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Sea Legs Baltic Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.33%


Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Complex and drinkable, Sea Legs delivers flavors of roasted malt and chocolate. Sea Legs was aged in Bourbon Barrels for nearly 12 months adding toasted vanilla and bourbon notes to the flavor profile. This Medium-bodied Baltic Porter has a complex malt profile and mild hop bitterness. With a hidden ABV of 8%, Sea Legs is a siren of a beer.

(Beer added by: RedneckBeerz on 12-25-2012)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked Burgundian bottle. Thanks be to doktorzee for grabbing this for me in Vegas last month. Nice to see my workout today is wrestling the cork out of this one, sheesh.

This beer pours a pretty solid ebony, with prominent basal cherry cola highlights, and a roiling tower of frothy, foamy, and rocky tan head, which leaves a thorough array of chunky chain-link fence lace around the glass as it slowly settles to an attractive whipped-cream cap.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, roasted bready caramel, sour milk-laced coffee, natural vanilla, candied sugar floss, a bit of barrel stave wooden astringency, Nordic black licorice, and earthy, leafy, and slightly perfumed hops. The taste is really bittersweet cocoa and lactic acid-heavy medium-roast chain restaurant coffee, a more Twizzlers-friendly licorice character, gritty toasted caramel malt, reserved vanillan oak barrel notes, a removed Bourbon booziness, middling wet tobacco, dry black fruit - think stale fig Newtons and that bag of raisins that your wife forgot to seal back up - and more understated earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a bit frizzy up front, but settle quickly to a dull hum soon enough, the body a bit on the light side of medium weight, and rather tight in its seemingly unassailed smoothness. It all finishes off-dry, the lingering chocolate, caramel malt, and milky essences not yet devoid of sweetness, despite the onslaught of coffee, bare wood, and alcohol.

This seems to be what happens when you drop a porter into some American whisky barrels - the base beer's heady (I'm assuming, here) attributes, while not exactly disappearing, still have to endure a large dose of the ol' thinning barrel treatment. Yeah, that's the flipside of the whisky-cask aging paradigm - if the big caramel, vanilla, and restrained oak don't honour their paychecks by doing the song and dance, we're left in the former fix. Not a bad thing, per se, but a reduced one, all the same.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 04:39:07 | More by biboergosum
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an almost black body with gushing head that dies quick with an aroma of roasted malts that have a hint of chocolate. The beer is smooth and a little oaky with the vanilla coming in real good and sweet, minimal bourbon notes and chocolate that are balanced with roasted (not smoked) malts and there is a slight slickness to the beer. ABV hidden and this is an easy sipper that hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 13:18:42 | More by clayrock81
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml poured into a Stone Snifter. Bottled on 11/11/13/.

Looks close to BBA when stout when poured with just a slight bit thinner texture. Nothing to amazing here with the smell. Same with the taste - seems like somthing is lacking. Very subtle hints of vanilla, almost no bourbon and barrel, some char and roast.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:17:41 | More by hops202
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Wasatch

Utah

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle
Caged/Corked
Bottled On: 11/04/13

Pours a very nice dark brown/black color, very nice carbonation, with a really awesome thick creamy two-finger plus light tan head, which leaves some very nice thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly smokey/roasty notes, slight vanilla, chocolate, toffee. The taste is very nice as well, malty, slightly smokey/roasty with lots of dark stuff. Medium body. Overall a very nice brew, glad I finally got a chance to check it out.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 19:53:40 | More by Wasatch
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Zorro

California

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black colored beer with a tall brown colored head, very dark for the style.

Smells strongly of patent malt with a big coffee aroma. Mild berry aroma. Fainter licorice and a slight carrot scent.

Starts out mildly sweet with a bittersweet chocolate after taste with a long lasting finish. Berry flavor under all the coffee. Slight smoke this is very much a chocolate and coffee flavored beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a strong Milk Stout flavor wise. Pretty much a bittersweet ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:55:06 | More by Zorro
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 2012-11-17
Glass: US pint glass

Unsure if this is a lager or not, but if not, Uinta has done a very remarkable job mimicking one from ale yeast. The aromas and flavors are of very tasty smoothed-out cocoa, roasted coffee beans, burnt toast, and dark caramel sweetness with minor characters of marshmallow, vanilla, oak, anise, and ethanol. I would definitely pick this one up again if seen.

Pours a 2cm tall head of dark tan to light brown foam, made up of small-sized bubbles that yield a frothy appearance, which fades in about a minute and a half to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, with some patches of patterns and lines/dots clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is a very dark brown to black color, light bringing out no change to the hues. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body or along the sides of the glass.

Aroma of smooth, dark roasted malt yielding some coffee beans and cocoa, with vanilla, marshmallow, and slight anise to ethanol.

Flavors of oak, vanilla, moderate to mild roasted malt with some dark caramel sweetness in the background. Front of palate tastes sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee beans, vanilla, slightly burnt toast with a heavy backing caramel sweetness, and a touch of toasted marshmallow. Mid-palate of marshmallow, smooth and sweet cocoa, roasted coffee beans, dark caramel-like sweetness, subtle charred toast, oak, vanilla, anise, and ethanol. Back of palate tastes burnt toast and grains, ethanol, smooth cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, a touch of toasted marshmallow. Aftertaste of light roasted malt contributing a touch of smooth burnt toast, mild cocoa, burnt caramel, and modest ethanol.

Beer is medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a lightly foamy (3/10) and otherwise smooth (7/10) mouthfeel that is very soft and suitable for a higher ethanol-content beer, and within expectations for the style. Ethanol is generally well-hidden, with a subtle burn on the throat and light heat in the nostrils. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness clinging to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:31:35 | More by falloutsnow
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled in November of 2013 and 8.7% ABV. Pours a very dark brown with a two inch light kaki head, that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and a sweet smokey flavor.

Taste is all that, starts with Bourbon, dark chocolate, and smoke and finishes with a dry tobacco and vanilla finish.

Body is medium, with nice carbonation, dry, and goes down easy for a sipper.

This was nice, will stash some in the cellar and see how they develop.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:16:35 | More by SawDog505
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Lures on 2/21/14

A-Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a tan ring for a head.

S-Nice aroma with vanilla, chocolate and a very light bourbon note.

T-Taste was very good. The bourbon came out a little stronger playing well with the wood and vanilla. Roasted malt and milk chocolate were in the background. Very complex beer and not cloying or overly sweet.

M-Medium body with a creamy feel and low carbonation.

O-Was surprised to see this beer was 8%. Hides alcohol beautifully. Light carbonation round this beer. out. Even more delicious as it warms.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 16:15:32 | More by reebtaerG
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MikeB1984

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am normally not a big fan of Porters but i enjoyed this porter and it was poured in a tulip glass which is the perfect glass for a porter. You can smell the aroma the coffee and mocha. Full bodied taste, definitely not a beer you chug. Very nice sipping/enjoyable brew.

I recommend it to any beer enthusiast.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2014 12:56:00 | More by MikeB1984
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Jsteez

China

4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This fine brew was poured into a nonic pint glass.

The appearance was deep black; traces of brown highlights; thick and foamy brown cream head; excellent retention; thick and sticky lace around the entire glass. The lace never disappeared.

Smell-black coffee; smoked barley malt; toasted coffee beans; mocha goodness; figs; prunes and raisins. I could smell wood and perhaps some earthy notes from hops. Brown bread.

Taste-pretty similar to the nose. It was a great balance of sweet chocolate up front, with a bitter aftertaste from the hops. Smoky, toasty, roasty, and malty goodness. Black roasted coffee and mocha, along with figs and raisins. Alcohol was well-hidden. Such a complex beer, some tastes are hard to describe. Fire-roasted wood taste and some burnt brown bread.

Mouthfeel-full bodied; huge and chunky, yet light and fluffy. Creamy. Carbonation on the low side of medium.

Great sipping brew, but I can see how it is easy to just down it because the alcohol is so well-hidden. Loved every sip of this fine beer. Great for a cold February evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 23:38:19 | More by Jsteez
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into becker pint glass; jet black with an awesome brown head from an easy pour that doesn't fade at all, leaving nice lacing as it slowly descends.
Smells of big chocolate, coffee, booze, metallic malt. A big smell, delicious.
Tastes like big chocolate and coffee, slightly tart, very big and malty, dark bread. BIG taste.
Mouthfeel is HUGE, creamy and smooth.
`Overall, this is such a big beer I regret choosing it as the second beer for the evening. Big beer, big mouthfeel, damn.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:53:54 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Received with a good amount of head (almost two inches) which looks to have excellent retention. The head is medium but dirty beige while the body is pretty much an opaque, dark chocolate black that shows the faintest sliver of garnet/burgundy when held up to the light. Lacing is pretty much sheeting.

Nose- Not much at the moment. Subtle notes of chocolate and cocoa. Perhaps a little bit of milk and cream. Needs to warm up a little bit. Chocolate and cocoa show themselves a little bit more with a little bit of a bubblegum note. Slight roasted malts that have a small suggestion of coffee. Swirling gives the roasted malts a little more presence.

Taste- Very reflective of the nose with notes of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. The barrel aging is slightly noticeable- there is some oak and a touch of vanilla but it is mostly oak. Some woody bitterness that is not only from the oak. Not exactly pine and resin but not oak either. Not exactly the complexity you expect from a bourbon barrel aged beer but it is pretty solid. Pretty much just a good beer, no real suggestion in either direction. Good presence with equal integration and balance. Roasted malts start to come out more and more while the barrel aged notes slim. Touches of fruit esters start to come out- light touch of cherry and raisin. This definitely shows a little more complexity as it opens up.

Mouthfeel- Between medium to heavy bodied with a good amount of carbonation that doesn't disrupt the mouthfeel. Some smoothness and creaminess despite it. Solid structure to a pretty solid beer.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing. Not exactly the most complex Baltic Porter (I think I've had better luck with ones from the region) but it is solid. 6 dollars a pint is pretty solid for an 8% dark beer which qualifies it as “Bigger and Badder”. I'm at Belmont Station's Bigger, Badder Beer week.

Overall- Good, solid beer. Doesn't deviate too much from a standard Baltic Porter. It should perhaps be a little sweeter but that aspect does begin to show itself and gives this beer a little more complexity. Worth a try but if the tap price is reflective of the bottle price, I could understand passing on it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 04:07:24 | More by artoolemomo
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a 17oz 'Harpoon Limited Edition' embossed globe. Bottled On: 11/01/13

A- Although uncorking the bottle was met with little fanfare, a conservative pour yeilded a black-as-night brew with a substantial, 3-fingered mocha colored head. (Superb lacing left behind as it was consumed)

S- Despite being chocolate forward, pronounced aromas of vanilla, oak tannin and slight roasted notes are detectable. As the beer warms, the pungency in the aroma grows.

T- Bittersweet bakers chocolate at the front the tongue which slowly dries out and finishes with notes of coffee and tannins from the oak barrels

M- Light-to-Medium body. High carbonation helps to cleanse the palate and get ready for the next sip.

O- Uinta has yet to disappoint...Sea Legs is a very enjoyable and highly drinkable offering. Extremely well-balanced with the flavors from the dark malts and oak barrel aging. At 8%, the alcohol is completely hidden. Although the first batch of Sea Legs (ca. 2012/2013) was aged in bourbon barrels, the 2013/2014 batch is aged in virgin wooden vessels. For those who are fans of Uinta's Oak Jacked (one my favorites, ever), I am certain you would like this. Despite the description on the label, I did not get any hints of smoke in either the aroma or flavor. Great stuff and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 19:14:47 | More by threeviews
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argock

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a corked 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottled on 10/24/13 stamped on label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Chestnut brown with thick, frothy 2-finger beige, big-bubbled head with good retention and scrappy lacing.

S: A very woody, slightly sour aroma, not unpleasant, with dark fruitiness of fig and raisin and a bit of a smoky quality as well. It has a bit of soda-like aroma as well.

T: The flavor is also kind of old ale-ish with a bit more maltiness than in the nose with some fig and dark crystal malt and a fair amount of wood aged character. Not a bitter beer, but definitely has a bitter edge in the finish. No real roast but pretty musty and leathery overall. There's a little molasses-licorice note as well. I don't detect any yeast or alcohol components in the flavor. A very subdued, subtle beer that would probably go great with a cigar or pipe for its earthy, musty, sour-ish character.

M: Extremely light and creamy with even carbonation that belies its bottle-conditioning. Moderately dry despite its ABV which is a pretty excellent accomplishment.

O: A pretty interesting, complex, subtle beer that opens up a bit more with warming but doesn't have a signature flavor or aroma. It has a woody, oaky note that is pretty strong and adds a slight sourness and smokiness to the beer, but it works pretty well with the musty, molasses, understated dark malt quality. Definitely not a dull beer and probably merits revisiting after a year or two of aging.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 04:27:07 | More by argock
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BB1313

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/4/12. 750ml corked & cages bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with some subtle brown hues; huge fluffy khaki head that fades extremely slow and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas full of cocoa malts. There's milk chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla. The oak aspects are pretty subtle. The lack of oak might possibly be due to age because I've had other fresh oak-aged beer from Uinita and the oak was extremely harsh. Flavors are pretty dry and roasty. There's also hints of black coffee. Subtle bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with active carbonation. It's a nice beer to sip on and relax with.

Solid stuff. I would've liked to try this one fresher, but it seemed to age alright. It's definitely a porter and will not be confused with a stout. Nice craftsmanship with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 17:01:22 | More by BB1313
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/04/12

A-Pours very dark. Light doesn't penetrate. Big, doughy, chunky tannish brown head. Head retains and leaves webby lacing.

S-The base Baltic Porter is clearly there. Light vanilla oakiness. Leather, anise, chocolate and bitter roast. A little bit of char and dark fruit.

T-Oak is subtle. Sturdy, lingering yeast. Char and a long black coffee note. Roasty. Cocoa powder. Smokey and darkly fruited. Coffee lingers forever. Cola with a bit of anise.

M-Full but not to the point of feeling viscous. Buzzing carbonation. Some heat.

O/D-Quite enjoyable as a breakfast beer on a chillier morning. I would like a bit more of the wood barrel in the flavor. Overall, little to bitch about with this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 18:17:13 | More by VelvetExtract
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with bourbon, dark fruit, and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a slightly better barrel aged presence in the smell.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 21:42:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blind beer #3, thanks to Phelps. C&C 750 into our Odell and Savor snifters.

A-Pours dark brown to black with about an inch and half of frothy tan head. Great retention and lacing. 4.25

S-Roasty with some underlying sweet malt and some earthy hoppiness. No barrel notes so I think we are dealing with a straight up stout. Which is awesome. 4.25

T-Well there is something sweet in here but I think it is chocolate rather than bourbon barrel. Delicious balance of malty sweetness with a modest amount of roast. I like this alot. 4.5

M-Maybe a little bit thin for an imperial stout but probably right on for an American style stout. Nicely carbonated. 4.25

O-A big winner for me. A delicious stout. 4.25

Guesses? Imperial stout I think. Lost Abbey Serpent Stout (though I don't think there is chocolate in it)? let's see:

Uinta Crooked Line Sea Legs Baltic Porter. Wrong on pretty much all counts here. Barrel aged, yes. Added chocolate, no. Tasty beverage for sure. Never seen this one around. Cool.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:50:31 | More by sholland119
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/21/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, vanilla, oak, bourbon, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt notes with moderate barrel presence; and good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, toast, caramel, toffee, cocoa, roasted malt, oak, clove, vanilla, bourbon, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark and roasted malt flavors with barrel presence; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, smooth, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barrel aged Baltic porter. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark and roasted malt flavors with moderate barrel presence; and very smooth to sip on for 8%. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 04:55:20 | More by superspak
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emyers

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours plack with a two finger light brown head. Great head retention.

Smell: Rye whiskey, smoke, molasses, dark chocolate. Very complex aroma.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with rye whiskey and dark chocolate taking the forefront. Roasted malt, molasses, and a hint of smoke and peat on the finish. There's a lot going on, but nothing really takes over. Finish has a nice level of bitterness. Very well done.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, actually a bit thinner than I was expecting, with medium carbonation. Good amount of bite from the carbonation as it goes down - ideally I'd prefer it be toned down a bit in this respect.

Overall: Another great crooked line beer. Complex yet balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 05:44:52 | More by emyers
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dtivp

West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black , a one finger dark tan head with good retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted malt , strong coffee and hints of vanilla.

Taste, starts with dark roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee and hints of oak. Some vanilla sneaks in at the end. As the beer warms to room temperature the oak and coffee are more dominant.

Mouth Feel is medium body, light carbonation, smooth drinking, alcohol is well masked and you are left with a slight stout like bitterness.

Overall this is a very well brewed Baltic Porter and I would hope to enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:54:45 | More by dtivp
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.75 A: Black color. Three fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is pretty good and a few whisps of lacing are left.

5.0 S: This has a world class nose. Powerful, complex, and well integrated. Moderate roastiness, but overall is quite sweet. Tons of tangy molasses with layers of chocolate and caramel. Hints of coffee and fig. I didn't list a lot of descriptors, but what I did list runs deep.

4.25 T: The taste is very good, but can't compare with the nose. Layers of chocolate and caramel, moderate roastiness. Fig and maybe some currant and prune fruitiness. Like the nose, molasses is the focus.

4.5 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy with a slippery velvet texture. Super smooth.

4.5 D: Really great brew. Buy it for the taste, love it for the nose. This reminds me a good deal of Marshal Zhukov, which I adore.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 00:52:37 | More by DavoleBomb
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.

T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, molasses, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Great barrel aged baltic porter. Good balance and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:01:15 | More by ngeunit1
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one half inch tan head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with nice aromas of chocolate and coffee. Along with these darker aromas are some notes of a caramel sweetness mixed with a little bit of a vanilla and an oaky smell.

Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt taste mixed with some sweeter tastes of caramel and a bit of light vanilla upfront. A light chocolate flavor quickly comes to the tongue with an oaky taste soon following mid way through the taste. The caramel sweetness dwindles more toward the end with the overall flavor of the brew drying out a bit as some roasted coffee and a more dark chocolate like flavor grow stronger. In the end, the roasted characteristics of the brew stand out rather well, leaving a dry and roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average producing a very easy drinking brew, although it may possibly be a little light for accentuating the darker flavors of the brew.

Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking brew. There is almost no detectable alcohol taste even at 8 % abv. The nice roasted malt and drier finish of the brew make this one a quite delicious and a dangerous brew. Quite nice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 01:00:05 | More by Darkmagus82
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SeanGC

New York

4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip glass

a - pours opaque, with some ruby highlights (minimum). dark, tan head that persists through the entire experience.

s - roasty, with some dark fruit character. hints of chocolate that is very complimentary. malt forward with no hop profile perceivable.

t - complex, as expected from a baltic porter. dark fruit accompanied by roasty character. malt forward, with no hops perceivable. some ethanol, but not offensive.

m - medium body, medium carbonation, warming, with minor astringency from roast profile.

o - exceptional beer. doesn't fall short of a baltic porter. slightly more roasty than i would have anticipated. however, doesn't bleed into the 'stout' realm, and is very enjoyable. rich with malt complexity. extremely enjoyable, and would definitely purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

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Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
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