Bad Hare Chocolate Stout
Rhinelander Brewing Company

Bad Hare Chocolate StoutBad Hare Chocolate Stout
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American Stout
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3.41 | pDev: 12.61%
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Bad Hare Chocolate StoutBad Hare Chocolate Stout
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Photo of biboergosum
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml bottle, another one of those offerings that you only come across with you deign to visit the less discerning bottleshops around town, and have a heady sense of cognitive dissonance about the business practices of one Minhas Brewing, et al.

This beer pours a rather solid black hole of colour, with very subtle basal cola edges, and three fingers of puffy, rocky, and foamy brown head, which leaves but a few instances of cannonball splash lace in places around the glass as things lazily and sloppily recede.

It smells of more bitter than sweet cocoa powder, the sort that's been sitting on a discount store shelf for who the hell knows how long, gritty pale malt, a weak caramel sweetness, a bit of wan black licorice and earthy root-like character, and slightly sour cream. The taste is still quite chocolaty in that weak-ass dime-store manner - flaky and filmy, if ya get my poor student days drift - sour pale and still understated caramel malt, wayward sugary notes of the American military industrial complex ilk, a bland anise spiciness, increasingly off-seeming milky notes, and a twinge of unhinged booziness.

The carbonation is quite light and ineffective at making me care about this usually frothy metric right now, the body a so-so middleweight, and plainly smooth, I suppose, with the cocoa at least providing a bit of further utility. It finishes just a tad off-dry, the same near-sickly chocolate taking us home in the same manner as it done brung us to this particular soiree.

Sort of average all around, which for the brewery in question here, is way above their normal pedigree, I gotta say. Nothing special, but yeah, there's chocolate, and an otherwise basic stout kickin' about here, so, if you're into sub 4-dollar instances of such a thing, then, my peeps, this one is for you. Just don't be calling me to bitch about it in the fucking morning.

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Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is to be taken with a grain of salt: I'm having this beer in part as a chocolate ice cream beer float at Madtown Pizza, Madison. (Thanks, Frankie!)

Hard to say anything about the appearance of it in a paper cup. The chocolate ice cream froths up four fingers of brown head.

AROMA: nice lactic impact . . . oh, wait, that's the ice cream. Hops? Who knows. Grain and sugars are prominent...

TASTE: slightly chocolaty(!) and milky(!)

Loved it. A substantial and complex stout.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yet another attempt from Minhas, not expecting much but you never know....
A - shiny pitch black with a tall mocha head that retained respectably
S - significant dark chocolate and roasty aromas, some syrupy sweet notes, a touch of booze, and a faint hint of sourness
T - there is a strange mix of sour milk and corn syrup that hits you hard, then moves to a cocoa and slightly musty flavour, dark fruit and roastiness towards the end, but it is dominated by the strange flavour up front
M - medium body and appropriate carbonation, has a somewhat dry cocoa or chaulky feel
O - this started with such promise and had me hoping but once again with these guys there seems to always be some kind of weird funky unwelcome aspect to the flavour that kills it

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Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 9 ratings