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RATINGS: 836   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is black with a chocolate ice cream head and very good lacing. The head retention in this is about 4 minutes. Smell is dark roast with a big smoke note with bakers chocolate and a bit of coffee. A touch of booze on the nose. Taste is rich, dark, very smokey and chocolatey. Bittering hop note at the end with a touch of coffee. Much like a smoked porter except bigger, more viscous and complex. Almost like a BBQ stout, very different and very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (300) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (287) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Taste of chocolate and perhaps some vanilla the high ABV is hidden very well. The hops are pronounced although this is truly a malty beverage. Very smooth and deserving of these high marks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (283) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
8/16/13 bottle from RW shared with Dan out front. When I scanned it I was surprised it was lenkenkugel. (And feared the worse). However This was a good big beer! poured dark dark black color with delicious chocolate and dark coffee tones. Almost syrupy going down your throat. Overall a really good RIStout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brucebruce81 (281) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This beer was really good for being a commercial off the shelf beer it was smooth and definitely strong. I would recommend this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 12, 2012
draft. Dark tan head. Rich malt aroma and flavor. Creamy stout that is excellent and well balanced with alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Sweet, malty, hints of coffee. Alcohol well hidden for a brew with this ABV. A beer to savor. Great to taste the hops with this outstanding stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 I ran across this on a trip to get some Kentucky Breakfast stout. Holy crap this is great stuff! Really unexpected coming from Leinenkugel’s. Aroma is of sweet malts, raisins, and licorice. Taste is thick, complex and sweet. One of the better stouts that I have had.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and slight bourbon. Flavors of cocoa, espresso, caramel, rum soaked raisins, vanilla and wood. Perfect amount of carbonation and the alcohol is hidden fairly well...incredible.


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