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Big Eddy Baltic Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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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
Photo of blackcompg
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
Photo of NCalement
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%

Kahlerbock, Nov 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
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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
Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.