Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Buschyfor3:
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
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
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a near black color with a slight, slight hue of red. Very little head to speak of; leaves a slight trace of lacing along the glass as you finish. The smell is strongest with hints of chocolate, coffee, raisins; the taste is very sweet, slightly grainy, typical carbonation for a stout with this high a ABV. Very sweet finish. Overall, a good imperial stout for the price.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 16:55:02 | More by oldirtycaffrey
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.