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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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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.4%
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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Photo of amart80


3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-30-2012 01:34:23 | More by amart80
Photo of bonz696

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-22-2012 20:14:55 | More by bonz696
Photo of Lemke10


3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

07-19-2012 21:02:20 | More by Lemke10
Photo of Hopswagger

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -3.2%

P:  Super dark brown non transparent body with thin brown airy head that is fast fading.  A few sluggish bubbles creeping to the top. 

S:  Roasted malts, amaretto, soy dauce, roasted nuts, dark chocolate and semi sweet chocolate.  

T/M:  Subtle smoked wood, prunes, dates, dark cocoa, hints of creamed coffee, notes of vanilla, bourbon and amaretto.  Body is slightly chunky with spicy carbonation. Finish is semi dry with a timid bitter chocolate presence.  After it starts to warm the aftertaste becomes a tad unpleasant and similar to burnt apple peels.

O:  I was hesitant to try this but at $2.99 I figured it couldn't be too much of a risk. Flavors are all there for a basic stout but nothing really stands out. The fact that it's called "Chocolate Bunny" is somewhat misleading due to the unpronounced chocolate aroma and flavor. Lack luster and somewhat bland. All in all the taste was accurate for the style but is not terrific. For the price I think it's a good choice. Doubt I will get it again but I am glad I grabbed it.

07-08-2012 02:25:24 | More by Hopswagger
Photo of DavoleBomb


2.28/5  rDev -26%

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is lacking, but a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Light roastiness with cocoa powder. Smells good, but is boring. Lightly tangy.

2.0 T: Lightly roasty, cocoa powder, and cooked vegetables. It's bad, but it's not unthinkably horrid.

2.0 M: Super light body. Carbonation is right. Not creamy at all, just thin.

2.0 D: Again Minhas has disappointed. While this is better than the Imperial Jack, it's still something I'd never like to drink again.

07-07-2012 01:54:31 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of Gatordaddy


3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-22-2012 05:13:29 | More by Gatordaddy
Photo of Florida9


3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Very dark brown and almost fully opaque, with just a little light getting through around the edges. Forms a very small, cola-like head that dissipates to absolute nothingness rather quickly. Not even a hint of lacing.

S: The nose on this one is rather faint, but what is there is primarily chocolate with lesser notes of molasses, syrup, and vanilla.

T: Very mild taste of roasted malts, chocolate syrup, and coffee.

M: Medium, but feels thin and watery. Lower carbonation and a mild cocoa bitterness.

O: Well I do get some chocolate out of this one. Unfortunately, it's more along the lines of Hershey's syrup than actual chocolate, but it is what it is: a simplistic, easy drinking "chocolate-flavored" stout. At least the flavors are just thin; this beer could be a lot worse than it is.

06-04-2012 02:11:00 | More by Florida9
Photo of FreshHawk


2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-01-2012 07:00:45 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

05-31-2012 05:26:57 | More by Vandelayindustri
Photo of Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-25-2012 19:10:08 | More by Converge
Photo of stinadez

4/5  rDev +29.9%

05-21-2012 23:35:40 | More by stinadez
Photo of bluejacket74


3.08/5  rDev 0%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The aroma is light, the beer smells like roasted and grainy malt, bittersweet chocolate and some coffee. Smells more like grain than it smells like chocolate. The brew tastes like slightly tart dark fruit, roasted malt, cola and a bit of chocolate. For a beer called Chocolate Bunny, I thought there would be a lot more chocolate noticeable. With that being said, it's not a bad brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. For $2.99 a bomber, I can't complain too much.

05-13-2012 00:26:59 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of EROCK75


3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-11-2012 19:07:08 | More by EROCK75
Photo of Hopstout


2/5  rDev -35.1%

05-08-2012 01:23:00 | More by Hopstout
Photo of martyl1000


4.25/5  rDev +38%

04-15-2012 05:44:50 | More by martyl1000
Photo of Mfoucault

4/5  rDev +29.9%

04-10-2012 15:50:06 | More by Mfoucault
Photo of Mick-e-d

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-08-2012 18:55:28 | More by Mick-e-d
Photo of plebotamus


4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

04-08-2012 02:31:10 | More by plebotamus
Photo of AlphaKing414


3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-02-2012 05:58:46 | More by AlphaKing414
Photo of jera1350


3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

For $2.99 for a bomber, I thought why not. Sounds good enough.

Solid brown tinted black with a nice head of java colored foam and some sticky lacing as well.

The nose is quite milk chocolatey, but it is a bit like the cheap chocolate bunny type milk chocolate. Some grainy malt scents, cola and root beer with just a hint of sour.

Not getting as much chocolate as I would like, but there is a nice dusty cocoa presence. I would say there is more roast to this than chocolate, but a pleasant flavor overall. A touch of coffee bean in there too. A little cola and cocoa on the finish.

Soft and nearly creamy feel, but the finish is dry and chalky. Light-medium body.

After looking at some of the reviews, I was a bit scared, but this isn't too shabby a beer. It drinks very easy and is an appropriate stab for the style. I don't know if I would get it again, but for the price, I'm not disappointed in the product.

03-30-2012 01:22:03 | More by jera1350
Photo of CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +21.1%

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.

03-25-2012 07:28:03 | More by CrazyMike
Photo of htomsirveaux


2.98/5  rDev -3.2%

22 oz. bottle tried 18 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S. Thanks, I think. Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker.

Large brown head. Medium carbonation. Clear dark brown in color with reddish highlights. Aroma is sweet chocolate, roasty. Starts fairly sweet and chocolatey. Cocoa through the middle. Medium body, light ethanol. A slightly burnt/charred note lingers in the aftertaste. Kind of one dimensional, not much depth of flavor.

Try to think of this beer as the picture on the label depicts, one of those hollow plasticy chocolate bunnies you got at Easter as a kid, and you won't be disappointed. I preferred to start with eating the eyes so it would stop staring at me.

03-15-2012 16:55:24 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of bootsdomino


2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-08-2012 17:24:29 | More by bootsdomino
Photo of Redglimmer

1/5  rDev -67.5%

03-04-2012 03:22:11 | More by Redglimmer
Photo of Zachtheporter


2.4/5  rDev -22.1%

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A- Pours a deep dark black. A very thin dark tan head forms upon pouring but almost instantly dissipates leaving behind a thin layer of white lacing in the middle of the beers surface and a ring around the edges of the glass.

S- Smell's very strongly of sweet cocoa chocolate. Has a bit of an alcoholic estheryness to it. There is also a faint sourness to the aroma somewhat reminiscent of red wine. Notes of caramel, bourbon, whiskey mash, and grapes are also present. In the beginning the aroma starts off sweet and ends somewhat sour. This is a very odd smelling stout.

T- Sweet yet bland with a chocolatey taste. Taste's very much like hot cocoa with a sweet start and a somewhat bitter finish. The taste makes it seem very much like flavor was added rather than formed naturally in this beer.

M- Feels very light for the style. very watery much like a dry stout. with light carbonation.

O- This beer was a very big disappointment. I really try hate people who bash beers due to their own particular tastes and so it makes me really uncomfortable when I have so many bad things to say about a beer like this. This is a beer that is dressed up very poorly to be like a stout, but is far from the real deal. However on a lighter note it is very easy to drink and would be sessionable if it came in 12oz bottle or better yet, cans. The price for this beer is very fitting because at 2.95, you really do get what you pay for. Don't get me wrong this beer is definitely enjoyable and much much better than your average American light and adjunct lager, but it is really just not good by average stout standers which is what it needs to be rated by. It really is one of the worst I have had in its style category. IF you hate dark beer but like trying new things then I would suggest you try this beer.

02-26-2012 07:05:34 | More by Zachtheporter
Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.