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RATINGS: 813   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (524) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft, pours a thick motor oil black. Taste of black licorice, dark chocolate, dark fruit, a bit burnt/charred. Pretty good imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (307) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz. Bottle. The beer pours to a black color with a medium tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted scents to it. The taste is slightly sweet upfront with a clean dry finish. The beer has a nice malt balance & is very smooth for 9.5 ABV. Overall a very good stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Dark brown pour with medium tan head. Aroma is sweet ra. Taste is sweet raisin and cocoa. Creamy mouth feel. Like this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (54) - - NOV 29, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2158) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Black, almost, pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Slight chocolate and malt aroma. Not much else. Same with the taste. Sweet, kind of, malt flavor. It’s okay.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, ’12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter. A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes. A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head. T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A decent RIS, doesn’t compare well to the best, but easily the best beer I’ve had from Leinenkugel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle). This beer pours a small tan head that mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasty, and dark fruits. Ditto for the Taste. This beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, this is a tasty beer and worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle: Vintage 2012: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown to black pour. Medium sized, vast and slowly changing brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of oatmeal, some barley malt roast, cacoa, some liquid liquorice, light coffee tint, mocha drenched oatmeal, some tar drenched leaves. Flavours of liquorice, oatmeal, roast, cream, bitters, autumnal herbs and leaves roast, sweet tar, some raisin, roasted barley malts, some chocolate tints and lighter coffee tints. Overall it’s a thick bitter mix of liquorice and some oatmeal. Aftertaste is roast and toast, dried leaves, raisin, clean roast and some porridge roast tones with a good bitterness. Low carbo, soft thick creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
[bottle--thanks, Brad!] Cellared for over a year, I fear that this bottle is past its prime. Aroma is grainy, with some pumpernickel, dried fruit and bitter paper. Opaque black with no obvious highlights under a ruddy, light brown film and dense ring. A pretty bitter drink, with cardboardy graininess and a ton of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, apricots, tobacco. Medium body, lingering bitterness, moderate to low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6660) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
12 oz bottle. 2012 vintage. (Riley’s) Madison, WI.
Pitch black colour with a medium size foamy light brown head. Roasted malt, biscuit, toffee, tiramisù, mild hops and mild berries in an enjoyable and smooth aroma. The flavour is much edgier. Hoppy bitterness, berries, roasted malt and coffee in the flavour. Very strong. Warms nicely. My girlfriend insisted me to buy this one. I don’t blame her.


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