BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber bottle (Rhinelander) and served in no-nik pint glass: Deep brown hue with frothy tan head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of dry chocolate, roast, toast, liquorice, herbal hops, ashy, tobacco, tar and starting to have a bit of lacto sourness developing. The taste does have a nice roasty and toasty character but alas there is indeed some lactic acid sourness appearing, the bottle is going south. Some earthy tobacco, chocolate, and ashy tones as well. The mouth feel is thin and chalky, over carbonated. Start strong finished tepid. Why must this brewery dumb down these beers... plus a unwanted sourness make this something I would not revisit. Drain poured the 2nd half of the bottle.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured healthy deeper brown with an unfortunately short-lived tan head. The aroma picked up a lot of cocoa powder, with deep, sweetened molasses and vanilla also showing up.. smelled like it was going to be very sweet. The flavor found sweet cocoa, coffee, molasses, and vanilla as expected, but none of that character was all that interesting.. light coffee roast and malty sourness around.. sweet, malty finish. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. light roast to it.. no real complaints, but it wasnít a great stout.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Pours deep black with a thick foamy tan head. Looks like a milkshake from above. Nose is sweet cane sugar and brown sugar mixed together. Seriously. This bitch is sweet. Some whiskey and light roasty dark malt mingle, along with a touch of metal. Really artificial taste--lots of sugar, cream, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, with a finish of metal and more sugar. Itís a little known fact that Wilford Brimley looks for people drinking this beer so he can sell them diabetes supplies.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours sark brown with a creamy brown head. Mild coffee aroma and a rich body. The flavor has strong coffee notes with a hint of cocoa.
cbfobes (1937) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber, pours a very dark brown with a red hue and a decent tan head, aroma is pretty boring, malt with a hint of chocolate, the flavor is pretty boring as well, a slight finish of chocolate but there is something off with it, canít put my finger on it. The finish has a good amount of chocolate in it though. It does have a thin mouthfeel. Glad this was only a $3 bomber.
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3oz tasting @ Medicine Hat Beer Fest 2001. Dark walnut brown. Aroma is chocolate syrup with underlying roast-- smells very chocolatey. Sweet cocoa and bitter roast combine nicely on the palate, but the profile definitely is SWEET. It lacks the body of DDCís Aphro, but that is an unfair comparison. I must give kudos to a brewer whom Iíve crapped on time and again. This is a decent and tasty beverage. Never thought Iíd say those words about a Minhas brew!
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber from the Monroe Beverage Mart in Monroe, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with an average tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malt, a hint of chocolate, floral hops, and a touch of toffee. Taste is medium bodied, average bitterness with flavors of chocolate malt, some light cocoa powder, and some toffee. Finish has some balanced malt and chocolate aftertaste with a mild bitterness that slowly disappears. A solid chocolate stout overall.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Thirsty Troll Beer Fest. Bottle pours a viscous deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate, light roast, and plenty of lactose. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, marshmallow,
and hints of coffee. Overall body is full, relatively sweet, and finishes with some roasted bitterness.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just as the description says, this is nothing remarkable. The first taste revealed that nasty minhas yeast they use in everything, but subsequent mouthfulls dull it severely. The beers becomes thin in the middle and you really can taste some chocolate and dark malts in there. I got to the counter with this before I knew it said minhas on it.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint poured at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, AB. On 09/17/2011. Colour: very dark brown with medium brown head. Nose: dark roast coffee, egg, teriyaki sauce. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. Milk chocolate, breakfast blend coffee, marzipan. For Minhas, surprisingly tasty....but it also was my 7th beer of the evening.