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Sea Legs Baltic Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 24
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin beige head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of of dark malts along with some hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste has a mix of flavors of coffee, licorice, dark malts, chocolate and vanilla; these become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Thiss beer is very complex but is also very balanced in the sense that not one flavor stands out in particular. It is quite easy to drink and completely hides the alcohol.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - $12.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Bottled On: 11/21/12.

Appearance: Pours an onyx black body with an initially tall, tan head, though it collapses fairly soon.

Smell: Fudge, carob chips, flecks of charred malt. Then, some vanilla and oak from the barrel. Light, leafy touch from the hops. Hint of foiled dark fruits, a bit of musty, funkiness cut from razor thin sniffs of alcohol.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, carob, and some slightly burnt malt hinting at espresso start. Medium-light sweetness. Slight, somewhat subtle vanilla and oaken elements from the barrel treatment. There's a very, very light but noticeable funkiness for me, giving it a faintly sourish backing. Soiled dark fruitiness. Mild hop character, very low bitterness. Warming, chary, chocolaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation, initially. Smooth, as it glides across the tongue, but there's ample suds all the same (initially, at least).

Overall: A decent sipper. I think I like it. I think?

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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 continuing onslaught of coffee, bare wood, and alcohol.

This seems to be what happens when you drop a porter into some American whiskey barrels - the base beer's robust (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 whiskey-cask aging coin - if the big caramel, vanilla, and oak woodiness don't honour their paychecks by doing their song and dance, we're left in a fix. Not a bad thing, per se, but a reduced one, all the same.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Huge billowing head of creamy tan foam that has a meringue surface texture. Plenty of lace coating the glass in weblike patterns.

Soft aroma of chocolate and mild roasted malt.

Dry chocolatey taste, toasted almonds and mild coffee notes. Pleasant and straightforward, the abv isn't too noticeable. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, almost like the consistency of hot chocolate. Medium bodied with a milky character. Overall an enjoyable beer.

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

the newest in the wonderful crooked line series, and probably my favorite thing ive ever had from uinta. a oak aged Baltic porter, with all kinds of oaky and vanilla smells and flavors, but very little sweetness. its really malty and thick, less like a porter and more like a stout. the feel is amazing of this beer, not quite creamy, but definitely frothed, its light of its color and thickness, but isn't particularly carbonated. silky might be a better way to describe it. the malt flavor is crazy roasty, but without any bitterness, and the oak is fresh and clean, not charred and bourbon laced, but organic and fresh cut. the alcohol is invisible, and this to me is a sort of genre transcending brew, its absolutely fantastic. its a matted black color, mysterious and deep, and sitting in my globe next to the bottle it came from (with gorgeous artwork), with its milky foam head, its a sight to behold. as close to full marks as i usually go, this beer is just sensation, super complex, woody, and neither sweet or bitter. its a heck of a combination, and you should not let the price deter you. its magic, best beer ive had in awhile.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge mocha colored creamy rich 2 finger head, fades slowly with nice soapy lacing, super dark pitch black beer, big pillowy head.

Nose nice, creamy dark malts, pillowy fluffy malts, nougat, some cocoa and dark chocolate, light dusty wood shelf and esters, but also a bit of a too much dank wood dust yeasty bready thing going on. Light vanilla and hint of booze in there. Some booze esters and cocoa powder coming more as it warms.

Taste brings a nice dark malt, similar to Labyrinth at first, little creamy rich dark malts, fluffy nougat, little caramel, chewy oats, etc. Then chocolate, cocoa powder and hint of charred malt. Barrel is there too, not a lot bit a little vanilla and light dank dusty shelf. A bit yeasty too as the yeast seems a little overrun, and esters from the wood and yeast don't help. Booze is warming and a little tingly. Finish is still a bit sweet but drier, some earthy bitter hops come out on the finish, bit more cocoa and dusty barrel lingering. Big creamy cocoa late too.

Mouth is fuller bodied, rich and creamy, lots of fluffy carb maybe too much, and too thick creamy body for a typical baltic porter.

Overall mixed. It has some great parts, but also off points, maybe the yeast in the bottle went too far, but if it wasn't for that yeasty and dank wood esters out would be quite nice.

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4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Part of my NC haul, wish we could get these beers here in Oklahoma...

Pours mahogany with caramel colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Mucho dark fruit, carob, fusel alcohol, woody notes, licorice & smoke

T: Follows the nose, a touch of chocolate & charred grain up front. Black currant,, charred grain, a touch of ainise & carob as this warms, plus woody dryness, plums & a touch of leafy hops, & bit of medicinal/sasparilla sweetness. Finishes with a bit of charred grain, plums, some caramel, woody dryness

MF: Slick with silky carbonation, medium bodied with sticky notes

A top notch Baltic Porter, another winner from the Crooked Stave line, this one drinks so easy, yet highly complex

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quite attractive dark chestnut brown color with lots of beige head. I finally get to use my Crooked Line slender tulip on a new beer. Appealing malty, roasty aroma. Just a whiff of plastic detracts from the nose.

Rather nice mouthfeel, on the creamier side. Some chocolate and winey flavors. Dark roast malt in every shade of black. Slightly sweet, and some nutty flavors. Some woody flavor that is hard to place seems to account for the oak. Bitter twang for the ending with a charred edge. Some bitterish fruit like currants, pomegranate, pear skins. Interesting example of the style.

From the 500 ml corked bottle bought at Bine and Vine in San Diego.

12/18/2013 update: On tap at Tiger Tiger. Not so tasty as I remember. A hint of plastic. Woody.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque but clear extremely dark brown in color (almost black) with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark amber highlights . The beer has a half finger tall light tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, burnt coffee, vanilla, and oak.

T: Upfront there are some light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some light to moderate notes of dark chocolate and burnt coffee. Very light hints of vanilla and oak. Just a hint of licorice and light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: There is a good amount of complexity. Well balanced, no single flavor really dominates and quite smooth. An excellent sipping beer and the alcohol is well hidden - I could really see this one sneaking up on me.

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Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.