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RATINGS: 800   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2516) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black pour with thin creamy brown foam. Aroma of licorice, burnt sugar, lots of licorice and maybe a hint of soy. Taste is bitter, quite herbal with a strong licorice bite, burnt malt, really roasty. Palate is full bodied with medium carbonation. Not a bad impy at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JFParnell (41) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Wow. Who would thunk it. A great beer from Leinenkugel. I still remember my business trip to Pontoon Beach Indiana. When I arrived I went to a restaurant and asked what types of beer they had. They had every kind of Budweiser beer known to man, and their exotic beer was Leinenkugel. Things sure have changed for the better. At least Leinenkugel learned to brew great beers. Budweiser, not!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
San excellent scotch ale for lienenkugels. Very smokey and scoth flavored. Pours really dark and is super strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle. Heavy toasted cereal, molasses and dark chocolate for the malt, light to moderate herbs and resin for the hops, light dough and earth for the yeast, with prune, charcoal and alcohol in the background. Head is small, frothy, brown with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is almost black. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a carbonation between soft and lively and has a chalky lightly astringent and sticky on the lips finish. Nice Imperial Stout, like drinking cooled liquid bitter chocolate, with a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a obsidian black with a tiny thin head. Great espresso and liquorish nose. Deep burnt sugar and liquorish taste. Clean slow finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (805) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Incredibly smooth for a Russian Imperial but it just seems like something is missing. Nice deep dark pour with a perfect ring of mocha for a head that doesnít leave much lacing. The aroma is surprisingly light w/ a malt undertone. The taste is bitter up front but that is washed away with a malty finish. This beer doesnít scream big and powerful like most Russians, itís almost sessionable. Interesting and still quite good nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Pours pitch black with a thin brown ring. Smells strongly of chocolate and hints of molasses. Taste is chalky roastiness. Full-bodied with a smooth wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Leinenkugelís Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout finishes with a mild roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle @ hotel room. Black pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, and dark chocolate on the nose. Some alcohol, a touch of licorice, and ash. Flavor is a little bit bitter. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and some booze. Hints of soy sauce, dark fruit, licorice, and a bit of ashiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Mariís. Iíll be honest, iíve avoided this line of beers because of the size of the brewer. No longer! Pours viscous black with a small brown film which dissipates quickly to a few bubbles. A very nice looking stout. The aroma has a lot of milk chocolate and dark chocolate which is interesting. There is a slightly lactic note coming up and there is light booze. The taste is beautiful although not overly complex. There is milk chocolate, a roasted quality, some mocha sweetness. I donít pick up much of the dark fruit the bottle states. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (229) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
8/16/13 bottle from RW shared with Dan out front. When I scanned it I was surprised it was lenkenkugel. (And feared the worse). However This was a good big beer! poured dark dark black color with delicious chocolate and dark coffee tones. Almost syrupy going down your throat. Overall a really good RIStout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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