Sea Legs Baltic Porter | Uinta Brewing Company

Sea Legs Baltic PorterSea Legs Baltic Porter
BA SCORE
90.4%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 509 ratings
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.

Added by RedneckBeerz on 12-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,539
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
509
Liked:
460
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.33%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
101
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 105
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This fine brew was poured into a nonic pint glass.

The appearance was deep black; traces of brown highlights; thick and foamy brown cream head; excellent retention; thick and sticky lace around the entire glass. The lace never disappeared.

Smell-black coffee; smoked barley malt; toasted coffee beans; mocha goodness; figs; prunes and raisins. I could smell wood and perhaps some earthy notes from hops. Brown bread.

Taste-pretty similar to the nose. It was a great balance of sweet chocolate up front, with a bitter aftertaste from the hops. Smoky, toasty, roasty, and malty goodness. Black roasted coffee and mocha, along with figs and raisins. Alcohol was well-hidden. Such a complex beer, some tastes are hard to describe. Fire-roasted wood taste and some burnt brown bread.

Mouthfeel-full bodied; huge and chunky, yet light and fluffy. Creamy. Carbonation on the low side of medium.

Great sipping brew, but I can see how it is easy to just down it because the alcohol is so well-hidden. Loved every sip of this fine beer. Great for a cold February evening.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into becker pint glass; jet black with an awesome brown head from an easy pour that doesn't fade at all, leaving nice lacing as it slowly descends.
Smells of big chocolate, coffee, booze, metallic malt. A big smell, delicious.
Tastes like big chocolate and coffee, slightly tart, very big and malty, dark bread. BIG taste.
Mouthfeel is HUGE, creamy and smooth.
`Overall, this is such a big beer I regret choosing it as the second beer for the evening. Big beer, big mouthfeel, damn.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Received with a good amount of head (almost two inches) which looks to have excellent retention. The head is medium but dirty beige while the body is pretty much an opaque, dark chocolate black that shows the faintest sliver of garnet/burgundy when held up to the light. Lacing is pretty much sheeting.

Nose- Not much at the moment. Subtle notes of chocolate and cocoa. Perhaps a little bit of milk and cream. Needs to warm up a little bit. Chocolate and cocoa show themselves a little bit more with a little bit of a bubblegum note. Slight roasted malts that have a small suggestion of coffee. Swirling gives the roasted malts a little more presence.

Taste- Very reflective of the nose with notes of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. The barrel aging is slightly noticeable- there is some oak and a touch of vanilla but it is mostly oak. Some woody bitterness that is not only from the oak. Not exactly pine and resin but not oak either. Not exactly the complexity you expect from a bourbon barrel aged beer but it is pretty solid. Pretty much just a good beer, no real suggestion in either direction. Good presence with equal integration and balance. Roasted malts start to come out more and more while the barrel aged notes slim. Touches of fruit esters start to come out- light touch of cherry and raisin. This definitely shows a little more complexity as it opens up.

Mouthfeel- Between medium to heavy bodied with a good amount of carbonation that doesn't disrupt the mouthfeel. Some smoothness and creaminess despite it. Solid structure to a pretty solid beer.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing. Not exactly the most complex Baltic Porter (I think I've had better luck with ones from the region) but it is solid. 6 dollars a pint is pretty solid for an 8% dark beer which qualifies it as “Bigger and Badder”. I'm at Belmont Station's Bigger, Badder Beer week.

Overall- Good, solid beer. Doesn't deviate too much from a standard Baltic Porter. It should perhaps be a little sweeter but that aspect does begin to show itself and gives this beer a little more complexity. Worth a try but if the tap price is reflective of the bottle price, I could understand passing on it.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a 17oz 'Harpoon Limited Edition' embossed globe. Bottled On: 11/01/13

A- Although uncorking the bottle was met with little fanfare, a conservative pour yeilded a black-as-night brew with a substantial, 3-fingered mocha colored head. (Superb lacing left behind as it was consumed)

S- Despite being chocolate forward, pronounced aromas of vanilla, oak tannin and slight roasted notes are detectable. As the beer warms, the pungency in the aroma grows.

T- Bittersweet bakers chocolate at the front the tongue which slowly dries out and finishes with notes of coffee and tannins from the oak barrels

M- Light-to-Medium body. High carbonation helps to cleanse the palate and get ready for the next sip.

O- Uinta has yet to disappoint...Sea Legs is a very enjoyable and highly drinkable offering. Extremely well-balanced with the flavors from the dark malts and oak barrel aging. At 8%, the alcohol is completely hidden. Although the first batch of Sea Legs (ca. 2012/2013) was aged in bourbon barrels, the 2013/2014 batch is aged in virgin wooden vessels. For those who are fans of Uinta's Oak Jacked (one my favorites, ever), I am certain you would like this. Despite the description on the label, I did not get any hints of smoke in either the aroma or flavor. Great stuff and highly recommended.

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Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.4% out of 100 with 509 ratings
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