Big Eddy Baltic Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Baltic PorterBig Eddy Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by phishsihq on 08-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Did not age well at all.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Henrich
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

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2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
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. 

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2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

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Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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