Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by dismal:
3.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked this one up a while ago and kind of forgot I had. It's a few months past the brewery fresh date but no worries it's a big stout so maybe it helped. Pours black with red/ruby highlights around the edges. Has a one finger light tan head that goes away almost as soon as the pour is done. The smell was roasted malts, chocolate, almost a hint of some alcohol. These smells were pretty dominate, nothing else seemed to be there to me except maybe a very small hint of coffee. The taste was very sweet, mainly some roasted malts and chocolate. Like in the smell a small hint of alcohol. Didn't seem very complex but I think that's good. I don't know if it was so sweet because it sat so long or if it's like that fresh as well. Mouthfeel was slightly above average. Upon the pour it looked to be thin but it was actually a little thick which surprised me but it was nice. At 8% ABV there was only a slight hint of alcohol and in no way did it take away anything from the beer, very well hidden. Overall a pretty good beer. It might not contend with the big RIS' but it's definitely something I'd pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2010 03:55:15 | More by dismal
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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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