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Sea Legs Baltic Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

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Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter

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400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 29
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

750ml bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Deep brown on the pour, very close to black. an inch and a half of tan head retain very well. Lacing patterns the glass in thin rings and small spots.

S: Chocolate truffles and black cocoa powder, hints of smoke and jerky, slight pepper, plum and cherry esters, and a subtle toasted oak backing with an accompanying vanilla note.

T: Fudge and German chocolate cake. Cola. Undercurrent of caramel and molasses. Woody and smokey, turns a bit acrid. Black cherry and plum darkfruit. Very subtle noted of toasted oak and vanilla. Slight peppery alcohol. Finishes smokey and a touch acrid with a slight drying oak presence.

M: Medium-thick body. Very creamy and a bit airy, it seems lighter than it is. Moderate prickling carbonation helps to lift and scrub.

O: Uinta's barrel aged beers tend to take the 'less is more' approach, and this one is no exception. A very subtle incorporation of the barrel means that the wood takes on a strictly complementary role. Nice balance and restraint displayed here, and the beer benefits from it.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Another fabulous beer from Uinta in their Crooked Line series. Poured this one at a good temperature with an enormous, foamy, thick, creamy, fluffy, tan head that settles so slowly and good lacing. Color is a barely translucent black brown. Aroma is a nice blend of roast, malt, cocoa, old leather, a small amounts of coffee, dark ripe fruit, tree bark, earth. Body is excellent but carbonation is a bit soft. Finish is like flavor, slightly boozy, easy drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +3.9%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.