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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial StoutHeavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1062
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%


Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep mahogany in color with aromas of roasted coffee, molasses and dark chocolate. Subtly hopped, making it astonishingly smooth and easy drinking for such a big beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004)
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jampics2

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Cask from the Beer Engine.

A great looking snifter brought to the table. Dark black liquid waits beneath a nice white head.

Smell throws me off. I swear that this smells like garbage. The hops and chocolate combine to make a smell that really can only be imagined as a black plastic bag baking in the hot sun. Not good so far :(

Taste follows the smell. Sure, I can see where they were going with this one. But there's something about the combination of the dank, stinky hops and the chocolate malt that reminds me of a garbage bag. Not that I've ever eaten that kind of thing.

The mouthfeel was the best part of this beer. Can't comment on the carb as this was a cask, but the thickness of the beer is really spot on.

Drinkability suffers tremendously. If your name is Oscar the Grouch, this may remind you of home. But anyone else should know - this is one to be avoided (on cask at the very least).

Serving type: cask

12-09-2009 16:07:51 | More by jampics2
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Best by date JUN 30-14
Aggressively poured in to a DHF signature glass.

A: Deep mahogany with a 1 finger tan head. No lacing to speak of. The head acted more like a soda than a Russian Imperial Stout, loudly fizzing away as quickly as it appeared.

S: Slightly metallic, roasted coffee with a hint of ash tray. Reminded me of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

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Heavy Seas makes some good beer, but I think they missed the mark with this one or Oskar Blues and Founders set the bar to high. Either way I hope Siren Noire treats me better. I have bottle waiting for me in the fridge.

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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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