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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours thick black with a foamy dark beige head. Aroma is roasted chocolate and dried cherries or plums. Bitter chocolate coffee ground flavor with a acidic hint of fruit. Rich creamy body. Finished burnt and bitter.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (474) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Poured black with a nice mocha head. Aroma was heavy in roasted malts and also had a noticeable scent of prunes and dates. Taste is rich and sweet with some bitterness to balance it out. Full body, smooth on the palate with good carbonation. Really enjoyed this one, quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (222) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is deep black with a thin tan head. Aromas of malt alcohol chocolate and licorice. Taste is very smooth full of deep roasty malts caramel and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
12oz bottle picked up while I was in Vegas. Pours coca cola brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark molasses, licorice. Flavor follows. Molasses, raisin, licorice. Good balance, nice and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 9.5% abv and a very brief description of the beer. Appearance: Very dark used motor oil like pour. Looks Black in the glass and has a small dark tan head. It fades out quickly leaving a light ring. Some lacing on the glass. Smell: It has a slightly lighter nose than I was expecting but still full of dark roasted maltiness and earthy hops. Taste/Palate: It is full of deep roasted maltiness caramel like sweetness and a touch of prune. The finish bring some hop bitterness and and mild dry earthy tones. Overall it remains fairly sweet.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (288) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and roasty, with hints of chocolate, toffee, and tobacco. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and thick; finishes astringent and slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (255) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
Poured from a 12. Aroma is boozy and fruity - raspberry and cherry. Flavor is biscuit with chocolate and caramel at first. The boozy, fruity flavor is at the end of the taste. Finishes somewhat sharp and astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (68) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Great dark brown brew with beautiful frothy khaki colored cap. Lacing up and down the sides. Licorice, roast, char, tobacco, and minimal chocolate make up the aroma. Taste is of roasted malts, ash, slight coffee with some cocoa mixed about. Not super thick but medium bodied enough for me to enjoy. This was overall a fantastic imperial stout that more than surpassed my expectations. Enjoy!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a light/medium black with a great darker khaki head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a ring and thin film. The aroma is good. Lots of roasty malt and a great amount of chocolate. There is a light licorice grab, and it finishes a touch on the hot side. Really good. The flavor is really roasty. There's a great note of roast and a nice licorice. On the back end there is a good amount of licorice but it falls a bit thin. The mouth feel is thin. The soft carbonation helps it feel thicker, but it falls off the tongue pretty quick. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and roasty. Not bad, but it could be way better if it were thicker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (173) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice, sweet malt aroma. Nice head, with small bubbles. Big taste, licorice, malt, and a little but sweet. Full bodied. Very nice RIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This was a pretty solid imperial stout. Big flavors, nice color and head. A bit too much on the sweet side for my changing palate.


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