pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours jet black w/ thin caramel head, big aroma of dark fruit and molasses, tons of black licorice throughout w/ a creamy bitter roasted finish, a very nice surprise
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle : Pours completely black, with a half finger of brown head, that lasts a few minutes then slowly starts fading, leaving decent lacing. Nose of lots of malt, molasses, some coffee, and a little tiny hint of chocolate. Very thick syrup like feel as it enters the mouth, also very chewy. Taste has a lot of molasses in it, with malt, and a milk chocolate finish and aftertaste. Very full bodied with a smooth mellow feel and taste. Very little bitterness present, as well as very little alcohol. Quite good.
Jrwhitney6 (388) - - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with slight brown head into an oversized wine glass. Had trouble placing the nose - but it finally came to me - smells like a port. Has the burnt malt taste with some coffee and chocolate undertones typical of the style, but I found this slightly under hopped and a little too syrupy (like a port). Ok, but not as good as other imperial stouts.
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crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours, a deep, flat black with a tan, chalky head. The nose was a bit lacking in my opinion, some chocolate and roast, but mostly bitter/smokey, maybe anise as well. The excellent, chalky, burnt malt, chocolate, syrup, and a lot of dark, rich fruit. Interesting combination of flavors. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is big, thick and a soft. Really good beer, and a pretty unique imperial stout.
mrjaxson (381) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 Vintage. A little cherries and a little chocolate swimming in a boozy aroma. Sweetness of the malts dominate from first taste to the finish. Seems lightweight for an imperial stout. Among the best I can recall from Leinieland.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was told and told to get this brew and wow what a let down. Nice deep black pour with frothy brown head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor was alcohol and malt. Nothing impressive about this stout. This one might be better after sitting for a few years, but not now. No thanks.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
first couple sips i could taste rubbing alcohol... that went away. looked like a great beer. big bodied and thick. very roasty. not bad.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Justin. Pours thick black and opaque. Not the kind of nose I was expecting. Lots of liquorice and molasses along with the typical roasted malts. The flavor reflects this with a distinct pungency. Very good and bitter-sweet. The high-alcohol notes are very noticeable. Very good.
joshmcg000 (374) - Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with off white head, aroma is roast and plum fruitiness. Very smooth palate with nicely balanced roasty flavor, little bit of chocolate and above average amount of smokey malt taste.. Very full of flavor but not to bitter, easy to drink...Very surprisingly good stout from a company I thought I heard sold out.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 10, ’12.
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter.
A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes.
A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head.
T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate.
P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A decent RIS, doesn’t compare well to the best, but easily the best beer I’ve had from Leinenkugel.