Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a unique rust colored 3/4" head. Beer is midnight black. Soft aromas of dark chocolate. Flavour is initially of dark chocolate but then has a bright fruity finish. Soft, silky palate. Great aftertaste of dark chocolate. Really good!
BrownALEx (226) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Oakwood Lounge in Pewamo.....2011 bottle....nice tasting imperial.....chocolate and coffee mixed with dark friuts make this beer bold up front with a well rounded sweetness on the back......alcohol is detected all the way through but not pronounced......overall a good beer, the best I"ve had from Leinenkugels.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, fruit, malts. Taste is chocolate, stone fruit, sweet malts light bitterness, dry finish
HIGHB4LL (223) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 On tap at Old Chicago in Old Town. Appearance:1.5 fingers copper-brown head, deep brown to black color, clear, great lacing. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, molasses. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: heavy sweetness, but not in an unbalanced way. Overall, very surprised with this beer, very much enjoyed it. Would have again.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice to see a big brewer make such a great beer. Poured a dark, deep blackish brown with good lacing on top. Smells of coffee and burnt malt with bakers chocolate accents. Taste obvious of high alch. content.but balanced against a syrupy sweetness toast malt and roast coffee beans and lite chocolates. Surprised at how noticeable the abv was, could stand to some aging..
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Dark black pour with little head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, but much fuller. Flavor lingers. Incredibly smooth, malty mouthfeel.
gmb5127 (219) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to whoever brought this to the Tampa tasting. Standard RIS flavors take the stage here, the chocolate isn’t overly bitter. Very well balanced, get some.
PhilJackson80 (215) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Bottle. The beer pours to a black color with a medium tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted scents to it. The taste is slightly sweet upfront with a clean dry finish. The beer has a nice malt balance & is very smooth for 9.5 ABV. Overall a very good stout.
OPIE788 (213) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Bitter malt and chocolate aromas. Big bitter chocolate and sweet coffee flavors. Better than I expected.