AmericanSwill (1) - - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m no beer snob, I just like to try a variety of beers. My taste leans toward slightly sweeter brews, and less on high-hopped IPAs. So now that you know where my bias lies, here’s my take on this beer.
12oz bottle, about 40-45F, drank from the bottle. Smells of coffee and a bit like robitussin. In fact, the Robitussin was all I could taste at first. I came back to it when it was a bit warmer, and breathed a bit. It was much more pleasant at around 50F, with a smell of coffee and dark-roasted malts. It was a bit watery with a coffee and snappy alcohol flash. It then has a fairly smooth finish with a lingering sweet taste. It’s interesting how much the character of this beer changes with temp.
BeerAndPonies (116) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bomber bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a footed lager glass. After the chemical-warfare hell of one single glass of Minhas’ Bad Hare Egotistical Jerk Triple IPA (I can still feel it burning...burning...), let’s see if they fare better with a less daring, softer, "comfort-beer" style. Pours a deep caramel hue, with a well-retained head of medium-tan that leaves light, doily-like lace. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, coffee, light spice, roasted nuts, and earthy, dusky hops, wrapped in a gentle sweetness. The flavor is...not bad! Mildly sweet caramel, buttered toast with dashes of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, a hint of bitter dark chocolate...all good. Mouthfeel is nicely thick and chewy, and it all finishes happily. It’s a bit of a roughly-hewn bock with some cracks here and there, but quite enjoyable in its own right. Sometimes Minhas, despite their best efforts, manage to come up with a palatable brew...
Christpuncher (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Worst beer on the planet. It is in drinkable and unsippable. Can't even describe the true awful flavor of this. Hard to believe anyone even buys this garbage.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown pour with a thin bubbly brown head. Aroma is okay, dark fruit, caramel. Body is bit flat and thin, slick. Flavor is sweet caramel, dark fruit. Overall too sweet without much depth.
markas101 (1994) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Slightly hazy copper-brown. Zero head. Faint syrupy sweet aroma, some metallic lingering. Sweet, some bright hoppiness then a liquorice finish.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Mahogany Brown Red, Huge Frothy Head That Did Not Last, Decent Lacing. Aroma of Sweet Toasted Malt. Taste About The Same: Sweet Toasted Malt, Caramel, Light Bitter. Very Caramel Sugary Sweet. Surprisingly, Yet another Minhas Product that is tolerable and decent enough to drink. Then Again, just being a notch above terrible is no reason to drink it, when there are so many other choices or new beers to explore. Pass It.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle share from Ryan, dark cola pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain, and nuts. Taste is grain, caramel sweetness, decent malt, quite light body.
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ryanfolty (2056) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
May 17, 2013 - bottle from Jake. Dark brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was malt, nutty and slight hops. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some caramel. Slight carbonation and medium bodied.
Reimer96 (1491) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear brown color with an off-white head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is a strong sweet malts with caramel, toasty overtone and no hops present. Taste is a simple malt flavor and lots of caramel, too much artificial sweetness. Overall it’s drinkable but too sweet.
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 4, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear pale goldeb brew with a 1 finger white head with regular to poor retention, aroma is low sweet with notes of grain and caramel, light bodied, refreshing, flavor is médium to low sweet and very low bitter with notes of grain, caramel and bublegum
Lemke10 (881) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I took a tour of the Minhas Craft brewery in Monroe, WI in late Summer 2010. As a parting gift for taking the tour they gave away free bottles of beer and fighting billy bock was one of them.
This bock pours a dark brown with a normal head of foam. For being a bock this had a much lighter flavor than most bocks. It also didn’t leave much of an after taste. Something new and different to try but probably not going to be anyone’s regular purchase.