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RATINGS: 835   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 Leinenkugelís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25076) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1856) - 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 friendís father for being kind enough to gift me a bottle - thanks John!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7790) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Very nice aroma, with smoky coffee notes, molasses, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Flavor leads with a lot of molasses, raisin, smoky coffee, but could use some more balance instead of tilting so strongly to molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) espresso brown pour with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of currant, smoke, raisin, herbal and other plants. Taste of big chocolate, prune, toasty, rich, medium thick body and a long palate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1892) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of sweetness. Taste is chocolate and malt balls with deep rich dark fruits from beginning to end and expresso as well. There is a good hop punch of bitterness. Nice RIS. Quite bold and the flavor lasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a dark tan, pillowy head. Aroma is dark fruit, roast malt, some alcohol. Flavor is more complex: lots of bitter, burnt malt, some dark fruit (cherries?), a bit of nuttiness, some vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, some smoke. Improves as it warms. Finishes very bitter -- too much so for me. Thick but not syrupy mouthfeel. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is light roast, cocoa, a little licorice, bananaish notes. Flavor is light chocolate and sweet malt, light buttery bananas, smoke, bitter roast and hop in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1472) - 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 iím 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1393) - 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 didnít find this one incredibly interesting or incredibly balanced either - a decent imperial though, either way

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