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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,096 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 46
Gots: 119 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Skye1024, Jan 21, 2012
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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.

Huhzubendah, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

spkissane, Jan 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

andrewj17, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RedHaze, Jan 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

lucasj82, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

homebruontap, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

bugbear, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

DJButters, Jan 13, 2012
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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.

stealth, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

sublime313, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

fvoegtlin, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

assman79, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of FourBetter
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.

FourBetter, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ChadC12, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Cougar990, Jan 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

SirPlunkett, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

atone315, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

ZPB, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ColSanders123, Jan 04, 2012
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.