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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 44
Gots: 115 | FT: 5
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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jale

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jesse for this bottle.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with a good finger of brown head.

S: Roasted malt, caramel and green olives from a jar.

T: Sweet with roasted malt, caramel and good hop bitterness at the finish. Slightly acetic. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium-thick body with decent carbonation.

O: Not very complex to me. One is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 12:53:43 | More by jale
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Poured from the bottle into a Big Eddy snifter. Three cheers for proper glassware! A nice, thick pour. About a finger of mocha head, tinged slightly red. A pretty dark body to boot.

Smells more like dried figs than anything to me, which is a little odd. But, hey, I like dried figs. Some notes of coffee and chocolate.

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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.