Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle with freshness date clearly marked on the label. Fuzzy tan head sits atop a very dark mahogany brown with burgundy red highlights. Not much head retention here. Smells oddly fruity for an imperial stout...I'm expecting dark fruit aromas, and I'm detecting a little raisin here and there, but its almost citrusy? Call me crazy...but maybe there's a bunch of hops in here! Wow, unique flavor...starts out with some sweet, roasty, carmel malt flavors that slide into a piny, resinous hop flavor...and then a very delicate and very pleasant chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Not sticky at all either. Very accessible for an imperial stout...I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to start getting into this style.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2007 04:39:16 | More by BeerHonky
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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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