fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Miketd! Bottle pours pitch black with a chocolate looking head. Has wonderful smells of chocolate, caramel, and sweet molasses. Has a medium to heavy mouthfeel. Tastes like I’m chewing on roasted caramel, chocolate, dark malts, and some sweet molasses on the finish. Overall this is big, bold brew that I really like.
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 on tap in Appleton. Very smoky nose with some malt. Definite malt and smoke taste but it is more balanced than some smoky beers. I was told this was a fairly fresh batch and would love to try some that has been aged. Good would buy again
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark viscous pour with a beautiful mocha head that fades quickly. Mocha, molasses in the nose. Same flavors, with good bittering to balance the huge malt bill. Some alcohol bite in the aftertaste. Big beer!
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin head with good retention and a wonderful aroma, with notes of alcohol and cherimoya. Yum yum, tastes like mincemeat in a glass, fruity and sweet. Nice bitter hops in the finish, more cherimoya, nice and resinous. Thick, syrupy body with good carbonation. There is so much beer in this beer! Thanks to Ughsmash for the secret Santa gift!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with no head. Roasty caramel malty aroma. Molasses bittersweet chocolate notes. Malty coffee like roasty notes. Sweet tasting. Finish is sweet. Medium bodied. Ok.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a big bubbled, dark brown head that collapses pretty quick. Flavor is burnt anise are roasted malts, burnt actually. Nice hop bitterness is similar to strong, low grade espresso. As excited as I was to try this, very over rated.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this from the Northside Crew -
Even in sunlight the body looked black. The head was a dense, pillowy brown. It had an aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, crushed nuts (Ow!), dark caramel, and amaretto. Thick mouthfeel. The flavor added elements of smoke and molasses to what had already been gathered from the aroma. Throught the drinking, the strong ABV remained well hidden. Quite nice.
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gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Ughsmash. Pours pitch black, with a huge, dark caramel colored fluffy, marshmallow-like head. Very prominent and thick lacing. Looks mouth-watering. Aroma has a giant wave of roasted chocolate, with caramel and molasses oozing afterwards. A trace of vanilla tops things off. Flavors are very rich. Smooth malty character. Overflowing and drippy chocolateness. Roasted qualities finish each sip. Caramel, licorice, brown sugar....complex and delicious. Full-bodied and very soft and extremely drinkable. Velvety tender mouthfeel.
BuckeyeSammy (555) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Finally found this beer. I had been anxious to get my hands on it.. sampled a 12 ouncer at dark Lord day 2008 at FFF. Great beer, a little thin.. Dark beer, brown head. Coffee mocha present. shocked that this is a Lieny. Hats off to the brewers for taking steps to make a serious beer.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ughsmash and Schroppfy, who each gave me a bottle. Pours deep brown with a small head. Aroma is tons of dark roasted malt with a lot of coffee, liquorice and dark fruit. Just a bit of (citrus) hops for balance. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, even as it warms. Heavy body and oily texture. Bitter finish.Hats off to Leinenkugel (and even Miller) for their efforts with this ’no apologies’ microbrew.