RATINGS: 864   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Went in with high expectations and was not dissapointed. Close, but it was still a good beer. Dark dark black pour with almost no head, just a beige brim. Nose of coffee, chocolate, dark, malts, cherries, dark fruits, licorice, slight hoppage. Got a bit better as it warmed. Not as good as expected, but still a rock solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Thanks for sharing, Ken! Pitch black, thick creamy tan head. Sweet vanilla cream rides over waves of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate caramel. Sweet port-like flavor rests on roasted coffee and vanilla bean tones. Rounds out with further sweet buttery caramel notes and faint hints of hops. Full bodied, pillow soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. Good rendition here, but a touch too sweet for me personally...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 I tried this one again with a 2011 vintage. Way sweeter with a lot less balance and finesse. While still pretty cheap, it is not as good as I recall. Thanks for the sample, Kyle. Black body with a light brown head. The aroma is pancakes with some coffee. There are also prunes and milk chocolate. The taste has raisins, milk chocolate. and brandy. The mouthfeel is medium with a little coffee. This is light on the carbonation. The roast character is fairly mild and there is a tannic finish that gets a little more annoying as you drink. Solid effort.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2231) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2009
Thanks to Juelze for this big-ass brew. Crushed with Jakebra. Dont know what Honkeybra is talking about with this brew. Hes just a Wisconsin hater. Sweet nose mostly of molasses, with some soy sauce and some chocolate roast. Flavor is a little roastier with a big, thick mouthfeel. Finish is bitter and prety nice. A pretty nice Imp Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Salty aroma of hard roasted malts. Solid body, burned dark malts, some vanilla also. Strange salinity. Hard roasted malty bitterness in the finish with some dried fruits. 130909

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36911) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of soy sauce, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of wood, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
This one surprised me. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate and some bitterness. Flavor has some hops, dark roasted malts and bitter coffee. Pretty big, just not that smooth for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
2009-09-20. Black body with a modest chocolate brown head. Aroma is interesting, dark fruit, malt, light alcohol. Flavour is similar, dark fruit, light bitterness, very light raisin and touches of what may be oxidation. Smooth medium to full bodied palate is very lightly carbonated. Pleasant, just a touch syrupy at times, which could be helped by increased carbonation. Bottle c/o HogTownHarry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours very dark, with a soft light brown head. Theres no overwhelming aroma, sweet malt with a little alcohol are evident. light chocolatey flavor with a hint of soy sauce. Full palate with lasting, and evolving flavor. Probably my favorite beer from the guys at Leines.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (1093) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Poured from $3 12oz bottle - Lucky find perhaps from favorite bottle shop? Interesting opportunity to try an imperial from Leinenkugel. Wow, diverse flavors. Has a very smoked profile. Coffee and Chocolate. Not an overly sweet imperial. This comes in pretty hot. Not the best crafted imperial stout, but a nice attempt from the good folks at Leinenkugel.


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