Big Eddy Baltic Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Baltic PorterBig Eddy Baltic Porter

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by phishsihq on 08-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Tastes of sour fruits, dates, plums, pomegranate, licorice, very sour. Not sweet at all like one would expect from the style. Followed by toffee, caramel, and dark fruits. Finishes with almost a vinaigrette quality. Beautiful flavor profile. This is more like a sour wild ale than a Porter. Very fruity and very sour. Amazing beverage. Way underrated in my opinion.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Eddy tulip.
8.5% ABV, 22213 on neck.

A - Leinenkuge's Big Eddy Baltic Porter pours a clear bronzy amber color but turns a dark ruby mahogany color in the glass, quietly forming a low but dense tan head. Poor retention means this fleeting head is gone in seconds, leaving no lace behind. It's deep and subdued aromas become harder to pick up when there's no foam to trap them in.

S - Big Eddy Baltic Porter's aroma is a rich one; almost stout-like with dark plum and fig fruitiness unfolding around it's bittersweet chocolate and toffee notes. The dark fruitiness continues to develop with undertones of port wine minus the bold alcohol. The depth of malt is matched by a mildly earthy but balancing hoppiness.

T - Rich malt complexity paints a unique picture within this beer, really exploring the canvas that is the grain bill. The deep complexities touch on candied prune and tacky fig newton with red grape in the mix as well. Fruitiness aside, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and faint notes of coffee resemble a barista-blended drink while dry, earthy hops finish out and keep it's sweetness in check. It's flavor profile is spot on for style!

M - Smooth from start to finish, Big Eddy Baltic porter livens up a full bodied beer with some moderate carbonation and a dry hop bite to the finish. This chewy-yet-"light" beer is sweet but maintains enough roast to keep it balanced wonderfully through the finish.

O - Another malt-driven concoction completes the series of seasonal Big Eddy beers and really shows that there's serious brewing skill there; they're not just amateurs pumping out shandy. Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Baltic Porter almost perfectly nails the style with it's malt complexity showcased. Despite being a clean lager (which makes it dangerously drinkable for the alcohol percent) it's got ale depth and character. Don't pass this one up.

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Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 259 ratings