zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 Not bad for a Miller product. It's the best deal on tap at a local BW3 on Sunday nights. Dark with a bit of bite. Chocolate, coffee, and malted- but not sweet. Not very creamy though. A little wattery.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a good dark brew. It has some kick to it, but I’d prefer Guinness or Murphy’s. Still, not too shabby.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Better than anticipated but, must admit, I went in with very little hope. Nice and dark with quite a thick head. Roasted aroma with a tad of coffee and chocolate. I concur with the majority of the posting that this is way too watery for its appearance. Sort of like watching a muscle bound oaf failing to bench press 100 pounds ... the flavor just doesn’t meet the promise. Still, I have to admit, that this was a decent brew. A dark beer that I could drink more than 2 per drinking session.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK. A bit watery, a bit light on flavor. A good alternative to Beck’s Dark or something else of that caliber.
drywallman (325) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good aroma, smooth malt, and well balanced hops. Easy to drink.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very thick or complex stout but decent enough. A slightly bitter taste.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Miller (!!) Time Pub in Milwaukee. Definitely above average for the brewer; I used to love these American darks/dunkels, whatever the hell they are. Not any more. Body usually seems a bit weak, and they usually don’t seem to know whether to be assertively sweet, grainy, or hoppy. Oh well, this is reasonably good, with a nice color and head, good semi-sweet caramel flavors and a decent amount of hops in the finish. The only beer worth drinking at this crappy pub in the Hilton Hotel.
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best ’Leiny’ I have tried yet. Bit of a chocolately malty flavor slipping through the creamy head makes this a good lower priced ’micro’. Worth a second glance if I get the chance.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, this was a bit fizzy, light, thin and a tad smoky. Pretty good stuff, and it makes me respect the things Leinie Brewery is up to.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as heavy or as tasty as Murphy’s or Guiness, which helps its drinkability. It’s not my favorite, but not my least favorite. Try a pint if you don’t like dark beers, you might get turned on.