Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout from Clipper City Brewing Company
86 Blade Chainsaw
Heavy Seas Peg Leg is a dry Imperial Stout brewed with English Pale, Crystal, Chocolate and Black Barley malts and spiced with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops for an IBU of 30 and an alcohol content of 8.0% ABV.
This imperial stout comes from the Heavy Seas line of craft brews from Clipper City Brewing Company, LP based in Baltimore, Maryland. The line is Clipper City’s approach to heavy fisted and robust artisan beers with higher alcohol content than their signature brands.
Peg Leg and the Heavy Seas line has a pirate inspired theme depicted by the crazy illustrations on their packaging, with the Peg Leg brand displaying sharks attacking a ship, wild stuff, I love it!!
Onto The Method
4.0/10 – The Classic
0.5 – Appearance – Scary looking! Dark brown and muddy with flat carbonation and an interesting crimson color on its rapidly vanishing head.
1.0 – Aroma – Chocolate, toffee, malt and fruit spices, but that muddiness… that’s going to be tough to get past
1.0 – Taste – A definite heated coffee and sweet toffee malt flavors with some bitterness to it. It has a huge alcohol taste which might be the brew’s saving grace.
0.5 – Palate – A heavy and muddy feel that warms quickly even after a cool serve.
1.0 – Overall – It’s definitely not a bad quality brew, it just doesn’t appear to be well put together.
9.0/10 Blades – The Hammer – the booze – The hammer starts off with a high 8.0% abv that outshines its ingredients.
10/10 Blades – The Knife –digestibility – Given the thick foundation this is a pretty good knife – nope, fantastic knife! This brew started of thick, heavy and unforgiving, but the knife cut right to the point – the alcohol made it through all the unwanted nonsense, good job!
9.0/10 Blades – The Spider – the lift –Shows up in the middle of the second round; feels nice. Sticks around and continues to climb for the rest of time.
9.0/10 Blades – The Motor –can you handle it? –A great motor that keeps running clean. A good buzz controlled by a long lasting positive mental direction with some psychotic leanings (not really related to the beer). The six pack got the job done quite nicely
45.0/50 Blades – The Buzz – This was a great buzz! I started off a little disappointed with the classic but the alcohol had a kick and I wanted to keep an open mind. The heaviness gets cut with a sharp knife and the heavy hammer dominates. The spiders provide a nice long lasting rush and the motor is clean and in control. Peg Leg’s buzz was a nice sweet surprise that makes me want to experiment with more of the Heavy Seas line.