KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour non-transparent jet black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown frothy head that diminished rapidly, leaving just a little residue floating on top which allowed for a some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a mild burnt chocolate malt and a leathery yeast with hints of dark chocolate, molasses and a dark roasted coffee.
The taste I thought was a bit on the light side for an Imperial Stout at first, and had a mildly sweet roasty mocha coffee note which lingered throughout. But then matured into a bitter-sweet dark malted coffee flavor with a big note of dark chocolate and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a little longer than average in duration following the swallow, with a mildly bitter coffee roastiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was somewhat dry in texture and quite full in body with the carbonation being rather flat.
Overall this was a very tasty Imperial Stout that did a great job of concealing the high ABV, while allowing a smooth roastiness to settle in for the long hall, which in turn created a superb drinkability... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
Howlader (700) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Dark brown, light shining through at the edges. Barely any head; just a timid khaki skin & moderate ring. Aroma is unimpressive. Quiet stout backing of roasted & dark malts, light cocoa powder, a hint of sweetness... Not offensive, just lazy for the style. Taste is similar, though with a little more depth. Light roast, toasted malt, hint of coffee bean, bitter cocoa powder, very modest amount of residual brown sugar sweetness in the finish. Touch of ashy/lefty hops in the periphery, aftertaste with a kiss of coffee bean. Mouth feel is depressingly thin for a stout... Watery, almost. Medium bodied at best. Mild alcohol presence... Kind of just... Meh.
JustTurned21 (1) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reminds me of Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout. The texture is very thin, but the test is great. Just the right amount of coffee, chocolate, hoppy taste. However, there is a slightly metallic aftertaste, which is why the beer didnít rank higher.
Alatyami (1) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Peg Leg is a good craft beer, but the body is lacking when it comes to an imperial.
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok brew, def not a favorite of mine. Pour is a nice pitch black which is great for an imperial stout, but the flavor is weak and a bit lacking.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An okay imperial stout with a decent chocolate and coffee backbone, but really nothing that differentiates this from its competition.
RussianDragon (305) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13oz bottle. Pours an almost black color, tan head. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is roasty coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Overall mild for an imperial.
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, and dark fruit. Taste chocolate and caramel. The beer is thin for an imperial stout. Mildly sweet. Decent beer
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, best by Jan 2013 whoops. Still hanging on to some sweetness from all the additives, hints of oxidation are creeping, some port notes almost here, wouldnt last much longer.
BierMeHoos (63) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Light body with malt, fruit, coffee, and a medium sweetness. Pretty good but not amazing.