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Big Eddy Baltic Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

adaifotis, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

oldmankoch, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

DantheMan75, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Omnium, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

lucasj82, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

heytomcat, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

CowsandBeer, Jan 28, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

dtivp, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

NodakEric, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

zsalk, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

FFATS, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Pegasus, Jan 11, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

nlabruyere, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Tracker83, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

TheSteak22, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ohiobeer29, Dec 20, 2013
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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.

blackcompg, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

NCalement, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

spikechiquet, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.