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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (124) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle, Japan. Pours a dark black, with a strong brown halo and a small dark cream head. Powerful toasty malt aroma with hops and a lot of alcohol coming through. Thereís a lot going on in this one. Not a big fan of this premium beer. Reasonably drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours black with brown foam that has limited retention but creates some lacing as the beer goes away. Aroma of caramelized sugar, alcohol, and hints of chocolate, soy, and spice. Maybe dried fruit. Flavor has noticeable hop and resinous alcohol character. Mince meat pie! Body is creamy without too much carbonation. Not flat, not astringent. Overall a very fine offering--boozy and hard-hitting but complex and balanced all at once.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a dark chocolate hue with tan head. Aroma very citrus like with a hint of more citrus. Taste has a nice blend of citrus and that familiar stout rush. Root beer for beer lovers, as it has a rootbear finish

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Thankfully, I got this in a mixed 6 pack as a "sure get that one too" and didn't look at the label closely until after tasting it. I didn't realize it was a Leinenkugel until I took a second look. What a great surprise, how it was really good. I would have lowered my expectations and talked myself into a lesser experience. I will buy this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
My first Big Eddy imperial stout and it doesn't disappoint. On the nose it hits you with a but of oakiness, charred characteristics, and a little bit of caramel. On the palate it has hints of bourbon on tip of its noticeable caramel and bits of chocolate taste. Overall very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Like all of Leinenkugelís offerings, Iím impressed with this one, especially for the price. A nice thick stout for a cold night. Being a fairly strong stout, Iím amazed this one is able to hide the alcohol so well, without being sweet or syrupy. This has a good barley and roast coffee flavor, generous use of hops without overdoing it. I think this is probably my new favorite stout. Samuel Smithís offers a nice imperial stout, but this one kicks it to the curb. I prefer this over the Old Rasputin Imperial Stout as well. This one pours with very little head, like most stouts, but has a great amount of carbonation. I think I taste a hint of chocolate as well, but my tastebuds could be deceiving me, this one has some interesting spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Black as night with a crema-like head, this Imperial Stout is unlike any other! The aroma is dark and toasty, with a flavor to match - mellow, sweet, nutmeg, and fine crema. Undoubtedly, this beer is best suited for a dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
This was a solid stout and would drink it often if I lived in WI :s Smell is extremely roasted malts, chocolate, and a little licorice. Tast was espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and a nice hop balance. Has a nice bitter dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with a slight caramel/tan colored head. Beautiful aromas of coffee and chocolate dominate the nose. First sip is all coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Good body and drinkability.


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