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RATINGS: 811   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2326) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
Pours a thick oily pitch black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, soy and barley malt. Taste is sweet, thick and syrupy with hints of molasses, dark chocolate, malt, soy sauce and barley. Excellent !!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 DAMN! This is my thought at every step of the way with this one! HUGE thanks to both hopscotch and jjpm74 for sending me this within days of each other!! Holy crap is this a good brew. Pours very very thick, like motor oil, with a giant head. This one is just getting started though. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, as well as some malt and oats. This beer is a mouthful! Very thick; rich, dark, and creamy. Chews almost like a milkshake. Very bold, but never boozy. Flavor is full of malt, barley, coffee, slight notes of hops and chocolate. Nice oat flavor all around. Very complex on the palate. This one is flat out awesome. Thanks again guys! I will never be able to get enough of these!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeke626 (418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
On tap at Stub & Herb’s. Served in a tulip glass. Dark brown (almost black), mostly opaque body with brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee bean, sweet malts, chocolate, and molasses. Smooth, medium to heavy body with flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of bourbon. Decent complexity, with more bourbon-like flavors coming out as the beer warms, along with some dark fruit and vanilla. Finish and aftertaste are predominantly baker’s/dark chocolate along with some coffee tones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 (Bottle thanks to hopscotch, OSLO, and Guerde) Pours extremely black with a small brown head. The aroma is heavily roasted but smooth and oily with a balanced sweetness and some burned hints. Tones of dark chocolate ice cream, molasses, dark caramel, vinous/dark fruity, notes of mild coffee beans, dark bread, some tar, liquorice, a whisper of smoke, rum raisins, almonds, vanilla and some hints of floral and citric hops in the background. A tiny touch of canned pears, blueberries and currant. The flavour is medium to heavily roasted with tones of chocolate ice cream, molasses, caramel, vanilla, light smoke, hints of dark fruits, dark cherries, some coffee and currant. Hints of ginger, mint, blueberries and tar. The mouthfeel is thick, oily, sticky but yet very smooth. Sweet with a light bitterness to back it up. Molasses, dark chocolate, dark bread and brown sugar lingers. Full bodied. A fantastic IMP. Second rating: (Bottle, 3 years old) Pours black. The aroma is oxidized with notes of wet cardboard, black olives, sweat, cocoa, asphalt and coffee. Some old hops in the background. Syrup and molasses. Overripe bark berries. The flavour is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with almost no acidic notes. Molasses, dark syrup, cold tart coffee and soy/salt liquorice. The mouthfeel is bit tart, light oily and a bit flat. Medium bodied. This is better fresh. 7/4/7/3/14

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
Pours very dark brown in color with a nice cascading head from the bottom of the glass. Head quickly diminishes and leaves nice webbing on the inside of the glass.
Smell is dark cocoa and some very dark, ripe fruits. Taste is wonderful. All the roastiness I come to love in my imperial stouts. Not a noticable hop presence, which is a plus as well. Very good roasted coffee in the taste as well.
My only knock is that it is a tad thin on the mouthfeel. If this were to bulk up a bit it would be world class.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Grub: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with loads of sweet notes. Taste is also dominated by some sweet cloying notes with some light notes of black chocolate and coffee. Full body with oily texture and good retention and no apparent alcohol. I think I am going against the grain on this one but I just can’t like these super sweet imperial stout; I prefer them when they are more balance with coffee and black chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Thanks to Drew for this one. Dark black pour stands up a small creamy brown head that quickly fades. The aroma is coffee and chocolate and licorice. The flavor is sweet, contains a slight lactic sourness, shows coffee and chocolate roastedness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0. Pours black with a nice compact tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is sweet burnt caramel and fruity coffee, plum, fig, with lots of fruity esters and a bit of soy and licorice in the aftertaste. Body is medium/full, carbonation is medium/moderate. A damned fine Imp stout!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Poured a black with brownish head. Aroma was lots of smoke and ash. Flavor was much the same lots of ash in there which i didn’t enjoy. The beer did nothing to seperate itself from others.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Dark brown/black body with faint brown head. A little soy amid the dry chocolate malt aroma. Faint vanilla in the smooth chocolate and oatmeal body. Thanks to Skyview for sharing!


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