Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,282 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,282
Reviews:
489
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
181
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MuFugga
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sia478
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Segelstrom
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MIchelle
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious tasting dark brew. Really packs a punch with that high abv but goes down very smooth. Nice inch plus tan head. Color is dark as dark can be, just the way I like my beer. :) Has a pleasant soft smell. I like this one a lot more then the average rating gives it but hey I'm just one dark beer drinker.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Dark and complex with 11 malts and grains balanced by three different and distinct hops." Brewed in the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Available in 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and on limited draft. Released as part of the Big Eddy series.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 61 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy frothed head of a chocolate brown color over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Medium roasted barley, chocolate and caramel bread, candied sugars, licorice and dark fruit syrups. Potency is high. 4

(Taste) Creamy chocolate syrups, light caramel grains and toasted bread. Light licorice and syrupy fruit presence. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual and moderately chewy, lightly dry. Carbonation is light, generating a light frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Arguably one of the better Big Eddy releases, although consider it an introductory ale to the potential that the style has, as there are far more Russian Imperial Stouts that dive much deeper into the stout flavor profile than this one. 3.75

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
3.79/5.00

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevotex
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aricv73
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Very thick & creamy beer. its ok

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LambicLion
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithE
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown almost black like oil, thick, with khaki colored head. Roasted malt and cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness rounded out with a raw cocoa like bitterness.

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Photo of Marklaz
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours bright coffee black under a 2” finely bubbled brown foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Light roast, fruit, prune, dried fruit.
T: A creamy emulsion fills the palate with fruit, prune, dark dried fruit, and grain culminating in a bitter espresso finish.
F: Super creamy, chewy, medium carbonation.
O: A fruity sweetness throughout tempers the roast flavors.

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Photo of joop45
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of generallee
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 9.5% abv and a very brief description of the beer. Appearance: Very dark used motor oil like pour. Looks Black in the glass and has a small dark tan head. It fades out quickly leaving a light ring. Some lacing on the glass. Smell: It has a slightly lighter nose than I was expecting but still full of dark roasted maltiness and earthy hops. Taste/Palate: It is full of deep roasted maltiness caramel like sweetness and a touch of prune. The finish bring some hop bitterness and and mild dry earthy tones. Overall it remains fairly sweet.

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Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,282 ratings.
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