alassio (71) - USA - NOV 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What makes this so much fun is how pricklingly zesty it is for a big, dense, multi-layered (flavors changesecond to second - - here a fruit, there a malt, then some roast, then some black liquorice, and then back to fruit again). Itís not a murky mass - -itís a fun beer.
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - DEC 24, 2013
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance - black. No head
Aroma - nothing
Mouth - no carb
Taste - just terrible.
Overall - just not good.
jagad5 (66) - - APR 1, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I canít give anything a perfect score but this was close. Poured from a bottle. So dark I canít see the other side of the glass. Strong enough to help me relax and enjoy my evening.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dense black with tight mocha effervescence calming to a thin blanket. Huge cherry chocolate nose as smoky pungency intensifies in mouth along with array of caramelized dark fruit notes. Smooth mildly boozy body with taut, slight minerality rallying towards finish. By all means nice pour.
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bonus bottle thanks Aaron. Pours jet black with slight light brown head. Smells of chocolate and cherries / plums. Taste of burnt bitter sweet chocolate and cherries and has a nice bittering hops that lingers till your next sip. Overall itís a good brew that tends to taste better the warmer it gets.
nittanyjim (57) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark. Khaki head. Immediate coffee and chocolate taste. 9.5%. From the bottle 2010. Ages well
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ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Milwaukee. This beer pours a thick black fluid. There is little to no carbonation so very little head appears, but what does is a dark tan color. Lacing retreats quickly. The aroma is what a good RIS should be. Fruity, Molasses, yet in a dark way. The nose is very smooth with much sweetness. A quick turn to the back end of the taste and the 9.5% alcohol becomes apparent. The overall mouth feel is somewhat medium. The dominating flavors are dried fruit, molasses, and a burnt quality. Overall, I would say bravo to Leineís for achieving a very solid RIS!
Ryborne (53) - - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suprisingly full bodied stout from lienies, carmel chocolate aftertaste in a lighter stout.
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with minimal tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma consists of dark roasted malts and some dark fruit. Tastes fantastic - dark, roasty malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Slightly bitter, warming, finish. Overall, very enjoyable. I wouldn?t have guessed that Leinies had it in ?em.