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:
1,414
Reviews:
699
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
156
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of sisterofba
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobert84
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Best if purchased by November 2012 - four years in the bottle. Opaque, some light head. Mild nose, roasted malt. Decent taste, roasted/chocolate malt. No oxidation. Some hop finish. A bit thin in body.

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

Photo of jmg480
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Super dark, medium brown head.
Smokey malt and coffee aroma.
Flavor is dark roasted malts, coffee, and sweetness, but not highly complex.
Aftertaste reminds me of leather, hay/grass, and an acidic light roast coffee. Not the best experience.
Pretty heavy body, somewhat smooth, low carb.

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Photo of Richter525
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Starting to really get a bang out of any brew that starts with the word Imperial, let's give this one a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of smoky malts. Pours to a motor oil black with a dark tan fine bubbled head. On the taste this brew has a nice smokey roasted malt flavor up front, not as toasted almost burned as alot of stouts have. The flavor continues with a very sweet middle with a robust hoppiness present keeping the malt in check. Sweeter than I expected but the smokiness balances it well. The finish is flatly bitter yet sweet leaving the urge for more. The aBV is not very apparent in this brew as it is sweet and smooth throughout. In my opinion this would go awesome with salmon or spicy Mexican.

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Photo of tankg
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peyton5410
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanBishop24
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cbmcguire
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdman56
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shreead
4.39/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopAdaptation
2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Some what dark look, but not as dark as other stouts I have had. The head on it is a nice brown. It smells like a dark chocolate and a hint of burnt coffee. It tastes like is it smells, almost a bitter dark chocolate with a burnt coffee. Initially you taste more sweet chocolate flavored malts, with a bitter coffee hint at the end. Feels just as light as it looks when you drink it. Overall I like it, but not as much as other stouts I have had. Not as thick and full flavored as I would have liked.

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

Photo of spinrsx
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the potsdam ny iga for $2.50. A little light to be imperial, but very tasty.

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Photo of jaketaz
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,414 ratings.
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