Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-strong chocolate, caramel, and light fruit. It pours a dark mahogany with some transparency and a one finger tan head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate and lighter caramel. The finish has moderate roast, fruit, metal, and a touch of alcohol. The metal flavor is even more unpleasant when it clashes with the roast and fruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the metallic finish really kills this beer for me.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Nougat, booze, raisins.
Ap: Deep red, clear - small light tan head, leaving a small ring of foam.
T: Figs and nougat up front, sweet - some soy sauce - low bitterness, with a clean and warming alcohol - vegital - dark fruit and booze on the finish.
P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Decent baltic porter - warming, sweet, and with lots of dark fruit - the soy sauce and vegital elements are off the mark.
rougeau13 (2303) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast, coffee, fruit. A bit on the sweet side, but decent. Very dark brown. Medium-full bodied and a touch oily. Decent, but I’m not all that impressed.
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 rerate 2/15....whoa guess this sat in the back for 2 years. not change to rating but this beer morphed into a dopplebock porter???? don’t remember the dark fruit from fresh bottle but it is here in taste along with caramel. still a good sticky mouhfeel.......................................... like this label. Rated this much higher than most??? Nice aroma of cocoa and malt +? Nice dark pour. Med palate nice flavor similar to aroma with added complexity. Some alcohol dark fruit in there. Glad I got a 4 pack
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tyler’s Taproom in Raleigh, NC. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and light coffee. Tastes of chocolate with a nutty finish. Thin with low heat for the style. Not terrible but disappointing and not worthy of the Big Eddy name.
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is lot like Pepsi, light beige colored head, and clear. The smell is malty, toffee, fruits, raisans, fig, and ok. The taste is fruity, roast, malt, sweet, too sweet, and sugary.
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep brown, and a lovely shade of deep ruby through direct light, with half a finger of fast-disspiating khaki head. Nose is charred black patent malt, cacao, blackstrap molasses. Tastes rich, dry, very charred, with the dark malt, soy saucy cloying flavor, dry hops late, and a medium palate heft. This one is a miss.
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee.
PorterPounder (6713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, thin, off white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Molasses and dates in the aroma, trace of bubble gum. Flavor is decidedly sweet with raisins and molasses dominating. Some milk chocolate makes an appearance with a finish of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Good winter warmer.
DrSilverworm (9456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, 2012 edition. This was nice at first, but got really hard to drink as I carried on. Clear dark reddish color. Minimal off-white head. Plum, raisin nose. Dark fruit, light spice, light chocolate aroma. Medium / bigger body. Light carbonation. Kind of creamy. Pretty sweet-tasting. An alcohol taste reveals itself as this warms up, that does’t work well with the brew. I liked the others in the Big Eddy series. This was a disappointment for me