Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.