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Sea Legs Baltic Porter | Uinta Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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509 Ratings
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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:
#2,621
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
509
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of GClarkage
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant ebony crowned by a 2” light tan foam collar that provides excellent lace S: Chocolate, fruit, light prune, caramel, and some oak aromas. T: Very rich chocolate and light roast flavors seasoned with some prune, caramel and light espresso to coffee on the end. F: creamy, smooth medium full body, medium to medium low carbonation O: A very mellow yet luscious Baltic Porter.

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Photo of shadwow13
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Uinta Sea Legs (Crooked Line Series)
Baltic Porter
Beer poured into Nonic-Pint Glass
750ml bottle
8% ABV 60 IBU

Appearance -4 /5
This Porter is Opaque Black with a two inch thick foamy tan head made up of tiny small bubbles. The head dissipated very fast and left very little lacing behind.

Smell - 4/5
I detected a semi sweet chocolaty-roasted malt smell with just a smidge of bourbon.

Taste – 4.25/5
There are roasted malt flavors and chocolate tones which are accented by the bourbon barrel that it was stored in for 12 months. I detected a slight vanilla flavor as well as a hint of molasses.

Mouth Feel – 4.25/5
This medium-bodied brew has a mild bitterness, fused with complex roasted malts and of course a well hidden ABV. This Baltic Porter leaves a slightly bitter syrupy film on the tongue and lips.

Overall -4 /5
This is my third experience with a Baltic Porter. I enjoyed Seventh Son’s Ragana Yaga so much that I will buy it again whenever I find it. Flying Dog’s Baltic Porter was very good but not a beer I’d chase after. Uinta’s Sea Legs falls somewhere between these two other Baltics. While it is not as impressive as the Ragana Yaga the Sea Legs is very complex, flavorful and worthy of an attempt. In my opinion this Baltic Porter fell just short of its overall potential.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of do_ob
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 10/24/13. 750 mL.

Poured into a tulip. Pours a murky, muddy, and viscous brown, an settles absoloutely black in the glass. One of the darkest beers I've had, I think. 1.5 fingers of mocha-colored foam reside atop this container of spent oil. Surprisingly not a strong aroma, but very pleasant. Chocolate, roasted malt, raspberries and other dark fruit, cocoa, and cherries on the nose. Only a slight hint of bourbon initially, but became much more pronounced as the beer warmed. Heavy weight with a silky, creamy mouthfeel as you'd expect from a big beer such as this. The aroma was deceivng, though, as there are pretty strong notes of bourbon right away upon tasting. Accompanying are sweet cherries, raspberries, big bold chocolate, and delicious roasty malts. This is one of those beers that you can guess what it's going to taste like to a tee just by going off the aroma. Not a bad thing, by the way. Finishes smooth and leaves a choclatey bourbon aftertaste in its wake.

Overall, not bad at all. While there are notable bourbon flavors in this beer, there is absoloutely zero booziness. Not a trace of alcohol to be found, which was a nice change of pace for a BBA beer. I'm a fan of coffee and oatmeal stouts, and I feel like this beer would benefit from a little more coffee flavoring. As it is, it's incredibly sweet with dark fruit. For anyone who's had Founders Big Lushious, this beer is reminiscent of that. Almost like a BBA version - big chocolate, big dark fruit - only with bourbon added to the mix. A good beer, no doubt. I felt that it didn't quite reach its full potential, though.

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Photo of Taby
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a thick black with a smaller, dark beige head
Smell: Slight vanilla sweetness, lots of roast malts and dark fruits
Taste: Caramel sweetness balanced by roasted malts and raisins
Feel: Very smooth, good carbonation level. Not as thick as I'd expected.
Overall: A good value, picked this up for $8 at Trader Joes and was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of TH28
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Appearance: deep brown and opaque, nearly black, with a moderate light brown foam head. Aroma: Pleasant mix of chocolate, vanilla, dark cherries, and a light roasted coffee. Taste: Deep, rich toasty chocolate, molasses, and vanilla up front, giving way to a pleasantly light roast character and sharp but not overpowering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Moderate body, with light carbonation, and a warming alcohol bite on the back end. Finish: Bitterness and roast helps balance the strong sweetness of this beer, with a lingering chocolate and roast character. Overall: Really pleasantly surprised that the bourbon barrel aging added complimentary flavors instead of overpowering. Vanilla flavors help balance the chocolate and roast. Chocolate malt dominates the flavor profile as it should. Walks a fine line compared to an imperial stout, but this fits the style. Well done.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c-rum
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morg2012
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of torr99
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reedbrew
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I hadn't Heard anything about this beer before trying and so had no real expectations. I also don't have much experience with Baltic Porter's specifically. I was very pleasantly surprised the flavor is excellent; it's very smooth & well blended. Coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla flavors predominate.

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Photo of bonfredo
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coffee, and as it warms dark fruit. Musky rotting fruit smell. Thin, dark brown, with a long dry taste.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate malt, dark fruit, bread crust and brown sugar. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of plums, toasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and some hops. Finish is long and dry. Very nice brew.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JMS1512
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL corked & caged bottle purchased at the Spokane Valley Total Wine for $12.99.
Bottled in October, 2013 per the label.

Drank this with some friends the other night. Unable to do a proper review.

The gist: Not terribly impressed. It looked fine enough, but it was a bit one-dimensional. Sweet, chocolate flavor combined with some chalky bitterness. I was hoping for more complexity. Not worth the price in my opinion. Maybe it was for the sheer size rather than any real greatness of taste. I was much more impressed with the Global Mutt from Wander, courtesy of beertunes.

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Photo of LAND_MINE
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sea Legs Baltic Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 509 ratings
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