1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sea Legs Baltic Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

348 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 348
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 24
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 348 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -2.2%

enelson, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Bendurgin
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. This one pours dark brown with a thick cap of frothy white head.

The aroma has hints of bitter dark chocolate with some dark fruits in the background. Roasted malts on the pallet with dark bready flavors. Hints of bitter cocoa in the background.

The body is medium with soft carbonation. Overall this is a good brew; would gladly try it again.

Bendurgin, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of andrewinski1
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is black. There is a full fluffy tan head with lots of staying power.

Bendurgin did the pouring and I could smell the chocolatey hop aroma.

The taste is full of coffee and some chocolate vanilla notes. This is well balanced with roasted and hop bitterness cutting into the malt sweetness just enough. Oak notes are subtle, perhaps undetectable.

This is full bodied with a fluffy mouthfeel. This is super delicious. The only way it could improve is by being rarer.

andrewinski1, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of beergoot
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My initial take was a "sweet, boozy" porter. Love at first impression...!!!

The body looked jet black, the head thick, chunky, tan and rocky. Boozy cocoa made up the aroma with additions of dark, ripe fruit. The taste and feel came across smooth, rich, chocolaty, thick and vinous.

A very well-made Baltic porter that melds well across the board of flavor, aroma, and feel. Very well-balanced, deeply complex, and goes down well while nipping at some Old Forester Signature bourbon. Yes, a nearly exceptional porter...hell, scratch that -- definitely an exceptional porter...

beergoot, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

harrisjohnson, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of overnightstorms
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a wine glass (best available glass)

A- 1 inch tan head. Perfect lasting lacing. Deep dark brown almost black. 

S- black cherry, molasses, burnt sugar, roasty/toasty. Smells like a food I can't quite pinpoint.

T- complex. black cherry, dank, acidic, dark roasted coffee, strong licorice, dark malts, a bit musty, dark rye bread.

F-  thick, rich and full. 

O- Sweet and heavy. The black cherry flavors are strong. There's a bit of funky "food" smell (slight taste) that was at the tip of my tongue and couldn't quite pinpoint. I prefer the bolder flavors of imperial stouts but this was definitely sweet and interesting.

Really awesome aesthetics. Beautiful artwork of a sailor in some dark weather meeting a mermaid.  

overnightstorms, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of brewtus
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

brewtus, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of jsteele
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jsteele, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
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

russpowell, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -2.2%

2beerdogs, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Rhettroactive, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

anteater, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

iKrystin, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass. Fine one finger brown head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and mild dark fruits. Flavor dominated by toasted malt, charred coffee and bitter chocolate with light vanilla, dark fruit and a hint of citrus. Finishes with charred malt and light hops. Medium bodied with pleasant creaminess. A really nice porter. Somewhat less light fruit / cherry flavor than I'm used to from Baltic porters, but not complaining, this is really well integrated and tasty. Another winner from Uinta's Crooked series.

LiquidAmber, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

pathman, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

emerge077, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Maseitz
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Maseitz, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

strongaf, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Kromes
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Pitch black with a huge brown colored head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass. Looks like a root beer float.

Oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate aromas.

More of the same in the flavor. It starts out with very smooth oak, vanilla and chocolate flavors. There is a sweet, lactic creaminess to the beer. The oak is very mellow and doesn't overpower the beer. A great balance. The roasted malt does take a back seat here and only makes itself present towards the finish were it provides a bitterness and roast flavor that lingers.

A nice smooth feels to it with a bit of acidic tang and bitterness in the finish.

Very, very good beer. Delicious and well crafted with flavors that compliment and balance one another.

Kromes, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +10%

PEIhop, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 12/04/12. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like dark fruit, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, wood, vanilla, and some coffee. It tastes like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burnt/charred malt, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of licorice. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter roasty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit creamy with good carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, I think I'll have to pick up another bottle soon. $11.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -2.2%

mendvicdog, Jan 20, 2013
Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.