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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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1,249 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 87 | 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: 1,249 | Reviews: 670
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

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

Photo of Bitzer
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, I really like this beer, but I think it's more like a "standard" stout, than an imperial. I get that the percentage makes it lean towards imperial, but the complexity just isn't there.

Once again, I really like this beer, but perhaps just not the classification.

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

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

Photo of misternebbie
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CaverDave
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crag
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLSIV
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle marked Best by FEB 1015, into a 12 oz Sam Adam's glass. Deep dark Brown, almost black, no light getting thru, one finger tan head small bubbles little to spotty lacing.

Aroma had hints of chocolate/cocoa, some malt, there is a spice there that I can't place.

Taste is very good, Sweet malt, with a bitter finish, reminds me of dark chocolate…the sweetness is not cloying.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, heavy with a definite alcohol warmth…carbonation reminds me of Guinness Extra Stout.

Overall, I liked this, but I can't see a drastic difference between this style and any other stout, (Guinness Foreign Extra Stout seemed very similar to me)… I would definitely try this again and others from this type, as I like stouts in general. First beer from Heavy Seas, seems like high quality, and I like the freshness label being easy to read.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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