Peg Leg Imperial Stout
Heavy Seas Beer

Peg Leg Imperial StoutPeg Leg Imperial Stout
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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #525
Ranked #25,270
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Dec 24, 2021
Sep 04, 2004
Peg Leg Imperial StoutPeg Leg Imperial Stout
Notes: 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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4.1 by twax from Florida on Dec 24, 2021
3.84 by mothmanscott from Georgia on Jul 25, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Totally dark with a large tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt aroma threaded with chocolate. Malty, moderately sweet, gently hopped taste. Layers of bittersweet chocolate, chicory, molasses and dark fruit. Earthy, slightly sticky, medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel. Some nuttiness in the lingering finish.

Relabeled bottle dropped the 'Imperial' descriptor. Only states Peg Leg Stout now. Lists the best by date but not the ABV (originally 8%). Does not taste too boozy, but that could be nuanced. Checked the Heavy Seas website where it is still listed as an Imperial Stout.

May 09, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a bottle of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had subtle dark chocolate and roast notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dark roast and subtle cocoa powder highlights. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Apr 25, 2021
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Black in color with no light penetration. There’s a quarter inch of brown on top. The aroma is of dark, roasted malt. I’m tasting bitter dark malt, coffee, and toffee. The mouth is dry and lightly oily.

Apr 11, 2021
4.28 by tbru929 from Delaware on Apr 10, 2021
3.69 by Sellen from Connecticut on Apr 07, 2021
3.77 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Mar 17, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by akaizer from Virginia

Pour has a solid 3/4" beige foam head that gradually settled down with a dark brown body. Scent has sweet (brown sugar, molasses) with a counter of burnt and coffee. Taste matches well, with the more bitter components rising to the top. Feel is medium bodied, smooth, and has a linger aftertaste that matches the more bitter components of the spell. Overall a very enjoyable offering.

Feb 14, 2021
3.91 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2021
3.71 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on Jan 23, 2021
3.69 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 22, 2021
3.25 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey on Jan 12, 2021
3.29 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Nov 26, 2020
3.9 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Sep 19, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Argail from Louisiana

tasty roasty toasty malty well made stout... fund 6 pack in WV, from bottle: Our Peg Leg imperial stout is done in the English style, focused on malt rather than hops. Devilishly dark yet surpfisingly smooth. Luxurious with notes of coffee & dark chocolate. 8% abv. best by 11/05/20. Would buy again.

Sep 17, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Peg Leg pours black, with a small, but lacing head. Weaker aroma hints of black licorice and chocolate. Flavor has a nice kick, generous hints of black licorice, and hints of chocolate. Just a little watery. Overall, a lighter RI Stout, but still nice flavors, very drinkable.

Sep 12, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep dark mahogany leaning towards black with a caramel colored head Little retention.

Burnt toast, plumb, raisin, burnt sugar, and nuts.

Plumb raisin up front flowing to burnt sugar and a sour wood flavor.

Jul 21, 2020
3 by prisdefer from New York on Jul 05, 2020
3.73 by cgrunin from Texas on Jun 27, 2020
3.95 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on Jun 25, 2020
4.05 by Chris_n_Rod from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2020
2.8 by EMH73 from New York on May 29, 2020
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Wxb1111 from Rhode Island

Good value for a Russian imperial sold in an old fashion six pack. It’s a decent, enjoyable imperial stout, but it lacks complexity of aromas and flavors that the best examples display.

Mar 31, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 11 (Including tax)/six-pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.153/oz). Reviewed 1/11/20.
“Best by Aug 08 19”” stamped on back label. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. It’s a RIS so it’s probably still OK.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to direct light, still opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.2 cm, aggressive center pour), dark tan, dense, average retention, diminishing to a two mm crown and a complete cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.5 – Initially roasted chocolate malt. This rapidly fades to nothing. As the beer warms further, the final aroma is weak generic roasted malt.
Flavor – 4 - Begins slightly bitter with soft roasted malt and a bit of earthiness from the hop bill. No alcohol (8% ABV as marked on label) aroma or flavor. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4. Although lacking the sweetness of many RISs and the almost required BBA, this is a good basic stout. The English hops add an earthiness, making this probably a close flavor match for the original RISs.

Jan 11, 2020
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 12/26/14 @ Heavy Seas Restaurant.

Black/brown hue.

Minimal khaki head; minimal lace.

Fresh earth, roasted coffee, black licorice & mild banana nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Root beer, fresh earth & mild milk chocolate flavors.

A nice quaff on a winter day.

Jul 12, 2019
3.74 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on May 25, 2019
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1.39/5  rDev -62%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Drain Pour

May 06, 2019
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4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Caveworm from Ohio

Peg Leg Imperial Stout | Heavy Seas Beer. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, I see a four finger thick head resembling milk chocolate, solid lacing, and an inky black body.

Smells like tobacco, leather, dark cacao, smoke, etc. Not much of a booze note here.

I taste a smooth blend of these elements. Again, the booziness isn't too present with this brew. Which isn't a bad thing when you don't want to heavily exhale as though you've had a shot just by sipping your beer. Just my two cents.

Heavier mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Peg Leg Imperial Stout | Heavy Seas Beer shall receive an overall 4.5 from me.

Apr 26, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

From a bottle, pours as an opaque black with a three-finger tan frothy head. Aroma is subtle, essentially of sweet malt with a hint of coffee. Taste is roasted malt forward and malty sweet, but (happily) not overly sweet. The bitterness on the back end is more like an espresso-bitter rather than a hops-bitter. Overall, pretty OK but also near the bottom of the Russian-Imperial-Stout class.

Apr 14, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stout80mizer from Florida

Dark, chocolate , coffee not “imperial” at 8%.. not your typical hop profile of a RIS but overall a solid stout as it is ...

Mar 07, 2019
3.63 by Carmack from Florida on Feb 24, 2019
3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jan 31, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz bottle (bb October 2018?) poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 8% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown with slight mahogany highlights. The head is mocha colored and recedes to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is semisweet chocolate, malted milk candy and coffee. The taste is bittersweet chocolate with an underlying tang vs. malted milk ball finish that was only lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, ok to good. I'm rounding up on this one due to the best by date. I normally don't worry about that on an RIS, but I think this beer might be better fresher. Not complex and really off to style in a couple of ways.

Jan 22, 2019
3.75 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio on Dec 23, 2018
4 by Stengelfoot from California on Nov 17, 2018
3.48 by jbexphys from Maryland on Nov 10, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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

Oct 03, 2018
3.52 by drh88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 28, 2018
3.31 by spartacat300 from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2018
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