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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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:
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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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

biboergosum, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

SocalKicks, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2%

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.

clayrock81, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of hops202
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

hops202, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Bicyclette, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Matthew607, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kataco16, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

Wasatch, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

afsdan, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

JKV96, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BostonBeerGal, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jjcote, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

dannyhead, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

videofrog, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Poucher86, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

showmeyourface, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

dwagner003, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

Zorro, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dtomes, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

poolemhore, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

dcp27, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Thedrizzle, Mar 03, 2014
Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.