In another beer blog, we are going to sample out another beer from Heavy Seas, which is Peg Leg Imperial Stout. If you have read my beer blogs in the past, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blogs to get up to speed on this brewery. Let us get into the brew.
This beer has a jet black color without a head on it. The smell is a milk chocolate. The taste is a slight roasted to burn milk chocolate with a dry smokey aftertaste. It is a nice sipping with a nice cigar.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Our Peg Leg Imperial Stout is done in the English style-focused on malt rather than hops. Devilishly dark yet surprisingly smooth. Luxurious with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. 8% Alc./Vol.
Here is a description from their website (www.hsbeer.com):
This full-bodied imperial stout pours an opaque mahogany color with a tan head. Its smell is dominated by notes of roasted coffee beans, with a slight hint of chocolate, but Simcoe and Fuggles hops add complexity to the aroma. The roasted barley is detectable in the taste, and this complements the bitterness from the Warrior hops—balancing out the sweetness from the load of malts used in brewing Peg Leg. A creamy mouthfeel makes this a smooth, utterly drinkable beer.BEER DETAILS
- Style: Imperial Stout
- ABV: 8%
- Availability: Year-round
- Hops: Warrior, Simcoe & UK Fuggles (dry hop)
- Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Black Malt
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In closing, just like everything that I have had from this brewery I have enjoyed it. This is a great Imperial Stout. It is heavy in a good way with some nice Chocolate and Coffee notes. There is a ton going on in this full body beer. This brewery does a great job on their beers and has some great packaging. I cannot wait for this brewery to make their way to Chicago in their Pirate Shop. I highly recommend trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser