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RATINGS: 814   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle 355ml. @ home.
[ Trade by BDR ]. Clear dark black color with a average to large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, licorice, dark plum notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and coffee & burnt bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090706]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is dry roasted dark malty with a light chocolate malty note. Mild sweetness, caramelish and roasted dark malty flavoured. Smooth roasted flavoured into the far finish. Mild acidic and light chalky note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of soy sauce, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of wood, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Salty aroma of hard roasted malts. Solid body, burned dark malts, some vanilla also. Strange salinity. Hard roasted malty bitterness in the finish with some dried fruits. 130909

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to sk8viking fior sharing. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of liquorice, alcohol, dried fruits and boubon. Roasted flavour of chocolate, cocoa powder, dried fruits and alcohol with notes of hops. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle at home ... Thanks to a huge to one of my Very early traders... ive had this one for a while now ... so ive rudly forgotten ... big black ... thick tan head ... nice rich toffee soft roast very meaty nose ... sweet meaty toffee malt ... wow its in my face but its softly caressing it ... deeply sweet... this might get a bit sweet for me .. but initial impresions and like sinking into a the caress of a moist woman...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle @ Early Winter Tasting, Odense, 2011. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head and lacings. Nose is vinous and roasted. Dark fruit, coffee and charcoal. A bit of chocolate and toffee. Smooth and soft. Very delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette - Thanks to Baron. Pitch black - nice light brown head. Chocolate, high malty, breadish, coffee, nice bitterness, bitter burned, light grainy notes, dark fruits, light peppery, light gunpowder, ok hoppy bitterness, texture is oiley, charcoal. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle. An oily pour leaves a pitch black body under a dense, diminishing, tan head. Some soy, licorice notes, roasted malts, oxidation hints, alcohol and dates on the notes. Definitely imperial!. The flavor is intense and sort of balanced, roasted malts and coffee, licorice, soy sauce, oxidation, alcohol, dates, some toffee and dark chocolate. The hops are left in the back, but there’s sure hops in it. Full-bodied, warming and oily on the palate. Warming, coffee-ish, lightly chocolatey finish. Someone mentioned bourbon when we drank this one, I can see what he means, even though that’s not what springs to my mind. In the very end there’s some chocolate chips cookies, oat-like and tasteful. A beer that needs some time to down, but you’ll have a good time sinking it. 101005

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Re-rate, bottle from Daknole, tasted at home
Looks inky and very dark brown in my Cigar City snifter. Aroma is, well, burnt fruit, with some tarry molasses notes...rich and I can see why people dig it. Flavour is sweet, palate relatively simple with oversweetened harsh espresso. Molasses-like finish. Overall, this brew is simplistic, hitting a few basic impy notes, and doing so with at least a modicum of style. However, it lacks dimension and nuance relative to the superior examples. 4-7-6-2-11 =3.0

First rate, Brouwer’s
Dark, tarry appearance. Somewhat thin body is tarry, oily, with black malt notes. Chewy, very much burnt fruit on the nose. Late heat. Really, it’s a starter impy, where they’ve held back on the good stuff quite a bit. 6-4-5-2-10 = 2.7


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