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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,050 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 43
Gots: 110 | 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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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-01-2013 13:12:24 | More by atoulouk
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Contra

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong espresso & dark chocolate flavor. A lot of the bitterness that comes along with those flavors are present, but it compliments the beer well. The beer reflects a nice ruby color along with the darkness that comes with a Russian Imperial Stout. Only complaint is that the alcohol isn't masked too well, which, in this case, effects the mouthfeel more than the taste. Overall, excellent, although certainly not perfect. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 12:01:34 | More by Contra
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mattknueven

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-01-2013 04:20:17 | More by mattknueven
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-31-2013 16:38:36 | More by JohnK17
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-30-2013 22:39:03 | More by wdarcy77
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-29-2013 13:29:15 | More by ShanePB
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. 2012 Vintage. Pours a black color with a thin ring of light brown head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate, earth, roasted malts and hints of vanilla. The flavor is sweet chocolate, dark fruits and malts with a bitter dark chocolate finish. Earthy with a bit of an artificial sweetener taste. Nice alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, not too bad and not too good. Might be tempted to buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:11:46 | More by PicoPapa
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CloudStrife

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 on the label.

A: Pours a dark brown black with a 1.5 finger khaki head that takes a few minutes to dissipate. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Sort of an off malt aroma, dark fruits with a bit of spicy or sourness.

T: Strong with dark fruits and a big molasses taste.

M: Thick bodied with sort of a sticky mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Overall unhappy with this brew, did not realize the brewery upon purchase. Overly sweet and fake.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:22:06 | More by CloudStrife
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-27-2013 12:56:43 | More by Tracker83
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz glass was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles coming up the glass.

Smell: roster coffee, chocolate, boozy alcohol, burnt molasses, some vanilla, and sweetness.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness, bready notes, and dark fruits

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, warm boozy alcohol, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid RIS here folks. I will have to look for more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 04:22:26 | More by Flounder57
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tim21983

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-25-2013 06:24:58 | More by tim21983
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a dark, slick, brown-to-black coloring with a thin, filmy ring of brown bubbling around the surface. Aromas of molasses, vanilla, a touch of earthiness, and an overbearing sugary sweetness. Flavors are muddled on a rich, creamy body. Fruity sweet overtones, with hints of banana blending along the dark molasses and earthy tones. Some bitter coffee and hints of booze create a slightly limp backbone. The body is great, but unfortunately the flavors don't match up to it. Slightly bitter, boozey finish, but not overpowering or cloying.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:08:46 | More by GarthDanielson
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2013 04:32:38 | More by Kelp
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2013 04:27:46 | More by dmorgan310
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gabedivision

New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 ounce bottle to a SA Impreial Snifter glass

A- black as night, 1/2 finger dark beige head

S- Light sugary chocolate, much like tootsie roll, milk chocolate, hints of vanilla faint grassy hop bittering

T- Bitter chocolate, chocolate syrup, lots of sugar, brown sugar, buttery, slight wet carboard, alcohol shines through every aspect of the sip.

M- Full bodied, smooth, creamy, finishes bitter.

O- Not the best RIS ive ever had, though, not the worst. Flavors just seem a tad off in some sips. All in all i wouldnt kick it out of bed

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:41:39 | More by gabedivision
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-21-2013 01:54:32 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 05:32:00 | More by BrownAleMale
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 05:21:40 | More by CaptDavyJones
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bigorange

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-16-2013 00:25:00 | More by bigorange
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Flightoficarus

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a thick black, with a slight, sepia head. Retention is short-lived. Lacing is thin.

S - Smell is heavily of rich caramel and roasted coffee.

T - Taste is of thick, creamy malts. Lots of sweet caramel notes, with some submissive roasted coffee and chocolate flavors making their way in for some balance. Leaves a slight, lingering bitterness. Alcohol is present, but concealed enough.

M - Full bodied, and light carbonation, with a thick, creamy feel overall.

O - Overall, The heavy emphasis on the caramel sweetness without a lot else going on makes it a bit too one-dimensional for me. Not a bad beer, just not my favorite example of a RIS.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 10:17:42 | More by Flightoficarus
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-15-2013 04:15:32 | More by BeerThursdays
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2013 21:57:57 | More by BigTrubble
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-14-2013 21:10:26 | More by EvilAsh
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-14-2013 17:51:27 | More by BeerLover99
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JonSzakelyhidi

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

01-14-2013 04:50:18 | More by JonSzakelyhidi
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.