BrewNet (12) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 2, 2017 TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost-opaque black. Persistent mocha froth holds beautifully. Very sweet nose of wort, paint, soy sauce, cola, lactose, overripe plums, and stewed black cherries. Suggestive butter toffee, vanilla taffy, coconut, and licorice. Some vegetal notes poking through, as well. Snug but fuzzy carbonation. Initially tangy with metallic malt coupling with overripe plum sweetness and cooked tomatoes. Quite worty, and severely dull, consequently, as soggy, day-old breakfast cereal blends with flabby sugars to render any vivid malt remnants utterly lifeless. Worty to the point of resembling dog food, as well. Medicinal effect is apparent from the combination of higher alcohols and pervasive overripe dark fruits. Dusting of tannins gently brush the tongue, but quickly give way to a scorched wood and stale coffee grounds huskiness. Severely muddled, throughout. Finishes perpetually sugar-laden and unfinished, with a profound absence of malt definition and sturdiness of structure. A clear miss for Uinta, as this is quite the sugar and soy sauce bomb, with a host of other flaws piled on for good measure. Almost too undrinkable to analyze. A rather foul concoction.
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Vinous aroma, deep red-brown color, creamy tan head, taste ends in dry leather flavor, faint chocolate & coffee along the way, looking for smoked ham character but not present. Delicious, but not quite a classic Baltic Porter HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 1, 2017
August 27, 2015 - with blankboy, jercraigs, mabel and guests. 750ml bottle. Deep brick red with a large thick plug of lasting creamy pancake batter tan head. Aroma is alcohol, sweet minty floral bitterness, quite herbal with fairly mild roast and some tartness. Simple taste - not all that sweet, quite herbal, with coffee. Decent body and carbonation, dry coffee ground finish. Like it - not over the top, not sweet. snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, frothy beige head. Tastes like chocolate malt, burnt toast, roasted coffee, and creamy with a hint of dried fruits. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate malt, burnt toast, roasted coffee, dried fruits, and chocolate syrup. GarrettB (1694) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2016
August 25th, 2014 - Uinta’s looks like beef in a bottle. As I pour it, I accidentally utter "Oof, this looks beefy", both a comment on its muscular stature and the dark, brown color of the body and the slightly lighter color of the head. The aroma is extra creamy, giving off hints of steak sauce and soy sauce (notably, not teriyaki sauce), with hazelnut and nutella for sweetness. I go in again once the foam settles, but catch mostly the same, though richer, and clearer. I deliberately served it on the warmer side, which allows the flavor to deploy into action immediately. The alcohol burns bright, but settles once the hazelnut flavor comes into play. I also catch the flavor of virginia pipe tobacco, and in the aftertaste, a long, deep, festive flavor of roasted chestnut. It’s a heavy beer, and definitely on the boozy side, which detracts from some of the potential for complexity, but some reappears near the bottom of the glass. The aftertaste adds some licorice and anise, a nice spicy finish, and a clean way to end a powerful, potent beer. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Back Log. I couldn’t for the life of me remember what this beer was called when I drank it, but out of no where, bam Sea Legs. That’s what happens with age. Nice notes of bitter chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. A solid Baltic porter.
mar (5457) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Black pour with a khaki head. nose is heavy chocolate, sweet, light vanilla and fruit. Great palate, smooth vanilla, light alcohol, sweet, sticky, and coffee notes. Andrew196 (2040) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Top score on appearance for a very resilient beige head, pours a dark brown, almost black with mahogany edges. Nice Aroma, chocolate bars, vanilla powder, dark roast and a little booziness. Very deep in terms of flavor, heavy malts, chocolate, charred wood, hints of mint. Lasting finish. Lovely. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a nice dark, almost black, brown. Aromas of chocolate, espresso and a little licorice. Big flavor, chocolate, burnt coffee, with a nice little bite to it. alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Pours cola brown with aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and some chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate and vanilla sweetness and hint of coffee bitterness. Very nice. gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle 75 cl on December 31, 2015, thanks to Mirre (non ratebeer).
Listed as 8.7% ABV as of the label, bottled 11/11/13.
Black color, light brown head. Alcohol, malty, light smokey scent. Malty, alcohol, light bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.