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RATINGS: 810   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 Leinenkugelís 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (431) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 On tap at Old Chicago in Old Town. Appearance:1.5 fingers copper-brown head, deep brown to black color, clear, great lacing. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, molasses. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: heavy sweetness, but not in an unbalanced way. Overall, very surprised with this beer, very much enjoyed it. Would have again.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
justone7 (4) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Nice black color, good head and lacing lasting several minutes, not much on the nose, taste very complex, sweet up front holding on for quite a while, then a quick bitter finish. Really liked it in the mouth!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (447) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Noir avec un énorme collet moka. Nez: très chocolaté. Semble sucré. Truffe. Grain torréfié. Fruit séché (datte, raisin). Gâteau/biscuit. Je salive! Bouche: respectueuse du nez. Riche et onctueuse. Très chocolaté. Bonne amertume. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Fruit séché. Bonne présence des malts torréfié. Sucré. Truffe au chocolat. Finale caramel avec l'amertume d'un bon café espresso. J'aime beaucoup!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is black with a chocolate ice cream head and very good lacing. The head retention in this is about 4 minutes. Smell is dark roast with a big smoke note with bakers chocolate and a bit of coffee. A touch of booze on the nose. Taste is rich, dark, very smokey and chocolatey. Bittering hop note at the end with a touch of coffee. Much like a smoked porter except bigger, more viscous and complex. Almost like a BBQ stout, very different and very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iStout (11) - - FEB 3, 2014
Good quality dry Imperial Stout !--- Has more hops than my favorite Imperial Stouts like Founders Imperial, AleSmith Speedway, Thirsty Dodís Siberian Night or Bellís Expedition, On tap at Legends Spors Bar in Green, Ohio...

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This beer was really good for being a commercial off the shelf beer it was smooth and definitely strong. I would recommend this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malt, and booze. Taste is much the same. Sweet caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and some warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (69) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Thankfully, I got this in a mixed 6 pack as a "sure get that one too" and didn't look at the label closely until after tasting it. I didn't realize it was a Leinenkugel until I took a second look. What a great surprise, how it was really good. I would have lowered my expectations and talked myself into a lesser experience. I will buy this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (315) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
From 12oz bottle to glass. Pours a viscous, rich licorice color with a creamy tan head. Fine-bubbled lacing. Aroma is sweet roasted malts and earthiness. Notes of coffee and licorice. Initial taste is firewood and burnt and smoked grains and a rich malty licorice sweetness. Complex flavors abound more subtly - coffee again, and some dark chocolate. A sense of oatmeal as well. Quite a bit of bitterness on the backend and it merges with a burnt licorice flavor in the aftertaste before leaving a residue of booze. This is a distinctive and crafty Russian Imp. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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