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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13761) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13660) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13591) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle split with JF, thanks to an IP trade with James - Jtclockwork, 09/06/13. Dark black with a big dirty looking tan head. good lacing ensues. Nose is roast malt, sugars, chocolate, dark toffee fudge. Taste comprises dark malt, demerara sugar, molasses, grain, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, raisens, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate. One of the most drinkable impy stouts I’ve encountered, not the most complex but solid enough. The alcohol is well integrated, good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13001) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12787) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12459) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12364) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12245) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11897) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - 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.

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