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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:
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(Beer added by: phishsihq on 08-25-2012)
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

tdmccarthy, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

s_wit, Oct 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 Artisans craft Beer Festival.

A: Poured a deep brown color with a decent head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and nutty.

T: Taste is similar with roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, chocolate, dark fruit and nutty. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly full body smooth with a creamy texture. the 8.5% ABV is well hidden.

O: Enjoyable beer, nice take on the style.

soju6, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Baltic Porter has a fairly thin, cream-colored head, a murky, red-brown appearance, some visible bubble streams, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of licorice candy, dark bread crust, sweetness, and candy sugar. Taste is of black licorice, black bread, sweet, melted hard candy, and a balancing hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Baltic Porter finishes wet, rich, flavorful, and delicious. I did not detect alcohol with this. Overall, this is most excellent.


RonaldTheriot, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Shluffy, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Crowesaddict, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

ohyayitstrey, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dpage27, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

harpus, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into a "can" glass.

Appearance: Pours a cola-colored brown with very little khaki head from a 12 oz bottle into a can-shaped class. Some solid chunky brown lacing line the glass.

Smell: Chocolate up front, with some coffee and toffee, a bit of smoke as well. Surprisingly solid smelling porter.

Taste: Up front chocolate with a nice hint of bourbon, more flavor than expected at first sip. Finishes with some bitter coffee and a bit of vanilla, some more bourbon burn as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with an apparent alcohol note. More of a taste of bourbon than a burn but this feels a bit heavier than the 8.5%. Solid creaminess but a sipper for sure.

Overall: Wow, is this really Leinenkugel? This is a pretty solid Baltic Porter, with some age on it. I would drink this again for sure. Only my second of the Big Eddy Series (after the Imperial IPA) but I think I need to try more. Worth a shot.

Mikecap, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

MWilt, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

animal69, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

JasonMinck, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

komsul, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mattsucks, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

skaboom420, Aug 08, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/5/2013. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, molasses, raisin, prune, nuttiness, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of dark malt notes with moderate fruitiness; and good strength. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, raisin, prune, light roast, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, dark fruit, nuttiness, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Baltic porter. All around nice balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Audi4awrangler, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Rand_ale_Thor, Aug 02, 2013
Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.