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RATINGS: 832   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12oz - Aroma is deep roasted chocolate malts, ashy, molasses, raisin, fig and date. Pours black with a big brown head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a strong dark chocolate aftertaste. Palate is thick and warming. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle from pepsican. Pours motor oil black sludge with a brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, licorice, dried fruit, smoke. Lots and lots of shit going on here. Smoke, chocolate, roast, maple, cigarettes, dark fruit, alcohol. I might be able to pick up the wheat malt. Still rather smooth. Thick, heavy, full bodied. Roasty and dry. Complex. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2509) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours thick and dark with a big tan head. Aromas are spectacular: peat and smoke, espresso, chocolate, etc. Flavor is very smooth, but has an edge to it from the alcohol, which also gives a bit of warmth. Tastes of silky chocolate with some earthy notes and dark fruit. Darn good, but I noted a bit of an aftertaste funkiness that I canít place, but didnít leave me with that nice glow that some of my favorites in this category do.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ughsmash - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick dark tan head. Light lacing and carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt, esters, and herbal hops. Flavor is bitter sweet choclate and dark esters. Mouthfeel is soft with a slight lingering chocolate aftertaste. Medium to full body. A very nice RIS. Thanks Jason.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle thanks to the SMASH! Yum. Delightful nose of roasted malt, bitter espresso chocolate, touch of vanilla. Flavor was solid as well! Dark chocolate and espresso coupled with a bitter sweet twang. A subtle berry aspect in the background. Quite large, sticky, oily mouthfeel. Full bodied eh? Like usual, Iím a sucker for impyís. Go figure - I like it! And just in case ya get bored over there, feel free to send more!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2007
I received this bottle courtesy of Skyview. This was a great beer. Pours very dark with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and sugar/sweetness with chocolate. Taste similar to aroma with a bit of molasses in there as well. For 9.5% you really cannot taste the alcohol. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (410) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle from iowaherkeye (thanks!). Had this one with dessert on Christmas. Poured black with small tan head. The aroma on this one was most certainly different than other imperials Iíve had; way more fruit in there. I was on the fence about if it was a good thing or not. Iím a man who like experimenting, so I say good on them. Along with the dark fruit came some roast and chocolate. The taste was rather odd as well. In addition to dark fruits and chocolate, there was a sort of sour/soy sauce element as well. It wasnít enough to throw the brew off too much, which was nice. Pretty creamy on the tongue and finished more chocolaty and roasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Thanks to ogglethorp for this one. Pours a deep black with a larger creamy/foamy deep tan head that left lacing. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, touch of vanilla, some light alcohol Flavor of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, a touch of smoke, creamy coffee and lightly roasted malt and light alcohol. Very well done imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a dark brown body with thin head. Aroma is roast, chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate, roast, bitter. At times the flavor seemed to be all over the place. Would like to see how this ages.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 oz bottle from Dragonstout. Pours a deep,dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Not much in the way of lacing. Nose is of dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Very little carbonation. Flavors of dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries and molasses dominate the beer. The 9.5% abv is very well hidden. The brew leaves you with a warm glowing finish. Lived up to the hype and expectation.


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