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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Aroma: dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, light raisin. Palate: carbonation. Nice medium feel. Slight alcohol burn at back kid throat. Overall: good imperial stout, just wish there was a little bit more for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2009 Batch bottle? from Brigadier, Thanks Nathan. Tons of dark fruits and raisin type notes abound here, not bad at all.. not quite enough carbonation to me as this is pretty flat. still hissed when opened though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scones (8) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Bought a four pack of the 2011 vintage yesterday. Glad to say a year calmed it down quite a bit; when i first tried it i found it far too harsh, but now its much smoother. It pours almost black, with a thin mocha head. Nose and taste are reminiscent of burnt caramel, sweet and roasted. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Alcohol isn’t too strong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, ’12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter. A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes. A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head. T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A decent RIS, doesn’t compare well to the best, but easily the best beer I’ve had from Leinenkugel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (97) - - NOV 29, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1973) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Actually, pretty nice and fairly drinkable imperial stout. I was surprised. Big oily pour. Red wine aroma with a lot of raisin. Very fruity and lighter body for a big beer. Chocolate, malty. Hoppy finish. Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
bottle. Black with one finger head. Solid malty base with major coffee. Hoppy bitter finish. Dark and dry. Decent RIS.

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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