rxeight (2449) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
You know those cheap ass jumbo chocolate bunny’s you find at the dollar store or in the clearance bin at walgreens a week after Easter. This is the beer version. Lots of cheap malt, a bit of cocoa. Rotten chocolate milk. medium thickness. More alcohol than the 5.5% would indicate. It’s basically the chocolate stout of the malt liquor world.
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sugary chocolate. The finish has some light roast and cream. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I had the Bad Hare Chocolate Stout alias version. On the label it says: "A dark and silky rich stout loaded with chocolate flavors. Is there chocolate in my beer or beer in my chocolate?" Not quite what the label says, not chocolatey at all, heavy on the carbonation, not interesting at all. coffee, roasty, black, minimal head, medium bitterness, average carbonation,
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blackish-brown beerw ith a tan head. Cocoa and malt aroma with light roast. Malt and cocoa flavor with toffee and light roast. Medium bodied. Roast and cocoa lingers with malt and light toffee.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Pretty good sized dark brown head. Aroma is very similar to a dry stout aroma with some sour and roasted malty notes. Taste is pretty avg. Not much chocolate taste in my opinion. I would consider this more roasty than anything else. If you like drinking mild coffee, this would be more up your alley. Body for this one is off kilter for the style. Somewhat on the lighter side for a stout and more of a lively carbonation feel than what a stout should be, which I think adds to bitter roasty coffee flavors instead of more chocolate profile with flavors. Overall it’s a cheap beer at Trader Joe’s. I knew this was a Minhas Brewery beer (since it said "Monroe, WI" on the bottle. So I was wary...just wanted to give it a try since is said it was a Chocolate Stout and the price was only 2.99 for a 22oz. Won’t ever buy this one again...but it could have been much worse considering I’ve had some rough beers from Minhas in the past.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up as Boatswains Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe’s.
Black pour with a thick tan head.
Aroma of roast malt and cocoa powder.
The flavor is not overly sweet, well balanced with the roast malts. Coffee and cocoa notes.
Good body. A little on the high side carbonation wise, but not a real fault just noting it.
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
while quite approachable their is very little in this beer that stands out. It pours an opaque black with a toasted tan head. A heavily roasted taste with a sweet finish to it, the chocolate taste does not really show itself, throughout drinking.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a great chocolate stout. Chocolate did not come through very much almost a fake smell and flavor. Minhas should stick to horrible beer at good prices and leave the "craft" to those who care about it.
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with ruby glints when held against the light. Brown ring of bubbles around the edge was the only head. Sweet molasses nose with some roasted grains. Sweet beer with some white sugar, molasses and roasted grain flavors and a very subtle cocoa powder chocolate in the finish. Not very interesting.
thedm (5560) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a opaque black colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was smoky and chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of smoky mild hops chocolate and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.