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RATINGS: 800   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2010 bottle thanks Ryan. Rich black pour creamy tan head. Big fat stout aromas. Dark malt, more European with char and smoke. Barely any sweetness not sure if that is due to its age or it is just a more traditional Russian imperial. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
thisisontap (5) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
Decent nose, smells sweet of fruit and malt. Thick brown head on top, dark color with almost a hint of purple. Sweet fruity taste at first, coffee and chocolate flavors on the back end, comes back over your palate and just destroys it with an overwhelming burned/charred flavor. Like taking a shot of liquid smoke. Mouth feel was thick but almost grainy. Good idea, poor execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (123) - 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (141) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle for 2.79. Pours black with a brown head. Looks nice. Aroma is slight coffee with some chocolate and roasty flavors too. Taste is more fruity, raisin and sweet with a little bit of the chocolate and bitter flavor coming through on the end. Body is a little thicker with an oily texture. This is a pretty decent RIS. Not amazing but definitely way better than the other beers Leinenkugel produces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors (Brandon, FL)
Appearance - Oily body, tan head, soapy lacing
Aroma - Milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, orange peel
Taste - Caramel chocolate mocha, dank hops, dark chocolate and coffee finish

After tasting this bold, delicious stout, I’ve learned to appreciate Leinenkugel a little more. This is a back-to-basic, malty-as-hell stout that should get your juices flowing. Cheers!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Nice job. The use of different malts give this a nice complex taste and nose. mouth feel was very good on this one

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Biggar2000 (18) - - DEC 13, 2013
I don’t prefer this type of beer, but for the dark stout beer it is pretty good. For those who like this type I would definitely recommend trying it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft, pours a thick motor oil black. Taste of black licorice, dark chocolate, dark fruit, a bit burnt/charred. Pretty good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (254) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 oz. Bottle. The beer pours to a black color with a medium tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted scents to it. The taste is slightly sweet upfront with a clean dry finish. The beer has a nice malt balance & is very smooth for 9.5 ABV. Overall a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Dark brown pour with medium tan head. Aroma is sweet ra. Taste is sweet raisin and cocoa. Creamy mouth feel. Like this beer.

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