1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

Not Rated.
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial StoutHeavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

1,126 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,126 | Reviews: 655 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scooter231:
Photo of scooter231
scooter231

New York

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
More User Reviews:
Photo of Matthew1788
Matthew1788

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-30-2014 15:08:16 | More by Matthew1788
Photo of themegamancave
themegamancave

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 12:24:55 | More by themegamancave
Photo of Kayaker
Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-25-2014 18:03:49 | More by Kayaker
Photo of Spectre1966
Spectre1966

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-25-2014 03:03:32 | More by Spectre1966
Photo of jmejones
jmejones

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-24-2014 01:59:14 | More by jmejones
Photo of NJBeer265
NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2014 17:07:54 | More by NJBeer265
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

07-21-2014 18:27:15 | More by Hrodebert
Photo of mcsauter82
mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-21-2014 02:28:17 | More by mcsauter82
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-20-2014 16:52:53 | More by Howlader
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 03:58:34 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of anhigdon
anhigdon

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 01:58:28 | More by anhigdon
Photo of myhopsdontlie
myhopsdontlie

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2014 19:39:52 | More by myhopsdontlie
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-18-2014 06:18:36 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-17-2014 20:09:52 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 13:15:27 | More by thufflife
Photo of SlothB77
SlothB77

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-16-2014 23:52:44 | More by SlothB77
Photo of bret717
bret717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-15-2014 02:33:05 | More by bret717
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-11-2014 04:26:07 | More by DrBier
Photo of jrohrbacher
jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-11-2014 00:20:06 | More by jrohrbacher
Photo of BogAl
BogAl

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

07-10-2014 03:16:31 | More by BogAl
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
Photo of Keene
Keene

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-07-2014 00:56:33 | More by Keene
Photo of TheNightwatchman
TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 14:14:44 | More by TheNightwatchman
Photo of cuy50
cuy50

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-04-2014 23:52:34 | More by cuy50
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
82 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.