Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The chestnut head reaches one and a half inches and settles from sea foam to a creamy texture before lingering for quite a while over a black beer while lace coats the Hoegaarden snifter.
Chocolate and molasses reach out above the alcoholic fumes while nuts and fruit come out after warmth.
The malt is roasted and almost burnt with bittersweet chocolate leading to black licorice. The finish is astringent.
Warming alcohol and a full body accompany the smooth texture while fine carbonation carries away a light astringency. This one is dry, yet leaves a sticky residue on the lips.
This is certainly a sipping beer, but is less suited to a long session with a book than others of the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 12:30:44 | More by SLeffler27
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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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