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:
1,416
Reviews:
701
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
156
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of panajoe
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not impressed with this beer. It smells better than it tastes. There was a strong aftertaste that lingered long after each swallow. A bitter off-taste that is outside my list of taste adjectives. The beer had good promise when drinking until that aftertaste hit me. I drank from a bottle, like I always do, so I don;t even know or care what color it was or how much head it had. Overall, I liked this beer, but I was disappointed by the strange aftertaste. I could really feel the slightly stronger alcohol content.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—traces of dark brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light—and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin and dense tan head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of licorice, semisweet chocolate and dark fruits in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and does not have any bitterness or flavors of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer is somewhat unusual compared to other beers in the style because it lacks dryness and flavors of roasted malts and seems to be somewhat of a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and a Russian Imperial Stout. Nonetheless, it is relatively easy to drink and hides its alcohol very well.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a deep brown with amber hue and slight tan head. Smells of sweet chocolate roasted malt. Nice bitter aroma as well. Taste is a bit woody earthy boozey. Its slightly bitter but sweet. It has a nice smooth aged feel. Nice imperial stout especially for a year round and cheap 6er.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Well, some expectations from an imperial stout.

Pours very dark brown color with a good head. More than a finger thick. Coffee tan colored. Absolutely dark pitch black in the glass.

Smell : Coffee, caramel and roasted barley. Smell is a lot subdued considering this is stronger strength stout. Should have been somewhat richer.

Taste: Not disappointing but not exciting either. Very normal porter/stout like taste and that says a lot. Nose follows you to the tongue. A little alcoholic, but nothing else great about it.

Mouth feel : Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Could have been more fuller.

Overall good drinkable stout but nothing great. Just a tad above average. Nothinh 'Imperial' about it.

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I might have loved this had I not had an Old Raspy a few nights ago. As it is this is a pretty good imperial stout, but obviously not in Old Raspy's league. It pours up as black as ebony with no head to speak of and very little lacing. Smell is mostly coffee and alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, some molasses, and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is just average. Not great, not bad. Overall it's really pretty good, even if it's not the standard for this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,416 ratings.
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