jbuzz (770) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good blend of the Light Choclate and malty flavores. Nice Brown color with fine small head. Slight Alchol after taste
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a chocolate milkshake head.
Scent is cocoa powder, malt.
Taste is creamy chocolate, subtle coffee, slight roast....
Very slight chocolate bitter..
Not bad, but very one-sided.
Tastes basically like melted chocolate ice cream.
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black brew with a médium sized brown head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate to low bitter with notes of chocolate, coffe, caramel and roasted malts, médium bodied, flavor is moderate to low sweet and moderate bitter with notes of coffe, roasted malt, chocolate and some hop bitterness, bitter finish.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a thick near-black color with a huge tan head on it. Taste is actually a little bit dry - almost like a dry stout. Has some roasting in there, but not bad. Not a lot of substance to this.
BigBeer45 (1326) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
this stout had a brown-black pour and made a one finger light tan & tan colored head that receded to a thin cover, it left some spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
this beer had aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, some caramel, malt sweetness,
it had flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, chocolate syrup, the finish had a little bitterness with some malt flavor following,
the mouth feel was thin and felt a little syrupy on the palate, it had average carbonation,
the nose and flavor of this beer was typical of a cheap beer, nothing special here, no definition to the aroma or flavor, a poorly made drink.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just plain tasteless really. Very disappointing beer. Especially with the higher price point. Avoid.
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best summarized as "eh" when it comes to stouts. Pours a deep brown with thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma is strong of cheap chocolate. To be exact, I felt like I was indulging myself in horrible Palmer chocolate. Didn’t have anything going for it other than the price.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle BWCS. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a soft beer that just met my expectations.
viverlee (18) - - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Always suspicious of BWBs. No, not BBWs, even if there is reason to be. BWBs – “brewed with” beers. The fruity, barely beer category is littered with these obvious offerings. And somewhere lurking behind there always seems to be some brew conglomerate doing it and doing it poorly. I’ve never heard of Rhinelander (or Minhas or whatever it used to be and can’t be bothered to explain on its website) but my local Trader Joe’s is full of em. And this isn’t so obvious, or poorly done.
STYLE: American Stout
LOOK: We’re not breaking any ground here. Dark but not oily with a brown-butter head.
NOSE: That delicate balance of sweet and bitter and tang. Chocolate cake, vanilla, subtle orange, medium roast coffee.
MOUTH: If it’s possible, almost too easy drinking. I want and indeed need a little bitter bite, preferably at the middle of the end. Just-warm coffee, wisp of smoke, chocolate. Not a game-changer, just solid.
Beeradvocate Rating: 76
ratebeer Rating: 58
Hayward Abbey Rating: 82
Wordsworth (136) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Pours black with a tan was that dissipates. Nice lacing but not sticky. Smells of cocoa and coffee. Tastes cocoa up front with strong roast, finished with tangy hops. Pretty good but I’ve had better.