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Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 22.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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:
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(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-20-2011)
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2/5  rDev -34.6%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

RoninBirdman, Aug 20, 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
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

TheLevi4000, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

deonreds, Jul 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Kimbo1318, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

jcubz, Jul 17, 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
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1/5  rDev -67.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.6%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 10, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= Black, with a half inch, tawny head of tight bubbles that recedes in a minute or two.
S= Roasted barley/coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate.
T=A bit of chocolate accompanying roasted barley flavor. Sweetness detected at the front and the middle, suggesting crystal malt, with a dry finish.
M=The bottle says silky, and I would say they nailed it. Lightly coats the mouth and lips.

This is a very nice chocolate stout. My own preference would be to dial the sweetness back a notch to see if it enhances drinkability. As is, it works as pleasant dessert beer. It might pair better with savory foods with less residual sweetness. If this beer came out of my homebrewery, I would be pretty pleased, because it is a hair's width away from being dialed in.

pweis909, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

tfar2112, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

vfgccp, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

PStriedl, May 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

John_B, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

cliff1066, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

decaff, Apr 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Ilafan, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

gwiedman1, Mar 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

AndrewMichael, Mar 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Brewganja
4.24/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This stout is thick!!! Don't expect to drink more than one bomber without feeling full. It is def on the classic stout side but the cocoa overtones are super dense. It has a dark chocolate taste that turns a little bitter as I am accustomed to for stouts. Definantly leaves your mouth salivating for a chocolate rabbit.

Brewganja, Mar 20, 2013
Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.