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RATINGS: 829   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Black with a dark chocolate brown head. Head is mostly diminishing. Rich roasted malt aroma with bright, fruity highlights. Strangely enough I pick up some charred BBQ meats atop slightly smokey malt, ripened dates, red grapes, milk chocolate and cola. Moderately bitter, slightly sweet flavor - earthy hops, charred wood, toasted rye bread. Smooth bodied, light-to-moderate carbonation with a slightly slick mouth feel. Roasted bittersweet finish lingers. Great effort by Leinenkugel. A big thanks to my friend’s father for being kind enough to gift me a bottle - thanks John!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coconut, licorice, bourbon and molasses. Flavour of coconut, light roastiness, a little iodine and molasses. Sort of a mess, but it somehow works decently well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1366) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2011
on draft...black as night and almost chewy...this had the base flavor of all leinenkugel beers...dont ask what i’m talking about just something i taste with all of their beers. this was pretty darn good. great deep roasted malt flavor and a bit hoppy at the same time. the aroma was warm and welcoming. never drink cold let it warm up and sip...you will be rewarded for your patience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle; pour is murky dark brown with a heavy khaki head, with heavy retention in this tulip. This one was smokier than expected; dark fruits,and dark chocolate on the nose.The flavor profile begins with a hop bitterness, smoky undertones, chocolate malts, dark fruits, and again- some hops linger on the finish. I didn’t find this one incredibly interesting or incredibly balanced either - a decent imperial though, either way

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12oz bottle. I swear this beer is gritty...and i’ve made some gritty homebrews. Maybe just extremely chalky. Hershey’s like chocolate character. Lots of alcohol induced fruitiness-not well fermented. Pretty thick, nice palate. Flaked barley smell.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pour is a thick black color. Nose is more coffee heavy than anything else. Taste is a bit more complex has some coffee, and bourbon ish notes. Rather thick, just nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Gloopy black pour with a decent sized tan head. Huge caramel with hints of roasted barley, chocolate, and cocoa nib. Toffee and more sweet dark sugars in the finish. Medium body, perhaps a bit thin for the style, with a soft oily finish. Decent but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3182) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head...looks thick...decent lacing and retention...lively. Aroma has light smoke and dark fruit...some mild licorice. Flavor has dark fruit and a bit of coffee...very roasty with some caramely sweetness. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side and the finish is sweet/roasty and slightly burnt.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Thick brew, inky dark, with one finger of tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, sour notes. Taste is big sweet at the start quickly transitioning to burnt grains, dark roasted burnt toast in water, coffee, bitter and sour, somewhat turned tark fruits. Very thick palate - you won’t get up feeling empty after one of these. Overall, and intense and solid brew, a little harsh and unpeasant to my sensibilities and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle shared at Columbus 10. Poured JET BLACK and thick. No head. Taste was woody, and roasted nuts, chocolate and coffee. Not bad really.


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