Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Romulus141:
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep brown/black with a head that is a light brown. The head dissipates quickly, and a ring remains around the edge. Much lacing remains on the edge of the glass. This beer is so dark that one cannot see through it. QUite nice looking.
Smell: Some earthy and sweet overtones, although the beer's aroma is not all that strong. Given its appearance and it being a stout, I'm a little disappointed the smell is not stronger. Not bad, but not unique either.
Taste: Has a roasted flavor, mixed with a slight grain taste. The roasted taste is enjoyable, and reminds me of the taste something has when it has been "smoked." The finish to the taste takes on the character of the grains, which lingers afterward. Overall though, the taste is not as big and bold as I have come to expect from stouts. It's enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't have the "oompf" that I'm looking for.
Mouthfeel: Thick and delightful. It satisfies the thickness consistency for a stout quite nicely. This beer has a nice, full body.
Drinkability: I could enjoy a six-pack of this easily. These are not sweet, so I could drink a few in a row. However, given a choice between this and other stouts, I think I might go with something that has a bolder flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2006 02:41:27 | More by Romulus141
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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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