Big Eddy Baltic Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
258 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Mugenlude
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of s_wit
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jmccullough108
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

 430 characters

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

RJT

 560 characters

Photo of Shluffy
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Crowesaddict
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mikecap
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

 933 characters

Photo of MWilt
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JasonMinck
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of komsul
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mattsucks
4/5  rDev +9%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.