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rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%


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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.

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

I had this 7 months after suggested expiry date. It was pitch black with no head, very well malted with some chocolate and decent carbonation, medium plus mouthfeel. A bit sour finish, not to be completely unexpected. Roast and coffee aroma and not bad, underrated.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2006 00:48:19 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Opaque hazel... until backlit with a bright blast of morning sunshine that reveals the beer's not so opaque nature. Uh oh. Imperial stouts that one can see through, under any circumstances, are never a good thing. Not only that, but the cap is light ecru, airy soft and has no character whatsoever. Needless to say, there's no lace formation, not a shred. A bad omen.

The nose is okay, but still isn't anywhere near what a good Imperial stout nose ought to be. It manages to achieve averageness (barely) thanks to a semi-pleasant stouty mix of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit, favoring the first of those three. If judged strictly according to style, it's probably subpar, but I feel like cutting it a little slack.

Peg Leg tastes like a garden variety stout from a third tier craft brewery, not a member of the vaunted Heavy Seas line from Clipper City. What the hell happened with this one? Let's forget all notions of a Russian Imperial stout (actually I did so immediately after the pour). It isn't even flavorful enough or full enough in the mouth to be considered a double stout. More like a moderately bitter milk stout.

Bittersweet chocolate is still in charge, but doesn't have a whole lot of other flavor elements to boss around. Weak coffee, citrus fruit, faint echoes of black licorice... not much else. The fruitiness is of a hoppy nature and comes, no doubt, from the Fuggles and Styrian Goldings that comprise the hop bill. There's a little more strength of flavor and depth of flavor with warming, though I'm still overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

Since I'm no longer reviewing according to the stated style, I'll give the body/mouthfeel the benefit of the doubt. Several sips later... it just isn't very stout-like and the doubt has crept back in. Too light and not the least bit chewy or expansive in the mouth. On a good note (have we had one of those yet?), the 8.0% ABV is very well masked.

I can't emphasize enough how disappointed I am with this beer. I hope Loose Cannon DIPA and Below Decks Barley Wine have more in common with the first three Heavy Seas beers that crossed my palate than with this one. When it comes to calling Peg Leg an Imperial Stout, Clipper City doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 15:43:30 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep oil black with an enormous cream colored head that stayed around forever. Deep thick lacing.Smell was alot of coffee and caramel sweetness, roasted malts abound on this one. The taste was very well rounded. Very slight hint of coffee and dark fruits, predominant flavor is sugary roasted caramel. There is a slight hopped back to it as well. Dry finish and easy going down. No hint of alcohol at all, and at 8%abv thats saying something! This was an easy drinker and a good RIS. Would definatly drink this again!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 02:21:42 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark coffee brown color with garnet highlights; the tan head rather quickly falss to a ringlet but does leave some shards of lace behind

Smell: Mocha and rich caramel notes waft from the brew

Taste: Starts with a mocha flavor that swirls nicely across the tastebuds; after the swallow, a bit more chocolate appears along with a metallic taste that is a minor distraction; the finish provides some roasty bitterness

Mouthfeel: As others have noted, slightly thin for an Impy with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Overall, this is an Impy that is easy to drink and the recipe is a big improvement over the one they brewed a few years ago

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 20:25:39 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to see Clipper City's brews being distributed to Central Kentucky. Enjoyed the Peg Leg as part of the Heavy Seas variety pack. Thought this Stout has everthing that is enjoyable about stouts: Large on the roasted, chocolate, and malts. Quite big and bold. Nearly thick and chewy, but stops short for easy drinking. Rich and smooth, wouldn't be surprised if the use of oats found it's way into this brew. Very creamy and silky. Sure, loaded with alcohols, but warm and not fusal. Enjoyed the 'realistic' use of hops to offset the sweetness, but not muddying the flavors. Definately an after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 00:18:24 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—traces of dark brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light—and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin and dense tan head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of licorice, semisweet chocolate and dark fruits in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and does not have any bitterness or flavors of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer is somewhat unusual compared to other beers in the style because it lacks dryness and flavors of roasted malts and seems to be somewhat of a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and a Russian Imperial Stout. Nonetheless, it is relatively easy to drink and hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 04:10:59 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a large, foamy, finely-bubbled brown head.

Smell: While not the most mind-blowing aroma around, there's some sugary, dark malts, grassy hops, and a splash of cocoa to be found in the scent.

Taste: Starts with light, sweet chocolate and roasted malts. There's also just a slight trace of molasses in there. Faint grassy hops. The alcohol peaks through in the partly dry, partly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied; somewhat watery for the style.

Drinkability: This beer comes across as simple and unassuming when compared to some of the more intense premier examples of the style. In fact, I wouldn't really consider it deserving of the 'imperial' designation, though it certainly was the best beer in the Heavy Seas Sampler!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 06:13:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit,poured into a small goblet a near pitch black with just a hint of ruby shown thru a tight well formed 1/2 finger mocha colore head atop.Dark fruit alcohol notes and and a dryer rooty elemant shows thru as well,flavors of dark fruit,licorice and rum shine out most that earthy rawness shows up a bit late but is subdued but nicely noticed.Not big and chewey like many impy stouts but it is rather quaffable,a bit beter than expected it has character.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2007 00:14:58 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a color somewhere between the darkest brown imaginable and a sun-kissed obsidian: not quite jet, but close. The head is only a creamy ring 'round the surface's edge and doesn't lace much at all. The smell is roasted with coffee, deep smoke, and...I'm not sure how else tp out it, so...roasted potatoes. The taste brings forth some dark malts, a good helping of rich coffee, some chocolate...no, make that chocolate-covered figs. (I've never had chocolate-covered figs, but the two flavors here are not as mutually exclusive as elsewhere.) The body is on the heavier side of medium, and is generally pretty smooth, but there is an off-putting bite of roasted carbonation at the end. Overall, somewhat drinkable, but not to much of a high degree.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 00:22:36 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My initial thought on tasting this beer a half-year or so ago was that although it was a very good beer, it didn't quite live up to the "Imperial Stout" designation. And that thought remains, but... I expect there will be a change in the recipe this year as there was with the Red Sky this last time around. Still, as it is...


Clipper City's Peg Leg pours a very dark mahogany with chestnut highlights beneath a creamy head of tan foam that holds fairly well but leaves little more than tiny spots and wider splashes of lace about the glass.

The nose is caramelish and mocha-like, with a hint of coffee-liquor.

In the mouth it's medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation that lends a gentle caress to the palate.

The flavor is delicately sweet but coffee-ish with a caramelish side, and reveals an underlying touch of yeasty fruitiness as well as some background grassy and spruce-like (?) hops. The alcohol is well-cloaked throughout and it finishes with a mild touch of roastiness, some yeasty fruitiness, some delicate caramel, a slap of fruity/leafy/grassy/piney hops, and a spritz of alcohol.

Overall, it's not a bad beer... but it needs a lot of work to become an Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2005 00:23:08 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap 1/7/08 at Pitcher’s Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a medium light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick and even lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is predominantly of hops and dark fruit, which is uncharacteristic of an RIS, with chocolate in the background.

T: The taste likewise, starts with fruit and hops, once again uncharacteristic of an RIS. The typical stout flavors of chocolate and coffee are faintly in the background and none of the flavors seem to mix well together. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, good kick, decent representation of style, overall, I really didn’t like this beer too much. It seems like they were trying to go for a hoppy stout, which I don’t mind conceptually, but finished product itself just doesn’t appeal to me.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2008 19:17:42 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

BBD: MAR 10 "8257" on bottom of bottle... produced August '08 i'm guessing. This probably needs to be dated "best by" a year past production, not 1.5 yrs. past production.

Poured into a kbs glass, this beer had a slight head of tan foam. The foam started dissipating slowly, into a fuzzy network of bubble islands, and a more consistent ring at the edge. Some textured lace results from the first few sips.

First impression of the aroma was fruity, then it's all harsh metallic grain in the glass, with a smear of alcohol. Ugh. This has no redeeming value.

Flavor is similarly thin with some harsh roasted malt and and alcoholic aftertaste. Very vague chocolate in the aftertaste, but that's a stretch. Astringent feel that's thin and sour/bitter. Not right. They need to go back to the drawing board with this, it's awful.

04-06-2008

B- / 3.35
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | drink: 3.5
rDev: -7.5%

Thanks to brewcrew76 for this one!
Label is marked "Purchase before month notched: Jan 08"...not "consume by" which is a little odd. Maybe purchasing implies immediate consumption?

It pours a deep black tone into a pint glass, a chestnut brown in the light as it's poured. Foam has sticky lace, and it remains for a good while. Slight lactic aroma.

Flavor has some roast and hop bitterness, but it's way too muted. A little bit vegetal (whole hop?) and astringent like a homebrew. Very thin for an imperial stout, it comes off more like a weak porter. Slight lactic creaminess that doesn't hold up without more body and carbonation. Definitely not a favorite, won't seek it out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2010 04:35:23 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one is courtesy od Sebletije, cheers Seb!

Pours a ruby tinged mahogany with 1 finger of mocha head. Good head retention * above average lacing

S: Brown sugar, light figgy notes

T: Leafy hops, brown sugar, figs & a touch of coffee up front. A bit of booze burn as this warms, plus more figs, & leafy hops. Finishes with a bit of booze, leather, tartness, leafy hops, & prunes

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, skews too hoppy for me to like this as a RIS. Pretty warming at the last third of the bottle

Drinks okay, this didn't really excite me; just not enough depth of flavors here

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 05:56:25 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, roasted scent that boasts of chocolate and roasted malts along with a slight patent malt earthiness. The taste is decent as well. It has a very dry dark malt flavor that goes down slow and finishes with some roasted malt overtones. It's not too intense and seems a bit calm for an Imperial Stout. It's more like a high powered brown ale. It lacks the rich black malt content although there seems to be quite a bit of chocolate malt present. The mouthfeel is fine. It is above average. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent drinker, but a poor example of an IS.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 16:45:54 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is a lot of roasted malt as well as some chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor is big on the chocolate and roasted malt, but I also get a little bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice, solid imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 06:13:59 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with hints of brown. It really didn't have a head at all, but left some lace.

S - It smelled of sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. Some floral hints, too.

T - It tasted very chocolatey and sweet. A nice roasted caramel malt flavor started to emerge as it warmed up.

M - It was very soft and almost a little thin (watery?). A medium-bodied beer.

D - Overall, it was quite drinkable, just not the best RIS.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 02:44:53 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Redo, left the old review below for contrast, but here is a new fresh review. Best before April 11th.

Pours a small fizzy but darker colored head that fades almost instantly, almost pitch black coca cola colored beer.

Nose brings a bit of earthy dark roasty malts, light black patent, light caramel, bitter stout aromas, fairly light overall, light malts, not a very big nose, and a slight musty dark fruit.

Taste starts lighter than I expected, some light roast and black patent, burnt coffee grinds, acidic and acrid, charred flavors, burnt caramel, bit of a tinny flavor too, boozy, a bit sticky, some over ripe dark fruits too. Finishes a bit boozy, little bitter, more acrid burnt coffee, and a bit of sticky syrupy flavors.

Mouth is a bit thick but watery at teh same time, lower carbonation.

Drink is meh, fairly boozy, sticky finish, lots of burnt flavors and acrid coffee grinds, a slight tinny flavor too.

Old review:

This being an imp stout at 8% I assume it can age well, and this has date best before Jan 2009, so it's got some age.

A thick creamy but bubbly head rises to about a finger but fades quicker than my pour to nothing, not even a head covering. Way too fizzy for a good imp stout! The beer is basically jet black with the slightest hints of light coming through in thinning area, but it looks watery in those area.

The nose has some malty aromas, somewhat syrupy with a little boozy like syrupy extract aromas, some very light roasted malt, and aromas of burnt malts. A slight sweet sugary aroma and some light bitterness.

Taste very bland and bleh, not much stout at all. It has some sweet malty flavors, syrupy light sweet extract flavors, corn syrup, some burnt toffee and burnt malts, little roast and coffee, some light bitterness from the burnt malts, and some weird fruits. Finishing with lingering burnt coffee grinds with some acidity, a boozy taste, and some sweetness but not sticky.

Mouth is pretty watery and not so thick or rich like I expected, with almost no carbonation.

Drinkability is meh at best, with some boozy tastes, a sweet finish, and lots of lingering burnt acidic coffee grinds, but at least it's not sticky. It could have helped with some more carbonation too.

This is probably the worst beer Heavy Seas makes IMO. Seeing how this has a fairly low rating, I'm not surprised how much I didn't really like it. However, my review will most likely be significantly less than that, so I'll ahve to give this a try again when it's fresh. First drain pour in a while, I just can't.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 02:29:55 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Imperial Stout poured out as a thin looking black liquid with a thin brown head on top. There wasn't much lacing at all here. The smell was of roasted malts and grains. The taste was bitter with some burnt flavors and a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel was just too watery for this to be an Imperial in my opinion. The beer is a decent one to try. But I just don't think it should be classified as an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 04:47:32 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchase by Feb. '08 notched on side - Tried day after:

Pours blackish brown with a thin head that becomes a bubbly patch.

The smell is of dark malt - chocolate/coffee beans and caramel.

The taste is of dark malt - chocolate/coffee beans - and caramel/toffee. Cream and citric fruitiness mix in. Tasty, though not quite as full in flavor as it could be for the style.

Not a bad stab at the style - hits on the main points, but on the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 15:15:19 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque. Tan head. Nose is malted, but not very robust. Keep in mind that I just had Old Heathen Imperial Stout before this one (which I gave a 4.6 overall). Malty slight caramel sweetness on the nose. Lacks a complexity I would love to see. Flavor is thick, but lacks complexity again, as did the nose. Malt presence, yes. But is there a defining character? No. This one seems to border on porter-esqe and not so much the imperial stout. Just lacks that thick, deep, mature attitude. Bring the funk, baby. Feel is good. Thick liquid feel with a nice carbonation. Overall, drinkable indeed. Just doesn't carry any real distinctive characteristics that would set it apart from other examples of the style. I would rather have another of the Old Heathens than this in hindsight.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 17:32:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel brown tone seems thin and a bit porterish in the pour definitely not your typical imperial stout. It does form a nice sized moccha tan head leaving ample lacing around my pint glass. Aroma: Light chocolate, caramel, and chocolate notes along with an herbaceous hop profile, seems a bit repressed with minimal fruit tones shining through. Taste: This brew was more reminscient of a roasty brown ale or your run of the mill porter rather than an Impy Stout. No one taste jumps out at me reminiscient of somebody's first attempt homebrewing their own Imperial Stout where they underestimated the malt bill completely. Chocolate, coffee, tart raisin, touch of vanilla compromises many of the flavors I can pick out once again leaving me with an herbal tea note for a hop profile. Mouthfeel: Thin and light bodied for the style maybe good for beginners in craft brew but hard to consider this brew a true imperial style stout, I mean c'mon a light bodied imperial stout isn't that some sort of contradiction. Unoffensive on many levels nice even carbonation not much else to note. Drinkability: Easy to consume not very challenging to my senses, and not the big beer I was looking for.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2004 22:08:48 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark brown / deep ruby in color, with a 1" tan head. Little lacing develops. Aroma is very lacking for a imperial stout, as barley a whiff of roasted malts are detectable. Overall flavor is very mild and somewhat weak - roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice, caramel, mild bitterness, and some alcohol. Not a bad flavor, but quite a letdown when an imperial stout was expected.

Mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy. Medium / heavy in body. The aftertaste has licorice and chocolate lasting briefly on the tongue. Drinkability is a touch above average on the scale, but not a brew I will be looking to try anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2005 12:21:20 | More by Gavage
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While the head is not large, it is quite tight with excellent lace. Near black in color--light cannot penetrate even at the inch thick part of glass.

There is some subtle (and surprising) sourness to the smell. I detect hops before I sense the malt, also unusual for a stout.

Creamier and hoppier than a typical Imperial Stout. The dark malts dominate the sip; the hops come through in the swallow. This is almost like a brown ale where the brewer threw in a generous amount of black patent malt. Full bodied with a high carbonation.

Overall, I enjoy this beer. It is easily quaffable and full of earthy and fruity flavors. The aftertaste is best part of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 21:48:57 | More by smcolw
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mactrail

California

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark and rich, as advertised. Malty but a little sharper and less intense than a lot of beer in this category. The slightly lighter style is quite welcome to me. Plenty of flavor, a butterscotch maltiness cut by the burnt sugar and a hoppy background. Mellow but full of dark flavors, a hint of cherries, and a dose of raisins.

Attractive dark mahogany in the tall Petrus glass. Pours with a nice head, and moderately carbonated on the tongue. A pleasurable dark beer, and more drinkable for being a couple of clicks less alcoholic than many RIS.

Heavy Seas has the decency to put this in six packs at a reasonable price. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Monde Market in Philadelphia.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:25:58 | More by mactrail
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks nice, but that's about it. The aroma is of black grains, dark chocolate, and vodka. The dark flavors are nice, but too mellow, and the alcohol element is too overpowering. The taste has a light burnt flavor, with a relatively creamy feel, balancing bitterness and booze. Overall, the flavor is too low and the alcohol is too obvious. With so many good RIS options, pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 04:11:06 | More by tempest
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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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