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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
I got this from the Northside Crew -
Even in sunlight the body looked black. The head was a dense, pillowy brown. It had an aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, crushed nuts (Ow!), dark caramel, and amaretto. Thick mouthfeel. The flavor added elements of smoke and molasses to what had already been gathered from the aroma. Throught the drinking, the strong ABV remained well hidden. Quite nice.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Ughsmash. Pours pitch black, with a huge, dark caramel colored fluffy, marshmallow-like head. Very prominent and thick lacing. Looks mouth-watering. Aroma has a giant wave of roasted chocolate, with caramel and molasses oozing afterwards. A trace of vanilla tops things off. Flavors are very rich. Smooth malty character. Overflowing and drippy chocolateness. Roasted qualities finish each sip. Caramel, licorice, brown sugar....complex and delicious. Full-bodied and very soft and extremely drinkable. Velvety tender mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (572) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Finally found this beer. I had been anxious to get my hands on it.. sampled a 12 ouncer at dark Lord day 2008 at FFF. Great beer, a little thin.. Dark beer, brown head. Coffee mocha present. shocked that this is a Lieny. Hats off to the brewers for taking steps to make a serious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2008
Thanks to Ughsmash and Schroppfy, who each gave me a bottle. Pours deep brown with a small head. Aroma is tons of dark roasted malt with a lot of coffee, liquorice and dark fruit. Just a bit of (citrus) hops for balance. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, even as it warms. Heavy body and oily texture. Bitter finish.Hats off to Leinenkugel (and even Miller) for their efforts with this íno apologiesí microbrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pours a dark black that allows some light in the pour. Viscous, Thin brown head. The aroma is rich, sweet, roasty, alcohol, fruity, light soy, molasses, brown sugar. The flavor is rich, intense, roasty, sweet, molasses, soy. Standard impy flavor profile but well done in that regard. Just nothing that makes me go "Wow, I havenít tasted that before."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
The color was dark brown/black. The head was creamy, thin, and dark tan. The aroma was sweet, roasty, molasses, and light soy. The flavor was meaty, soy sauce, and alcohol. The palate was lightly carbonated and full-bodied. The finish was warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2008
Bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours tar, tan head. Aroma is really fruity, rather odd for an imperial stout. Flavor is fruity (pineapple), smoky, meaty (ham). Drinks like a pig roast! This is a unique tasting imperial stout and I definitely approve! Thanks again Andrew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2008
Bottle thanks to pepsican. Poured a black color with a thick tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, light roasted malt and coffee, and some light dark fruit. Sweet, smooth malt entry with strong chocolate and some undertones of dark fruit that lead into a lightly roasted finish with a bit of coffee. A bit of alcohol on the finish. Pretty smooth, but it seems a bit thin. Pretty solid, but I wouldnít put it up there in the upper echelon of imperial stouts. Still, glad I was able to try it, thanks Pepsi.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
I was told and told to get this brew and wow what a let down. Nice deep black pour with frothy brown head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor was alcohol and malt. Nothing impressive about this stout. This one might be better after sitting for a few years, but not now. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
I csnít believe this is Leinenkugels. This is a very tasty, true to style. imerial stout. Big sweet aroma, nice think mouthfeel, sweet and chocolaty, roasty, and subtley smoky. Very nice and extremely drinkable. Way to go Leineís thia is probably the best macro-micro attempt to date.

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