Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American StoutRhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biboergosum on 09-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.03
pDev:
22.44%
 
 
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4
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32
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Photo of beerdhabelly
2.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

As far as this beer goes, it was fine on most accounts other than being a beer. In essence it was carbonated water with a dash of barely and hopes and a hole hell of a lot of cocoa.

Appearance- A nice dark/opaque brown with a nice cocoa colored head, but no lacing.

Smell- The aroma was straight watery chocolate. It lacked any other smell.

Taste- Like mentioned above, it bares little resemblance to a beer and a lot of resemblance to Nesquick. I enjoyed the juvenile taste, but it was hardly the stout I was looking for.

Mouth feel- Like watery slime

Overall- I could see using this beer to convince people that say they don't like beer to open the door for them, but do not see myself drinking it again.

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Photo of Asrugan
2.44/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is not good.. It says on the bottle "is there chocolate in my beer or beer in my chocolate?".. I would argue that neither is the case.. Its a mishmash of off tastes and very thin mouthfeel.. Only saving grace is that its Easter and there's a bunny on the bottle

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Photo of Goldndomer
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of notchucknorris
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mkennedy119
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of twenty5
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bootsdomino
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.56/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - impenetrable black with a thick thumb of mocha head that retained respectably
S - dark chocolate and roasty notes, bit of an artificial fruit syrup aroma, slightly grainy
T - definite big dark chocolate presence, a strong and somewhat overwhelming fruitiness, a strange plastic thing going on, slightly woody finish
M - low carbonation, starts smooth but quickly moves to a prickly tartness, chalky dry finish
O - I commend the 'damn good beer' folks for trying something, but this beer highlights the trouble with try to go from being a cheap piss beer producer to a craft brewer without any in between, this just doesn't work

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Photo of alarmclock314
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2oz bottle, Julian date of 9/10/15. Pours brown with a large sized tan head which quickly recedes to a thin strip. Smells of roasted malt and faint chocolate; weak intensity. Tastes of cherry, vanilla, roasted malt, and some faint chocolate. Very thin body with above average carbonation. Overall, it doesn't fit the style at all and has a weak chocolate flavor contrary to its name. Not recommended.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The Minhas clan's foray into craft brewing, with a bit more effort this time, it would seem. This is made under the auspices of their shell company Rhinelander, but you wouldn't know it from the busy label on this sucker. 650ml bomber, which goes for $3.50 at the modest liquor store next door to my favorite workday donair shop.

This beer pours a solid black, with very slight caramel edges, and a fistful of puffy, foamy, kind of thin beige head, which leaves some decent broken swaths of painted lace around the glass as it settles. It smells fruity, combined with the plastic in which that fruit is sometimes kept, with some mild milk chocolate powder, and nondescript graininess. The taste is more chocolate than anything - the milky, candy bar sort, and some fruitcake-esque tangy character, that needs a validating sourness that it sorely lacks. As for malt and hops (you know, beer...), they are under there somewhere, but not willing to assert themselves for a better ID process. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium weight, somewhat creamy, but gritty at the same time - back of the pantry, forgotten chocolate syndrome. It finishes fairly off-dry, the chocolate additives in it for the long haul, aided and abetted by some lingering overripe black fruit.

Well, a better report card than usual, for Minhas and co., but the baby steps being taken here sure feel a lot like they just added chocolate syrup and fruit flavouring to one of their regular offerings. Now I know that's overstating things a tad, but that dead and dying thing character that's been perfected throughout their product line, can't help but pervade this hopeful next generation as well. And to answer the label's cutesy query: there is definitely beer in your chocolate...

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Photo of NateMac13
2.6/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of russpowell
2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
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

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Photo of Knapp85
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of Dag95
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%

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2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jcubz
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of FreshHawk
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of rgilbert
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of DragonzBreath
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of aceparadis
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Kimbo1318
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny American Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
3.03 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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