Review - Clipper City Brewing Company's Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout
"The beer is a dry Imperial Stout - creamy and rich with color as black as night. It has aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee and caramel in the taste. Clipper City will produce only a small batch, so availability is extremely limited. IBU'S: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian Goldings, Fuggles Magnum and Amarillo" -- Clipper City Brewing
Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a chunky, frothy light brown head with good strong lacing with nice retention, head has completely dissipated. Aroma immediately struck us with a strong hit of chocolate malts, but the aroma is been significantly subdued as the beer has sat in our glass. After maturing a bit, the aroma is giving off a soy sauce-like scent. First taste is slightly sweet up front, but gives way to a bit of bitterness at the finish. There is some chocolate in the taste, but not very much sweetness. It has a watery mouthfeel with a slightly oily texture, soft carbonation.
Reviewed on February 9th, 2008.