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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Big Eddy Baltic Porter is a blanket of malt flavor. Notes of toffee, cocoa, caramel, toasted bread and sherry fruit flavors are interwoven to produce a symphony of splendor. Our Baltic Porter is an homage to the brewers of the Baltics and a tribute to our own historic brewing waters, the Big Eddy Spring.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (471) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a deep dark mahogany with a small caramel colored head. Aroma is malt with a hint of chocolate. Very creamy with thick viscosity on the palate. The taste is chock full of malt, chocolate, coffee with a hint of sweet molasses. Not hoppy. This is a quality beer full of flavor that can be enjoyed alone or paired with nuts and/or cheeses.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with slight redness. Scent of caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel, fig and brown sugar. Pretty drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattyKakes (65) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Iím in Wisconsin for a week, and I saw this at a local River Fallsí beer and spirits establish. Had to have this one. You canít get this series on the east coast. Itís toasty, sweet caramel toffee goodness in a bourbon barrel. Yum!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
[Bottle / 2012 / ~1 year old] Deep, deep brown with a dark-beige, slightly creamy cap. Unexpected clarity, despite the deep hue of the brew. Aroma isnít as robust as Iíd expect for an 8.5% ABV Baltic porter. Boozy cocoa, mild toffee, heaps of molasses, light nuttiness, some date/raisin sweetness... Not bad, but could be amped up a bit. Taste has lots & lots of dark fruitiness up front, with a mildly vinous, almost wine-like flavor. Boozy grapes, raisins, plums, & dates, even hitting with a faint, port-like tartness leading into a very sweet cocoa & cola flavor... Light astringency with molasses, licorice, & a touch of soy sauce in the finish. Not bad, but somethingís missing to make this go from "decent" to "good". Itís definitely a "top-tier" brew next to the rest of Leinieís line-up, but there are many other similarly priced porters/stouts Iíd chose over this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12oz. bottle, 2012 vintage. Some berry jam and dried fruit in the aroma, along with notes of darkly toasted, lightly sweet malts, toffee and some faintly earthy, winey touches in the background. Dark mahogany in color, nearly black, with a very slight, light tan ring head. Flavor profile is gently sweet, fruity and lightly tart, some cherry, prune and faint cocoa, and finishing with a toffeeish, toasty malt presence and faint alcohol. Very low in effervescence on the palate, mildly warming, tannic and coating, and with a full body. Interesting take on the style for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours extremely deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of raisin and malt. Sweet smell. Medium body. Flavor doesnít have a strong Baltic quality to it. Sweet barley brownie. The palate is sweet and lingering. Not bad, but not interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedub (4) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Heavy licorice and raisin flavor. Unbalanced sweetness with a burnt aftertaste. Not the most enjoyable beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a thin white head. Boozy dark fruit aroma and taste with a nice touch of sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ small frothy tan head and some lacing. Big sweet and licorice aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are licorice, dark roast malt, red wine, port, toffee, and coffee. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry tannin finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark pour from draft at standard. Sweet and coffee aroma. Black and thick pallette. Chocolate notes. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent amberish brown with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt and mild stone fruit. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.


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