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RATINGS: 861   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
The nose provides hints of sweetness and dried dark fruit. The pour is thick and black with a small tan head and nice lacing. The taste is much like the aroma, complex and rewarding. There is a combination of roasty, coffeey, alcoholy flavors with notes of cherries and chocolate. The long finish is a burnt bitterness. This is one of my favorite Imperial Russian stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkbachman (181) - - JAN 28, 2013
Coffee and chocolate aromas present. Molasses is also present. Bourbon flavor mixed with woody characteristics. Slight astringency but finishes smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
This was a big beer with delicious chocolate tones along with bitter sweetness. I didn’t taste any hops and almost no alcohol burn to finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Big Eddy pours clear brown-black, but rests opaque black in the glass. There is a fizzy mocha head that provides a little lacing. Roasted malts, molasses, toffee. dark fruit and raisin fill the nose. The bouquet is strong and lasts well to the last drop! Sweet roasted malts, caramel, coffee, and bitter-sweet chocolate give way to sweet malty toffee finish. Hops take a back seat, only leaving a subtle grassy pine in an abundantly roasted malt-coffee aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting stout, indeed! Soft carbonation accompanies a heavy tongue weight. This beer goes down silky- almost syrupy. It’d be difficult to drink ten of these, but, one is one to savor for sure. Overall, this is a fabulous Russian Imperial. Unlike most brews, Big Eddy boasts a strong nose and rich taste without letting up an iota for the duration of the glass. Anyone that looks for a malt forward, sweet, rich, and impressive stout is sure to appreciate this one! I encourage anyone that happens upon this on tap or in a liquor store to not let this one slip through their fingers! I had this on tap at Bukowski’s in Boston, and wasn’t letting someone else buy it at my favorite liquor store! I even bought a little extra to age. I’ll be back at a later date to review that!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - 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!

   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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