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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,086 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 45
Gots: 120 | 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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bugbear

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-15-2012 05:37:26 | More by bugbear
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-13-2012 16:40:59 | More by acurtis
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DJButters

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-13-2012 16:32:48 | More by DJButters
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stealth

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

01-12-2012 10:41:50 | More by stealth
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sublime313

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-12-2012 07:14:43 | More by sublime313
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fvoegtlin

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2012 22:11:54 | More by fvoegtlin
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-11-2012 01:12:14 | More by assman79
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FourBetter

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%

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.

01-08-2012 05:33:46 | More by FourBetter
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ChadC12

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-08-2012 00:34:09 | More by ChadC12
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-07-2012 13:40:29 | More by Cougar990
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SirPlunkett

Kansas

1/5  rDev -73.8%

01-05-2012 23:10:53 | More by SirPlunkett
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-05-2012 03:24:12 | More by atone315
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

01-04-2012 12:52:26 | More by ohtheguilt
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ZPB

Michigan

2/5  rDev -47.5%

01-04-2012 12:14:25 | More by ZPB
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-04-2012 05:13:36 | More by ColSanders123
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1%

Poured into a snifter. Reviewed alongside Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

A: Black with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Fantastic lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and bread. Charred and roasted.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Dark roasted coffee and charred wood. Chocolate. Mostly matches the nose, but not quite as good.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Creamy, dry and slightly warm.

O: This is a good stout, but it's a tie between this and the Black Chocolate Stout. This beer looked and smelled nicer than the Black Chocolate Stout, but that beer tasted better and had a slightly better mouthfeel.

01-04-2012 00:44:38 | More by SolipsismalCat
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2012 17:50:38 | More by Kahlerbock
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-03-2012 04:38:58 | More by aliving1
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

The poured out as a rich thick looking black brew with a moderate sized brown colored head on top. The retention is a little on the thin side after a while. The smell of the beer is sweet and boozy, it has a light roasted aroma. The taste of the beer has a solid roasted burnt flavor with a nice long bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty good, I feel that it was a bit too light bodied but that's only if I'm really picky. The beer is smooth and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is very impressive from Leinenkugel's. This is something I would have never expected from this brewery. I found it to be impressive.

01-02-2012 23:53:30 | More by Knapp85
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Martstar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-02-2012 07:27:19 | More by Martstar
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thisladyluck

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-01-2012 23:00:35 | More by thisladyluck
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-01-2012 20:13:35 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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shanblur

Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Purchased locally in Evansville, IN. 2011 Vintage. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark brown to black with a rich tan head which leaves extensive lacing.

S - Strong chocolate aroma and maybe some caramel and fig notes.

T - Some chocolate flavors with an acidic bite.

M - Very smooth and creamy with a light carbonation.

An average Imperial Stout. Not the best, but an easy drinker for the alcohol %.

01-01-2012 18:40:50 | More by shanblur
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-31-2011 23:28:52 | More by PEIhop
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

12-31-2011 14:56:40 | More by plumcrazyfx
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.