RATINGS: 862   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2009 Batch bottle? from Brigadier, Thanks Nathan. Tons of dark fruits and raisin type notes abound here, not bad at all.. not quite enough carbonation to me as this is pretty flat. still hissed when opened though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scones (8) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Bought a four pack of the 2011 vintage yesterday. Glad to say a year calmed it down quite a bit; when i first tried it i found it far too harsh, but now its much smoother. It pours almost black, with a thin mocha head. Nose and taste are reminiscent of burnt caramel, sweet and roasted. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Alcohol isnt too strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3344) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pretty nice IS here. Everything is subtle and reserved but still smooth. Chocolate, coffee, and roast take a back seat to the dark fruits. Tons of cherry, plum, and rasin in here which is interesting but not my favorite characteristic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tasty and robust, with roasted coffee and caramel. This stout is plenty to write home about with a mild carbonation and plenty of hops playing a fine background. This brew only wants a bit better grain balance and slightly smoother mouthfeel, but it doesn't stop Eddy from brig a wonderful addition to the party. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz served in a 22 oz snifter A - Pours inky black with an espresso head. S - Chocolate, charred black malts, peat moss, black coffee, alcohol. Its sour, astringent and sweet all at the same time. Very rugged and edgy aroma. T - Charred malts, over roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, earthy pine hops, licorice, hints of dark berry fruit, lots of tangy yeast, pretty sweet. Finishes roasty, bitter and dry. M - Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, sharp and smooth at times. Pretty rugged stout here. Very earthy and roasty but it has to be to stay ahead of the sweetness, which it does. I could sip on this by a campfire all night long. Serving type: bottle 12-05-2012

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 10, 12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau snifter. A: Roasted malt, dark fruit, and a faint anise notes. A: Pours pitch black with a toasted caramel colored head. T: Follows the nose, for the most part, with moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, dark roasted coffee and charred wood with hints of chocolate. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A decent RIS, doesnt compare well to the best, but easily the best beer Ive had from Leinenkugel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (109) - - NOV 29, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Nice lagging. Burnt raisin nose with a weak alcohol background...perhaps some toffee? Bitter, burnt taste with little alcohol apparent. Slight warming finish, still bitter and burnt. Moderate carbonation, but yet creamy. Not as complex a expected, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
An alright imperial stout, actually pretty impressive for leinenkugel. Has a little too much sweetness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2389) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Actually, pretty nice and fairly drinkable imperial stout. I was surprised. Big oily pour. Red wine aroma with a lot of raisin. Very fruity and lighter body for a big beer. Chocolate, malty. Hoppy finish. Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice stuff.


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