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
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..
Chalumeaux (222) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is deep black with a thin tan head. Aromas of malt alcohol chocolate and licorice. Taste is very smooth full of deep roasty malts caramel and chocolate.
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.
Steverus0 (218) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty and robust, with roasted coffee and caramel.
This stout is plenty to write home about with a mild carbonation and plenty of hops playing a fine background.
This brew only wants a bit better grain balance and slightly smoother mouthfeel, but it doesn't stop Eddy from brig a wonderful addition to the party.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 isnít overly bitter. Very well balanced, get some.
slimspady (214) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer 9 of the 2014 beer exchange. Black pour. Little head. Coffee, roasted malts, complex and balanced. Very good.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I csnít believe this is Leinenkugels. This is a very tasty, true to style. imerial stout. Big sweet aroma, nice think mouthfeel, sweet and chocolaty, roasty, and subtley smoky. Very nice and extremely drinkable. Way to go Leineís thia is probably the best macro-micro attempt to date.
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Old Chicago, black as sin and a quick dark tan head; aroma of earthy coffee and dark chocolate; lots of coffee up front with a little caramelized malt; little hoppy on the aftertaste; easy going carbonation but a little less body than I would like. Not bad at all but the aftertaste and body keep it from being amazing.
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Oily wet pout, dark black, with a nice brown head. VERY fruity smell for a stout! Sweet wheat scent also noted. Almost a juice inital taste, plum, berries or figs as others have noted. Raisens also, all the fruity flavors out shine the basic stouts roasty, coffee, or milky chocolate tastes. Creamy berry aftertaste with a touch of roastiness. This is a unique Imperial Stout in my short experiance. Different, but great, stands out, but in a good way!