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RATINGS: 824   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10672) - 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.

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   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10241) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10164) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9874) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Everlasting swirl of head sits atop the brew from start to finish. Dark roasted aroma with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and hints of diacetyl and smoke. Medium to heavy sweetness with moderate bitterness and mild, acrid tanginess. Whispers of black cherries and blueberries. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Bitter-sweet, chocolaty finish. Excellent brew, but a touch too sweet for me to go nuts over!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9128) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9123) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Bottle @ home, I think courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks! Deep black appearance with a very dark brown head. Very roasty, dark chocolate malty, anise, tar aroma. Anise, roasty dark chocolate, somewhat burnt, dark fruity, light smoke, black licorice, mild vanilla flavor. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and some coffee.


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