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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2668) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Pours out black with a small burnt looking head. Aroma is of burnt malts and some strange malty notes. Taste is complex, some chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a rye-bread taste going on in the background. Interesting....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0. Pours black with a nice compact tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is sweet burnt caramel and fruity coffee, plum, fig, with lots of fruity esters and a bit of soy and licorice in the aftertaste. Body is medium/full, carbonation is medium/moderate. A damned fine Imp stout!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Very still oily looking opaque body. Nose-LME, fig, raisins, light alcohol, big perfume, tea. Taste-biscuit, fig, harsh wood, cracklings, medium to high sweetness, grape juice, charred wood, burnt marshmallow, bitter coffee, sticky, lots of sweet creamed coffee. Very good creamy coffee, albeit a little sticky and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5498) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Sampled 12oz bottles of this at my first imperial stout tasting. Pours a thick, oily black with a tan, creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and whiskey. Flavors are similar with burnt toast, tobacco, oak, and bourbon. Oily on the tongue, really hot on the finish. A very, very big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was some coffee, alcohol, and some other bad smells. Flavor was coffee, but masked by a metallic taste, not too great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR via zathrus13. Blackout pours with the tiny fishegg tan bubbly head. Nose: soy sauce, milk chocolate. MOuthfeel is thick. Taste: salt, dark chocolate, teriyaki, sweetness. Its good but lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Went in with high expectations and was not dissapointed. Close, but it was still a good beer. Dark dark black pour with almost no head, just a beige brim. Nose of coffee, chocolate, dark, malts, cherries, dark fruits, licorice, slight hoppage. Got a bit better as it warmed. Not as good as expected, but still a rock solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Thanks for sharing, Ken! Pitch black, thick creamy tan head. Sweet vanilla cream rides over waves of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate caramel. Sweet port-like flavor rests on roasted coffee and vanilla bean tones. Rounds out with further sweet buttery caramel notes and faint hints of hops. Full bodied, pillow soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. Good rendition here, but a touch too sweet for me personally...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 I tried this one again with a 2011 vintage. Way sweeter with a lot less balance and finesse. While still pretty cheap, it is not as good as I recall. Thanks for the sample, Kyle. Black body with a light brown head. The aroma is pancakes with some coffee. There are also prunes and milk chocolate. The taste has raisins, milk chocolate. and brandy. The mouthfeel is medium with a little coffee. This is light on the carbonation. The roast character is fairly mild and there is a tannic finish that gets a little more annoying as you drink. Solid effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours out jet black with a huge cocoa head that dies slow and laces big. Smells of chocolate covered fruit, dried plums, coffee and cocoa. Taste is big chocolate, some dark fruit and coffee but all out of sorts. These flavors usually are perfect together but they all seem off. Turned off by the chalky finish. Full in the mouth and the ABV is well hidden. A victim of hype.


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