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RATINGS: 814   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 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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Chocolate, vanilla, bananas, bread, and burnt roast aroma after a black pour. Overpowering smoky flavor right away, after that the sweet vanilla and chocolate notes become noticeable. There is a very subtle hops ending to this one that took me a while to notice. Motor oil full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. Alcohol isnít noticeable at all throughout the entire beer. Very surprised from my typical lenies letdowns.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 28, 2013
Coffee and chocolate aromas present. Molasses is also present. Bourbon flavor mixed with woody characteristics. Slight astringency but finishes smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Nice offering from a big brewery. Mine was a 2010 bottle via trade. Perhaps still too young, the alcohol was hot and the mouth wasnít balanced especially well. Some smoky notes that didnít seem to belong. Nice hop character and chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2010
I had this from tap in a snifter. The aroma is laced in caramel and chocolate, though it is not overly coherent. The head is a deep tan and dissapates quickly, though it does not fully retreat from the glass. The taste is obviously that of a Russian Imperial-styled stout with an extra content of sugar, though it is tainted in a bitterness that is not derivative of hops. It is very good, but not stunning. The bitterness continues right through to the finish and lingers well into the aftertaste, taking away from an otherwise very enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (166) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tasty and robust, with roasted coffee and caramel. This stout is plenty to write home about with a mild carbonation and plenty of hops playing a fine background. This brew only wants a bit better grain balance and slightly smoother mouthfeel, but it doesn't stop Eddy from brig a wonderful addition to the party. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a dark black with big light brown head, itís a big beer with flavors of malt and chocolate, high alcohol flavor takes a little away from this one. Pretty good overall though

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black, with a creamy frothy chocolate moose colored head. The aroma chocolates, coffee, dark fruits such as raisin and plum, hits as you open, and keeps coming as your drinking. Taste, complex, the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and fruits blend and almost explode on your taste buds. The alcohol is quite present, but not overbearing. The hop finish and aftertaste mix with the chocolate and coffee for a lingering taste. The feeling on the mouth is a medium heavy that thickens as it warms up, adding more texture as you continue to drink. Overall this is a wonderful Imp. Like Kingpin says, not a Dark Lord, but damn fine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (154) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a rich black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is nice with notes of chocolate, coffee, malt and sugar.Flavor is very well balance and delicious. Very nice finish. Very good for Leinenkugel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 dark black pour with small tan carbonated head. heavy, dark molasses nose with typical dark roast and char. taste is somewhat sweet with dark roast characters. slightly stringent aftertaste of alcohol is hidden a bit from the sweetness. an excellent imp stout. damn them, wisonsinites.


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