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Peg Leg Imperial Stout | Heavy Seas Beer

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3.66/5
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1,436 Ratings
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:
#33,693
Reviews:
707
Ratings:
1,436
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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33
Gots:
161
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The chestnut head reaches one and a half inches and settles from sea foam to a creamy texture before lingering for quite a while over a black beer while lace coats the Hoegaarden snifter.

Chocolate and molasses reach out above the alcoholic fumes while nuts and fruit come out after warmth.

The malt is roasted and almost burnt with bittersweet chocolate leading to black licorice. The finish is astringent.

Warming alcohol and a full body accompany the smooth texture while fine carbonation carries away a light astringency. This one is dry, yet leaves a sticky residue on the lips.

This is certainly a sipping beer, but is less suited to a long session with a book than others of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours a dark black color and is topped with ½” of brown colored head.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all roasted malts and coffee tasty smelling beer.
Taste: Roasted malts and coffee flavors is all that I can taste which isn’t bad but just wish it would be a little more complex to be a great stout.
Mouthfeel: Thick and oily just like a stout should be a good sipper for a chilly night.

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Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,436 ratings
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