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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle @ hotel room. Black pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, and dark chocolate on the nose. Some alcohol, a touch of licorice, and ash. Flavor is a little bit bitter. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and some booze. Hints of soy sauce, dark fruit, licorice, and a bit of ashiness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15488) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15471) - 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 (15119) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of smoked chocolate malts, vanilla, licorice, coffee and light raisin. The malts have a strong smoked character to them. Complex, though body is slightly thin. Very quaffable imperial.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is peat, whiskey, coffee, smoked malt. Flavour is peat, whiskey, alcohol, coffee, smoked malt, hop, chocolate. Full body. Simple rough nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle from CaptainCougar. Thanks again Tom. Opaque brown/black color with a tan head that died in weird ways. Dark toasted malty aroma. Full bodied with normal carbonation. Flavor is sweetish toasted malt with hints of toffee and coffee. Touch of treacle. Date fruit aspects throughout. Finishes more sweet than dry. A certain astringency occurs in the finish. Hardly a trace of heat. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13932) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coconut, licorice, bourbon and molasses. Flavour of coconut, light roastiness, a little iodine and molasses. Sort of a mess, but it somehow works decently well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle from Shigadey. Poured a black color with a moderate rocky brown head that mostly lasted and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted chocolate, coffee, ginger and alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture. Heavy complex roasted bittersweet stout flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle 2011vintage poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a smnall lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, prunes, raisin, licorice and dark chocolate. Palate was full bodied and smotth. Flavors of roasted malt, dried fruit, dark chocolate, light licorice and a hint of cinnamon with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.


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