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Big Eddy Baltic Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: phishsihq on 08-25-2012)
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nlabruyere

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

01-09-2014 17:13:16 | More by nlabruyere
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -45.7%

07-11-2013 20:14:17 | More by TheMrFarnham
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -45.7%

10-26-2013 00:14:06 | More by jmccullough108
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-06-2012 23:31:36 | More by olliegaff
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

01-18-2013 23:59:10 | More by Pillowburn
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d5001986

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

03-31-2014 22:41:16 | More by d5001986
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

09-23-2012 22:45:52 | More by Hellpop65
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Satan70

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-12-2012 15:18:22 | More by Satan70
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aasher

Indiana

2.58/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a medium bodied dark cola brown that gets darker as it pool, minimal head and light carbonation. The nose is malty and sweet with little to no roast. It sure doesn't smell like a Baltic. The flavors too, light for a Baltic with too much of a cola flavoring and no roast. It has some scotch ale attributes to it, also odd. It is also too light in body for the style. Overall this is a pretty bad representation of the style. It really is more like a Wee Heavy than a Baltic Porter. It just needs to be bigger and have more to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 03:30:20 | More by aasher
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Henrich

Missouri

2.59/5  rDev -29.6%
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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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 11.99/ 4pk. I think it bottled 08/12 but the code is pretty hard to decipher. Served in a Red Brick snifter. 

Pours dark brown with a quarter finger pale head. 

Smells toffee, malt, caramel and faint peat. 

Tastes of caramel, toffee, bitter roast and brown sugar. Subdued with nothing really stepping. 

Medium thin body with crisp carbonation. 

This certainly wasn't bad but it's not quite up to the level of the others I've had from the Big Eddy series. Hopefully the other 3 I have will develop more character over time. 

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 17:15:10 | More by ThickNStout
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Vintage 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a smallish, light mocha-toned head.

Smell: Dark malts with notes of cheap cherry cola, nuts, and other stuff. I say "other stuff" because it doesn't matter as it all yields to displeasing notes of soy and less-than-clean loose change.

Taste: Dark maltiness replete with store-brand cola, roasted nuts. Slight touch of rum raisin. Also, some coffee and licorice. Some metallic hints within, too. Maybe even a modest whisper of soy sauce. Eventually the other flavors fade away leaving the soy and metallic accents until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, let's just say I preferred the other members of the Big Eddy crew. By margin wide enough to chuck some dirty nickles and a bottle of Kikkoman's through.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 22:17:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-15-2013 04:31:06 | More by krl2112
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motorhed

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Color is super dark brown, almost black. Pours out with two fingers of head and keeps well. Moderate lacing throughout the consumption.

S - Sweet dark fruits, chocolate, and malt.

T - Big sweetness immediately, followed by dark fruits, slight toffee, chocolate, and lot of malt. Could definitely detect the alcohol on the finish.

M - A nice mouthfeel overall, rather viscous yet a medium-high level of carbonation balances that out nicely. Just enough bitterness as well to balance the malt and alcohol.

O - Not a bad example of a baltic porter but i've had a lot better examples. I think maybe it's just a tad too sweet for me overall. Not sure i would seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:10:10 | More by motorhed
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark reddish brown. Appears opaque. Medium tall tan head, somewhat persistent.

Smell -Rich medium-roasted malt. Nutty toffee aroma. Raisins. Maybe a little alcohol.

Taste - Dark roasted malt. Tastes burnt - more bitter than sweet. Coffee with some sweet toffee or caramel.

Mouthfeel - Full.

Overall - A heck of a lot more interesting than most Leinenkugel brews, but the taste is not quite right.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 03:56:26 | More by scaliasux
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warnerry

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-31-2013 03:25:23 | More by warnerry
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-20-2013 12:37:24 | More by ohiobeer29
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Audi4awrangler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-06-2013 13:11:08 | More by Audi4awrangler
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-12-2014 19:49:59 | More by ArtZan
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-07-2012 01:45:44 | More by IdrinkGas
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ckk527

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-05-2012 22:35:22 | More by ckk527
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-29-2013 09:14:30 | More by KillaB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-14-2012 03:59:29 | More by ejimhof
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-16-2013 02:31:44 | More by grumpygerman
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ggourde

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-06-2013 23:43:11 | More by ggourde
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Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.