wxman (1340) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark cola color with a respectable khaki head that diminishes rather quickly to a thin coating at the surface. Aroma is roasted malt, chestnuts and bakerís vanilla. Vanilla comes through in the taste as well, along with buttery biscuits, sweet roasted malt and some coffee and cocoa. Texture is thinner than a porter should be and of course the head disappeared, but these are only asthetics. The taste is pretty decent and enjoyable.
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours our brownish color with off white head that doesnt last long...you get a little bit of malt and sweet on the aroma. the flavor is dominated by imitation vanilla. tis a thin bodies porter very sweet and vanilla...its ok but...
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Vanilla and alcohol in the aroma with touches of chocolate and roast. Roast and chocolate hits strong with lingering sweet vanilla. Good flavors, but lacking body and depth.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nearly black colored body with a very thin light tan head. A leathery nose of cherries and vanilla. There is also coffee to complement with some roast. A thin and highly carbonated body has a slick smooth feeling in the mouth. This tastes of vanilla noted medium roast coffee. There is also some bit of milk chocolate. Actually, this is nicely done with some subtle vanilla. Better than expected.
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím a hit or miss fan of the Lienenkugel brand, but I have to say this one caught me a bit off guard.
Aroma - pretty good aroma. Notes of vanilla and coffee blended with some real porter roastiness.
Appearance - Dark translucent brown with a quickly dissipating white head. Thin lace around the edge.
Taste - The taste is pretty stinkin good. The vanilla is layer in nicely with the coffee and roasted flavors. Sweet but not too sweet. Has a touch of acidity on the end but just enough to be appropriate for the style. Itís by no means a rich porter but still a very nice representation of the style.
Palate - Somewhere between medium and thin. Itís honestly thicker than I thought it would be. Sits heavy enough on your tongue to not feel too watery. Satisfactory for a porter and nothing more.
Overall - Iím paying a little over $7 a sixer where I live for this and honestly for your dollar you couldnít do much better. Itís a very middle of the road porter. Iíd recommend this to anyone who is buying on a budget.
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small beige head. Artificial vanilla aroma. A hint of roast and chocolate. Pretty thin on the palate. Just okay, but drinkable.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, chocolate, vanilla, all together in a rich aroma, brown, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, sweet aftertaste on lips of vanilla, not too filling, enjoyable
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark red to black with a small light tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is roasted malts, maybe some vanilla, subdued. The taste is much better, in your face vanilla, creamy, smooth, very smooth, there is a very roasted quality to the malt, it is a porter after all. Body is medium to almost light, carbonation is medium high. Overall I was hoping it would be good, and it is, but a little basic.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark clear brown with a tight khaki head that settles to a wispy film and soapy collar. Aroma is big sweet vanilla and roasted malt, but the vanilla is very strong and artificial. Taste is pretty much the same as the scent, but with even more vanilla sweetness and syrup. The malt is present and there is some nuttiness as well. Palate medium slick and sticky dry. I really donít mind this, but the vanilla is a bit over the top.
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, dark, and delicious. Leinenkugelís does the dark stuff the best. Itís complex, lots of flavor crystals. The vanilla comes through, but not overwhelming - it layers well on top of the traditional porter. Full-bodied, kind of heavy, but I think itís awesome.