Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutBig Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jj21 on 10-27-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
491
Ratings:
1,292
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
181
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,292 |  Reviews: 491
Photo of Miami66
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of movieclockstar
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big, roasty, full-bodied. Tinnish smell, coffee and smoked wood.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought from Bev Mart
Dark black color
Low Carbonation
Burnt roasted malt smell
Taste of smokey chocolate, alcohol taste is noticeable
Overall I would not buy it again. To me a good beer is you can feel the alcohol, but not taste it. The characteristic flavors should be the dominate taste.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Serenitynow20
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Leinenkugal brew usually leave cold, but this is a pleasant surprise. The taste reminds me on one of my all time favorites, Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout, just a little less refined.
Look; Standard RIS look, very dark black, mocha colored head.
Smell; A bit boozy, leather roasted malts, wood, some licorice.
Taste; A strong scorched malt flavor, with a smoke like presence. Booze is not very well hidden, creating slight harshness.
Feel; Smooth, slightly thin for a RIS, but no demerits. The aftertaste reminds me of a smoked beer.
Overall; Not a classic, but pretty good. This won't bump any of my favorites out of rotation, but I'd gladyl drink one if offered. This would be the best beer I've had from Leinenkugel to date.

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Photo of IdrinkBeerinCollege
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Went to the brewery. Amazing.

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Photo of Dragon14Breath
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BINGO BINGO BINNNGGOOOOO,Dirty Da r k and will bark

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kashdonkey
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgido759
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zatch90
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wafe
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid Imperial Stout from a 12 oz Bottle . Smooth dark pour. Had huge notes of chocolate, malt, leather, maybe even a little tobacco flavor. Hard to note the 9.5ABV as it's smooth under the taste.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2015-09-23
12oz bottle served in a tulip. 2015 vintage. 26514B22052 is stamped on the bottom. 01416 021011617 is stamped on the neck.

Pours tarry black with a slow-to-bloom head that fades quickly to a small ring. Very fine, very slow carbonation. This beer looks very thick. Smell is booze and overripe cherries, bourbon or smoke and wood, licorice.

Taste is burnt wood and licorice, alcohol. A little of the cherry or plum sweetness. Surprisingly nondescript.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Overall, it's a pretty good RIS.

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Photo of Maish
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,292 ratings