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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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1,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 85 | FT: 2
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004

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.
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Ratings: 1,243 | Reviews: 667 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ThaneMcC
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

App: pours deep dark brown with substantial tan head that resolves quickly to fine lacing
Smell: roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and a tad smoky
Taste: malt forward, bittersweet cocoa, a hint of salt at mid taste with a smoked/leathery endnote and clean finish
Mouthfeel: medium to full body, hint of carbonation keeps the malt from becoming syrupy, palate cleansing
Overall: for the price point, this is one of the best imperial stouts. Another hit from Heavy Seas – I’ll definitely add to my rotation of winter libations!

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of car2052
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to snifter

A: Black, with a small brown head.
S: Chocolate, milky coffee, and some banana- maybe Belgian yeast?
T: Sweet dark chocolate, with banana. Ends with some roasted coffee.
M: Medium
O: Not a bad Russian Imperial. I've had better.

Photo of NCStateAE
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twonder23
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RazorbackGT
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great imperial stout. Big fan of the style. Very smoky / roasted flavor and very heavy overall as.a stout should be. Definitely not a session but perfect for cold winter days at home.

Photo of gbw5009
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Roast malt, sweet cocoa, coffee grounds, and a hint of soy form the rich, malt dominant aroma.

Flavor reveals roast malt and coffee at the base, with a fairly sweet toasted, chocolatey malt backbone, finishing a touch bitter. There's a bit of an acrid character, which kills the goodness. Dark cherry emerges as it warms.

Photo of tommy5
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Onawen12
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great stout from Heavy Seas! Lots of flavor, toasty, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of tobacco.

Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinnyGuinness
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth for an Imperial Stout.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BanjoAlDobro
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 2/10/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light licorice, light char, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, molasses, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial stout style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 edition 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with almost no head what-so-ever, except an extremely thin halo of caramel-colored foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: I’m stuffed up at the moment (I know that being in that condition is not ideal for reviewing a beer) so I’m not getting much out of the aroma, but other reviewers have noted aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, toffee, molasses, burnt sugar, and hints of tobacco and coffee.

Taste: Even though I’m stuffed up, my taste buds aren’t messed up and this beer tastes really, really good! It’s very malty up front, imparting notes of freshly toasted bread, flowed by some molasses, a touch of cinnamon, a touch of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, and some chocolate. There is no hops what-so-ever, which makes sense as the beer’s label mentions that it is an English-style imperial stout, rather than an American-style. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy, and very, very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 8.0%, I’m surprised at how little alcohol is present on the palate.

Overall: This is a very solid, very well-made, English-style imperial stout. Very nice, solid flavors of malt and molasses. Very, very drinkable. I’d certainly get it again!

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvoRich
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured into a snifter, it's pitch black with about a finger head which is retained for a decent amount of time.

Smell: Very nice! Dark chocolates with coffee. A very roasty sweet smelling stout!

Taste: Bitter dark chocolate is very up front with a touch of coffee. Very malty.

Feel: Could have more body for such a robust taste and aroma. But not bad.

Overall: Much better than I expected! Mixed sweet and bitter very nicely.

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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