Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A - Looks pretty damn nice in the snifter. A tan, frothy head forms briefly, only to be swallowed up by the deep, near-black base.
S - This is a Leinenkugel's brew? It's a bit more worldly than say... Sunset Wheat. As opposed to artificial flavoring, I smell a nice, hearty RIS. Big molasses and chocolate notes, combined with a raisiny sweetness.
T - Hmm. I'm not blown away. It's rather sweet throughout, with a backend that's just trying to even itself out with dryness to no avail. Big, sweet, creamed coffee, baker's chocolate, and a sugary sweetness combine to make a less than stellar brew. No booze notes. I wonder if this was better when it was fresh?
M - Somewhat light for a RIS, as well as a bit too crisp for a RIS.
D - This is a one and done. The sweetness is outta control.
Notes: Far and away a better attempt than their fruity lineup, yet still could use some work. I don't think this would hold up in a cellar situation very well.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2009 04:29:52 | More by SaucyA
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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
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