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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout was brewed at Leinenkugel’s tiny 10th street brewery in Milwaukee. This brew boasts a selection of 11 malts and grains balanced by three different and distinct hops. Dark and complex, with chocolate tones and notes of dark fruits, it is daring yet delicious. Travels well. Ages well.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours thick black, so thick, there were no hues or tints otherwise. Just straight dark black. Head is dark tan and somewhat pillowy. Smells of mocha, cigar smoke, and burnt coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, two-day old burnt coffee, cigarette ash, and fruity sweet malt. The aftertaste is sweet, lingering, and rich. Tons of flavor. Very rich beer. Awesome job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (156) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice, sweet malt aroma. Nice head, with small bubbles. Big taste, licorice, malt, and a little but sweet. Full bodied. Very nice RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This was a pretty solid imperial stout. Big flavors, nice color and head. A bit too much on the sweet side for my changing palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (405) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2014 dated bottle...pour is deep black...minimal lacing ..nose is huge chocolate and molasses with a slight smoke twist...berries are light....very smooth mouth..almost creamy...again i taste dark berries and light milky chocolate....actually a pretty solid beer...good show leinis...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (213) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Big aroma of roasted malts. Taste is nicely sweet, not too much, with a good hoppiness in there for balance. Delicious and worth drinking again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2150) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Goetz at our BOSS barrel emptying party. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lots of coffee. Lots of dark fruits also. Really nice. Flavor follows with dark chocolate malt bs coffee. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (565) - - NOV 28, 2014
12 oz bottle is marked 2012 vintage. Pours an oily black with light barely passing as a maroon hue. Aroma is dark fruit and wet tobacco leaves with the usual coffee and chocolate aspects. Flavor is rich and complex: baker’s chocolate, coffee and fudge with dark cherries and slight spice complexity. Full bodied, moderate carbonation and bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3276) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). 2012 vintage. Pitch black with a medium fully lasting brown head and some lacing. Aoma is of liquorice, raisins, figs, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is also of liquorice (cloying), moderate sweetness, raisins, chocolate, roasted malt and light bitterness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Lingering liquorice finish. Lack of balance. Too much liquorice presence. Not easily drinkable, even for an RIS. I wasn’t able to get to half of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter glass. This is an aged 2011 vintage drank late September 2014. Poured very dark, opaque with dark tan two-finger head. Nice lacing. With 11 malts, there is a lot of raisin, fig smell along with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste brought out the sugars from the malts. Rather heavy; a nice example of an Imperial Stout. Although there are three different hops used, they just balance out the sugars that would have stayed. A long lasting taste that has the astringent tastes of alcohol. Keeps you warm. Not a bad tasting Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. It is not smokey and not bitter very alcohol tasty kind of sour. She gives a 3.3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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