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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,050 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 43
Gots: 110 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jj21 on 10-27-2007)
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barczar

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour yields a deep opaque brown body with amber highlights and a dense one inch milk chocolate head that dissipates slowly leaving lacing.

Booze and dark fruits lead the aroma, with roast malt, burnt sugar, caramel, and vanilla adding complexity.

Flavor is on the sweet side initially, burnt caramel and roast malt leading to an acrid coffee, slightly bitter finish. Chocolate forms a nice background, supporting dark fruity tones of plums, figs, and dark cherries. A hint of soy is evident as it warms.

Body is thick, with minimal carbonation. There's a hint of astringency and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, a decent ris. It's a bit harsh, and simultaneously cloying, but I would enjoy this again. Better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 04:48:16 | More by barczar
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Bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.