Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout

Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout
8.0% ABV
Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD
12 oz bottle
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Date notched on on bottle: May 2013
Reviewed on 2/28/13

This stout pours a thick dark brown color with a toasty beige head that retains well.  Some carbonation evident.  Decent lacing.

Smell consists of coffee, chocolate, malt, dark fruit, mild hops, slight alcohol.

Taste has coffee, malt, creamy chocolate, hints of dark fruit and maybe some hazelnut, mild hops, mild sugar, slight alcohol.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, some good grainy texture on the tongue.  Good strain of bitterness on the palate.

Overall, this is a decent tasting stout with prominent coffee and chocolate tastes.  The alcohol taste comes through at times, as do hints of dark fruit and some mild hops.  Not overly distinctive, but quite solid and tasty.  

My score: 89

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