TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear cola brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is peat, toffee and faint grape. Silky body with a buzz ending sticky. Taste is quite sweet cherry and grape, peat adds a bitter note with lingering smoke. I got a fortified wine feel from this one.
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4pack from SpeCs .. . Pours a deep ruby .. low head, low lacing .. . dark caramelled fruits, plum, and fruit infused toffee .. . medium mouthfeel, soft .. . medium to medium long finish .. . this is quite a bit better than i thought and even though i love it when american brewers go against style and add smoked malt, this is spot on for style and very tasty!! .. the heat should through a bit, this should age like a champ103 .. . recommended for a nice simple scotch ale quaffer! .. . .
I’m just smoking a fish.
Regular or menthol?
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown color with a very minimal white head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit and sweetness. The flavor pretty well followed the aroma with a little roastiness thrown in. Pretty good!
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid offering although nothing really stood out as exceptional. Dark rusty penny pour with a small eggshell head. Caramel, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar and honey are all there. Tons of malt, not much else. Sticky, sweet, but not at all cloying. Really good considering the style.
JoePeesie (857) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice even brown with a touch of off white head that will not lace at all. nose and taste are of rye-ish hops and malts. I am tossing 2 of these in the cellar. It’s not a great beer (right now) but it I can see what they were driving toward and I think it could be great a little further down the road.
BeerKurve (499) - - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Clear and Dark Crimson color. The taste is quite complex with Peated Scotch, Smoked Oak, Burnt Malts, Figs, Yeasts and Plums; all accompanied by a boozy flavor. I was surprised to find this to be incredibly smokey. It’s light bodied but the carbonation is very strong, to the point where it gets in the way of the flavor. It’s a nice try on Leinie’s part: The flavor is decent and complex but needs some work along with the palate.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest.
The beer pours a medium brown with a tan head. The aroma is very nice and exactly what I want in a wee heavy. I get a lot of dark fruit and some peet malt, as well as some caramel and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. The alcohol and dark fruit notes are dominant, with the caramel and toffee malt and a little bit of smoke hiding in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hevinkopkins (1) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
I appreciate Leinenkugles trying to join the strong beer game, but this beer tastes exactly the way you would expect a Leinenkugles take on a strong style beer to taste; cheap and kinda skunky. A good time to try this beer is when you’re just getting into craft beer and you still think Leinenkugles is quality craft beer. I was expecting more and was thoroughly disappointed.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ BTBF.
Reddish brown pour with some off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke, caramel malt, and some sugary sweetness. Flavors of caramel and bready malts with a smokey finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, light peat, earth, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, molasses, peat, and bread.