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Sea Legs Baltic Porter | Uinta Brewing Company

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91
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101 Reviews
Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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.

Added by RedneckBeerz on 12-25-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
497
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label describes the brew as "complex and drinkable, this barrel aged Baltic style porter exhibits chocolate and smokey malt flavors, with hints of vanilla and oak. A seductive offering, Sea Legs is a siren of a beer."
My 750 ml corked and caged beauty was bottled 11/23/12.
Poured into a Spaten Octoberfest nonic, the first thing I notice is the massive tan colored frothy seas foam head (3 fingers+, the brew may have been poured a touch cold @ 40°). Nice heavy spider web lacing as the head eventually subsides to leave a 1/4" layer atop the brew. Great head retention. Tipping the nonic and holding it up to the ceiling light reveals a dark brown brew that no light enters except faintly if tipped.
The aroma is dark toasty lightly smoked malts with slight elements of oak (perhaps).
The flavor is dark roasted malts, chocolate that's neither sweet nor bitter, a bit of #2 moleasses (not the harsh blackstrap nor the barely detectable #1), with very restrained smokiness, vanilla (again with nice restraint), and a touch of oak. I could swear the smokiness comes through more on the lips than the tongue, but then; I'm just a redneck.
Finishes with a medium body, near perfect carbination for this style, slightly creamy, and with a slight stickyness on the lips.
Overall, a well balanced Baltic style Porter with nice complexity and easy drinkability. If you are into the harsh, slap you in the face Barrel Aged Porters you probably want to pass this one by. If you like balance and complexity in your Barrel Aged beautys this is a must try.
To me it's an easy 4.2 brew.

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Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.
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