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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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83
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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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A: Very dark brown, with two fingers of large-bubbled head than lingered nicely, with very thin lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet-smelling malt, some vanilla. Also toasty acrylamide. But all rather faint.

T: As the smell suggested, a lot of sweetness in this one, although burnt malts are also strong. There seemed to be light citrus notes (surprising for an imperial stout) before the faint hops bitterness.

M: Noticeable but not unpleasant alcohol. Not much carbonation -- I think it all ended up in the head.

O: Not bad, but not very smooth. I'd have another, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a beer that I was hesitant of buying when I talked to an employee at the beer distribution center. But I looked up the rating on Beer Advocate and saw that it was a good rating. (Not that I really focus on ratings for things. Hell, Strange Brew did not get god reviews and that movie is fantastic)
Anyway...

Smell did not have an overpowering feature. I kind of like a distinct feature when I inhale a freshly poured beer.

The pour has the great feature that I love in any beer, which is little head. I can almost pour this beer upside down and get very little head.

The pour sequences into the mouthfeel because any low carbonated beer goes down way too smooth. That means I can pound these down quickly.

In the overall rating, I think that this beer is pretty easy to drink. It comes with a good price tag and it can be a good introduction to a Russian Imperial Stout.

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Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.