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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 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.


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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - DEC 24, 2013
Appearance - black. No head Aroma - nothing Mouth - no carb Taste - just terrible. Overall - just not good.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03 (207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap @ Old Chicago, black as sin and a quick dark tan head; aroma of earthy coffee and dark chocolate; lots of coffee up front with a little caramelized malt; little hoppy on the aftertaste; easy going carbonation but a little less body than I would like. Not bad at all but the aftertaste and body keep it from being amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap, poured a dark brown hue w/ a rich creamy brown head and sticky lacing. Medium roasty aroma. Initial flavor is medium sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are bold roast coffee, dark chocolate and plum. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2010 bottle thanks Ryan. Rich black pour creamy tan head. Big fat stout aromas. Dark malt, more European with char and smoke. Barely any sweetness not sure if that is due to its age or it is just a more traditional Russian imperial. Tasty stuff.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
thisisontap (5) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
Decent nose, smells sweet of fruit and malt. Thick brown head on top, dark color with almost a hint of purple. Sweet fruity taste at first, coffee and chocolate flavors on the back end, comes back over your palate and just destroys it with an overwhelming burned/charred flavor. Like taking a shot of liquid smoke. Mouth feel was thick but almost grainy. Good idea, poor execution.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle for 2.79. Pours black with a brown head. Looks nice. Aroma is slight coffee with some chocolate and roasty flavors too. Taste is more fruity, raisin and sweet with a little bit of the chocolate and bitter flavor coming through on the end. Body is a little thicker with an oily texture. This is a pretty decent RIS. Not amazing but definitely way better than the other beers Leinenkugel produces.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors (Brandon, FL)
Appearance - Oily body, tan head, soapy lacing
Aroma - Milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, orange peel
Taste - Caramel chocolate mocha, dank hops, dark chocolate and coffee finish

After tasting this bold, delicious stout, I’ve learned to appreciate Leinenkugel a little more. This is a back-to-basic, malty-as-hell stout that should get your juices flowing. Cheers!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Nice job. The use of different malts give this a nice complex taste and nose. mouth feel was very good on this one

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - DEC 13, 2013
I don’t prefer this type of beer, but for the dark stout beer it is pretty good. For those who like this type I would definitely recommend trying it.


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