jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Dallas. Pours a deep brownish mahogany. Aroma is smoky and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with roast, smoke, light fruit, spice, meat, and cinnamon. the flavor improves as it warms.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flipdaddy’s, served in a snifter. Little khaki head. Clear darker red / brown color. Nice, rich caramel light smoky scotch aroma. Good, sweet and savory taste. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Decent smokey sweet aftertaste, but kind of syrupy. I’m not a big scotch ale guy so I wouldn’t choose this as a go-to, but I think this is a pretty respectable example of the style.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice big wee scotch and super malt flavors. Lots of fruit, light bready this was a tasty beer.
mar (4579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at big texas beer fest. deep amber with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, rich malts, toffee, and caramel. chewy palate, heavy peat, light fruit, caramel, and a toffee finish.
notalush (4574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pours a dark ruby with a fair tan lace - nose of toffee, moderate melanoidin richness, vanilla bean, bourbon, light smoke - however, there is also a mild acidity that seems off and unintentional - body is fairly creamy - moderate acidity early, tart, almost sour - uncharacteristic of the style, tasting characteristic of an infection - underneath there are rich malts, moderate smoke, plum, raisin - but it’s hard to overlook that initial sourness - disappointing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4442) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting.
Pailhead (4356) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, light-moderate smoke, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark amber that’s transparent when held to the light. It has a 1/2 finger khaki colored head. About a minute later it fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Some minimal wispy lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with molasses, brown sugar, and light caramel. It finishes light-moderately fruity with some hints of chocolate and smoke. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma gave me high expectations, but I thought the flavor that followed was a little bit of a letdown. However, for a style that hadn’t been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that I’ve had in quite a while.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a very small head. Bready aroma with light berries. Strong caramel flavor. Lots of malt and bread. As it warms, a lot of fruit and berry character. Odd for the style, but it works.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impressions of this were pretty solid. A big peaty smoky aroma, looks fine. The initial flavor is pretty malty/Scottish for lack of a better word. However, as I get to the second and third beer I like it less and less. Not too sessionable for sure. The sweetness and peat just don’t mix right for me.
ChainGangGuy (4269) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a dark amber-hued body, fair clarity, and a small, abruptly short-lived, off-white head.
Smell: Darkened, sweetish malts, a bit of honey-scented cereal, finely-ground spice dusted atop, and a fruityish sniff of almost imperceptibly earthy cherrywood-smoked malt, but also some added dark fruits and a little peppery alcohol hint of sweet vermouth. Reminds me of a pipe tobacco I had a couple years prior. Kinda.
Taste: Pale, toasty malts given a crusty sliver of roastiness and coating of sweet, nutty brown sugar. Then, a fairly bright, noted fruitiness from the smoked cherrywood, but also some raisin and baked, spiced apples. Low hint of herbal-toned hops, very low bitterness present. Some rising mouth-throat-belly heat from the alcohol presence. Little hint of Jamaica pepper. Sweetish finish with a bit more fruity, a bit more spice, and, then, a bit more alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not exceptional, but a very decent effort from Leinie.