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RATINGS: 823   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2009
Thanks to Juelze for this big-ass brew. Crushed with Jakebra. Don’t know what Honkeybra is talking about with this brew. He’s just a Wisconsin hater. Sweet nose mostly of molasses, with some soy sauce and some chocolate roast. Flavor is a little roastier with a big, thick mouthfeel. Finish is bitter and prety nice. A pretty nice Imp Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Salty aroma of hard roasted malts. Solid body, burned dark malts, some vanilla also. Strange salinity. Hard roasted malty bitterness in the finish with some dried fruits. 130909

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of soy sauce, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of wood, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
This one surprised me. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate and some bitterness. Flavor has some hops, dark roasted malts and bitter coffee. Pretty big, just not that smooth for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
2009-09-20. Black body with a modest chocolate brown head. Aroma is interesting, dark fruit, malt, light alcohol. Flavour is similar, dark fruit, light bitterness, very light raisin and touches of what may be oxidation. Smooth medium to full bodied palate is very lightly carbonated. Pleasant, just a touch syrupy at times, which could be helped by increased carbonation. Bottle c/o HogTownHarry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown nearly black with a creamy deep tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Very candyish sweet with simple cocoa and a touch of fruit. Flavor starts sweet and chocolatey, powdery and a bit of coffee. So sweet and boozy in the finish. Pretty messy balance. Medium full body and a sharper carbonation. Hmmm odd,not sure if age will help it. The more I drink and the warmer it gets I start to think it tastes a lot like a regular stout that would be quite good if not for the super boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Inky black with 2" of chocolate mousse head. Roasty chocolate smores notes in the aroma, with light smoke. taste is the same, but more smoky than the aroma, with a bit of thin sourness into the bacony finish. $3/12oz

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottled from Sonoma in Delavan. Poured black as coal; thin tan head - faded quickly. Bitter coffee taste; a little boozy for my taste but that’s just me...heavy, thick, soft palate....maybe need to age this a little to take the edge off...will try next one in a year or so...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12 oz bottle, pours with a little head, disappears quickly but leaves a little lacing, aroma is plain, some business, first sip bitter, chocolate, rich, burnt much complexity, letting it warm up a bit brings out some sweetness, not a bad RIS from a macro brewery, nothing to write home about though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2011
Old bottle. Thanks Marsiblursi Dark brown or almost black colour, with tan head. Mature aroma from tar, leather and black olives along with a blanket of cocoa powder. The flavour is much more then chocolate though. Red berries, leather, madeira, tar, oxidation in general, dried fruits, a touch of cocoa powder. Body got lighter during the years, it got flat and lifeless. The beer is too oxidized for its own good. Not very bitter either. Drink your impy now!


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