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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,080 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 44
Gots: 118 | 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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Mopar671


1/5  rDev -73.8%

08-19-2014 04:48:54 | More by Mopar671
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-19-2014 01:02:16 | More by GameOfBeers
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-15-2014 19:03:35 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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walterk

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-13-2014 12:15:08 | More by walterk
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-11-2014 05:53:56 | More by Big_Dave
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-10-2014 20:29:40 | More by Skyjmpr
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kfh227

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +1%

I hope I am not biased. A local beer store had 4 packs of this for $3.29. I think I'll be buying a case tommorrow. They probably had 12-18 cases on the floor. I'm guessing a distributer had a bunch sitting around that they wanted to unload.

Appearance - Very dark and the head formed very thickly when poured into a glass, even when care was taken. Nice caramel color to the head. the head went down after a minute and it maintained a 1/16" head.

smell - Nothing special. Not sure if my nose is acting up but I can't smell much. Bacially smells like a generic stout to me.

taste - At 83 cents a bottle for a 9.5% aABV beer ... surprisingly good. Not bitter at all. A Slightly sweet stout. The alcohol is not noticeable.

mouthfeel - Not something I know how to rate properly. I think it is as thick as any other stout.

Overall - worth every penny of the 83 cents I paid. I will be buying more. I actually like this enough that I'd happily pay $8 for a 4 pack.

08-09-2014 02:46:34 | More by kfh227
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.31/5  rDev -13.1%

A: DARK DARK DARK. Pours with the viscosity of a bad 5 w 30. A beautiful caramel colored head finds its way to the top of my glass. Many small bubbles... but the few big bubbles show and stick around with the rest of the head.

S: Wood... OAK? Sweet dark fruit. Candi sugar almost? It is that sweet. Chocolate malt? Cannot fully tell as the alcohol overtakes much of it.

T: Sweet. Dark Fruits. Oak. Cherries. Light raisin. Heavy alcohol.

M: The feeling won't quit. I'm not sure if I am sipping bourbon or a beer. It is light at first... but now my mouth feels heavy... may be a numbing effect of the alcohol.

O: It is leines camouflaged in a pretty package. You know what you are getting. When I was in college... they were the best 73 man operation to get beer.... But this? It reeks of big business filling a niche. Poorly done on some levels... but fantastic at times as well. Going to drink the four pack over a few days at different temperatures. Tonight's was at what I assumed was a lovely 46 degrees. That should be fantastic for the type of beer. Maybe even on the low side. Hoping that my next attempt at 55-60 degrees is a little better. Unfortunately, unimpressed.

08-09-2014 00:31:05 | More by ahommell
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-08-2014 07:08:50 | More by KG710
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2014 05:25:10 | More by zestar
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-03-2014 12:46:41 | More by crobinso
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-02-2014 17:51:57 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-02-2014 01:41:28 | More by leinie13
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-31-2014 22:54:40 | More by pstam87
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Westyn

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

07-31-2014 15:52:50 | More by Westyn
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-28-2014 16:02:08 | More by timontheroad
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-27-2014 06:50:41 | More by ramblinwreck101
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brkfrnr03

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-26-2014 21:45:44 | More by brkfrnr03
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smbslt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-24-2014 02:26:45 | More by smbslt
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RobertH50

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-24-2014 01:37:08 | More by RobertH50
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Taste is better than I expected from the brewery that bottles Summer Shandy, let's be honest. But there is a sweetness I can't quite put my finger on, a candy-like sweetness. Maybe some Summer Shandy fell into the barrel.

Smooth mouthfeel, but not the thickest or creamiest I've had in an Imperial Stout.

Overall, this beer is much better than I thought it would be. Leinenkugel doesn't scream "Excellence" in my opinion, but this beer is solid.

07-23-2014 23:52:22 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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keags_beer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

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!

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 17:23:18 | More by stomioka
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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.