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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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1,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,122
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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weizenbob

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle purchased at Jimmie Garant's in Alpena, MI and poured into a nonic pint glass. Full disclosure; this bottle is a year beyond its "purchase before" date. My impression of this beer is appears a bit more positive than the general consensus so I'm reviewing it anyway. Maybe it's just a beer that begs for some aging. An aggressive pour gives me three fingers of foamy mocha-brown head. Retention is good. Small patches of lacing stick around. This beer is very dark. A tiny amount of ruby can be seen near the bottom of the glass, but there is otherwise no translucence.

The aroma gives off rich Hershey Syrup-like chocolate notes. Malts give off a nice roasty fragrance. Alcohol is forward on the nose, even for a beer containing 8% ABV. It smells good, but there is nothing in the nose that helps this to break away from the imperial stout pack.

Boom! This is one of the most chocolaty stouts I've ever tasted. Forget complexity; this is a cocoa bomb. Roasted malts fill the nose after each swallow. Alcohol is manifest on the tongue, adding a little heat. It appears well-hopped with a bitter finish that does little to overcome the sweet, sticky chocolate. Dark chocolate lingers on the tongue.

This is a full bodied stout, with a nice creamy feel. The carbonation level is moderate and works well with the body. It is sweet to the point of being syrupy, but it is also bitter and alcoholic. I can't say that it's the easiest drinking imperial stout, but the intensely sweet chocolate impression makes it seem like it's going down easily. At a year past fresh, this is indeed a sturdy stout.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale (see my profile for an explanation)
I give two Schlitz for year-old Peg Leg

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 14:50:51 | More by weizenbob
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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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