Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +20.1%
Still on my tireless quest to sample all the Leinenkugel offerings I've missed out on, and after catching their new fall explorer pack - bearing Orange Shandy, Creamy Dark, Oktoberfest, and Honey Weiss (which I, admittedly, need to retry) - I simply couldn't resist picking it up. Next beer reviews will be on Creamy Dark, this particular offering, and Oktoberfest, from my favorite mainstream brewer around. Let's light this one on fire.
Appearance - Ostensibly jet black, but added light reveals a very dark, reddish-amber color. A murky aesthetic, with the creaminess and thickness of a bourbon barrel stout, actually. Incredibly interesting and promising.
Smell - Smells heavier than any of Leinie's other offerings, with the nose detecting toasted malts. Hoping this isn't too bitter.
Taste - There is not a shred of bitterness in the beer, from what I can detect, which is probably due to the beer resembling a bit more of a watery texture. However, that doesn't erect any complaints from me. The beer is wonderfully consistent, heavy, appetizing, and follows the nose with tastes of roasted malts that give off the taste of black coffee. Throw in very light carbonation and you have a winning taste.
Mouthfeel - Pleasant and never too strong. A perfect finish to a fantastic beer.
While I'd never session Creamy Dark, for fear of extensive heaviness making me too full too fast, this beer is exquisite in its presentation and taste. It's almost a lighter, less-flavorful Dragon's Milk, which was another fantastic beer all the more. Giving them the same score because they both had me feeling the same way; warm, fulfilled, and satisfied. Hats off to Leinie's on other great beer.
08-15-2014 21:48:52 | More by SteveJeremy
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.