Tasting: February 15, 2013
Style: Porter (Baltic)
From the Uinta Brewing Company website: The newest addition to the Crooked Line of beers, Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter. Uinta Sea Legs is a limited release, only 1,500 cases were produced. 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. Continuing with the artistic spirit of the Crooked Line, Utah artist Leah Bell was commissioned to design the Sea Legs label. Each bottle is a work of art.
My two cents — another crooked series addition – all following the not so straight path. Others in the series include labyrinth, detour, cock-eyed and tilted. I get sea legs are wobbly — so it fits the theme. Comes in the standard cork and cage presentation. I’ve been working on this all throughout the evening and my impressions are that its a nice porter and just as they describe. This one is very approachable and is a nice mid-winter sipper. However, I’m in the mood for big flavors and this one is meek in so many areas for my liking. Bourbon barrel influence — present with vanilla but modest. Mellow coffee and roasted grains — your standard fare in porter. Medium-bodied. If you’re looking for a nice complex, but mellow porter — give it a try. I’ll put it at 85 points.