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RATINGS: 810   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
I csn’t believe this is Leinenkugels. This is a very tasty, true to style. imerial stout. Big sweet aroma, nice think mouthfeel, sweet and chocolaty, roasty, and subtley smoky. Very nice and extremely drinkable. Way to go Leine’s thia is probably the best macro-micro attempt to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Oily wet pout, dark black, with a nice brown head. VERY fruity smell for a stout! Sweet wheat scent also noted. Almost a juice inital taste, plum, berries or figs as others have noted. Raisens also, all the fruity flavors out shine the basic stouts roasty, coffee, or milky chocolate tastes. Creamy berry aftertaste with a touch of roastiness. This is a unique Imperial Stout in my short experiance. Different, but great, stands out, but in a good way!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a thick, dark black with a firm mocha-colored head. Aroma is surprisingly dominated by dark fruit, complemented nicely by hints of molasses, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is full and sweet, with initial flavors of roasted malt, dark fruit, spices, and chocolate giving way to a long, bitter finish of wood, smoke, and molasses that’s somewhere between a whisky and a rum. I really wish more of the dark fruit had come through on the finish, the bite was a little too boozy for me. Even still, if you’ve ever doubted Leinenkugel was capable of making a proper brew, this should change your mind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03 (204) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap @ Old Chicago, black as sin and a quick dark tan head; aroma of earthy coffee and dark chocolate; lots of coffee up front with a little caramelized malt; little hoppy on the aftertaste; easy going carbonation but a little less body than I would like. Not bad at all but the aftertaste and body keep it from being amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle shared by Black95tt. Poured a very nice dark black with a toasty brown head. Lots of dark fruits, figs, plums, and caramelized brown sugar in the aroma. Lots of chocolate malts and oat malt in the flavor profile. Very smooth and easy drinking. Not a bit of off flavors in this beer...very well brewed! And the alcohol is not noticeable at all. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a black with a beige head. The nose is warm spices, cake, raisin and date. The pallet is raisin, bitter chocolate and finishes with a balanced bitter hop. Seems like it could age very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a jet black with a fluffy tan head that lasts and lasts. Aroma- Dark raosted malts, dark chocolate, rich strong coffee, A nice smokieness. Flavor-Creamy bittersweet chocolate, dark cherry, smokie roasted malts,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbondi (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Thick and mysterious. Pitch black. Not sure I knew Leinie’s had this in ’em. Nose of molasses, leather, toffee, nuts. Thick and velvety with good carbonation. Big nutty taste with brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla. This one isn’t really my cup of tea, but there’s no denying it’s a fantastic RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 2012 bottle - coffee and pumpernickle notes added to the earlier descripton... still great. 2011 Bottle - Pours a thick, dark oily brown, absolutely opaque, with a dark khaki head. Head dissiaptes to a thin lacing. It is so thick that when swirled in the glass it it leaves a swirl pattern of foam and a coating on the glass. Aroma is dark treacle. Flavor is deep roasted barley, near burnt toast, a hint of vanilla at first, a touch of bitter on the edges, with a mellow sweet finish. A moment of fizz, full bodied, chewy, sumptuous, with a long finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to a trade with mnbearsfan. Poured black with a two-finger, mocha head with good lacing and retention. Nose is roasted malt, some nuttiness, molasses, and a tinge of alcohol. Taste is very sweet up front - chocolate, roasted malts, licorice and some dark fruit. Some coffee, mild bitterness and alcohol in the finish. Texture is thick and syrupy. This was a nice sipper I would try again.

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