wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby cola color with a substantial tan head that diminishes rather quickly to a thin cover. Aroma is roasted malt and dried dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, buttery caramel, molasses and prunes. Some mild tartness at the end. Alcohol well hidden. A little cloying, but well balanced and quite good.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap on 6/23/12. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, spice, and vanilla. Taste is caramel and whiskey with a little bit of hop bitterness.
beerbastard (630) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the type of beer that makes a great Chirstmas / Winter beer. Its a 100 degrees out, but this is stiil a very good beer. Sweet toffee malts with boozy nose. Syrupy mild sweet flavors of molasses, brown sugars, dark fruits, with a presence of alcohol. Not getting the peat. Good smooth full body. Good job Leinenkugel. 2012 limited release.
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer just rubbed me the right way... I’m pretty sure this is as close to perfect as I’ve been in a long time
cbfobes (2095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Oriley & Conways, pours a clear dark brown with a nice red hue in the light and a creamy tan head, the aroma is of heavy malt and caramel with some scotch notes, the flavor has a nice full front end with a ton of caramel and malt and a finish of scotch that is nearly perfect, mouthfeel is crazy smooth and delicious, awesome stuff.
TizzleJizzle (489) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at flying saucer beerfest. Intense aroma of caramel, melted malts. Clear brown color, points were takin off for a head that vanished and no lacing. Amazing taste: caramel, alcohol, bread, hay, wow. Warming on the stomach. Great brew!!
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours deep mahogany with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is big sweet peaty malt, toffee and wood, booze-soaked chocolate cake. Damn...haven’t been loving big beers lately, but I have to admit that smells pretty good. The taste brings it too, the same deep, rich malt flavors exist, with some dark fruit and a bit of smokiness mingling in, especially on the finish. Everything is mixing together well--it’s not disjointed at all. Smooth in flavor and body, it finishes with sweet fruitiness and some cocoa. Holy balls, this is good stuff.
jebert (456) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a smallish tan head. Nose is caramel and molasses. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is chockful of chocolate, molasses, caramel and a hint of smokiness. Finishes creamy and a little dry- leaving a very pleasant aftertaste. An excellent beer, best served alone to really enjoy all the flavors.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a 1/2 inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles. Aroma of sweet fruit, some peat but not much smokyness at all. Maybe a bit of raisin also or dried apples. Color is a very dark crimson brown. Wow, now the smoked malts and peat come out in the flavor. Considerable malt and a bit on the sweet side with more dark fruit and spices (spiced plums). This seems like a cross bread between a dopplebock and a scotch ale. Finishes sweet and oily. A decent scotch ale.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark amber with some red highlights, scant foam with banana, caramel aroma, flavor is pitted fruit, bananas, candy caramel , sweet finish