verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black body with a thin brown head. Strong dark malts, vanilla, burnt coffee and an alcohol bite. Very good.
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark black with a very full mocha head. Lacing is very fine and fairly moderate. Nose is full of chocolate, coffee, malt, with a bit of dark fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, nice and sweet with a moderate bittering and pepperiness that cleanses the palate on the finish. A pretty good RIS, not too overbearing like some can get.
LearninBeer (409) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with a nice brown head. The aroma is malty, with a port smell and a toasted/burnt coffee smell. The lacing is excellent, the head lasted a while but is mostly diminishing. The initial flavor is back and side tongue bitters with a burnt toffee flavor, settles down and leaves a nice creamy taste in your mouth. Got a couple to age, I’ll bet the flavors will mellow out.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a really good Impy. Pours thick, viscous black from the bottle, with a medium brown head. Lots of lacing on each of the two I had, with strong coffee, cocoa, and something almost fruity in the nose. Flavor is impressive, especially when you consider Leinie’s doesn’t make anything even remotely like this beer. Strong smoky coffee and cocoa, with some tiny hints of fruit and alcohol, but not too much. Like was said below, this is the closest I’ve tasted to a sessionable Imperial Stout.
sjohnny (406) - - SEP 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Dark and thick with a brown foamy head. Rich and roasty flavors. Very full bodied.
Bebum (405) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full body, strong flavors but rather unidimentional, smooth mouthfeel, long in palate
Roast bitterness, malty and sweet but just enough,
Coffee throughout to finish.
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beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Eddy is a well above average imperial stout, Somewhat Surprising coming from Leinies, And I like Leinies. Pours like motor oil, thick and black, and almost no carbonation, Dark tan Head. Aroma has roast and sweet Malt and Chocolate aroma. Lots of smoke and wood in the flavor. Several Layers of taste, Chocolate, Esspresso, Vanilla, Dark Fruit, and a Hop bite in the middle of all that, a med/Heavy body, Very impressive. It does have a light alcohol Fade. I would like to let this for a year.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours jet black w/ thin caramel head, big aroma of dark fruit and molasses, tons of black licorice throughout w/ a creamy bitter roasted finish, a very nice surprise
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle to glass. Pours a viscous, rich licorice color with a creamy tan head. Fine-bubbled lacing. Aroma is sweet roasted malts and earthiness. Notes of coffee and licorice. Initial taste is firewood and burnt and smoked grains and a rich malty licorice sweetness. Complex flavors abound more subtly - coffee again, and some dark chocolate. A sense of oatmeal as well. Quite a bit of bitterness on the backend and it merges with a burnt licorice flavor in the aftertaste before leaving a residue of booze. This is a distinctive and crafty Russian Imp. Very good.
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BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle : Pours completely black, with a half finger of brown head, that lasts a few minutes then slowly starts fading, leaving decent lacing. Nose of lots of malt, molasses, some coffee, and a little tiny hint of chocolate. Very thick syrup like feel as it enters the mouth, also very chewy. Taste has a lot of molasses in it, with malt, and a milk chocolate finish and aftertaste. Very full bodied with a smooth mellow feel and taste. Very little bitterness present, as well as very little alcohol. Quite good.