jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a black color with a tiny white head. The aroma was of chocolate, raisin, cherry and roast. The taste was sweet chocolate, cherry, with tart notes of fig and brown sugar. A very good Imperial Stout.
HuskerTan (688) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Chocolate, coffee, espresso.
A- Dark color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Slightly bitter, medium maltiness, rubbing alcohol.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, long finish.
O- A very strong stout. Not too bitter and strong coffee tones. An unusually good and different offering from Leinenkugel.
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Thick, black, and oily pour produces a restive, chalky grey head. Loud aroma of green apples and honey; youth projects brashly and unavoidably. Venison, barbecue tang, and some pear juice lend further brightness across the top, though the depths of dark malt never really find expression. Flavor brings more aggression in a similar fashioning of vanilla peach and apple tones; these shout gibberish over a mild, muted articulation of smoky chocolate malt. A honey, pinesol and brown sugar glaze on grilled pineapple drives it further into oversugared citrus and overhopped confusion. Dense and oily with commanding presence in the mouth, though loose and certainly underdeveloped. Summarizes itself succinctly in another green apple burst of painful sweetness at the finale. Sugar and youth win out, and given the lack of bottle conditioning and the strange allegiance to the screw top idea, it doesn’t seem to afford itself much of an opportunity to overcome that fault. Thanks for sharing, Ken!
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A big fat sticky impy stout. Brutally ordinary.
How: Bottle 12oz. Sent to my by Tertons, thanks a lot Nelson. Consumed some 6+ months after receiving it
The look: Pitch black body topped by a persistent very small tan head
In long: Big malted nose with hints of tar. Taste of generic black cake (not black chocolate), molasses, a cup of black coffee (not roasted coffee beans), earthy notes, peat, figs. Low-medium roasted sensation, this one is more vinous and sticky than roasted. The alcohol surprisingly very much present and even feels more than the actual 9.5%. Not a bad sipper but this is below average for the style. Overrated. If only I had a nickel for each overrated disappointing imperial stout on ratebeer. Then I would have enough money to buy an overrated disappointing barrel aged imperial stout on ebay.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Black/dark brown, brown edges, no head. Strong herbal/vegetal notes on the aroma, backed up by standard impy stout characters- bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, marshmallow/vanilla. Green notes subside in the flavor, turbinado and dark fruits join the party, green notes come back in the aftertaste. Full/medium body, low carbonation, viscous. Need to rerate.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. I remember really liking this a couple years ago, but was let down this time. Pour is black with a nice looking khaki head. Aroma is sweet with anise being dominant. Bbq sauce flavor with some over roasted coffee, chocolate, and a touch of soy sauce. Nope, not as good as remembered.
cpetrone84 (1602) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a jet black opaque liquid with a rather robust and slightly bubbly dark brown head.
S-the nose has an acrid roast up front, molasses and toffee, a fair bit of slightly sour green apple, with some dark chocolate lightly in the back.
T-lots of roasted malt with a ton of green apple right behind. acrid, burnt coffee with notes of molasses and dark chocolate. Somewhat fruity in the back.
M-medium body and very smooth on the palate, almost creamy. not thin but not thick at all. soft lightly carbonated finish.
D-interesting imperial stout, goes in a slightly different direction. a little sweet in the finish and the green apple is very different.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Look – A black color stout with a small brown head.
2. Sniff – This imperial stout has a somewhat chocolaty nose and with a licorice aroma as well.
3. Sip – This full bodied imperial stout has a warming mouth feel with a big chocolate flavor that has a dry bitter finish.
4. Another Look – This is an average looking imperial stout with a small short lasting head and no lacing.
5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a heavy beer to be enjoyed during the winter months. The alcohol is disguised well. This imperial stout is a bit sticky and thick indeed. I would only recommend this imperial stout to those who enjoy the style and work towards bigger beers –such as Big Eddy.
Jrwhitney6 (348) - - 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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Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, no head. Odd aroma. And by "odd", I mean virtually non-existent. If I concentrate, I get coffee and a little bit of bourbon. Tastes better than it smells, with a nice mix of coffee and woody flavors. Kinda thin bodied, too. Thanks to Schmidtguy for the trade!