nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle pours black brien head. Thick sticky good carb. Tastes smell soy sauce chocolate booze bitter. Very solid beer for price. I think it was 8.99-10 for a four pack. Good stuff price makes it even better. biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle (thanks brewblackhole). Pours a thick & syruppy jet black with a small light brown head. Hearty aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some molasses and coffee. This stuff is thick. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, some fruity sweetness and coffee dominate the flavor. Big flavors. this is a hearty brew. zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
On tap at Stub & Herb’s. Served in a tulip glass. Dark brown (almost black), mostly opaque body with brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee bean, sweet malts, chocolate, and molasses. Smooth, medium to heavy body with flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of bourbon. Decent complexity, with more bourbon-like flavors coming out as the beer warms, along with some dark fruit and vanilla. Finish and aftertaste are predominantly baker’s/dark chocolate along with some coffee tones. BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Had at Oakwood Lounge in Pewamo.....2011 bottle....nice tasting imperial.....chocolate and coffee mixed with dark friuts make this beer bold up front with a well rounded sweetness on the back......alcohol is detected all the way through but not pronounced......overall a good beer, the best I"ve had from Leinenkugels. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pour is a thick black color. Nose is more coffee heavy than anything else. Taste is a bit more complex has some coffee, and bourbon ish notes. Rather thick, just nothing special.
Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
This was a big beer with delicious chocolate tones along with bitter sweetness. I didn’t taste any hops and almost no alcohol burn to finish garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy from Styles, Nice smell of molasses. Taste was sweet with hints of dried fruit. Not over powering but noticible. Alcohol was well hidden. lacing was nice also. Good beer Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Enjoyed post Thanksgiving. Crafted much more in the vein of an Imperial Porter than an Imperial Stout. The hops are rather muted until the finish, with semi-sweet chocolate and cane sugar syrup pronounced. The pour is a thing of beauty, with a luscious brown head and a dark chocolate appearance. Undertones of prune juice and toffee on the palate, with subtle notes of star anise and nutmeg. Rather sweet, but certainly enjoyable. The 9.5 ABV is hardly noticeable. A solid structure and decent complexity to this Imperial Porter. I am missing the hops and the viscosity/mouthfeel of an exceptional Imperial Stout. Thanks to Nathan for transporting this south. kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle. Dark fruits, licorice, molasses, caramel and coffee prevail. Finishes bitter sweet. Nice. badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pours pure black with probably the darkest colored head I’ve seen, brownish red almost. Head retention is amazing and has incredible lacing. Aroma has molasses, licorice, cherries, chocolate, and a little roastiness. Sweet malt and molasses greet my tongue first, yielding a cornucopia of sweet delicious flavors. Many of the things noted in the nose are also present in the taste, but just even more condensed and with some roastiness in the finish; it’s so good! Mouthfeel is super thick, very full bodied with low carbonation; perfect for an imperial stout. Incredible beer, I really hope they continue to make this. Dark Lord, watch out!