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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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle: Black color, tan head and light lacing. Vanilla, sharp roast and alcohol, lots of coffee. Huge alcohol, lots of hopped-over sweetness. Very thick, lots of body. THICK! Brash and no subtleties. I donít want to say itís bad or even unquaffable, thereís just so many good imperial stouts out there, I hate it when someone throws their hat in the ring just to do so.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap. I had low expectations going into this brew, and actually found it to be quite OK. Jet black with a dark frothy tan head. Chocolate and slight roast in the aroma, and with some degree of sweetness. Flavor has burnt brown sugar, roast and semi-sweet chocolate. Medium to thicker body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
tulip. dark body with dark tan long lasting creamy head. It smells very rusty up front, bitter chocolate, some coffee, but mostly like a rusted metal. It leans more over the bitter than the sweet but there is some notes of light sweetness up front and finishes withe a heavier bitter chocolate taste. Moderate body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2800) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 12 oz. bottle from Binnyís. I didnít list this in my beer cellar somehow, but guessing from the neck code, itís from early 2011. And I feel like demolishing a big beer tonight. Sweet alcoholic nose from under the cap. A little vapor as I pour it, and find it to be opaque black, with a fizzy, short-lived soda pop head. Nose from the glass has still more sweetness, a touch of oatmeal, and no roastiness. Taste is likewise sweet, but with some coffee malt. Some of that roasty black patent malt appears here now. Properly sticky malts around my lips. It is nice. I may have pooped it too young; perhaps letting it sit longer would tone down the carbonation. But then again, this is an earlier style bottle with a screwtop, so it may be older than I thought, and besides, the screwtop might have let it oxydize. And hey dere, itís my 200th Wisconsin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Good smokey brew. Not really my style. Taste of chocolate and oats and smoke. Good dark thick color and lasting head. Good beer not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle picked up in Atlanta. Pours dark black with a 1/2 inch beige head. Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, soy. Taste is coffee, caramel, chocolate, smoke, and also an odd oxidized flavor. Smooth mouthfeel and full body. Solid and somewhat unique, but not my style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Poured into a tulip black but not motor oil with a brown sugar color head. Aroma was a hint of coffee dark chocolate and dark fruits such as plums, finishing with alcohol heat. Nothing complex at all. First sip was chocolate at first followed by a bittering bite and finishing with dark fruits and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium overall and thin for a stout with nice medium carbonation. Nothing special, could be special if aged in some barrels for an extra year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle pours black brien head. Thick sticky good carb. Tastes smell soy sauce chocolate booze bitter. Very solid beer for price. I think it was 8.99-10 for a four pack. Good stuff price makes it even better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
San excellent scotch ale for lienenkugels. Very smokey and scoth flavored. Pours really dark and is super strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3097) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black pour with thin creamy brown foam. Aroma of licorice, burnt sugar, lots of licorice and maybe a hint of soy. Taste is bitter, quite herbal with a strong licorice bite, burnt malt, really roasty. Palate is full bodied with medium carbonation. Not a bad impy at all.


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