DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12oz bottle, 2012 edition. This was nice at first, but got really hard to drink as I carried on. Clear dark reddish color. Minimal off-white head. Plum, raisin nose. Dark fruit, light spice, light chocolate aroma. Medium / bigger body. Light carbonation. Kind of creamy. Pretty sweet-tasting. An alcohol taste reveals itself as this warms up, that does’t work well with the brew. I liked the others in the Big Eddy series. This was a disappointment for me blipp (9684) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Light roasted malts, some toffee and chocolate sweetness, toasted grains, and lighter earthy notes. Decent. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Clear and light brown out of the bottle but as it pools its black with a thick brown head. Nose is roasted coffee, almonds, chocolate, grass, cherries. Taste is sweet and slightly tart With the bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp yet soft, fizzy, light to medium body with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chudwick (3360) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12oz bottle - pours dark amber with little beige head and no lacing. Nose is roasted malts, dark fruit, alcohol and caramel. Flavor adds brown sugar. Very malty but not very roasty. Sweet with light bitterness on the back end. Medium to full body. Sticky mouthfeel. Too sweet. Definitely a sipper. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose is toffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toffee, some sherry. Medium mouthfeel.
matthewjk (1127) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Stop the presses because this thing sucks mass! No way to get around it or other forms of harsh objurgation for this titanic f’up of a baltic porter. What da’ shit is this thing? Soy sauce and cola? It’s nothing; it evaporates on the tongue. Leinenkugel, you don’t know how to make finer stuff, so just keep making the mediocre stuff for the masses. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottled. Cola colored beer with no head. Aroma is sticky caramel and raisins, flavor is quite prickly body with more raisin, caramel, thick malt, heavy finish SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma is somewhat fruity and alcoholic, some dark roast. Flavor is bold, malty, spicy, some frioty esters, dark roasted grain with a sharp dark roasted bitter. Heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, a bit confused. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
14 nov 2012, tap. Black. Nose is cocoa, alcohol, burnt toast. Med body and moderately fizzy. Becomes a huge beer once you taste it! Lots of alcohol, bitter dark chocolate, faint raisins, toasted grain, bitter finish. Pretty good. habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Out of bottle. Pours dark, little head. Smell: notes of apricot and fig. Interesting fruit smell. However, very little body. Slippery on tongue, and a lingering fruity aftertaste.