Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Mancer:
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer poured a jet black color with a one finger high, light brown head, which quickly dissipated. The initial smell of the beer was Barley and Malts. This threw off the beer and was not characteristic of the style. The initial taste of the beer was superior to the smell, burnt barley, light coffee, topped with a nice dark chocolate flavor. The beer finished with an alcohol presence, which did not take away from the residing flavors. The brew had a medium body with light carbonation.
Overall, this was an ok Russian Imperial Stout. Can't say I was a fan of the smell it gave off, but the taste made up for that let down. I don't think I'll come back to this beer, but I wouldn't mind trying what else Clipper City offers.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2010 02:11:51 | More by Mancer
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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
82 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.