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RATINGS: 809   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, caramel, maple syrup, and figs. Flavor of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, some brandy, light anise, and roasted malt with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium brown head with brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy/grapefruit, some roast, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, roast/chocolate, easrthy/grapefruit, some alcohol burn, green apple. Medium-full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
shared by hbmason-12oz bottle-pours a thin light brown head that dissipates with black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate/banana. Taste is dark malt-smoky/roasty/chocolate, 2nd earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Black with a lasting tan head. Big aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, licorice and vineous alcohol. Sweet licorice, sugar and chocolate flavour with a roasted finish. Inviting aroma but too much sugary sweetness in the mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 Name: Big Eddy Imperial Stout
Date: 11/17/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Throwdown 3

black, fine tan head, vicious almost to the point of having legs, streaks of lace, strong dark chocolate aroma with a bit of licorice, big and creamy body, rich dark chocolate flavor, growing bitterness rises out of dark chocolate, chocolate stays strong to the end, touch of dark fruits, lasting bitter finish,
-------- /> Name: Big Eddy Imperial Stout
Date: 12/18/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: trade

black, big creamy brown head, rich dark chocolate aroma with sweet licorice and vanilla, lots of bitter dark chocolate flavor, touch of coffee character, the creamy body combined with the rich dark chocolate is what makes this beer special

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+/4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10692) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 pitch dark, small brown head. aroma is dusty, licorice, dark chocolate. dry flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, dry. sweet. brown sugar. 2009[7,3,7,4,15] pitch dark, smooth brown head, nice full dark malty aroma, sweet licorice, mild hops. not that bitter, but very tasty. flavor is roasted malts, salty licorice, palate is soft, velvety, flavor is more sweet and caramelly than bitter and hoppy, however, towards the end it goes quite malty bitter.2013[7,4,7,4,16}

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Black with with meidum dark beige head. Sweet aroma with burn malt, liquerice, coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavour with burned malt, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Warming alcohol towards the end. Very vinious.


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