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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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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 21.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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TheBrokenRec


3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-24-2012 20:50:25 | More by TheBrokenRec
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illini4x4


3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

11-12-2012 01:06:08 | More by illini4x4
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours mahogany with 4 fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, black currant, carob & cola

T: Cocoa & prunes, slight roasty notes up front, along with charred grains. More charred grains as this warms, prunes, cocoa & woody hop notes. Finishes dry, messy, &pruney

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation that flattens out as this warms. Gets real thin

A disjointed stout, not worth buying

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 07:04:02 | More by russpowell
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DCav


3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-01-2012 01:06:10 | More by DCav
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mkennedy119

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

10-25-2012 04:14:13 | More by mkennedy119
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Let's keep the chocolate love a-flowin'! This stuff pours a deep obsidian topped by a steadfast finger of tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder backed by a strong coffee-like roasted malt scent. Still pretty pleasant. The taste throws some artificial cocoa at me, then proceeds to bitter-ize it as the finish nears. When things finally end, an acrid bit of dusty bitterness remains, and not one that's all that close to dark chocolate bitterness, either: it's like bad coffee. Dammit...and to think things started off so well. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a silky feel. Overall, an almost tasty brew, but one that goes awry when that pesky little thing called "taste" gets in the way. I should've known better than to think a Minhas-brewed beer could turn out well...

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 05:23:13 | More by TMoney2591
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the special draft offerings at Craft Beer Market in Calgary. No mention of the brewery on the menu...

This beer arrived a black liquid with a thin, tan colored head. Foam faded away quickly leaving no lace. Served very cold, so had to let it warm up a bit to coax more flavor out of it. The smell of the beer has the slightest aroma of coffee and chocolate, even as it warmed up the aromas did not get any better.
The taste of the beer was very average, left me wanting more. Some roasted malts but finished a bit acrid. No deep rich stout-like character. Smell, taste, body and mouthfeel were thin and watered down.
Very average when compared to Wild Rose Alberta Crude or St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout (both of which they had available at the same time).

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2012 00:51:43 | More by BigBry
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-21-2012 13:11:12 | More by EmmetD
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-17-2012 05:49:49 | More by beerbrains
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2012 16:56:39 | More by jaidenjb
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2012 13:21:45 | More by THECPJ
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a deep black color with a thin tan colored head on top. The lacing and retention were minimal as they both faded away rather quickly. The smell of the beer gives off some light aromas of coffee and chocolate. There is also some roasted malt and a bit of funky yeast on the nose too. The taste of the beer was average at best... It had virtually no depth at all. There was roasted malts and coffee flavors upfront then it dropped off into basically just a tangy aftertaste that was a little confusing to me. The mouthfeel was watery and thin, it had a decent carbonation but really needed more body in order to be a stout in my opinion. Overall from what I had been hearing about Minhas, I expected much worse. This beer although not that good on any level still remained drinkable. Trish (tour guide and bartender) suggested that if the beer wasn't something we enjoyed that we should try adding some of the Cream Soda that Minhas makes. After adding that, this beer actually tasted a bit like a very thin version of Southern Tier's Creme Brulee Stout. It made a difference but still not the greatest beer out there. Glad I got to try it both ways.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 16:45:23 | More by Knapp85
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QCABeerTour

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-24-2012 00:56:27 | More by QCABeerTour
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theCoder

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-13-2012 22:22:20 | More by theCoder
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-11-2012 02:50:44 | More by ryancl
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

2.7/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz served into a snifter.

A - Pours very dark brown, almost completely opaque. 1 finger of brown head with average retention and decent lacing.

S - Big chocolate aroma, roasted malts, alcohol comes through with hints of berries and grapes.

T - Follows the nose but the chocolate seems very artificial tasting. Acidic fruit mixes with roasted malt and fruity chemical flavor.

M - Moderate prickly carbonation, medium feel.

This is heavy on the chocolate but the flavor seems artificial and the fruity chemical tartness only worsened as it warmed. $2.99 for a bomber is still not worth it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 19:03:39 | More by StaveHooks
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amart80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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


3/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

2.28/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

05-31-2012 05:26:57 | More by Vandelayindustri
Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.