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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
The Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout was brewed at Leinenkugelís 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2007
12oz bottle and initially served at around 45 degrees.

Immediately notice the motor-oil-like viscosity as it pours from the bottle. I also notice the attention to the proper carbonation level as they are quite low. Very pleasant surprise as I was really expecting them to be aggressively high.

Aromas of intense dark bakers chocolate, figs and a very mellow hop character. Some good floral notes as well jumping up before I take my plunge.

The flavour exhibits layers of malt complexity. The eleven different malts are well represented with a wonderful toasted character as well as a smooth creaminess prevalent throughout the experience.

The hop profile was nicely balanced and in tune for the huge malt backbone. Some have said the hop levels are a bit high, but itís nothing like what a fresh Expedition Stout displays. Slightly hoppy, but extremely drinkable.........too drinkable as Iím now on my second one. Iím again shocked that such a young Imperial Stout displays this character without any additional aging. A feat that some other highly touted Imperials fail to achieve.

Oh my the palate! Oily, heavily viscous, a silky creaminess that washes over the mouth. This experience only is further enhanced with the warming of my snifter. With this release a pleasant warming sensation on the back of the tongue is also noted.

All in all this definitely lives up to the hype and far exceeds my expectations! Very well done and kudos to the Leineís family for taking a chance on catering to the beer aficionado crowd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (322) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a generous dark tan head on top. Aroma is brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and coffee. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, cherries, roasted malt, and roasted coffee. On the palate the beer is medium bodied and creamy with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2011 vintage. poured bottle. deep dark brown in color with a thick light brown head. scents of sweet chocolate, banana and some big roasty malts. sweet taste followed by some hints of chocolate and today flavors. creamy dry finish with a lingering sweet roast flavor. Iím not a stout fan by any means bit this one has me ready top try more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Yeah, its good. Its made by Leinenkugel. Easily the best thing theyíve done. A lot of sweet chocolate and caramel. Thick mouth but overall easier to drink than some big impys. Would love to get a bottle of my own since it was shared, and thanks for the share btw Scotty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (314) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (311) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2008
pours like 2 day old truck stop coffee, thick and syrupy, with a rootbeer float head. lots of coffee, sweet, mildly hoppy. smooth, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. alcohol flavor is present, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (306) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Besides the normal coffee, chocolate, coco smell there is a smell of sweetness to it, almost a sweet caramel smell. Classic dark coffee appearance, taste is raisns, coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Very complex stout, so much so that you canít taste the 9.5 ABV. Needs more kick, very malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice, sweet malt aroma. Nice head, with small bubbles. Big taste, licorice, malt, and a little but sweet. Full bodied. Very nice RIS.

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