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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 12oz bottle. Looks like there might have been some sort of date or code at one point, but itís too smudged for me to make out. The label around the neck of the bottle has 2011 on it.

Pours pitch black in color with a light brown colored head that stood about a finger tall. Even after holding my glass up to the light, Iím not able to see through this one. Moderate amount of head retention and lacing.

Smells of dark fruits, coffee grounds, and molasses. Not much in the way of chocolate like you get with other RIS. Thereís a charred aroma in there as well.

Taste: Thereís a good amount of roasted malt flavor and burnt sugar up front. The sweetness builds and intensifies as the liquid sweeps across your palate. Thankfully, thereís a touch of bitterness towards the middle that kind of balances things out. Iím also getting some coffee towards the back end.

Medium-full body with low to moderate carbonation. It has an almost silky mouthfeel.

A nice Imperial Stout overall. A bit of a surprise from a brewery that makes a lot of girl-friendly summer beers.

Moreyís Bottom Line: While this certainly isnít the best RIS that Iíve had, it pretty darn tasty. Iíd buy this for the right price. Good stuff.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (54) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 2015 bottle. Smells really, really good right off the bat...mostly chocolate and coffee. Pours thin, but a nice dark, near black with a dark frothy head. Sweet up front with pleasant bitter undertones. Gets better as it warms. This is a well put together, classic Russian imperial stout. I like it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12431) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle - Sweet toffee and light chocolate. Deep black with a light brown head. Sweet bitter molasses, nice bitterness and hops. A bit flowery and pretty nice,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; vintage 2015
Black color, thin brown head. The aroma has a lot of leather and liquorice, hint of apples, mushroom. Lean but bold body; moderate sweetness, with intense molasses and chocolate flavor, salty, and finally roasted malts.
Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
2010 bottle. Black, 2 finger tan head. Smells of chocolate and booze. Chocolate, red fruit, stone fruit in the flavor. Medium thick. Quite a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (138) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Good, enjoyable RIS. Nothing too unique or standout, but a traditional RIS executed very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (556) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Opaque black with a brown head. Sweet aroma, some chocolate. Flavor also has some dark fruit sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghsmith54 (4) - - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Very pleasantly surprised. Iíd generally consigned Leinenkugels to the large brewer trash bin but this rather small batch Imperial impressed me with its complex flavors and nice aroma. Just a wee bit too thin but an impressive effort from a larger brewer. Only trouble is finding it as it came and went in my area fairly quickly.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 oz - Gift bottle from Chris. Boozy, roasted nose, cocoa colored wisp of a head. Good depth of notes on palate. Good but not elite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3085) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours black with moderate tan head Aromas of dark liquored chocolate, vanilla and a bit of burnt wood. Flavors of black coffee, vanilla, coconut extract and bitter chocolate. A bit of alcohol. 7/4/8/3/16

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. Hollow and bitter for a Russian Imperial, but still pretty decent.


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