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RATINGS: 829   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
355 mL bottle. Dark, dark brown, with a small brown head. Has some red wine in the aroma, which is interesting, and not as much of the traditional chocolate and coffee. There is enough roast to let you know that this is a stout, though. The flavour is more traditional, with lots of roast joined by some cappuccino. Solid, but not spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (114) - - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle, Japan. Pours a dark black, with a strong brown halo and a small dark cream head. Powerful toasty malt aroma with hops and a lot of alcohol coming through. Thereís a lot going on in this one. Not a big fan of this premium beer. Reasonably drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (452) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 13, 2014
Black with a creamy tan head. Bready aroma. Bark like flavor with chocolate and coffee...Folgers coffee, nothing high end. One of my least favorite Imperial Stouts...still not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pretty decent RIS. Found this 4pack of 2012 bottles and canít say that I am disappointed. It is a bit boozy, but I was expecting that. It is smooth and tasty. I am glad I have three more left.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (334) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Solid Imperial Stout. Drank on tap at a bowling alley in Green Bay. Was easily there best beer on tap. Had huge notes of chocolate, malt, leather, maybe even a little tobacco flavor. I enjoyed way too many glasses of this stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1978) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
A black body with a brown head. A nice roasted malt presence upfront Leather, molasses, and chocolate malts rounded out the aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet. There was nice chocolate flavors along with some molasses notes. A slight oak character and the alcohol was a nice warming presence. Nice mouth feel. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
This shitís serious, like krokodil serious. Though my flesh does not resemble melting mozzarella and my life expectancy canít be measured with an egg timer. Big Eddy is a monster of a beer. I was surprised to see that itís the offspring of Leinenkugel. I am very well aware of the name Leinenkugel. This past summer I ordered and sold well over 500 cases of their Summer Shandy, by far the most successful seasonal beer out there, Sam Adams and the rest be damned. I would have sold a few hundred more cases if the supplies didnít dry up. My last order was for 100 cases and the best they could scrape up was 25, just about two daysí worth. Hell, I half expected Jacob Leinenkugel himself to swing buy and offer me a seafood medley at Arbies or at the very least a Summer Shandy polo and commemorative pin. No dice. But I did go home with a four pack of Big Eddy Imperial Stout. To put it into perspective, I have seen Big Eddy used to clean wounds and treat town water supplies. Eddy pours inky black with a dark brown mocha head that dissipates fast. Aroma is of dark rich chocolate and burnt coffee. The taste is very rich. Heavy on the coffee and chocolate aspects which are the salient features of a lot of Russian Imperial Stouts. This is a sipping brew for sure, good over balance of flavors. Drink this beer on a cold winter night when you have absolutely nothing going on the next day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Well made, faultless english style IRS. No pointy edges ,very smooth. All the classic flavours. Perhaps not as vibrant as the classics, but a well presented package.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head that left soapy lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and had some notes of fruit. Flavor was lightly sweet and bitter with dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a touch of toffee. Full bodied soft carbonation creamy texture. Excellent impy stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (638) - 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.


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