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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJAO773 (10) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Malty aroma with notes of caramel, bread and chocolate Very Dark with impressive head that diminishes with first sip Medium bitters with a burnt salty punch Full body thick flavor with average carbonation with a bit of an astringent finish A very hearty beer I would think best with a meal with strong flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (726) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours very dark with very little head. Aroma of malts and dark fruits. Taste is complex and rich, of licorice and dark coffee. Well blended and drinkable, thumbs up on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige to brown head, aroma of caramel vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, cherry, pleasant, flavor of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, cherry, slightly acidic, medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
Color- black with think brown creamed head. Aroma- booze, bit of coffee. Flavor- warm from alcohol, bitter, dark fruits, hint of chocolate, slick on the tongue. Overall, pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a nice brown head, a bit creamy. Aroma of dark chocolate, mocha, some liqueur and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor of lots of chocolate with some berries/cherries, some caramel, a nutty note and a drier and slightly burnt finish. Full-bodied. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 7, 2014
A wonderful surprise find on base, thank you ordering clerks at the Navy Exchange! Great looking beer, motor oil with a short lived small reddish/brown head. Loads of malt, baking cocoa and prunes in the nose. Sweet & malty with floral hints and a slow forming, yet lingering bitter finish. Some alcohol but it is well masked. This is a solid RIS, I am impressed!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jagad5 (89) - - APR 1, 2014
I canít give anything a perfect score but this was close. Poured from a bottle. So dark I canít see the other side of the glass. Strong enough to help me relax and enjoy my evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
bottle. Black with one finger head. Solid malty base with major coffee. Hoppy bitter finish. Dark and dry. Decent RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Supremely dark color: chocolate milk with a mocha-brown head. About as see through as a marble statue. Aroma is all malts: dark chocolate, sugary toffee and pungent dates/raisins. An unusual nuttiness in the aroma. The malt flavors have a candi sugar sweetness, but are immediately followed by burnt cookies. The slick, oily feel puts it somewhere between an Imp. Stout and a barleywine. Itís much sweeter than most RISís, but itís quite a taste explosion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3882) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown colored body yielding a tan two finger foamy head with some spider web lacing around the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice combination of chocolate, coffee, and malts. Some dark fruits enter in as the beer warms. The taste had some sweetness yet brings in a decent bitterness as the beer warms. The palate was about a light to medium and was borderline watery. ABV, what ABV, this is supposed to be 9.5, yeah, I donít feel it. This is too drinkable for a RIS, almost as if the alcohol is way too well hidden. Overall, well, everything smells and tastes good. Its got the normal appearance of an RIS, but lacks the thickness I look for a RIS.

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