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RATINGS: 832   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 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.


4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gdaigle (12) - North Oaks, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On tap. This is such a complex, and HUGE beer. It took 1.5 hours of slow sipping to drink the pint. The flavors and smells evolved considerably as the beer opened up and warmed. It should have been served in a brandy snifter instead of the pint glass. If I could change one thing, I’d make the alcohol a bit less forward. There is a very forward distilled alcohol flavor that does fade a bit as the beer warms. What a fun beer. Definitely worth a try, you’ll never forget it if you do.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to pantanap. Dark, viscious pour. Very aromatic, super dark fruitiness, lots of good smells. Slightly sweet, a small amount of bitterness, a little vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. Very good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1243) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Pours as black as moonless night! A little soy sauce and unsulphured molasses on the nose. On the palate...Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate, fresh roasted Arabica, slight tang on the back of the palate with a long, cloying finish. Pure nectar!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours thick black, so thick, there were no hues or tints otherwise. Just straight dark black. Head is dark tan and somewhat pillowy. Smells of mocha, cigar smoke, and burnt coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, two-day old burnt coffee, cigarette ash, and fruity sweet malt. The aftertaste is sweet, lingering, and rich. Tons of flavor. Very rich beer. Awesome job.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
12oz bottle from Warehouse poured into a snifter. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, light sugar and a little chocolate. A little dry red wine also. Taste is medium bitter. Lots of coffee and chocolate with a little plum and other dark fruit. Herbal and pine hops. Medium bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, awesome. I’m glad I finally found this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chargedgs (8) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2011 does not count
Bought this beer not expecting much. Upon opening my initial thoughts had changed, chocolate and dark fruits hit the nose. Its a darker imperial not the darkest I’ve seen but still very dark. The taste is what really surprised me and to be honest only stone RIS was better, just my opinion though. Will be buying a four pack or two to see how it cellars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ben51781 (8) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Black as night. Thick as molasses. Sweet, toasted malt aroma. Chocolatey complex flavor. Amazing beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (612) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Noir avec un énorme collet moka. Nez: très chocolaté. Semble sucré. Truffe. Grain torréfié. Fruit séché (datte, raisin). Gâteau/biscuit. Je salive! Bouche: respectueuse du nez. Riche et onctueuse. Très chocolaté. Bonne amertume. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Fruit séché. Bonne présence des malts torréfié. Sucré. Truffe au chocolat. Finale caramel avec l'amertume d'un bon café espresso. J'aime beaucoup!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
brianstelter (2) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
On draft at Bakehouse in Manhattan. Beautiful pour. Gets even better as it warms up.


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