CapFlu (4236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Courtesy of my father-in-law, he said this is available in Saskatchewan at the provincial liquor store?? Pours a dark, brown body and a light, foamy almond head. Nose is very cereal. The flavour is doughy and grainy. Nothing terribly notable about this beer other than I was anticipating it being much worse. Its passable.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured a dark caramel brown with small tan head with aromas of caramel malts,coffee and hops tatse of the samewith a sour smokey peat finish
EHopper (591) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted at Beer Dabbler event in St. Paul. Not worth saying too much about. Kind of a sour, thin bock.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours dark amber and has a toasty malt aroma. The flavor is toasted, slightly grainy caramel malt. It’s too watery once again though not as much so as the previous two Minhas beers I rated (Farmhouse and Pilsner). Drinkable and really boring.
CanIHave4Beers (2756) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brownish amber color with a good medium head that shows a nice retention. The aroma is lightly buttery and mildly reminiscent of coffee to some degree. The flavor is a little tart and nutty with a light roastiness and overall it’s pretty bland.
fidelis83 (1727) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark mahogany tinted brown with a 2 finger, chunky tan head that fades to a thick skim after a couple of minutes and leaves some sparse lacing from there. Aroma is toasted pecan, sweet grain, light roast and plain croutons. Flavor is sweet grain, light roast, a hint of smoke, dates, vanilla, some medicinal notes, dry wood and light herbal hops. Finishes with roast, sweet wheat bread, a hint of espresso, slightly medicinal. Palate is thin, a little oily and has a moderate, sharpe feeling carbonation. Not bad, reminds me of a schwarzbier.
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) in a Shaker at 40°. Color is a deep dark brown with good carbonation and a thin tight off white head. Aroma is a sweet roasted scent with a hint of coffee in the back. Taste is sweet and smoky. Starting with a lighter medium body it goes down crisp. Finish is a roasted malt flavor with a good smoky taste and a coffee bitterness. After taste is dry and bland. This is a nice brew but it needs a little something.
Narnad (1372) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep brown color with a very thin, white head that quickly fades away. Aroma is mostly a strong nutty scent, toasted malts are there behind it, light chocolate and caramel notes to round out the tasting. Flavor has an early nutty note but quickly fades to a very strong grainy, light metallic note and has a fairly strong note of vanilla at the very end. Light body and carbonation. The vanilla ending really does not mesh well with the nutty, roasted flavors of the beer. Overall just not the beer for me at all.
bulldogops (758) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Third in the Minhas taster pack. Bottle. 5.5%. Pour is black as sin, with a bubbly tan head that disappears after pouring. Aroma is burnt, roast malts and almonds. Taste is entirely sweet malt, and extremely dry on the finish.Not impressed. Rerated in tall boy bottle under label Bad Hare Winterbock. Same shit, different pile.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle 9/11/09 (RIP Flts 11 & 77)-Pours a dark brown with a small loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of vanilla and sugars. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad. Has potential.