Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by scooter231:
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Motor oil. Deep color, opaque. Some tan head that fizzles out to a thin ring around the edges. Looks... like a RIS. Nose is very milk chocolatey, very sweet, very malty. Not a lot of bitterness in the nose at all, just a sweet, yoo-hoo like scent.
Taste is more complex. Starts with a strong, roasted, burnt coffee flavor, with a fair amount of bitterness. The sweet chocolatey flavor that was in the nose follows, but the sweetness isn't overwhelming. Another wave of bitterness finishes, balancing out the chocolate. It's pretty tasty, but seems a little jarring to me- it lacks the smoothness of some other RIS's I've had. And for 8%, the alcohol flavor seems a little strong.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, not nearly as thick and chewy as I'd hoped for, and very slick. Overall it's not the most drinkable one I've ever had, but I wouldn't turn one down.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2008 04:08:19 | More by scooter231
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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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