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RATINGS: 823   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2008
pours like 2 day old truck stop coffee, thick and syrupy, with a rootbeer float head. lots of coffee, sweet, mildly hoppy. smooth, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. alcohol flavor is present, but not overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Rating #300
From bottle : Pours completely black, with a half finger of brown head, that lasts a few minutes then slowly starts fading, leaving decent lacing. Nose of lots of malt, molasses, some coffee, and a little tiny hint of chocolate. Very thick syrup like feel as it enters the mouth, also very chewy. Taste has a lot of molasses in it, with malt, and a milk chocolate finish and aftertaste. Very full bodied with a smooth mellow feel and taste. Very little bitterness present, as well as very little alcohol. Quite good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12-oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prune, smoke, tar, and licorice. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours a beautiful black with full, stiff brown head like the best ISs. Pouring this beer into one of my oldest glasses made me a little nostalgic, remembering when every IS used to taste so good, when I was first familiarizing myself with the likes of Oak Aged Yeti and Dark Lord. This beer strives to be like those, syrupy and viscous, just massive in stature, though to me it doesnít hold up. Itís chewy, caramel chocolate flavor is supreme, but in the finish is some oddness, a bit of astringent coffee, perhaps, or some spent sugars. Aroma is a touch milky. Palate is actually quite nice, considering how fast Iíve polished off this bottle. These beers just donít do for me though what they used to.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
#311! Mother nature supreme, step back and dream, the hydroponic scene...12oz bottle, courtesy of Elite_Digger. Pours a thickish black color with a creamy brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some lace. Smells sweet and dark fruity and malty. Some alcohol in the background. Tastes pretty malty, dark fruity sweet as well. Plums and raisins and some super sweet chocolate. Nice full body, thick but not too thick, subdued but good carbonation. This brew is like a tamed version of DL. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Pours out black with a small burnt looking head. Aroma is of burnt malts and some strange malty notes. Taste is complex, some chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a rye-bread taste going on in the background. Interesting....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours an extremely dark brown with little head, decent lacing. A whole lot of roasted malt and chocolate, Flavor seems to be lacking a little something, seems like it could use some more carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours dark as can be with small brown head. Nose of dried fruit and roasted malt. First flavor that hit me was of dried prunes. Very sweet with hints of molassess. Thick texture and mouthfeel nice warmth from the alcohol. Finish lets you know that the hops are still in there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2008
12oz from my Secret Santa - thanks, Santa!! I donít know why, but I was expecting a roast bomb. What I got was a very rich, very complex stout with certainly a strong dark malt presence but a complicated flavor palette that includes some smoke, molasses, biting hops, a hint of choc & caramel, and nicely dry finish. Weird, unexpected, multivalent brew, not unlike young Expedition or Abyss. Very impressive stuff from Leinieís.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Poured black with a brown edge and brown head. Aroma chocolate and roasted malt. Mildly sweet. Sweet roasted malt with chocolate and smoke. Medium to full bodied with a mild-moderate bitterness on the finish.


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