Peg Leg Imperial Stout | Heavy Seas Beer

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Peg Leg Imperial StoutPeg Leg Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
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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
Ranking:
#31,525
Reviews:
718
Ratings:
1,471
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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34
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175
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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - super dark good tan skimming
Smell - slight toasty scent a little sweetness
Taste - really sweet and rich toastiness
Feel - medium body with a crisp light carbonation and a little creamy
Overall - pretty good but to sweet

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Photo of drh88
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spartacat300
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Peg Leg Imperial Stout brewed by Heavy Seas Beer, with an ABV of 8.00% This Russian Imperial Stout pours into a pint beer glass a nice deep brown color with a light brown head. This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up the mild sweetness, with hop bitterness in the smell as well. So far Peg Leg Imperial Stout is a really inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold an Rich with Roasted goodness. There is a lot going on in peg leg. You frist pick up on the Roasted grains and malts, then a slight sweetness of chocolate at the end. The body of Peg Leg is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. This Russian Imperial Stout has a super nice balance to it, it is really hard to pick up on the 8.00% ABV in this brew. It goes down just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Roasted, Clean Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Peg Leg Imperial Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Heavy Seas Beer, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of black coffee,bitter dark chocolate,malt, and ash. Taste is very similar,somewhat complex but maybe not as flavorful or as well executed as others in this style. Overall it was enjoyable and wouldn't mind having again

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Photo of Radome
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

L - Opaque mahogany beer with a beautiful, creamy tan head that piles up and lasts, leaving thick lacing when swirled.

S - Nice aromas of dark malt: coffee, brown sugar, low alcohol. Earthy hops at a low level. Not overly deep or rich aromas.

T - Roasted coffee that is almost acrid, chocolate, low earthy hops. Flavors end abruptly in a dry finish.

F - Medium to thin body. Low carbonation is just a bit prickly. Moderate hops bitterness. Moderate alcohol presence.

O - This is a decent, enjoyable imperial stout, but it lacks complexity of aromas and flavors that the best examples display.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had to try at least one beer from this brewery. 12 oz single bottle purchased for $2.29 at Total Wine in Daytona Beach, FL. Best By 9/8/18.

Deep black color with a thin off-white finger of head in my Calusa snifter.

Aromas of green pepper and fresh tar, with slight hot caramel and roast malts.

Flavor is an overwhelming amount of ash, rolled tobacco, and green pepper. No smoothness to this AT ALL. Slight caramel floating around there somewhere. Piney hops. Slight tar on the finish.

Creamy and mostly viscous mouthfeel, the carbonation makes it seem more on the medium side of things, but still within spec. Resinous finish.

Overall, I figured Heavy Seas just got a bad rep because they're not like the popular beers, but this is honestly quite sub-par. It's like every bad and bitter character of Marshall Zhukov (which is actually quite balanced and delicious) without the sweetness complementing it. Very resinous hops.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rclangk
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOM 4/2018

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spectru
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark, coffee colored, cream colored head dissipates; robust aroma; tangy mouthfeel; robust flavor with a hint of chocolate. this is a robust, very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark chocolate with fluffy khaki head. Deep malty notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee with right balance of sharp hop give this brew an easy drinking, yet loaded stout. Yummy!

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Photo of Djoneil
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught pints at the Heavy Seas Ale House in Baltimore

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eddieeight
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours up deep dark brown no translucency.
Smells faintly of nuts and old man. My wife thinks it smells like unwashed dingdong.
Tastes very nutty, plus some coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel is sparkly.
Overall I like it but the flavors arent as big and bold as I would prefer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a snifter glass; best if consumed by 15 August 2018.
A: Pours a very dark brown, near black color with a quarter inch, light brown head, limited retention (mostly a rim), and very limited lacing.
S: Aromas of dark roast coffee, honey, molasses, and black licorice predominate.
T: Semisweet and complex. Flavor a melange of dark roast coffee, fig, plum, and black licorice. Bitterness nicely offsets the malty elements.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A nicely designed and executed Russian Imperial Stout

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Photo of pizzabutt
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance: dark brown, practically black. lets no light through. pours with a tan head that falls rapidly.

smell: molasses, brown sugar, some roasted coffee notes. a little bit chocolatey.

taste: brown sugar, chocolate, coffee. aftertaste is pretty hoppy.

feel: thick, velvety. very smooth and full bodied with mild carbonation. pretty dry.

overall: a good RIS. not quite as complex as, say, old rasputin, but has multiple levels of flavor and is quite smooth. very enjoyable but not my go-to.

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Photo of classixIII
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,471 ratings