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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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of ChiPool
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown color, which does allow some light through. I small amount of cream colored head does arise, but dissapates quickly. It smells of molasses, raisins, and other dark fruits (figs/dates). Tastes like you are drinking a Fig Newton, with well hidden booze. It is enjoyable & quite smooth: drinks more like a Belgian strong dark ale. Tastes somewhat similar to Chimay Blue, from my recollection.

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Photo of bonkers
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tumbler, dark pour with a slight tan head, decent lacing. Lots of coffee on the nose, very malty. Nice mix of coffee, port and dark fruits, lingering finish. The carbonation is medium, no detectable booze, dangerously drinkable. I really enjoyed this, good flavor and great drinkability.

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Photo of tgraven
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a black body with reddish hues. Nice 3-finger coffee colored head sits on top. The head doesn't last too long, but leaaves a decent cap with some all right lacing.

S- A little muted, but... Bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, oak, vanilla, with some milk chocolate following it up. Nothing really stands out, but they're there.

T- Just like the aroma, the taste is muted and short. The flavors are nice, though. Slight milk chocolate, burnt coffee, vanilla, and oak.

MF- Nice full body, especially when this warms up. Not too much carbonation, but just right.

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Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent ebony with 1 thumb of mocha colored head. Some head retention & near zero lacing

S: Dark fruit & faint carob & chocolate, some leafy hops as well

T: Dark fruit, carob, black currant, leafy hops & dryness, plus a touch of iron up front. More dark fruit, especially figs & prune; leafy & earthy hops as this warms, along with some Baker's chocolate. Finishes with slight medicinal notes, dark fruit, leafy hops & more carob

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, somewhat sticky

A decent Baltic Porter, worth a shot, but don't set your sights too high

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Pensfan0782
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jeranbrews
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - surprisingly low head. Perhaps this glass wasn't dry yet. Small tiny bubbles gradually lazily creep up. Dark like soy sauce but clairity is high.

S - meaty hearty tobacco and horse blanket. Smoked pork and mossy oak. Potent but not pungent.

T - bitter slightly sour. Wet cigar and and a bit of nutmeg. Strong. Not for the weak.

M - thick And buttery. But so bitter it's almost repelled from your tongue.

D - a hearty drink for a hearty meal. This needs to be paired with something a bit greasy.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mitchster
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 release. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with a blend of two- and six- row Pale Malts, Munich, Crystal Rye, Roasted Barley, Special B™, Chocolate Malt and licorice root. Hopped with Cluster and Mt. Hood. 8.5% ABV.

Pours out to a clear deep brown, near black, forming a decent light tan with yellow accented head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. Nose of figs, dates and subtle soy sauce with no appreciable hop aroma and a clean ferment. Mouthfeel is clean with a medium dense syrupy body. The taste is a recap of the aroma...figs, dates, soy sauce and a touch of cola with a mild bitterness to add some contrast to the syrupy sweet malts. Slight touch of methylbutanols. Slightly tart finish.

A decent example of the style. Not as smooth or clean as Okocim, Sinebrychoff, Carnegie or Zwyiec, but still pretty tasty. I would buy it again, but at this price, why not just get an Okocim.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev +9%

Big Eddy Baltic Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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