hfmejias (534) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Black with a nice tan head, OK lacing. Aroma is not too strong and it is mostly of roasted malts and some hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is consistent, smokey, sweet and malty some coffee and booze. Not bad but not the greatest either.
anthony850 (90) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth rich flavor with coffee and chocolate with a hint of Carmel
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BOSSbrewer (1036) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at Heavy Seas Alehouse. Pours a hazy black to dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate. Little roast. Flavor is lots of cocoa and very sweet. Tastes like carbonated diluted Hershey syrup. Yuck. Much too sweet.
Iphonephan (2260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared with Ryan. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavors of licorice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Light bitter finish.
Gerbeer (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a brown black with medium head. Light aromas of dark chocolate, black coffee, and roasted malts. Flavors are similar though stronger. Somewhat sweet. On the light side.
A little thin mouthfeel, but still nice
jw0406 (600) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pour a dark black color with an off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt. A little thin mouthfeel, but still nice
Beergeek23322 (1725) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/22/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt aromas. Thin mouth feel and the balance seem off.
conway (907) - - OCT 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with a 1 finger mocha head. Nose is weak but has some chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is a weird mix of chocolate and earthy hops that doesn't quite work. Palate is thin and flat. Didn't enjoy this one.
fakebeersnob (87) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown/black. Very little head (almost none) that quickly disappeared until it only had a minimal lacing. A bit thin and carbonated for an imperial. Heavier taste of roasted coffee. Going to let it warm a bit to see if I like it better. I am not really a fan. Not as smooth as I would expect, and not really getting the toffee nor chocolate in it. Carbonation really bothers me on this one.
mike5326 (482) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short live slight tan head. Sour roasted malt smell. Light acrid roasted malt flavor with a sweet finish.
Chad9976 (1024) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. Its best before month was notched at July 2013. It cost $2.90 ($0.24 per ounce).
Appearance: Opaque black body, no visible carbonation. Forms a small, light brown, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves trace lacing on the glass.
Smell: Plenty of dark roasted malt with a general confectionery sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable.
Taste: I’ve often thought of the imperial stout as a pretty foolproof style of beer. It’s like the old pizza metaphor: even when it’s not that good, it’s still pretty good. I guess Heavy Seas Peg Leg would be a good example of this. Essentially a by-the-book, no frills imperial stout that’s indeed a pretty good beer, but only okay for the style.
The taste is actually quite sweet from start to finish. A mélange of toffee, molasses and chocolate syrup throughout the first half. Not much in the way of roasted malt or hop character, though that could be attributed to my bottle being out of code. Alcohol warmth is present, and it imparts a slightly sweet rum-like character, but with no overt vanilla or woody flavors. The aftertaste is remarkably clean, which is nice and a bit unusual for an imperial stout. Overall, the flavors here are good and solid, and most drinkers will find it at least satisfying.
Drinkability: I found the drinking experience of Heavy Seas Peg Leg to be a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand the mouthfeel is quite comfortable with a soft texture, smooth finish and clean aftertaste. On the other hand there’s a slightly distracting alcohol warmth. I suppose this is understandable considering the beer is rather hefty at 8% ABV, but it feels like a slightly bigger beer than it is. Probably best enjoyed as a stand-alone nightcap.