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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to Justin. Pours thick black and opaque. Not the kind of nose I was expecting. Lots of liquorice and molasses along with the typical roasted malts. The flavor reflects this with a distinct pungency. Very good and bitter-sweet. The high-alcohol notes are very noticeable. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (374) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Had at Oakwood Lounge in Pewamo.....2011 bottle....nice tasting imperial.....chocolate and coffee mixed with dark friuts make this beer bold up front with a well rounded sweetness on the back......alcohol is detected all the way through but not pronounced......overall a good beer, the best I"ve had from Leinenkugels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, ’12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter. A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes. A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head. T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A decent RIS, doesn’t compare well to the best, but easily the best beer I’ve had from Leinenkugel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
On tap at Blue Nile. Pour is black with minimal brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Flavor much of the same with some alcohol. Palate is thick and chewy. Too much going on to enjoy. An alright but slightly disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (346) - - MAR 13, 2013
Pours black with a thin brown head that disappears quickly. Aromas are banana, rose, dough, bubblegum... mmm so interesting! Lightly sweet while also medium bitter and hint of dark fruit. Has a full creamy body with a light soft carbonation and a lingering bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Had this side by side with DL, Darkness and Expedition. this was my second favorite one. Dark lord is terrible, way to sweet and plumy/malty. BIG EDDY is tasty stuff nice amount of hops little bit O’ coffee as well overall i was a big fan. Keep it coming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Bitter malt and chocolate aromas. Big bitter chocolate and sweet coffee flavors. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle pour at home.( from the other night) almost black pour, sweet coffee and chocolate. Really enjoyed this one, picked this up without knowing what it was and was happily surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Probably the best Impy I’ve had. Pours a motor oil black with a 1 finger width light brown head that disappates pretty quickly. Smells of dark chocolate slight hops and smoky notes. Taste of chocolate, with a earthy coffee flavor and as the gentleman before me noted a faint black licorice taste I caught a glimpse of. DELICOUS, I’m definately going to let a few of these age out for a while. Glad it is brewed here in Wisconsin and it shouldn’t prove to difficult to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz pours a dark brown/black with a small ring of tan foam. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits? Flavors of chocolate, molasses, caramel and again dark fruit notes, fairly bitter coffee finish. Palate was smooth.

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