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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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1,107 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,107
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep mahogany in color with aromas of roasted coffee, molasses and dark chocolate. Subtly hopped, making it astonishingly smooth and easy drinking for such a big beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004)
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very drinkable beer, however I'm a stout lover, and I really wouldn't qualify this as an imperial stout. At 8% it is surprisingly smooth though.
My very first drink, I noticed a "piney" hop flavor. I had a few of these and it was not as strong afterwards, but was noticed at first. The taste was good and smooth, but not very complex. Not a whole lot to figure out here. At $8 for a six pack, it's a decent "crunk for your buck" value play.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 01:02:39 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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