oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Aroma: dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel.
Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, light raisin.
Palate: carbonation. Nice medium feel. Slight alcohol burn at back kid throat.
Overall: good imperial stout, just wish there was a little bit more for the price.
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2009 Batch bottle? from Brigadier, Thanks Nathan. Tons of dark fruits and raisin type notes abound here, not bad at all.. not quite enough carbonation to me as this is pretty flat. still hissed when opened though. scones (8) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Bought a four pack of the 2011 vintage yesterday. Glad to say a year calmed it down quite a bit; when i first tried it i found it far too harsh, but now its much smoother. It pours almost black, with a thin mocha head. Nose and taste are reminiscent of burnt caramel, sweet and roasted. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Alcohol isnít too strong. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pretty nice IS here. Everything is subtle and reserved but still smooth. Chocolate, coffee, and roast take a back seat to the dark fruits. Tons of cherry, plum, and rasin in here which is interesting but not my favorite characteristic. Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tasty and robust, with roasted coffee and caramel.
This stout is plenty to write home about with a mild carbonation and plenty of hops playing a fine background.
This brew only wants a bit better grain balance and slightly smoother mouthfeel, but it doesn't stop Eddy from brig a wonderful addition to the party.
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OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz served in a 22 oz snifter
A - Pours inky black with an espresso head.
S - Chocolate, charred black malts, peat moss, black coffee, alcohol. Itís sour, astringent and sweet all at the same time. Very rugged and edgy aroma.
T - Charred malts, over roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, earthy pine hops, licorice, hints of dark berry fruit, lots of tangy yeast, pretty sweet. Finishes roasty, bitter and dry.
M - Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, sharp and smooth at times.
Pretty rugged stout here. Very earthy and roasty but it has to be to stay ahead of the sweetness, which it does. I could sip on this by a campfire all night long.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, í12.
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter.
A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes.
A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head.
T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate.
P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A decent RIS, doesnít compare well to the best, but easily the best beer Iíve had from Leinenkugel. nittanyjim (113) - - NOV 29, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid. v8powered (157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging.
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An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it.