Cubby_Bear (4) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is what you would expect, a deep brown to black. Aroma has a very strong chocolate/caramel nose. The taste has caramel notes. Overall very good!!
jebert (457) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish mahogany with a small tan head. Nose is malty. Very creamy on the palate with good viscosity. Sweet malt flavors greet the taste buds with some caramel/toffee overtones. A hint of hops on the finish. Quite flavorful, a bit sweet. Pairs well with pastrami, cheese and rye bread.
kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle at Burkes Patio and Tap. Black with thin white head. Light and sweet aroma and very sweet taste. Chocolate flavor towards the end with slight Carmel hint. Not bad. Different.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma; dark fruit and some biscuit. Sweet taste as well. Dark fruit like plum. Light bitterness in he end. It’s just a touch too sweet for me.
cbfobes (2103) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark brownish red with an off white head, aroma is sweet of malt and caramel with a hint of roast as well, the flavor has a roasty front end with quite a bit of chocolate and caramel in the finish, decent mouthfeel, probably the best thing that has ever came out of Minhas.
jmt (1) - South Beloit, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Complex taste with deep aroma, dark appearance, but malty mildly sweet taste with lighter than expected body, soft on the palate and without a prolonged finish. Overall a great beer for almost any occasion.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium and lingering tan head. Aroma is heavier in roasted malts. That goes along with caramel, mild chocolate, raisin, and licorice. The taste hits you with caramel and chocolate initially. I find maple and some coffee flavors after the sipping. Still quite roasty. Aftertaste of caramel and maple sticks with you for awhile, although it isn’t very heavy. There is some sweetness in this one as well. Medium bodied, with a slick and thicker texture, while having average carbonation. This one is different, and its pretty good.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark/roasted malts and hints of fruit and sweetness. The flavor is roasted malts, dark bread, light fruit and a mildly bitter finish. With the roasted malts it was somewhat similar to a dry stout, pretty good.
jcwattsrugger (10927) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-thanks jmagnus87 (and Sammi) @RBSG-Minni-tan-mahogany. A-roast/cocoa-med malt. T-roast/cocoa-med malt, some hops.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this as part of a beer club offering. I was surprised to find out this is a new company even though it is brewed at Minhas in Monroe WI. The appearance is awesome along with the foamy head. The mouthfeel is typical of a lager - on the thin side, but this is not inappropriate. Flavor wise, there is a lot going on. It’s on the sweet side, almost cloyingly so. I really like this beer!
crossovert (6124) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
these guys didn’t get a good contact, its a lager that probably was pushed out in mere days, funky yeast tones, totally irregular for a lager.