User395278 (4) - - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Very pleasantly surprised. I’d generally consigned Leinenkugels to the large brewer trash bin but this rather small batch Imperial impressed me with its complex flavors and nice aroma. Just a wee bit too thin but an impressive effort from a larger brewer. Only trouble is finding it as it came and went in my area fairly quickly. AskForJenny (1085) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 oz - Gift bottle from Chris. Boozy, roasted nose, cocoa colored wisp of a head. Good depth of notes on palate. Good but not elite. Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours black with moderate tan head
Aromas of dark liquored chocolate, vanilla and a bit of burnt wood. Flavors of black coffee, vanilla, coconut extract and bitter chocolate. A bit of alcohol.
7/4/8/3/16 Ericular (1016) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. Hollow and bitter for a Russian Imperial, but still pretty decent. LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Delicious beer. Funny how you can write a brewer off as average, but then they release a one off and you see they really do have talent. The Big Eddy beers have been really good in my opinion. Aroma was big, thick and full. Bitter baking chocolate with a dose of roasted malt. Very nice. Pour was a deep dark brown with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was good. Not as full as the aroma, but still nice. Very bitter. Dark chocolate with just a hint toffee and not much else. Very one dimensional, but a good dimension it is. Mild carbonation.
tcon25 (821) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle pour at home.( from the other night) almost black pour, sweet coffee and chocolate. Really enjoyed this one, picked this up without knowing what it was and was happily surprised. BeerInHeaven (446) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
pours black with a slowly developing medium brown head. Aroma is earthy, toasted malt, slight black coffee. Very creamy mouth feel. Excellent rich taste. Toasted malt, some bitterness on the finish with a pleasant linger. 9.5 ABV is well disguised. Great stout! miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
ロシアンイン& mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Completely solid stout. Burns a wee bit hot. But, nice flavor -- lots of coffee notes. A bit of roastiness. Recommended. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate, roast, smoke. Thin mouth, chocolate, light roast, good.