Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked this one up at a BP for less than $3 a bottle, cannot be that for a RIS. Just like the other Clipper City I've tried, better than average but nothing too exciting. Best quality is its appearance -- thick cremay brownish head, opaque, no carbonation. Smells of plums, fruit, and dark choclate, with a tast to match. Bit of a thin mouthfeel, more flavors come out as it warms. Good starter Russian Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2007 01:10:18 | More by Backer2004
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4.24/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
With all the fixations on alcohol, sweetness and roast to carry the taste of trendy imperial stout, its refreshing to see a beer that's rooted in British rounded complexity even if its taste is savory, sipping and robust.
Clipper City's big boy of a stout starts with dark mahogany brown that's just off of opaque. As it stews in the glass like dark roast coffee, its roasted aromas follow suit with its own dark chocolate, walnut and cold-pressed blends. Its decadent seared sugars underneath take on a toffee and molasses tone but evading the viscous texture of either.
Across the middle, the strong ale really opens up by saturating the palate with equal parts bittersweet chocolate, nutty coffee blends and a toasty-peppery bit. The starchy sweetness that floats beneath carries with it the fruity sweetness of grilled currant, blackberry and a tinge of licorice.
Finishing with an oddly light sense of palatability, the luscious beer isn't exactly built for quick drinking but it's surly not indicative of imperial strength. Its understated simmering warmth cuts through the beer's sweetness and mild viscosity with a finish of smoky chocolate and grilled fruit.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 04:47:51 | More by BEERchitect
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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