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RATINGS: 838   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a black body with a thin brown head. Strong dark malts, vanilla, burnt coffee and an alcohol bite. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (409) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2008
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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2007
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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (406) - - SEP 21, 2012
Very good. Dark and thick with a brown foamy head. Rich and roasty flavors. Very full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (405) - - JAN 4, 2013
Opaque, Full body, strong flavors but rather unidimentional, smooth mouthfeel, long in palate Roast bitterness, malty and sweet but just enough, Coffee throughout to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Rating #300
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.


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