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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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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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scooter231

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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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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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