CanIHave4Beers (4233) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Brothers, rating number seven in my "Long Lost Notebook" series brings us to the Chocolate Bunny, a once elusive offering from Minhas Brewery. AirForceHops (7895) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The beer pours basically a black color with a very small head leaving some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich with lots of dark fruit and chocolate. The alcohol in the aroma is weird, but it’s not awful or anything.
The flavor is smoky and bitter with some cocoa. The graininess is husky and the beer has a sort of raw malt quality to it. The beer is overly roasty.
Seems like if Minhas wants to do a gimmick beer they should make it taste more chocolaty, maybe even sweeten it. As it stands I don’t know who the market is for this beer. I mean it’s got a neat label, but it’ll let down folks looking for a sweet chocolaty beer because it’s over roasty and very bitter without much chocolate or cocoa flavor & it lets down folks who wouldn’t mind a mildly chocolaty stout that is bitter and not sweet because it’s just sort of off balance and weird.
22 oz. bottle from Table and Vine price of $3.59. I had a good guess on what I was getting with the price. My guess was correct. That being said; nose is light dry roast with mostly chocolate powder. Taste again is no surprise here. Cocoa powder, roasted malt and roasted grain. Thin body with a light chalky texture. Overall it really met my expectations and was good for the price. Bricks (1153) - Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours ultra black with an off-white head, looks delicious. Aroma of roasted malt, maybe some chocolate.. smells a bit thin. Tastes strongly of cocoa, maybe some syrup too - fairly sweet. Palate is quite bitter, but smooth just a little thin. Good stout. TheRatKing (131) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a nice murky black with a frothy tan head that steadily fades, leaving some light lacing on the glass. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, slight hops, slight coffee and a tiny bit of smoke. Taste arrive with a bit more smoke (unexpected but not at all unpleasant,) turning to dark chocolate and coffee, dry finish. Somewhat watery mouthfeel but has very nice carbonation for the breed. A rather good chocolate stout; there are better of course but at a mere $4 CDN a bottle not many that offer this good a glass at that good a bargain. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Location/Date:Bottly split with Dave on October 4th, 2012.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Appearance: Pours black with white head.
Aroma: Faint roast, chocolate syrup.
Taste: Chocolate that is slightly artificial, faint roast, very faint bitterness.
Summary: Drinkable but just okay, mostly bought because of the name.
Not very good. Barely any chocolate in this beer and it was way too thin to hold substantial flavor. Needs more body and a better malt back to tasty like much of anything. Strykzone (7713) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A mostly black with a ring of beige. A syrupy chocolate nose. This tastes ashy more than chocolate. Not great at all. brosco (5) - - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
Very soft texture. Taste of raspberry with a hint of minty orange fruit snack. Very appetizing, but not repeatable. GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Very dark, coffee color, with generous head. Chocolate, coffee, nutty, caramel aromas. Rich, creamy, chocolaty, roast, coffee, caramel flavors & aftertaste. Very sweet with some mild bitterness. Tejas (1008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
My bottle says Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Oh well. A nice little stout here. I like the 5.4%. It’s a session beer that has good body and good flavor.