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Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American StoutRhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout

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72
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 21.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-14-2014 01:31:51 | More by bismarksays
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-13-2014 02:30:03 | More by MidwestBA
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notchucknorris

California

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-26-2014 04:05:09 | More by notchucknorris
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CDAtkinson

Maryland

3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dull brown color without minor carbonation
S: Burnt chocolate, asphalt
T: Toasty, tangy, burnt nuts
M: Slight granular feel (cocoa powder?), light body
O: If somebody handed it to me I probably wouldn't refuse but I wouldn't go out of my way to get this beer; a little too burnt and thin for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 23:41:57 | More by CDAtkinson
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fscottkey

New York

2.13/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours with 3 fingers of bubbly tan head over a dark brown body. Head recedes slowly.

S: Slight cocoa and burnt.

T: The first sip was "woody". I got very little stout or chocolate flavor. It was surprising - not happy birthday surprise - like you have an STD surprise. The second sip was improved slightly - but still not enjoyable. I went for a third...

M: Very light and frothy feeling. Not a good mouth feel.

O: Between the taste and mouthfeel I just couldn't get into this one. I have to admit it is the first beer I didn't finish. (I only had a single bottle - I leave open the possibility that I got a bad one). I am not going to get another and find out.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:02:38 | More by fscottkey
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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-03-2014 23:55:28 | More by Trancesexual
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-16-2014 01:01:31 | More by fredmugs
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-10-2014 00:46:45 | More by Goldndomer
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I picked up a bottle of Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout last week for $3.69 at the Beer Depot. I've never seen this beer before and I haven't had any Minhas beers before, but it was pretty cheap and I thought it was worth the risk, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's a little cheesy looking and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a very dark brown color that was right on the border of being black and it didn't let any light come through with a finger and a half of darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave any laving behind. This was a decent looking stout, but i wish it had some lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the roasted malts being the first to show up with some pretty grainy and a little stale smelling malts with a light caramel like aroma with the chocolate showing up the most but it had a weird watery and cheap chocolate like aroma to it. Towards the end there's a real light coffee aroma. The aroma wasn't that great, it was pretty close to average but that weird chocolate aspect knocked it down a notch.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the roasted malts still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that I got in the aroma with a little more of those grainy and stale aspects with that weird chocolate aspect still coming through the most and there's also a slight cocoa powder like flavor. On the finish comes a very light coffee flavor with pretty much no bitterness with a stale malt and weird chocolate aftertaste. This beer didn't taste that great, it had the same problems as the aroma.

M- Smooth, watery, a little crisp, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't good, the carbonation was ok, but it was very thin and watery.

Overall I thought this beer wasn't that great and I thought it was a below average example of a chocolate Stout, the two main problems were the stout base being too stale and watery and the chocolate aspect wasn't that enjoyable. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was smooth, but the flavors did not keep me wanting to drink it so one glass is a little more than enough for me. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, it looked fairly true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the stout base and the chocolate aspect, they both need a good amount of work. I wouldn't buy this beer again, but I'm kind of glad I at least tried it, I didn't expect it to be that great anyway, but for $3.69 it wasn't a huge disappointment. I wouldn't recommend this beer. All in all this one just wasn't for me, the main thing I look for in the style needed some major work. This might be an old bottle, but with no bottling date I can't tell. This didn't make for a good first impression of Minhas. Better luck next time guys, this one needs some major work.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 00:45:36 | More by StoutHunter
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WyethBednar

Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I've had a couple different chocolate stouts, and this one has easily been my least favorite. It was on sale at the craft beer store I usually go to so I thought I'd give it a try, but I can now see why it was so cheap for a 22-ounce bottle.

Appearance - Looked decent enough. Really dark with a nice dark tan head on it. Head dissipated really quickly though, and there was zero lacing, so after about 5 minutes the appearance wasn't particularly great either.

Smell - I got a lot more of hops in the aroma than I did in the beer itself. You can pick up a lot on the chocolate and it doesn't smell like particularly good chocolate.

Taste - Just not good. The chocolate is overpowering and like I mentioned before, it's not even a good chocolate flavor. A lot of nice, rich dark chocolate would be one thing, but this feels like they just dumped a lot of Hershey's Chocolate Milk Mix into the kettle.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly thin for a stout. Very little carbonation, honestly a little flat feeling. It's possible I got a bad bottle (there wasn't a bottle date) but I'm not gonna risk it by buying more.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 16:58:07 | More by WyethBednar
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

01-17-2014 17:50:46 | More by richkrull
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +29%

12-19-2013 01:25:27 | More by Bear1964
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

12-09-2013 05:49:52 | More by XmnwildX12
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +21%

12-05-2013 04:13:45 | More by Mugenlude
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-29-2013 01:57:09 | More by Gagnonsux
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-27-2013 23:18:09 | More by bacher468
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

10-11-2013 03:07:29 | More by LDuke
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-03-2013 01:32:54 | More by ROGUE16
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equinox1

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-25-2013 01:24:08 | More by equinox1
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-18-2013 20:26:18 | More by JohnK17
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-05-2013 02:33:27 | More by Kahlstrom
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev +21%

09-02-2013 13:30:04 | More by TonyY
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 17:11:34 | More by BeerWithMike
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

purchased this from Half Time, enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

The color is black, clarity opaque with thick medium tan cap which collapses to a ring of tight beads. The lace sticks in strings to the glass. The smell is kind of vegetal and very roasty, but not exactly sweet with mild toasted bread aroma. The feel is not great a little too much roast/char and mild sweetness with a slightly slick feel with mild carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The flavor is not bad at first with some malt flavor which is roasted with a mild caramel sweetness in the background with some light vegetal tastes in the mid palate. The taste is not very chocolatey, but it is dry and herbal with some mild yeast accents which give a subtle fruitiness to the taste. Overall I guess this is not all bad, but it lacks what you are looking for most in a chocolate flavored stout which is chocolate taste- this doesn't have much stout in the flavor either really just roasted malt so I would definitely not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:24:54 | More by Slatetank
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harrylee773

Illinois

2/5  rDev -35.5%

08-24-2013 01:51:44 | More by harrylee773
Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.