Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: Pour is dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head.
aroma is dusty cocoa and caramel. some woody herbal/licorice notes.
Dark fruit and toffe in the front for flavour. some nutty chocolate and roasted malt, bit thin towards the end though.
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 0z. bottle. Pours dark brown black with a tight thin creamy looking khaki head that settles to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has some dark pitted fruit and wet cork scents with some fig, raisin and mocha. Taste is more raisin licorice and figs with a strong bitterness and faint bakers chocolate and a little yuk. Palate is medium sticky and meh.
ryanfolty (1910) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 26, 2012 - bottle from Coffee Grounds. Dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Caramel, roasted malt, toffee and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste seemed to be mostly the caramel and dark fruit with a mild alcohol and nutty finish.
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nice Leinenkugel Beer. They should make more of these....Great bubblegum aromas and flavours. Palate is a bit thin...but it’s a nice boozy and sweet beer.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks and smells promising but an odd flavor note keeps this from being a repeater. Never could place what it was but probably the same thing the previous reviewer called metallic.
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep-deep chestnut color bordering on black. Upon pouring there is a thin tan colored foam sitting atop the brew which fades rather rapidly to leave almost no lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of a dark roasted malt aroma and some rather strong boozy aromas of port. Along with these smells are aromas of chocolate, caramel, as well as some dark fruits bringing sweeter notes to the nose and combining with the others to give a nice warming aroma to the brew.
Taste – The taste starts out with some roasted malt flavors as well as quite a bit of a sweeter dark fruit flavor of cherry and raisin. As the flavors advance more sweetness of some plum as well as a red wine like boozy grape flavor come to the tongue. A bit of a cocoa flavor comes more toward the end of the taste, along with an increase in the alcohol flavors due to an oncoming port taste entering the taste. In the end, the combination of sweeter dark fruits and boozy flavors leaves a rather port wine mixed with roasted malt flavor to be left to linger on the tongue; warming the mouth nicely.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew a bit light for Baltic category brew. The carbonation level, on the other hand, is slightly above average. For the style, the opposite characteristics; a lower carbonation and thicker creaminess, may have better suited the style giving all the boozy fruit flavors a chance to soak into the tongue.
Overall –Not a bad Baltic overall. There are lots of port and dark fruit flavors swirling within this one, creating a rather fruity and sweet brew.
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a good malty aroma like I was expecting. No head. No carbonation. Flat gross beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bpreo (1781) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee, chocolate, and fruit. Leinenkugel’s, after nearly 150 years, is finally starting to get creative with their brews. It’s good, but the fruity aftertaste is slightly unappealing.
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark with no head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor matches that. Very nice, thick and full-bodied. Not my favorite Big Eddy, but a solid beer.
zathrus13 (1724) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee.