David46 (10) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I only had a sample at a beer festival a week ago. It was a great surprise because I didn’t know Leinenkugel made stouts. I will have to add to my review when I have a chance to drink one from top to bottom.
Frozer (187) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a big Eddy snifter. Dark oil slick black with thin tan head. Coffee smell. Strong coffee flavor with dry hop flavor in the background.
RobertDale (4088) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. Very good, but not outstanding.
BrewGoblin (534) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty fun, big black’un. Such a dark brown, almost purple, with a huge tawny bonnet. Beautiful, really. Smell is a bit boozy, but in the whiskey, warming way, not astringent. Also lots of dark fruitcake, raisins, smoke, cocoa, a bit of coffee and leather. Tasted the same to me and had a nice boozy, vanilla latte and fruitcake finish. Somewhat syrupy texture but really quite a nice RIS.
brianstelter (2) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
On draft at Bakehouse in Manhattan. Beautiful pour. Gets even better as it warms up.
kerenmk (3071) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black with tan head. A little ink, sweet cherry liquor, dark fruit aroma, sweet, chocolate, a little alcoholic taste. Smooth, non-carbonated, full-bodied finish and a little burnt.
MrJAO773 (10) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma with notes of caramel, bread and chocolate
Very Dark with impressive head that diminishes with first sip
Medium bitters with a burnt salty punch
Full body thick flavor with average carbonation with a bit of an astringent finish
A very hearty beer I would think best with a meal with strong flavors
mbgrayson (603) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with very little head. Aroma of malts and dark fruits. Taste is complex and rich, of licorice and dark coffee. Well blended and drinkable, thumbs up on this one.
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zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige to brown head, aroma of caramel vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, cherry, pleasant, flavor of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, cherry, slightly acidic, medium to full bodied.
Beerathon (1490) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color- black with think brown creamed head. Aroma- booze, bit of coffee. Flavor- warm from alcohol, bitter, dark fruits, hint of chocolate, slick on the tongue. Overall, pretty decent.