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RATINGS: 853   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11585) - 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}

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11504) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11243) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12-oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prune, smoke, tar, and licorice. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Sweetness, roast, coffee,ripe fruits, caramel in the aroma. Flavour of roast, sweetness, caramel, liqourice, chocolate and spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and roasty bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle... a most excellent bonus from Pailhead. Pours absolutely black with a dark brown head and decent lacing. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is very intense! Similar notes as in the aroma with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a damned good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10396) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Ok holy shit this is amazing. I must stock up on this and fast. Seriously amazing. Black pour wtih a pretty decent brown head. Aroma is tons of chocolate and molasses. Some raisin notes are evident as well. The flavor is just delicious. Sweet and creamy with chocolate, sweet cuban coffee, molasses, raisins, maple syrup, fresh cane syrup, fig preserves, and a hint of soy sauce. Damn this is fine. Again, I need more...asap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Courtesy of Nbutler11, thanks Nick. It is pitch black with a small, light-brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, preserved dark fruits, licorice, chocolate and it is vinous. The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, preserved figs and plums, dates, caramel, licorice, chocolate and the finish has a light bitterness. It is vinous, complex and nice.

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