Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by RWLawman:
3.56/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Black, like black coffee. Thin khaki head and moderate lacing left behind as the experience goes on.
S - Coffee, roasted malts, slight chocolate notes, and some dark fruit as well.
T - Follows the nose, for the most part, though not as much dark fruit. This one is mostly chocolate and coffee. I catch a touch of the dark fruit at the end.
M - Moderate carbonation, with a little bit of creaminess. There's also a touch of watery, which is a little unfortunate. This would be a knock out if it went more toward a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Still pretty good though.
O - I think this beer has had some unfair reviews, but that's just my opinion. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Lots of chocolate and coffee, which I personally prefer. One of the reviews said it seemed like cheap chocolate and bad coffee notes, but I didn't catch that. Maybe I'm not experienced at picking out good coffee from bad coffee, or cheap chocolate from just chocolate, but either way I thought this was a delicious beer. Not the best imperial stout I've had, but certainly not the worst.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 22:32:40 | More by RWLawman
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4.3/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle marked 31113, 2012 vintage
Bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt, dates, and figs
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and 1 mm layer with small bubble islands
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor sweet, intense dates and figs with roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation
This is worlds better than when it came out in 2012 – the rough edges have smoothed well.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 01:56:58 | More by Ozzylizard
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.