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Heavy Seas "Peg Leg"
Heavy Seas Brewing Company - Baltimore, Maryland USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 8%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour non-transparent jet black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown frothy head that diminished rapidly, leaving just a little residue floating on top which allowed for a some fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild burnt chocolate malt and a leathery yeast with hints of dark chocolate, molasses and a dark roasted coffee.

The taste I thought was a bit on the light side for an Imperial Stout at first, and had a mildly sweet roasty mocha coffee note which lingered throughout. But then matured into a bitter-sweet dark malted coffee flavor with a big note of dark chocolate and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a little longer than average in duration following the swallow, with a mildly bitter coffee roastiness left behind.

Mouthfeel was somewhat dry in texture and quite full in body with the carbonation being rather flat.

Overall this was a very tasty Imperial Stout that did a great job of concealing the high ABV, while allowing a smooth roastiness to settle in for the long hall, which in turn created a superb drinkability...

Sampled 4/17/2011
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