Sea Legs Baltic Porter | Uinta Brewing Company

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4.09/5
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Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
510
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
98
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 106 | Ratings: 510
Reviews by JOrtt:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Great execution with the barrel aging and a hell of a job with brewing a robust Baltic Porter. Very balanced which is great to see with any beer that is aged in booze barrels, nothing is lost but all is complemented. Any worth beer geek should seek a bottle or two of this out.

STYLE: Baltic Porter
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Darkness, showy lacing

SMELL: Creamy, brown sugar, faint sherry, wood, charcoal, dark chocolate, black currants, light booziness

TASTE: Full-ish body, creamy, woody, mild vanilla, hint of bourbon, unsweetened dark chocolate, charred wood, dark fruit, warming, brown bread, semi-dry woody finish

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Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly translucent coffee color with a very modest head that fades rather quickly; just a few dots linger

Smell: Raisinets, prune, pine tar, vanilla, coconut and dark cherry tones

Taste: Raisinets, oak, pine tar and prune, up front, with licorice and cocoa developing; woody, with faint tobacco and Bourbon tones developing, after the swallow; the flavors fade in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: Another older bottle picked up courtesy of Total Wine's focus on freshness, this one bottled over three years ago; oxidation has impacted the flavor profile, no doubt, and has led to lower scores

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Photo of Auraan
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a deep, dark brown body that appears black unless held to light with one finger of thick tan head. Overall impression of appearance is of a perfect Baltic Porter. Scents of rich black coffee, licorice, bitter roast malt, light dark molasses and caramel, with toast and vinous dark fruit playing supporting roles. The bourbon barrel adds nice notes of bourbon and vanilla that compliment the richness of the aroma. Overall impression of aroma is of the near perfect Baltic porter. It is rich, complex, boozy, warming and deep. An amazing beer. Flavor begins richly roasty, with notes of deeply roasted malt, burnt toast and black coffee, dark fruit, though indistinct along with lighter notes of bourbon, licorice and cocoa. Middle continues this profile. Finish is bitter with notes of black coffee, cocoa, burnt toast, roast malt, bourbon and oak and light molasses sweetness balancing. Aftertaste is roast malt and burnt toast with light dark fruit and molasses. Overall impression of flavor is of a very nice barrel-aged Baltic porter. It is roasty, rich and deep, bitter, true to style and simply a joy. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium-light carbonation and a velvet feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a fantastic Baltic porter. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged Baltic porter. The aroma and flavor are fantastic, wonderful examples of the style aided by the smooth and easy mouthfeel, despite the ABV. A wondrous beer.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter from a bomber.

A- light, foamy espresso head forms into a plateau, and lace is scattered everywhere. Pitch black body with zero clarity.

S- creamy sweet malt flavor, the trade mark Uinta floral hop aroma (smells similar to Dubhe), faint chocolate, earthy notes. Caramel.

T- dark bitter chocolate, caramel, a touch of floral hops, vanilla.

M- thin and viscous with a bitter bite and some minor booziness. The finish lingers bitterlike.

O- A good beer but I remember it being close to perfection on my first try. I guess my taste has changed or evolved.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured with a bit more carbonation than expected but it hollowed to a thick froth that left intense lacing.

The nose presents roasted chocolate malts, dry coffee bean, sweet vanilla and a graininess toasted malt.

The flavors are a bit muted with very little barrel but I get significant chocolate malts. At times I catch a bit of vanilla bean or cream, some roasted coffee and a touch of smoky ember.

This is an enjoyable beer but I expected a bit more barrel characteristics as supposedly it's 12 months in a barrel.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of frankthetank86
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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Photo of sbangs
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of nmann08
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtus
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of HalfFull
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Corked and caged 750 ml poured into a large wine glass after a bit of a struggle to remove the cork. Finally a pop gives me relief as I had flat beer on my mind. Pours black with deep ruby highlights and with an inch or so or resilient tan foam. In fact it drinks like a nitro. infused beer

Aroma of sporadic roast notes amid a prevalance of vanilla and spice. No real barrel influence aside from perhaps some vanilla contribution on the nose initially, adding a bit with warming. The taste however does indeed bring forth more obvious barrel notes from the get go, with a touch of bourbon and some charred oak flavors. Also offers some pleasant roasted character and a hint of dark cherry, yet finishes rather dry and lightly bitter. ABV is well hidden well into full warming temps. Subtle yet complex on the tongue.

Feel varies through the temperature spectrum but is solid through and through yet a bit too dry to really kill it here. Overall an enjoyable brew limited only by it's dry smokiness in that a less robust yeast might raise the bar notably. Warming outgasses most vanilla and barrel notes on the aroma and to a lesser degree on the taste...

Note: Bottled 11/07/2014

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 510 ratings