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Big Eddy Baltic Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Big Eddy Baltic PorterBig Eddy Baltic Porter

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.71%

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: phishsihq on 08-25-2012)
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Reviews by beergoot:
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3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Solid brown beer poured from the bottle and had a thin, light brown head. The smell proved rich, sweet, and malty, infused with vanilla and caramel notes. The flavors reinforced the sweet notes in the aroma with additional hop bitterness toning things down a bit in the sweetness department; additional hints of ripe, dark fruits; boozy quality is also noticeable. Mouthfeel comes across medium in body, vinous.

This is a tasty little sucker that triumphs over a rather weak appearance and feel. The flavor balance is a tad out of whack, too, but not so much as to be unacceptable. I just would have liked a more robust malt character to bring about more balance and to tame some of the rough edges.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 21:54:44 | More by beergoot
More User Reviews:
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2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: If you try hard, you'll get 1 finger of creamy beige foam, which dissipates in moments to s slight ring around the glass. The beer is an opaque brown.
Smell: Sweet. It smells of malty caramel.
Taste: Sweet and cloying... In a bad way. It is as if the fermentation was stopped early. Complex malt bill, but no real depth of flavor beyond the cloying sweetness. Dark Chocolate, I guess...
Mouth-Feel: Thick and syrupy; the carbonation does little to complement it.
Overall: Way too sweet. Little overall complexity for the price. I will not purchase again. Sloppy job by the brewers.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:00:11 | More by Henrich
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

03-31-2014 22:41:16 | More by d5001986
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-22-2014 06:06:17 | More by adaifotis
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-12-2014 19:49:59 | More by ArtZan
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2014 02:58:51 | More by oldmankoch
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-01-2014 17:19:27 | More by DantheMan75
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-28-2014 01:25:13 | More by Omnium
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-22-2014 00:36:13 | More by lucasj82
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-08-2014 21:12:31 | More by heytomcat
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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter. Marked with a 2012 neck label. Not expecting too much.

Appearance: A straight down the middle pour produced a half finger of bone colored head. Not much head was left except for a healthy ring and a film after a few minutes. Dark walnut colored body with decent lacing.

Smell: Toffee, sweet stone fruit, brown sugar, honey, mellow chocolate malts and some faint oxidation.

Taste: Honey, stone fruits, dates, licorice, very sticky sweet up front. Followed by toffee, caramel and some muted chocolate malts. Finishes with a big brown sugar maltyness.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation with thin/medium mouthfeel. Sticky, dry and slightly warming.

Overall: Overall a decent Baltic Porter. Average looking with a fruity, mellow nose. Tastes of very sweet dark fruits and mellow chocolate malts with a thinner than expected mouthfeel. Not anything to go out of your way for, but recommend for fans of the style. It held up better than expected in its two years.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 04:16:41 | More by CowsandBeer
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West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cola brown with ruby highlights, one finger dark tan head that faded quickly into a thin cap with light lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel and hints of chocolate.

Taste of roasted malt, chocolate followed by a slight sweetness of plums and port.

Moth Feel was medium body, light carbonation, smooth and creamy.

Overall a nice balanced porter, would be better with a little more body, a good drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:57:56 | More by dtivp
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-25-2014 23:00:22 | More by NodakEric
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4/5  rDev +9%

01-25-2014 22:17:01 | More by zsalk
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-19-2014 04:27:38 | More by FFATS
Photo of Pegasus


3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Sable in color, with no highlights before a strong light, with a small, dense tan head, the lacing is fine and scattered.

Aroma: Molasses, port wine, vinous alcohol, and licorice comprise the complex aroma.

Taste: Opens with sweet, spicy alcohol, caramel and bitter cocoa, soon followed by sweetened cold coffee. Dark fruit forms an undercurrent which carries throughout the taste. There is a mild black licorice presence as well. Late in the taste, some notes of charcoal appear. Finishes with a slight, lingering burnt note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, and quite drinkable, over-the-top take on the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: purchased at Spec's in Georgetown, Texas in January of 2014, priced at $10.49 plus tax for a 4-pack of twelve-ounce bottles.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:19:58 | More by Pegasus
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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

01-09-2014 17:13:16 | More by nlabruyere
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-25-2013 03:06:07 | More by Tracker83
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 15:23:53 | More by TheSteak22
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-20-2013 12:37:24 | More by ohiobeer29
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours about a finger of tan mocha head which dissipates to a broken cap in a minute, color of the body is a translucent deep red garnet, no lacing left in my session.

Smell - Deep roasted wheat bread, dates, figs, fruitcake, cooked custard, dark toffee.

Taste - Ripe plums, raisin, fig and molasses, roasted rich malts, and a slight sourness of plumskins and some sweet black licorice. There is a very faint roasted spiciness, like dark brown pumpernickel bread here too, slightly sweet. Just a touch of liquid smoke throughout. Flavors linger long after the finish, with dark fruitskin astringency and light roast/smoke.

Mouthfeel - Definitely medium mouthfeel, as the flavors are nearly robust and almost mouthcoating. Carb is the lower side of medium and nearly smooth, with the carb providing a few edges along the sides of the tongue late into the finish. Mouth corners are left with pockets of molasses and sour plumskins.

Overall - This beer is more prominently acidic and sour aka plumskins, with slight roast and smoke far in the background. This is a very flavorful beer, with nice balance and complexity. I would recommend sipping this one a bit more slowly, as the flavors open up nicely as it warms - alcohol is well hidden. A bit off for the style, but still enjoyable, and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 06:03:37 | More by blackcompg
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4/5  rDev +9%

12-14-2013 04:20:36 | More by jaydoc
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North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage bottle pored into a snifter.

A- Pours a rich burnt amber color. No head really with some hold and decent lacing. Moderate bubbles, looks thin. Almost appears to look more like an old ale or black barleywine.

S- Chocolate, vanilla, anise, and bourbon. Is this barrel aged? Smells like Old Rabbits Foot. Fudge and bourbon. For the style I'm not to sure how to score it. Smells amazing, but also amazingly not like a Baltic porter.

T- There's the Baltic Porter. Lots of chocolate, honey, molasses and biscuit. Smooth like a lager but has some real complexity here. Very good. A little raisin and brown sugar at the end.

M- Light and smooth. Good for a Baltic Porter. Carbonation is moderate and the beer has an overall , lager like, thin body.

O- The nose on this beer kills it. It is by far one of the best Baltic Porters I've ever had. Kinda thin and the appearance is light, other than that, world class.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 06:14:35 | More by NCalement
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-10-2013 02:51:01 | More by spikechiquet
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-09-2013 04:59:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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