1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutBig Eddy Russian Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

1,059 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 43
Gots: 112 | 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)
View: Beers (35) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,059 | Reviews: 449 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by froggyfrog:
Photo of froggyfrog
froggyfrog

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that I have to keep bumping up the category scores as I get deeper into the glass.

The beer sits quietly in the bowl of the snifter, the light from the nearby desk lamp seemingly unable to conquer the darkness that has overtaken the glass. A thin cap of burgundy and tan foam alighted the surface at first pour, but was quickly lost to the depths of inky blackness below.

A unique bouquet among stouts awaits the drinker of this Big Eddy. Vinous and caramel-like at once, the aroma is enticing. Yet deeper still beneath the layer of sweetness reminiscent of milk chocolate and candied fruit lies an aroma of some troubling definition. Just a touch is detectable, and maybe I misname it, but this reviewer can only, to remain completely truthful in the reviewing, convey the thoughts and connections that come to this particular mind whilst critiquing the aromatics of this brew. With the disclaimer firmly in place I feel lax enough to mention that there may be, lurking somewhere in the back of this brew, scents reminiscent of latex paint and/or a decidedly chlorine-type sweatiness. The images I draw to define the scent of this beer maybe less than appealing, but somehow the overall effect is not diminished in anyway by their presence.

In the areas of flavor and texture this beer truly shines. Rich and decadent, it is a velvety blend of lightly roasted coffee and chewy caramel creams. Tempering all this sweetness is a bold blaze of alcohol presence wrapping everything up in a cutting spicy finish.

A very enjoyable stout to be sure. Thank you to the unknown trader (Kathleen?) who contributed this bottle. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 06:47:17 | More by froggyfrog
More User Reviews:
Photo of keags_beer
keags_beer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-22-2014 05:19:50 | More by keags_beer
Photo of Brutaltruth
Brutaltruth

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meaty beefy big and bouncy! This 2012 edition of Big Eddy is excellent. Pours a thick black with a nice thick tannish brown head. Notes of chocolate, coffee, figs, and sweet malts. Taste is a lot like the nose. Chocolate and deep roasted grains up front with a coffee bitterness and sweet chocolate and deep roasted grains in the background with hops coming through on the aftertaste. One of the better imperials I have had, even better on tap. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, improves with warmth. Very nice and to be appreciated. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 23:20:41 | More by Brutaltruth
Photo of stomioka
stomioka

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2014 17:23:18 | More by stomioka
Photo of KrittyKratz
KrittyKratz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-19-2014 14:54:19 | More by KrittyKratz
Photo of BigGold
BigGold

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2014 23:20:26 | More by BigGold
Photo of green_plastic
green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2014 14:23:47 | More by green_plastic
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2014 02:11:47 | More by KAF
Photo of tvghost
tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-16-2014 00:03:40 | More by tvghost
Photo of ConradKenney
ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-14-2014 11:35:07 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of Tuckersmth
Tuckersmth

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2014 21:45:23 | More by Tuckersmth
Photo of BillHilly
BillHilly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-09-2014 23:43:42 | More by BillHilly
Photo of Goldfishman
Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-06-2014 14:31:30 | More by Goldfishman
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2014 03:41:11 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of irishpride
irishpride

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-05-2014 01:35:40 | More by irishpride
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-03-2014 14:19:45 | More by sammyg832
Photo of jna626
jna626

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-03-2014 01:32:19 | More by jna626
Photo of SoxFan
SoxFan

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-28-2014 21:04:12 | More by SoxFan
Photo of GABrew
GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-28-2014 21:02:33 | More by GABrew
Photo of Chudem
Chudem

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-28-2014 01:16:18 | More by Chudem
Photo of Budinetz
Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2014 05:57:29 | More by Budinetz
Photo of Snap43nib
Snap43nib

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 22:46:38 | More by Snap43nib
Photo of Derka29
Derka29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-25-2014 03:51:40 | More by Derka29
Photo of Ncpogs
Ncpogs

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

06-20-2014 18:27:05 | More by Ncpogs
Photo of LPJones
LPJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-18-2014 21:42:38 | More by LPJones
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.