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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 12oz bottle: Slightly disappointed with this one. Pours to a Deep black body. Was told I needed to try this, but not too impressed. Just an "ok" imperial stout for me. I pulled a fruity after taste from this one. Can’t really describe it, almost a burnt almond at first then a smokey plum aftertaste. Interesting beer not what I expected. I will re-rate this beer in hopes of a better experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Opaque black with light brown foamy head. A bit of that soggy cereal/oatmeal in the nose. Lots of flavor up front-- Hops, a bit of grapefruit. Obvious coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit-- dates, plums, raisins. A bit of astringency, low carbonation. Syrupy, oily mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Blind Tasting. Pitch black in the glass, with a minimal mahogany aura on the edges. Smells of beef jerky (its a manly, chuck norris kinda beer) maple and mesquite. Oily, boozy, and chocolatey with some red fruit character on the edges. Semi-sweet chocolate aftertaste. Clingy bitey palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (135) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Many thanks to hoppymeal for throwing in this as a wants list extra. It pours dark black with a thin layer of brown head. Nose is slight soy, tons of dark fruit, bitter chocolate, toffee, and alcohol. Great smelling beer and I could get a whiff from a few feet away. Taste is really similar with a ton of dark fruits, and a bitter roasty finish. Huge viscous mouthfeel. A great RIS, one of my favorites from all of the ones I have tried in the past few months.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
strong aroma of roasted malts. pours black with a pinky sized head. taste is a bitter sweet chocolate. well balanced for a 9 % abv. gladly would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Poured into a tulip black but not motor oil with a brown sugar color head. Aroma was a hint of coffee dark chocolate and dark fruits such as plums, finishing with alcohol heat. Nothing complex at all. First sip was chocolate at first followed by a bittering bite and finishing with dark fruits and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium overall and thin for a stout with nice medium carbonation. Nothing special, could be special if aged in some barrels for an extra year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours black with decent brown head. The nose is tons of chocolate and molasses; some notes of raisins. Comes across the palate sweet and creamy with chocolate, sweet coffee, molasses, raisins, maple syrup, & fresh cane syrup. Damn this is good.

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