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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by phishsihq on 08-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown bottle - 2012 Edition

Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter has a dark brown body [almost black] that dissipated quickly to a collar of foam. The nose was lighter than expected/ The smell was dominated by roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. The palate first noticed the assertive flavor of black licorice followed by dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and a little coca. The ale has a medium-full body with fine almost tingly carbonation. Alcohol also makes its appearance known during the sallow.

If you like the flavor of dark licorice you will like Big Eddy Baltic Porter.

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Photo of GoMUPack
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sour flavor - reminiscent of sorghum, molasses
Not our favorite

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
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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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ChrisR123
2.2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of dheldman
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Ri0
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle vintage 2012 into chalice

A - Dark cola with a thin light brown head. Fades quickly into a thin ring and leaves no lacing.

S - A nice mix of dark fruit and rich chocolate cola. Notes of roasted malt, toffee, and even a bit of port compliment the main flavors.

T - Follows the nose, but starts out more chocolaty with roasted malts. Moves into the dark fruits, toffee, and port. The finish is cola and more chocolate. It is not bitter, a bit sweet, okay balance.

M - Medium bordering on thin which is typical for a Baltic Porter. Decent carbonation for a 2 year old beer.

O - Pretty good and I suspect this improves with age based on the reviews. I was given a bottle since I feel it is kinda pricey compared to other brewery offerings. If it is ever on sale it is worth picking up.

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Photo of SF_Posse
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of fuzzermonkey
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Scsinger85
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Josh012012
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle of 2012 vintage.. got a couple years on it

A Very dark body thin kaki head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S Smells potent and delicious. Lots of dark fruit smells, raisins molasses and a smells pretty sweet and a little boozy also. Mouth is watering.

T Does not quite deliver the intensity of flavor that the nose promised but does mirror it pretty well. quite balanced also.

M Medium bodied and low carb that complements the beer ok.

O not sure how the age affected this... but it must have been for the better.. because there is NO WAY that the beer I just drank deserved a 3.69 (the current overall rating) probably coupled with the fact that leinenkugel makes macro beer.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of themorninglark
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. A fingernail of khaki colored foam sits on top of the vast majority of this beer. I smell plenty of dark malt and dry grains. The taste is comprised of dark smoked malt. The mouth is thick and yet viscous.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy dark brown with quickly fading razor thin head. Aroma is of rich roasted caramel malt with some mild dark fruity notes. Taste is sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt, coffee bean, some dark fruity notes, dried figs and mild bitterness. Palate is medium body, slightly viscous mouth feel, moderate carbonation. Finishes with mild dark roasted caramel malt, mild dark fruity notes and a mild roasted malt and coffee bean, mild dark fruit on the backend. Overall, this quite a good and tasty Baltic Porter. I like.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage bottle. Pours athick cola brown, almost black. Thin tan head. Nose of deep
roasted grains, caramel, chocolate, dark molasses, and raisins. Flavors are strong. Dark
chocolate and caramel dance light sour cherries, on the front and aftertaste. Sweet
moderately cloying molasses like flavors overpower this brew. Not bad but not the best in
the series. Thick coating mouthfeel that coats the flavors with a light licorice like alcoholic
astringency. Odd but decent.

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Photo of Brams17
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kingcurio
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Cameron847
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%

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