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RATINGS: 814   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
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Poured a deep, dark brown with a decent tan head. The aroma was full of dark malt, kind of sweet, with some hints of dark fruit, as well. Flavor was really in line with the aroma. Throw in a little caramel and chocolate. The only thing I have to suggest would be a bit more carbonation. Otherwise, this was a great stout. Alcohol was not noticeable. I was very surprised to see this was by Leinenkugel’s. Get in my belly!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2008
bottle at Summits in Cumming, GA. Very excited about seeing this one on the chalkboard at Summits today... I’ve never seen it in GA before. Pours a pitch thick black with a small tan head. Smells like a big malty chocolate bar... Thick body over the palate with a creamy texture. The chocolate and malts really shine through all the way through the finish. Quite delicious. I was not disappointed at all - in fact I was very impressed by this beer. I would like some more...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle: Pretty good. Pours black with a small head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol flaver and after taste is not as big as most Imp. Stouts (and that is not necessarily a bad thing).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Imperial Stout is excellent. Pours almost black with a dark tan head. Combination of malt, chocolate, coffee, with a slight hop taste. Thanks Bert!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Thanks to Ughsmash for this brew. Pours black with a brown head. Sweet chocolate nose, caramel, and raisin. I didn’t pick up much rye. Sweet and thick on the palate, malted milk ball flavor towards the finish. Very smooth and sweet into the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle from iowaherkeye on 01/08/08. Tasted at PP bottle shop with Brad. Black thick body. Medium tan head of small bubbles. Sweet. Lots of chocolate. Some malt and roasted caramels. Lots of flavor. Great aroma. Gets better as it warms up. Yum. I like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours thick black with a nice brown head. The aroma is malty, with a port smell and a toasted/burnt coffee smell. The lacing is excellent, the head lasted a while but is mostly diminishing. The initial flavor is back and side tongue bitters with a burnt toffee flavor, settles down and leaves a nice creamy taste in your mouth. Got a couple to age, I’ll bet the flavors will mellow out.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Big thanks to gillard for sharing this brew. Pours total blackness with nice looking mocha head and spotty lacing. The aroma is a mix of roasted malts and dark fruity esters like sweet dark grapes, raisins, boysenberries and sugar coated cherries. As it warms it smells more roasty, dark chocolate and hints of alcohol phenols. The taste comes off as, “wow this is goooood.” It starts roasty with a hit of burnt malts. The dark fruitiness enters the picture just before midway where a rich velvety chocolaty goodness shows up to bring the taste to the finish. YUM.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Wow, I was expecting this to be good, but not this good. This is a great brew. A little more age would make it even better, but great nonetheless. Huge, sweet, dark fruit flavor w/ hints of burnt toast and malty sweetness.


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