Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by LtCracker20:
3.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into my Portsmouth tulip.
A- Pours a black body with only a 1/2 finger of khaki head that quickly recedes to a spotty cap with lace being non-existant.
S- Chocolate and amaretto aromas up front follwed by black coffee with plum and raisins.
T- Chocolate and burnt coffee flavors. A little more of the dark fruit comes through towards the end, but not too much. The 8% abv doesn't really make it's presense known.
MF/D- Just a bit watery for an Imperial Stout, but it does coat the mouth nicely. Very drinkable in the fact that the abv doesn't show and, although weak, has some nice flavors.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2010 22:54:40 | More by LtCracker20
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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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