Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.