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Sea Legs Baltic Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 26
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: RedneckBeerz on 12-25-2012

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.
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter this beer was black in color with a thin tan head.

It had a roasted malt aroma that seemed to be more on the chocolate side. There was also more than a hint of vanilla.

Very nice taste. Sweet chocolate, a tiny bit of coffee. Vanilla came through well, as did a bit of oak.

A fairly rich beer, one that wanted to be sipped.

Photo of ralphw56
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked & caged 750ml into my Rock Island snifter.

A: Nearly jet black pour yields a nearly opaque body with blood red hues on the edges. Tan head leaves behind some lace.

S: Malt forward with moderate sweetness, brown sugar, molasses, light detectable hints of vanilla and oak. There is a good amount of roast here, and dark bitter chocolate, with a faint hop component and possibly some licorice?

T: Follows the nose and thats a good thing; malt, roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, nice flavors of oak and vanilla from the barrels underneath that, dark caramel as well. Lots of dark malt in a dry, roasty body bordering on smoky, with hints of a faint, leafy hop component. Again, faint licorice too?

MF: Medium-to-full bodied brew, creamy with good carbonation, dry-ish finish, and the alcohol is really buried and hardly detectable.

O: Impressed, this is a solidly put together brew. Exactly what I would want from a partially barrel-aged Baltic Porter. All the components of this beer are very unified.

Photo of beerloserLI
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out nice and black.

The nose is subtle with coffee, malt, and some oak tones.

The taste is smooth as hell with more subtle coffee tones, plenty of malt upfront and a nice oak finish. The 8.7% isn't even noticable. The bottle date is 11/26/12 and is just a really solid brew.

Photo of neophilus
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nothing ugly about this pour, looks like a good porter to me. Sweet smelling malt on the nose mingling with vanilla aroma held in place by a whiff of acrid roasted grain.

Flavor brings easy drinking roast with a good balance of sweetness. Vanilla is used with skill and restraint and you almost have to look for it to find it. Reminiscent of dark chocolate desserts at a bakery. Some alcohol heat stiffens the flavor up and mingles well with the roasted bitterness and vanilla sweetness. Finishes dry and clean.

Photo of Bierguy5
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of auggie
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of brureview
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a tulip, the beer is an intensely dark chocolate with a three finger head.

Light vanilla wafts from the head.

The mouth feel is very carbonated. There is a tingling tartness.

The taste is hoppy, chocolate and light vanilla. With warming, there is more maltiness,
smoothness, but the hoppiness masks the chocolate.

I was a bit disappointed by the beer. I expected a richer chocolate, and a smoother taste with vanilla. I switched glasses for a difference. The stein produced a smoother, more malty taste, but the pronounced tang remained.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near pitch black with 2+ fingers worth of tan head that recedes fairly quickly but retains at a thin cap for a good while

S: A good bit of roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, oak, vanilla, and maybe a hint of coffee. Absolutely amazing

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and bitter chocolate and moves into the oak and vanilla, which become more apparent as the beer warms. Coffee a little more present than in the nose. Also get some dark fruity undertones possibly from the alcohol

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy

O: This is a very solid oak-aged baltic porter. Very imperial stout-like, even at 8%. Another too-often-overlooked beer from a more than solid lineup a la Uinta's crooked line

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great lacing in the glass
Smells toasty and caramel with a little oak in the nose
Strong bold porter with dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla with a nice alcohol vapor
Rich mouth not as heavy as a stout
Overall I really like this porter, well rounded and flavorful, the cork was really hard to remove, but awesome taste I will have another

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
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?

Photo of sweisel80
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of jk3
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: Beautiful darkest of browns. Very little light getting through this. Slight dark red highlights when held to light.
smell: Smoky vanilla and chocolate. The barrel aging adds a fairly subtle but detectible sumpin extra.
taste: Quite good though not as rich as the nose promises.
overall: Another nice addition to the crooked line series.

Photo of jlindros
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark brownish black with a big mocha three finger head that fades to leave a one finger head and nice heavy side lacing. Incredible.

S - Aromas of nice roast and lightly sweet malts. Faint alcohol notes and soft wood/barrel as well. Rather nice Baltic porter.

T - Taste is nice and roasty toasty with a slight metallic tinge with a gentle bitter roast. Light chocolate as well. Not getting much barrel on the taste though.

M - Mouthfeel is good a bit sharp for a porter. Still though very drinkable for a 8%porter beer.

O - Overall this was a solid beer with very nice roast qualities. Would like to see a bit more barrel come through but still a damn good beer from Crooked Line.

Photo of jgammoniv
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cyhops
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.