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
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
Ranking:
#35,381
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
1,452
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of Quafftastic
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coho11
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4ger
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MGibbons
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.26/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Howlisa02
4.71/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a fabulous dark beer. Smooth mouth feel with a little kick. Chocolate, coffee, and malt flavors. Not overly carbonated. I love this beer! If they would age it in bourbon barrels OMG! It would be off the charts. And this is the bottle. I imagine on tap it is heavenly.

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Photo of Bajdog
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Fuck you fucking hipsters, this beer deserves at least a 4. God y'all are infesting beer culture and bringing it down to soyboy status. Keep suckling on your phytoestrogenic IPAs with your gynocemastia, high pitched voice and undescended testicles. Solid beer.

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Photo of Marluc
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown color. Sandy head retains at a quarter inch. Foamy collar of lacing.

S: Roasty, fudge sauce, chocolate truffles, bitter dark chocolate, mocha, molasses, fruit cake, hints of earthy hop.

T: Molasses, burnt crust, black coffee, dark chocolate, roasty. Earthy hops. Raisins and stewed prunes. Lingering roasty and smokey finish.

M: Rich, thick, and chewy. Coating. Fine carbonation.

O: A good no-frills take on the style. A perfectly fine beer, though it runs the risk of being perhaps a bit mundane.

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

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

Pitch black stout with a foamy tan head, Taste is bitter dark chocolate,toasty malts and coffee. There is a little bit of alcoholic warmth. Overall a decent brew.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a dark brown, almost black, with a modest head, soon reducing to a ring. Nose gets the coffee and roasted malt. Mouth gets the same. Coats the tongue nicely.

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Photo of APyrateAtForty
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Here goes my first review:

12 oz. bottle with a Best By Date of 11/26/17 poured into a tulip glass

L - Pours a dark black color with a thick foaming head that dissipates quickly but leaves good lacing

S - Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and toasted malt. Scent becomes more pronounced as the beer warms

T - Taste is similar to the scent - chocolate, coffee and toasted malt with a hint of hops bitterness in the finish

M - Very smooth, creamy feel with low carbonation. Almost silky

O - Not the beer for Sunday afternoon tailgating, but an excellent sipping beer for unwinding after dinner. The chocolate and coffee flavors seem like dessert in a glass. I will definitely be getting more of this.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,452 ratings