Peg Leg Imperial Stout | Heavy Seas Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,413
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
156
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured very cold into 16oz Pilsner glass, consumed over a 40 minute period. Poured thick, flat and black..hardly any movement, no lacing.

Smells like a chocolate coffee, with a little fruitiness. Sweet on the front is leveled off with the very slight bitterness on the back side. Thick, but not too.. yet very smooth while cold, and smoother as it warmed. There was no bite from the alcohol, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this (milder) Imperial.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good solid Russian imperial. Pies & pints 4-2017

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of whiterapid
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leiermann
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prue
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate, very inviting. Tastes of coffee and some grapes and just a hint of chocolate. Beer is medium to full bodied and easy drinking, decent carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Skabiski
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinAbs
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
1.44/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Joelski
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (BB FEB/07/17),into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Frothy,dark khaki / brown,colored head,that stands just under 1 finger tall.Leaves a thin ring around the side of the glass,with a large swirl in the center.Jet black in color,with no light showing through the glass.No visible carbonation.

On the nose I get light roasted coffee,and rich dark chocolate,with some toasted malt notes.Some hints of cocoa,and caramel also.

The palate follows the nose with coffee,and chocolate up front.Getting toasted malts,and some caramel on the back end.It has a bit of a smokey aftertaste,but not strong,and no alcohol.

The body is medium heavy,with a smooth finish.

I've had this one before writing this review,and it was a bit better than I remember it.Nothing overly special that stands out about it though.Just a solid Imperial Stout.

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Photo of Ryan4120
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - Deep brown - almost black with a small tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind
S - sweet malt with notes of coffee, molasses, and chocolate - not too strong though
T - Sweet malt - a mild roast to them with rich molasses and notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate rounding out the back end. A very mild hop presence - virtually undetectable.
F - full bodied with mild carbonation - very smooth. Feels rich and decadent
O - A pretty good stout with a great mouth feel and taste with the usual roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes. That said, this one just doesn't stand out to me.

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Photo of Timtac
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Venice_Beacher
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: dark brew with cola head
S: smell promised the dark chocolate flavor
T: as promised chocolate and molasses with bitter finish that allows the taste to linger.
O: good stout for a late evening drink. One is probably plenty per evening.

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Photo of ppavlick
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldDirty
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not overly impressive, but it's a credible and reasonably rich Imperial Stout that I got in a 6-pack for $8 (walked into Total Wine in Arlington, VA). I would have appreciated more bitterness as it's actually a bit sweet. Will revisit again.

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Photo of Kaapstadmk
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance -- Black as tar, with a coffee-brown head. Head was small and dissipated quickly

Smell (cold) -- Boozy with hints of dried fruit
Smell (warmed) -- Dark, bitter cocoa with dried fruit

Taste (cold) -- Definite toastiness with a carbonised edge to it. Very slight elevated flavours of dried fruit and spice with a tea-tannin aftertaste. There's also a slight boozy warmth at the throat
Taste (warmed) -- Much more drinkable. The burnt toast fades into toast with dark coffee and the dried fruit sweetness really steps up to the plate. Aftertaste reminiscent of grape skins or bitter cocoa.

Mouthfeel (cold) -- Disappointingly thin
Mouthfeel (warmed) -- Still on the thin side, but the malt texture picks up. Also coats the tongue in a way that would be pleasant if the aftertaste weren't as bitter

Overall -- Don't even bother trying to drink it cold. Just don't. When allowed to warm slightly, it really comes into its own flavour in marvelous ways. It's like drinking two completely different beers.

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