Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by fightingirishcmk:
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I haven't tried too many imperial stouts, but this seemed like a good place to start. Especially considering the next two I'll try are Storm King and Dark Lord.
A: Poured with a pinkie finger sized head from a somewhat tall pour, the head dissipated at an average pace. Deep brownish red color, nothing too spectacular.
S: Malty, smoky, coffee aroma with some chocolate added.
T: Vanilla and chocolate come together along with the coffee and malts, along with a slight hop bitter. Fairly tasty and mildly complex, although it tastes somewhat watery.
M: Fairly light on the mouth, with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: Goes down remarkably easy. After I finished, I had wished I had bought a few more. It was very drinkable, and I hardly noticed the 8% abv.
Overall, it was a fine brew to sample. Not absolutely stellar, but good nonetheless. It seemed a little too watery in taste though to make it a truly good imperial.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2007 01:33:25 | More by fightingirishcmk
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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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