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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 45
Gots: 122 | 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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A random single from a recent trip to the US...

A - Pours pitch black with a thumb of cocoa head of solid retention and some nice sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet cocoa and maraschino cherries, hints of black licorice and espresso.

T - The flavour is dominated by a smokey tobacco flavour, nice milk chocolate and musty cocoa, hints of leather and roasted almonds.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty RIS with a solid flavour profile, incredibly well hidden ABV and provides for a memorable experience. My only regret is not grabbing a second bottle to ship to my western trading partner. Luckily I suspect I'll have a second chance to snatch one up on a trip in the future.

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Big thanks to Miketd for this much wanted bottle!
Dark oily, black pour with a nice sized brown head. Looks nice in a snifter. Smells of some soy sauce, oatmeal, a bit of roast malt, and unbaked dough. Very interesting. Taste is smoky. Beef jerky, smoke and then some roasty malt and a bit of dark fruits. Nice thick creamy body and mouthfeel. Too smoky at first, but then it grows on me and has some chalky bittersweet cocoa powder notes that I enjoy.

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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.