boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured deep ruby/brown with a thin, light brown head that diminished immediately. Aroma of brown sugar and was over bearing with malt. Very off balanced brew that was very sweet and sugary like baked goods but needed some more bitterness to remain interesting.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Nice solid brown color. Sweet aroma of hazelnut. Flavor was definitely sweet malts, hazlenut, a nice roasted flavor, and vanilla. This was very tasty I thought.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours solid brown with a thick, foam, tan head. Smells carmely, toffee, maple, nutty. Tastes sweet, with a carnival of flavors. Maple is the primaryflavor with some toffee, roasted nuts, vanilla, butter, and carmel. Tastes like dessert from the state fair, or butter pecan waffles. One of the most unusual beers I ever had, but definately an excellent brew.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap & Bottle) I have tried this on tap and in the bottle, and I find that the draft is so much better than the bottle. Pours a even brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was very similar to hot chocolate. Dry cocoa and vanilla nut in the aroma as well. Taste is slightly more muted than the aroma, and consists of caramel malts, molasses and lingering sweet vanilla. Palate could be a bit better. All in all, I think a lot of people will enjoy this new offering from Leinies.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from shigadeyo.
Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.
Moderate caramel nutty malt aroma.
Medium body with a smooth texture.
Medium sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Nice soft beer.
vikingguy (804) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber-brown color with an off-white quick diminishing head. Aroma is toffe coated almonds and maple syrup. Flavor is slightly disappointing. Thin mouthfeel and artificial maple syrup taste. I was really looking forward to this one as I really love most Leinie’s beer, but this was sub-par.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, clear brown body with a fairly thick white head. Powdered chocolate and nutty aroma, very nice. Medium mouthfeel. Silky, soft, and smooth on the palate. The flavor, much like the aroma, is quite good. Sweet chocolate malt up front leads to just a touch of nutty hops at the end. Well balanced. Quite possibly Leinie’s best.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color with an amber hue and a very thin white head. Nutty, maple aroma with a strong maple taste and a caramel malt presence. Kind of unique but a little too much maple.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. has a chocolate, smoky aroma. pours a golden brown with a thin tan head. has a rich chocolate, toffee flavor with a carmel finish. very good.
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium brown color. Clear with plenty of carbonation. Tan one finger head with nice retention. Aroma is somewhat muddled but offers musty malt with some nut. Flavor is chocolate, nut, and vanilla. Tastes like an ice cream concoction. The flavor is all about nuts but the roasted variety. The beer warmed nicely and the nuts were actually enhanced. The nuts give it a very unique flavor and it is kind of fun to sample.