HenryXXX (238) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a black with a beige head. The nose is warm spices, cake, raisin and date. The pallet is raisin, bitter chocolate and finishes with a balanced bitter hop. Seems like it could age very well.
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An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it. wrlangin (230) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Good, enjoyable RIS. Nothing too unique or standout, but a traditional RIS executed very well.
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12 oz. bottle. Pours a unique rust colored 3/4" head. Beer is midnight black. Soft aromas of dark chocolate. Flavour is initially of dark chocolate but then has a bright fruity finish. Soft, silky palate. Great aftertaste of dark chocolate. Really good! thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, fruit, malts. Taste is chocolate, stone fruit, sweet malts light bitterness, dry finish
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 8, 2010
Nice to see a big brewer make such a great beer. Poured a dark, deep blackish brown with good lacing on top. Smells of coffee and burnt malt with bakers chocolate accents. Taste obvious of high alch. content.but balanced against a syrupy sweetness toast malt and roast coffee beans and lite chocolates. Surprised at how noticeable the abv was, could stand to some aging.. moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Dark black pour with little head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, but much fuller. Flavor lingers. Incredibly smooth, malty mouthfeel. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Many thanks to whoever brought this to the Tampa tasting. Standard RIS flavors take the stage here, the chocolate isn’t overly bitter. Very well balanced, get some. slimspady (218) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Beer 9 of the 2014 beer exchange. Black pour. Little head. Coffee, roasted malts, complex and balanced. Very good. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
I csn’t believe this is Leinenkugels. This is a very tasty, true to style. imerial stout. Big sweet aroma, nice think mouthfeel, sweet and chocolaty, roasty, and subtley smoky. Very nice and extremely drinkable. Way to go Leine’s thia is probably the best macro-micro attempt to date.