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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.94%
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Creamy Dark is aged slowly for a deep, dark color; velvety flavor; and a smooth finish.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2002
Lightly roasty-toasty aroma. Clear dark brown color, almost mahogany. Head and carbonation are average/appropriate for the style. Maltiness and bready flavors make up most of the profile, with a slight amount of sweetness and some lighter hop flavors towards the finish. Light bodied, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not impressive by any means, but a decent enough dunkel. Iíd drink it again. It is very easy to drink, no doubt.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Watery. Subtle roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate. Tasted following a Sprecher Black Bavarian, which may have contributed to the wateryness and initial lack of flavor. At $9 a twelver, Iíll buy this again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Thin and doesnít deliver a lot of flavor. Looks good though. Iím a fan of the Leinieís line, with this probably being my least favorite of the bunch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Kind of watery with a very nice roasted malt flavor. Looks excellent, as I couldnít see through it at all. The flavor is a little light, but I tend to expect that from Leininkugelís.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Faint, roasted malt aroma. Light tan, frothy head with decent retention. Roasted malt flavor; alcohol is unobtrusive to unnoticeable. ABV must be on the low side. Very drinkable beer, although could be a little more flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
Had this on tap with dinner this evening. Not very full bodied, but I think looking at it (VERY dark) you expect porter or stout body - no, itís lager, all right. A bit sweet, of course, but nicely balanced by a steady undertone of bitterness (nice job, brewmaster!) Not al all complex, though - a good, basic dark beer, nothing more. The Leinenkugel family resembalnce is there (a compliment). Worth a try, and very good with food.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
The ratings seem a touch high for this one - to me itís too confused and muddy to be a truly pleasant dark beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Not much going on in the nose and a bit weak in the final analysis - the flavours are great but itís like they are being held back, never really allowed to get going to complicate the smooth texture. What are those flavours? Well a good deal of sweetish malt that tosses between caramel and chocolate, with some toasted, smokier edges.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2002
I enjoyed this crisp, slightly bitter beer on tap. iíd like to try it again

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2002
drag to discover that this is a phillip morris corporate blood sucker product. like finding out your gentle uncle ned steps on bunnies. but hey, itís still beer, aye? and beer is good. this one is bottle brown with a glint of orange. iím tasting this beside a warsteiner dunkel--not an enthralling taste test perhaps, but okay for a monday nightís constrained mini- bacchanalia . leiny has a better head and a smoother palate, caramel and sweet. a little cardboard in the aroma versus the warsteinerís walnut and alcohol notes, but very close. (just donít tell me warsteiner is owned by union carbide!)


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