Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits, Wash., DC, poured into Piraat tulip 3.20.12.
One finger slow rising tan head, quick dissipation resulted in ring around edge of glass, dark brown opaque body no visible carbonation. Chocolate and vanilla dominate the nose, no roast, floral hops. Chocolate dominates the taste, some roast balancing the vanilla, hops subsumed. Mouthfeel medium, decent effervescence, a bit boozy for the ABV. Nothing to write home about, but glad I was able to try it.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2012 02:23:06 | More by jdense
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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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