Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,145 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,145
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 46
Gots: 124 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jj21 on 10-27-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

The beer is dark brown, near black, with a half inch of beige head that coats the snifter in lacing. Very presentable.

The aroma offers dark roast, chocolate. Hints of coffee, but the aroma is dominated by dark chocolate and charred roasted malt.

The flavor follows suit. Straightforward for the style. Simple and well executed. Lingering chocolate and roast flavors with a slight bitterness in the finish. A bit dry in the back as well. Surprisingly good, I'll admit this is much better than I anticipated. Recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this quite a bit. Russian imps tend to push me away with their sweetness, but this brew doesn't have that sweetness that I normally get deterred by. Dark chocolate and roastiness in the aroma, and the taste isn't much different, but the dark cherry flavor rounds it off nicely.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Black with a reddish brown head 1 finger high. Head stuck around a while.

S: Bready with dark fruit aroma, plums maybe. No sweetness to the smell.

T: More bready roasted flavor. Alcohol didn't come through and maybe should have. Nothing stood out, subtle dark fruit and possible chocolate but I'm searching my tongue to find these.

M: Very syrupy and thick. Carbonation felt right but this RIP coated my mouth in a chalky way and felt like it took up way too much space in my stomach after each swallow.

O: Not a fan. If it's going to be this thick, it needs just as big of flavor layers to back it up. Wouldn't purchase or drink again given an alternative.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Reviewed alongside Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

A: Black with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Fantastic lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and bread. Charred and roasted.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Dark roasted coffee and charred wood. Chocolate. Mostly matches the nose, but not quite as good.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Creamy, dry and slightly warm.

O: This is a good stout, but it's a tie between this and the Black Chocolate Stout. This beer looked and smelled nicer than the Black Chocolate Stout, but that beer tasted better and had a slightly better mouthfeel.

Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,145 ratings.