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 OldSwampy
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark cola-brown stout with average light brown head. Not much lacing. Nose a little caramelly, not too big. Taste starts gentle, opens into a nicely balanced and smooth stout, but not especially dense or complex for the style. Enjoyable but not overwhelming flavors: cola, mild chocolate, a gentle creaminess at the end. Hops are modest. Mouthfeel clean and ends with a little lingering tingle. A good beer, if not the most overwhelming imperial stout available.

Best by date "JUL 1516" and consumed 26 June 16.

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Photo of SpectrePLUS
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLacy
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer4MePlease
4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neil2me
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sherm570
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours an opaque dark brown with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, cocoa, and just a hint of coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with a lot of roasted character and some molasses.

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Photo of schaffer9252
4.62/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheStoutLord
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joekriii
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrStiffington
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holtonwes
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. Ruby-brown, almost black with a 1.5 finger tan head. Not great retention. Very little lacing. Smell is coffee, some dark chocolate, but not much else there. Taste is bitter coffee, a little bit of dark chocolate, with a touch of hops at the end. Feel is lighter than I would expect. Overall, an average, easy drinking stout. Other than ABV, wouldn't label this an Imperial

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of barkeraa
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of microbrewlover
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours black, so dark that looking into the glass is almost like looking into a mirror, with a 1.5 finger mocha head; most of which lasts until the end and moderate to heavy lacing.

The smell is earthy and woody with lots of roasted, toasted malts. There is also lots of coffee and chocolate.

The taste is almost all lightly toasted malts backed up by coffee, like chewing on a coffee bean, and chocolate with just a bit of hops on the back end. There is also a woody, earthy taste, just like the smell. The feel is thick, rich and filling and a little dry at the finish.

Overall another winner from Heavy Seas. If you want to try an Imperial Stout that is not too hoppy then try this one.

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