biermensch (64) - USA - AUG 10, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not what I expected from Leinenkugel, a fairly decent dark that is, indeed, "creamy". Thiswould be a dark for people who don't like dark beer, not a real "dunkel" but a variation that has mass market appeal. I would not go out of my way to drink this beer.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown color, tan head around the edges. Very faint roasty nose. Rather light on the palate with a smokey taste.
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. After reading the posts on rating from notes, I'm trying to rate this trip to the "Leinie's Tackle Box" live on the computer.
A nice beery malty odor rises when I pop the crown, but a closer whiff gave me a touch of adjunct? Pours nice and ruby dark, with a spongy head that fades quickly, some lacing. Taste is nice and "clean," but a little hop bitterness lingers. Good roast malt, almost a stoutish tone to it. Touch of lager yeast bite in there, too. Certainly a good, drinkable beer. Wonder if the difference between this and say, the Berry Weiss is that this may be made only at the Chippewa Falls plant and not meg-produced to support Miller's big avertising pushes? Guess I should have stopped at the Leinie Lodge on my trip to Minneapolis last weekend after all.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 I'm not a bitter beer drinker but I really like the flavor of Creamy Dark. It grows on you. Better in my opinion with a meal than a stand alone after hours drinker. Nice chocolate hint in there also.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes, it looks creamy and dark - great head, good lacing. Front is thinner and a little sour, finish is thicker and roasted malts along with some hop.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color was a nice off black, brown with some off-white head, no lace. Smell is a malty caramel roast with some vanilla notes. Taste is a balance of sweet chocolatey malt and roasted malt with little hop presence. The body is to thin and light and could be more flavored. Its smooth and light, somewhat creamy I guess, nothing stood out for me. Very clean, light, and roastly sweet. Not bad.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2004 This is REAL beer, here; a tartish, mellow, carmelly lager that looks great (aroma is a little underpowered) - mass market? Not for my taste - I could drink this regularly - holds up well until the end but the sugars separate out a bit. A little too tart and sharp.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm gonna have to disagree with this beer's average rating. I enjoyed it very much and found it to be a good lager. I would drink again if I can find it. Great beer!
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - This beer is mediocre. The color is nice, but the beer is thin lacking a full bodied flavor that I expect given the color of the beer.
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAY 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this on draft today. No head and low on carbonation. Dark black coffee color. It is smooth but nothing in it gives it real character.