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RATINGS: 831   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
etop8222 (1) - Reading, USA - APR 12, 2012 does not count
I love a dark stoudt because of the richness and premium taste that it gives me when I find the perfect one and this is it. Great hoppy beers go to the top of my list and that is where this one goes. Anytime this is available, I will get it.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
justone7 (7) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Nice black color, good head and lacing lasting several minutes, not much on the nose, taste very complex, sweet up front holding on for quite a while, then a quick bitter finish. Really liked it in the mouth!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Possibly one of the most (if not the most) anticipated releases from a Wisconsin Brewery I remember. Served on tap at the Horse & Plow in Kohler. Poured into a snifter black as night that lies still at first then created a perfect deep brown head. Head diminishes leaving a great lace across the top. Aromas of Coffee, Chocolate and dark fruit with hints of Vanilla and a slight wisp of alcohol. Thick slightly sticky mouth feel but both are kept in check. Not over the top like a lot of RIS seem to be. The same can be said for the flavor. I was surprised how suppressed the alcohol presence is. Bitter coffee is prominent with a perfect amount of malt and hops. So easy to drink itís scary! Fantastic job Leinenkugel Brewing Company- Listen to the beer geeks, not your accountants. Keep rolling out the Big Eddy releases!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Very nice Im perial Stout. I enjoyed it from the pour to the finish. Very nice head and refreshing on the palate. High alcohol content did not come through in the flavor. At the price of 7.99 a four at Champanes in Warren, MI, it is very reasonable. Just bought a case so we will see how it ages.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
bottle. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee malt, port, salmon, dried dark fruit like raisin and prunes. Black hue with a larger than average frothy tan head that left great lace and mostly lasted. Flavor is sweet and fruity with hints of roasted malt, chocolate, port, salmon, dried dark fruits, brandy, smoke, and oak that ends kind of bitter. Gang busters!! Palate is smooth and full bodied. Oily flat and a little hint of alcohol but very well hidden. This is very impressive for a macro brewery and very unexpected, especially since I found this at a BP gas station!! WTF!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and slight bourbon. Flavors of cocoa, espresso, caramel, rum soaked raisins, vanilla and wood. Perfect amount of carbonation and the alcohol is hidden fairly well...incredible.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1500) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
From a bottle, sampled at GABF 2011. Black pour with a brown head. Incredible aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Smoky malt, espresso, and chocolate flavor. Most excellent and worthy of the hype.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Richly textured and full of flavor with a killer roast. A standing pancake for a canopy rests softly while aromatic gestures coax my sip. Indulgence at itís finest.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours black with a brown head. Rich dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Big thick mouth feel. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet. The dark fruit flavors combined with the chocolate were done really well in this one. Alcohol wasnít noticeable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
David46 (10) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I only had a sample at a beer festival a week ago. It was a great surprise because I didnít know Leinenkugel made stouts. I will have to add to my review when I have a chance to drink one from top to bottom.


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