RATINGS: 850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Thanks Hopscotch!!! Poured nearly black, the brown does appear around the edges. Aroma is raisins, figs, dates, licorice. Flavor is a deep roasted coffee, with some creamy sweetness coming through. There is hope...

4
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Dark viscous pour with a beautiful mocha head that fades quickly. Mocha, molasses in the nose. Same flavors, with good bittering to balance the huge malt bill. Some alcohol bite in the aftertaste. Big beer!

4.4
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Aroma: Hints of coffee and chocolate. Appearance: Black with a thick, brown head. Taste: Medium sweetness that plays off of hints of bitterness all throughout the swallow. Palate: Full body, thick, creamy texture, soft carbonation, soft finish. Overall: Man, is this good. I’m not completely blown away, but I would certainly recommend this beer and seek it out in the future. Rich and thick, I can see this pairing well with a thick, fudgey dessert or something similar.

4
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
black color, aroma of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, same flavors, caramel, smoke, pine hops, slight vanilla, med body, creamy and smooth, moderate bitterness, well balanced, pretty complex, very solid RIS

4
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle: Pretty good. Pours black with a small head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol flaver and after taste is not as big as most Imp. Stouts (and that is not necessarily a bad thing).

3.9
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours a dark brown/black color with a good amount of off-white head. Aroma of chocolate malts and some toasted smells that I couldn’t quite get. Flavor of chocolate malts and molasses with an after-taste a bit on the bad side. Nice over-all.

3.9
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz. Bottle. The beer pours to a black color with a medium tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted scents to it. The taste is slightly sweet upfront with a clean dry finish. The beer has a nice malt balance & is very smooth for 9.5 ABV. Overall a very good stout.

4.3
Sask89 (529) - 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.

4.2
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Poured motor oil black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Big roasted malt flavor with some chocolate hop character. Pretty agressive finish.

3.5
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2011
12oz bottle from Riverside Red X. Pours opaque black with a modest light brown head made up of tiny (almost crystalline) bubbles that leave wild micro-lacing on the snifter. Aroma is rather intoxicating in itself, with a potent mix of dark fruits (plum and fig), toffee, mild coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavors aren’t quite as rich, with cocoa taking the place of the expected dark chocolate and a wacky little unnatural twang at the finish. Good, and not far away from being great -- clearly the best Leinie I’ve ever had!


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