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RATINGS: 828   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Thick, tan head and dark body. Starts with coffee but stays a bit bitter with a roasted aftertaste. Could use a bit more sweet balance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmill527 (80) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a creamy black with minimal head. To me this tastes like an imperial stout mixed with an IPA, about 70/30.Although light, it has a definite hoppy bitterness to it. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
tulip. dark body with dark tan long lasting creamy head. It smells very rusty up front, bitter chocolate, some coffee, but mostly like a rusted metal. It leans more over the bitter than the sweet but there is some notes of light sweetness up front and finishes withe a heavier bitter chocolate taste. Moderate body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nielsedd (76) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, deep brown bordering on black, with a thin beige head. Small amount of lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Tastes of the same, with a bready yeast quality and a booze finish as well. Very good RIS. Love the Big Eddy series!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alassio (72) - USA - NOV 25, 2010
What makes this so much fun is how pricklingly zesty it is for a big, dense, multi-layered (flavors changesecond to second - - here a fruit, there a malt, then some roast, then some black liquorice, and then back to fruit again). Itís not a murky mass - -itís a fun beer.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - DEC 24, 2013
Appearance - black. No head Aroma - nothing Mouth - no carb Taste - just terrible. Overall - just not good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jagad5 (68) - - APR 1, 2014
I canít give anything a perfect score but this was close. Poured from a bottle. So dark I canít see the other side of the glass. Strong enough to help me relax and enjoy my evening.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Dense black with tight mocha effervescence calming to a thin blanket. Huge cherry chocolate nose as smoky pungency intensifies in mouth along with array of caramelized dark fruit notes. Smooth mildly boozy body with taut, slight minerality rallying towards finish. By all means nice pour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bonus bottle thanks Aaron. Pours jet black with slight light brown head. Smells of chocolate and cherries / plums. Taste of burnt bitter sweet chocolate and cherries and has a nice bittering hops that lingers till your next sip. Overall itís a good brew that tends to taste better the warmer it gets.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (57) - - NOV 29, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid.


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