far too light for my liking. I like thick stouts with very little carbonation. This one seems to be carbonated to the gills.

~ For a light bodied stout with a a strong roasty flavor this beer does come through. I think the reason for the lower ratings here may be in part to the category in which this beer fits has a some real superstars. While this is certainly no star, it does fill its role nicely. And at $2.99 for a bomber, why would you not give this beer a sampling.

cdkrenz, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some sweetness. Taste is not bad, mild, a bit of chocolate, none of the flavors usually associated with a Minhas beer. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall a solid beer, probably the best that I have had from this brewery.

tone77, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Vixie
3.54/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black with a creamy tan head. One of the darker beers I have seen.

Mainly smells of chocolate, there is also toffee and brown sugar.

Chocolate dominates, no surprise there. It is more a sweet type, with undertones of coffee to add some bitterness. Also hints of brown sugar.

Feel is a bit thin for the style, a beer like this should be thicker.

Not great, but better than I expected for the price. Usually I think of stouts as cool weather beers, but this one would be good on a hotter day. It goes down easy, and has a decent flavor, and isn't as filling as a heavier beer. Definitely worth a try at this price, just a decent beer at a good price.

Vixie, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.51/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from notes dtd Su, 14 July 2013

I had problems with my wireless internet, really with my home land line which I use for wireless internet and so the day became old-school pen-and-ink time as I really did not want to try and write my review through my phone. Needless to say, when my carrier tells me that they only have a skeleton staff on weekends and the problem will be fixed by 1900 h. on Monday, they are getting 86'd!

This was a real surprise in a recent box from my local, in-person trader, tone77. I always enjoy the bottles that he drops off as I know that I would not buy them myself, but I will never turn away beer. Many thanks!

From the bottle: "Stout Brewed with Cocoa Powder"; "Dark and silky rich stout loaded with chocolate flavor. Is there chocolate in my beer or beer in my chocolate?"

I admit, I was a little worried going into it when I read "Brewed and Bottled by Phinelander Brewing Company LLC Monroe, WI 53566" on the label as that spells MINHAS! "Open mind, Woodbo, open mind," as SKC (SW) Warner used to always exhort me.

I got a finger of deep-tan head with good retention just after sundown. Color was a deep, dark-brown with light penetration only at the edges. Nose was VERY chocolaty with a whiff of anise. Mouthfeel was thin for the style. The taste was curious as I got both a dark chocolate smokiness and an anise tartness, but there was also a graininess, like it had been over-saturated with cocoa powder. Finish was semi-dry and in addition to the chocolate smokiness, I got some dried, dark fruit flavors. Not really my style or my bag, but it was a fun, amusing drink and if that trips your trigger, then have at it!

woodychandler, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of tyleeis
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

tyleeis, May 24, 2014
Photo of TheLevi4000
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

TheLevi4000, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ESeab
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

ESeab, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of AlphaKing414
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of amart80
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

amart80, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of stealth
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

stealth, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

bacher468, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Gatordaddy, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Kahlstrom
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Kahlstrom, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

paulish, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a 22oz bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in early 2012. Most of the Minhas beers are average at best, but this has some good flavor to it. Pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. There is a mild scent of robust malts. Flavor is rich cocoa mixed with other robust flavors and sweet caramel malts. Surprisingly decent taste with decent lacing.

Lemke10, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Came in a 22-ounce bottle and chilled to 36 degrees in my beer cooler. Pours a pitch black with a 1-finger tan head that leaves good lacing when sipped. The aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate. Actually it is brewed with cocoa powder. The taste of chocolate hits you with the first sip along with a hint of caramel. Smooth overall with no harsh finish. Not a bad stout but should be a tad thicker. Overall it wasn't bad.

BeerWithMike, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of ryancl
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

ryancl, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

LDuke, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

cmwilliq, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

MidwestBA, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Dovers, Apr 23, 2014
Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.