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 (4219) - 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.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. This beer pours to a nice wood colored body with a rich creamy off-beige head. The aroma is decent with nuts and maple. The flavor was quite good with a smoky nutty thing and caramel. Drank a pint at bowling and was actually impressed by this brown ale.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a thin head. Odd, roasted aroma. Some malt also spinrgs from the glass. Crisp. Has a slight bite at the end. Some malt. A hint of caramel. And some roasted oats. Not bad. Not great, but not bad.
jerrytimes (9) - Roseville, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours amber in color with a nice head of foam on top that doesn’t last too long. The taste shocked me. It’s got a slight chocolate/carmel taste but the nut flavor is really noticable, in a good way. I’ve never tasted anything like it.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, it was cold and I liked the picture on the cover. The Jewel on Lincoln in the Lincoln Square/North Center area in Chicago has a horrible beer selection. I figured what the hell. Pours a nice copper color with a medium off-white head. Not too bad looking. Sweet caramel nose. Light, almost buttery. Not too bad. Some caramel, chocolate, hop flavor. Has that subtle hint at heavy malt and yeast, but doesn’t really back it up. Very thin palate. Actually, if this thickened up a bit, I could see this being really good. For the price, etc. Not bad, and fairly decent.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the Better Leinenkugels. Great taste, a little chocolatey, not to sweet, and great alcohol content.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with nice foamy head. At first taste, I deteced some coffee and then a chocolaty taste. There was sweetness in the finish - a little too sweet. The aftertaste was something like a rootbeer float. It was different, but not bad. Just a little rich for me.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet with hazelnut, root beer, caramel, toasted malt, and chocolate. The appearance is light brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth with carbonation. Overall it’s not bad but it’s all artificial.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #3200. Dark, clear brown color with no head. Sweet malt, slight chestnut aroma. Maple, chocolate and nutty taste. Thick and slick body. This is surprisingly very good!