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:
1,423
Reviews:
702
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
159
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,423 |  Reviews: 702
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 ikapaMK
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

Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,423 ratings.
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