Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Buschyfor3:
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle served in my Duvel tulip.
A: Deep, dark brown pour, murky and opaque; not much head to speak of - it dissipates instantly to just a wispy ring of sandy/khaki colored foam on the surface; sheets of lacing
S: Nose seems fairly dull at first, probably because I served it a tad too cold; getting hints of dark fruits, anise, coffee and some cocoa; a bit of leather and some earthy notes as well; once the glass warms the nose begins to liven, but a medicinal alcohol note begins to creep out and take control of the aroma.
T: The taste is much better than the aroma first suggests as the dark fruits and chocolate/cocoa notes are more pronounced; mid sip, the malts show through with a sweet bready flavor, some caramel and toffee notes, a kiss of black licorice and a faint, nutty coffee note that lingers well into the finish.
M: Slightly slick but not nearly as thick or creamy as many other RIS - still not bad though
D: Not very hard to drink because the alcohol is really most prominent in the nose and doesn't kick so hard in the taste.
All in all, not the most flavorful RIS, and Peg Leg doesn't come close to other 12oz RIS offerings (i.e. Old Rasputin) but this is not a bad attempt. Middle of the road, but worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2009 04:22:05 | More by Buschyfor3
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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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