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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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very good

1,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 45
Gots: 123 | 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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Ratings: 1,133 | Reviews: 462 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

oso, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

carlmoberg, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jonny41, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -22.3%

Keithgalley, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

2013 Vintage Four Pack

Okay, so here it is. The best beer that I've ever had by Leinenkugel's, a rich, velvety and bitter Russian Imperial Stout.

Starting off, is the appearance. Rich and velvety black, with a rich brown ahead (mollasses?) A pleasure to look at.

Starting off, is a wonderful boozy and chocolaty aroma. Some roasted barley and coffee as expected in the style, the richness of the aroma is incredible on a fall day like this. Compliments the appearance well.

Finally, the most important factor: the taste! Chocolates, bourbon style boozy taste, roasted coffee beans, some vanilla, a hint of cherries, roasted barley is through it all, ending on a pleasant bitter end to this other wise incredibly sweet RIS.

Verdict: One of the best I've had, especially considering it's father company! Curious as to how the rest will hold up over the next 6 months to a year.

BladesOfBarley, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

AdmiralOzone, Sep 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

nine000, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

WynnO, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jwenzel019, Sep 23, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful stout: pours dark nut brown, almost perfectly black, and topped by a very dark brown head. Retention is good, leaving long lines of lacing.

Creamy, boozy RIS aroma, dominated by roasted barley with a bit of cacao and a hint of syrup.

Chocolate and earthy up front on the tongue, followed by a hint of booze and a ton of roasted barley. Slightly metallic on the mid-palate, and washed over by an incredibly strong dose of blackstrap molasses; by far the most I've ever noticed in a beer. Fascinating, and certainly not unpleasant.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel; an excellent representation of a full-bodied stout. Long, sticky finish; medium alcohol presence.

This is really an excellent stout across the board. The huge molasses note on the back-end, carrying with it a subtle metallic twinge, might put some people off, but overall this is a barley-forward, sweet, thick stout.

Roguer, Sep 21, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Kevinpitts, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

mcgovern1010, Sep 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

hozersr, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

2013 vintage:

Pours pitch black with a lasting brown head. Great retention for the style.

The smell is of rich chocolate, roasted espresso and anise.

The taste follows the nose - robust chocolate sweetness balanced by sour-ish dried dark fruit and earthy/anise-like notes and roasted espresso. Complex and delicious.

Dangerously smooth, this is a rich, enjoyable RIS!

jwc215, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

From notes on 3/5/14

Solid Imperial Stout. Drank on tap at a bowling alley in Green Bay. Was easily there best beer on tap. Had huge notes of chocolate, malt, leather, maybe even a little tobacco flavor. I enjoyed way too many glasses of this stuff.

kkleu357, Sep 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 10, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -12.9%

A: pitch black. Tan, creamy, thick, foamy head. Sticky lacing.

S: roasted barley. Molasses. Black licorice.

T: same as the aroma. Plus, grainy maltiness. Fig. A bit of hop bitterness? Maybe bitterness is from the malt. Sweet. Alcohol.

M: medium-low carbonation. Big body. Syrup.

O: pretty decent imperial stout. A bit on the bitter side for me. Not quite sure if it belongs in this beer. Decent beer though. A sipper. Strong.

jellikit, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Carl_R, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

ArmyATCBrewer, Aug 30, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -38.1%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.