Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by russwbeck:
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours out of the bottle a thick black color with at least three fingers of brown head. This is a great looking beer, and destroyed any misconceptions I had about this Leinenkugal offering.
S: Really big dark fruits assault the nose initially on the aroma. Roast, molasses, chocolate, and a big hit of booze round it out. Sort of all over the place, but certainly not muted. Far more fruits than I ever expected.
T: The taste takes a step back towards the balanced side of things. The molasses has a larger role than I would expect based on the aroma. The finish is sweet, with the fruits coming up, and roasty at the very backend. The dry roast lingers on the palate for a good long while. The booze I noted on the aroma seems to have integrated itself nicely into the taste.
MF: Really thick and creamy mouthfeel, but the carbonation level is up there as well. Really well thought out body on this beer.
O: This is really a very good RIS. Very impressed with it coming from Leinenkugal's. I'd love to do a blind RIS taste test and see where this stacks up. I'd say pick it up next time you see it!
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2012 01:06:11 | More by russwbeck
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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
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.