Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by cdizinno:
3.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Purchase before notched dat of APR '?? (Can't see the year notch but I believe it is '09)
A: Pours black with no visible light showing when held up to or directly over light. Slim tan head with minimal lacing.
S: Very mild roasted aroma with a hint of dark chocolate.
T & M: Very mild and not much of a taste at first. However, the more I sip the better it gets. Over the course of the beer I get more of an after taste of dark chocolate. It has a consistent, minimal roasted coffee flavor, but hidden behind the mild dark chocolate taste.
Medium to light bodied.
Not my favorite stout and definitely not good if categorized as 'imperial' but it is very good if you are a regular beer/ale person and enjoy a mildly flavored drink.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2009 23:42:23 | More by cdizinno
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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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