RATINGS: 863   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 Leinenkugels 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2007
I received this bottle courtesy of Skyview. This was a great beer. Pours very dark with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and sugar/sweetness with chocolate. Taste similar to aroma with a bit of molasses in there as well. For 9.5% you really cannot taste the alcohol. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Enjoyed post Thanksgiving. Crafted much more in the vein of an Imperial Porter than an Imperial Stout. The hops are rather muted until the finish, with semi-sweet chocolate and cane sugar syrup pronounced. The pour is a thing of beauty, with a luscious brown head and a dark chocolate appearance. Undertones of prune juice and toffee on the palate, with subtle notes of star anise and nutmeg. Rather sweet, but certainly enjoyable. The 9.5 ABV is hardly noticeable. A solid structure and decent complexity to this Imperial Porter. I am missing the hops and the viscosity/mouthfeel of an exceptional Imperial Stout. Thanks to Nathan for transporting this south.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle. Dark fruits, licorice, molasses, caramel and coffee prevail. Finishes bitter sweet. Nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pours pure black with probably the darkest colored head Ive seen, brownish red almost. Head retention is amazing and has incredible lacing. Aroma has molasses, licorice, cherries, chocolate, and a little roastiness. Sweet malt and molasses greet my tongue first, yielding a cornucopia of sweet delicious flavors. Many of the things noted in the nose are also present in the taste, but just even more condensed and with some roastiness in the finish; its so good! Mouthfeel is super thick, very full bodied with low carbonation; perfect for an imperial stout. Incredible beer, I really hope they continue to make this. Dark Lord, watch out!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured from a 2012 bottle into a snifter dark brown with slight head. Aroma is dark fruit slight booze. Flavor is figs & raisins. Some booze. Definite cocoa.The bitter finish was surprising considering the age on the brew Balanced nicely. Smooth. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy from Styles, Nice smell of molasses. Taste was sweet with hints of dried fruit. Not over powering but noticible. Alcohol was well hidden. lacing was nice also. Good beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black, with a medium brown head that diminishes to a skinny layer, great lacing all the way down. Aroma is chocolate, molasses and a touch of fruity sweetness. Taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, some smoke and toasted marshmallow. Medium to heavy body and some alcohol warming as it goes down, the way a good imp stout should be. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (421) - - MAR 20, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood Raleigh. Powerful coffee flavor. One of the darkest beers I've seen. Good taste. Would gladly order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (418) - - APR 19, 2013
Appearance is black with some slight deep mahogany tint. Pours a nice tan/brown creamy head even after aging for a year. Aroma is raisin, plum, licorice, and cocoa. Also pick up slight smokiness in the nose. Taste starts with raisin and deep roasted chocolate with a slight hint of coffee mon the back end. Despite the deep, rich malt the hop bitterness balances out the flavor nicely. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, medium bodied for an imperial stout. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness balance and warming from the alcohol. Overall, a great imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours deep dark black with a very full mocha head. Lacing is very fine and fairly moderate. Nose is full of chocolate, coffee, malt, with a bit of dark fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, nice and sweet with a moderate bittering and pepperiness that cleanses the palate on the finish. A pretty good RIS, not too overbearing like some can get.


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