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RATINGS: 828   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
[Bottle] Pours charcoal black with a decent sized tan head. Huge aroma of bittersweet chocolate, some bourbon in there, and sweet dark fruits. Medium body with moderate sweetness. Lots of roasted barley and alcohol in the flavor along with dark chocolate and candi sugar. A dryish finish tops off this masterfully done beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle from ebay, sampled with Stegosaurus. This reminded me of a milk stout but had some great features. It was smooth, chocolate, milky and balanced. A good brew all around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2008
supplied by ilanman. pours a very dark thickness with lasting head. scent is of strong roast and coffee. taste is kind of sweet with hints of malts and barley. I would deffinitely purchase this beer if i could find it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2008
On tap at Club Tavern in Menasha, WI. Pour was engine oil black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark burnt grains and oats. Flavor is amazingly blended and full bodied. Very good brew. Would buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours black with brown foam that has limited retention but creates some lacing as the beer goes away. Aroma of caramelized sugar, alcohol, and hints of chocolate, soy, and spice. Maybe dried fruit. Flavor has noticeable hop and resinous alcohol character. Mince meat pie! Body is creamy without too much carbonation. Not flat, not astringent. Overall a very fine offering--boozy and hard-hitting but complex and balanced all at once.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Pours, a deep, flat black with a tan, chalky head. The nose was a bit lacking in my opinion, some chocolate and roast, but mostly bitter/smokey, maybe anise as well. The excellent, chalky, burnt malt, chocolate, syrup, and a lot of dark, rich fruit. Interesting combination of flavors. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is big, thick and a soft. Really good beer, and a pretty unique imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a flat black body with a nice one finger chocolate brown head that faded to a thin film. Nice rich nose with heavy roast, chocolate, molasses, anise, almost a touch of smoke even. The flavor is a little too sweet for my tastes for the style. There’s a good bit of almost a syrupy molasses flavor that makes it seem like everything didn’t ferment out as completely as it should have. Otherwise, some chalky burnt malt, moderate malt derived bitterness, and way too much fruitiness going on for me. The alcohol flavor emerged more and more as the temp rose. Mouthfeel is thick, oily, and a bit sticky with nice soft pleasant carbonation. Overall, this was an odd one for me. Finishing off a whole bottle of this was a bit challenging. The cloying sweetness just became too much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Very still oily looking opaque body. Nose-LME, fig, raisins, light alcohol, big perfume, tea. Taste-biscuit, fig, harsh wood, cracklings, medium to high sweetness, grape juice, charred wood, burnt marshmallow, bitter coffee, sticky, lots of sweet creamed coffee. Very good creamy coffee, albeit a little sticky and sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Miketd! Bottle pours pitch black with a chocolate looking head. Has wonderful smells of chocolate, caramel, and sweet molasses. Has a medium to heavy mouthfeel. Tastes like I’m chewing on roasted caramel, chocolate, dark malts, and some sweet molasses on the finish. Overall this is big, bold brew that I really like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 on tap in Appleton. Very smoky nose with some malt. Definite malt and smoke taste but it is more balanced than some smoky beers. I was told this was a fairly fresh batch and would love to try some that has been aged. Good would buy again


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