Bad Hare Chocolate Stout – Rhinelander Brewing (Monroe, WI, USA)

Bad Hare Chocolate Stout (aka Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout) – Rhinelander Brewing, 5.5% ABV, 75 IBUs, (Monroe, WI, USA)

On the front label:

“A dark and silky rich stout loaded with chocolate flavors. Is there chocolate in my beer or beer in my chocolate?”

  • My Rating: B-
  • Why I like it: smooth gentle layered chocolate/coffee flavour and sweetness
  • Where I got it: Liquor Depot @ Whyte
  • How much: $4, June 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours coffee black with minimal head, micro CO2, few barely visible CO2 streams. A bit of coffee on the nose but not much else. Soft sweetness (4/10), silky-creamy-fizzy mouthfeel, tastes of light sweet cacao, mild coffeeburnt malt, and a long lingering gentle bitter (2/10) coffee finish in the mouth and throat. Low-medium complexity, low-medium depth, good transitions, okay carry, decent drinkability. I like this because it’s not super-aggressive in chocolate flavouring or stoutiness – everything is subtle and the balance is there.