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
Steve_0 (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dans, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Poured a dark, opaque brown, with a khaki head. Aroma is tobacco, molasses, some vanilla, roasted malt, and some cocoa. Taste is chocolate, coffee, tobacco, and molasses. Mouth coating and sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial stout, but it didnít blow me away.
obguthr (4216) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roasted malt nose. Black, medium tan head. Sweet coffee and bark flavor. Good. I always knew Leinenkugel was capable of making good beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a medium sized dark brown head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was port wine, anise, cocoa and marshmallow. The flavor was port wine, vanilla, marshmallow, cherry cola and hints of smoke and wood. The finish was long with port wine, cherry cola and smoke lingering. Moderately full and creamy body. Solid.
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is dark brown, near black, with a half inch of beige head that coats the snifter in lacing. Very presentable.
The aroma offers dark roast, chocolate. Hints of coffee, but the aroma is dominated by dark chocolate and charred roasted malt.
The flavor follows suit. Straightforward for the style. Simple and well executed. Lingering chocolate and roast flavors with a slight bitterness in the finish. A bit dry in the back as well. Surprisingly good, Iíll admit this is much better than I anticipated. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-20-2012
puboflyons (2300) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 32513-B21010824. It pours a dark charcoal to black. The head is a silky beige but it eventually settles to just a ring. The aroma is of dark malts, coffee, and dark fruit such as plum. The body is creamy and bold. The taste has a kind of roastiness to it with plenty of dark malts and a lingering moderate finish. Very good.
DialSquare (3087) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle from the Andersons in Sylvania. Black pour with a 1/2 inch tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is big roasty chocolate malts. Tastes are coffee, caramel, smokey, sugary dark fruit. Astringent dry finish. Covers the alcohol well.
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.
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with minimal brown head. Smells of coffee, chocolate. Taste is pretty similar, very sweet, not a lot of bitterness in it. Smooth, easy to drink.
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head and sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and roasty, of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, dried fruits, and wood notes with a dry, lingering finish.