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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,084
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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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%

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Minnesota

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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