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Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S. - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

339 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 603
Gots: 38 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Taste the rareness! Doug's Original Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: glid02 on 11-18-2010)
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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cam rules! Enjoyed side-by-side with Rarer DOS and for f's sake, it was blind!

Pours a very dark brownish color with a cocoa head. The nose is a bit confusing, as (blind) it was hard to identify whether a barrel was involved. Mild, but sweet with roasted chocolate malts. The taste came off as candied sweetness up front and then what I thought was a bit of charred chocolate malt, but must have actually been the tannic quality from the barrel. A bit boozy in the middle. Once revealed, i was suprised i didnt get any of the coconut i had read was in the beer. Medium body and carbonation - has a good, not over the top mouthfeel. No doubt, this is a good beer, however it is clearly too sweet rot up front and a bit overly tannic in the finish. For that matter, it is not clear to me that whiskey barrels are the best choice for this beer. I am being picky and part of it is how unfair it is to compare this beer to rarer DOS because this is a very good beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice light brown head... Looks very solid. A gorgeous beer... Smells sweet and candied. Chocolate malts and a touch of roast with whiskey underneath. A really nice aroma. Tastes sweet and chocolatey. Nice taste. Starts a bit bitter... Booze coming in the middle. Decent amount of vanilla whiskey in the middle too. Finishes a bit tanic. Moutfeel is solid... Well carbonated, thick and maybe a touch syrupy but not too thick, overall very nice

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4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In town for CCB Huna day and to my surprise it's also Tampa Beer Week. Doug, son of Peg and brewer at Peg's and asst brewer at CCB, was an excellent host for this most awesome release, 3/9/2012.

Pitch black elixir into snifter, brown-tan 3mm head, thick lacing, nice.

Coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, whiskey, well blended. Really took my time, with the nose buried into the snifter enjoying each pull.

Wow, this hits it. Complex and I mean balanced, flavors of whiskey, coffee, chocolate, nut, malt, sweat vanilla come through, Nice bitterness lingers. Well made.

Full bodied, smooth, thick but not cloying.

Few brews equal the hype and this is one.

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Had this boy on tap at Peg's for the BA release on March 9, 2012. Poured a jet back into a 12oz snifter. Sweet aroma, vanilla, cocoa, and sticky sweet alcohol. While it was still cold it makes for a little underwhelming... LET IT WARM. As it warms there is a great balance of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Very smooth and wonderfully balanced. This was quite delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on draught at the brewpub during barrel aged day, into a snifter
From notes taken 3/9/12

A: pitch black with some Browning on the edges,light mocha head that's just an outer rim by the time its served to me, leaves a trace amount of lacing

S: big bourbon aroma, some dark fruits, raisin and fig, a hint of milk chocolate, some booze , very inviting

T: big milk chocolate character, nice rich bourbon , dark fruits of raisin and plum, bourbon character is good but not overwhelming by any means, dark bitter chocolate on the finish, the coconut flavor comes out about halfway through the glass, great lingering aftertaste of chocolate, black coffee, and a touch of dark fruit sweetness,  really fantastic.  

M/D: incredibly smooth, coats the palate wonderfully, thick and chewy Mouthfeel, full bodied, appropriately low carbonation.  Good drinkability.  Perfect Mouthfeel here

O: .  Lived up to the hype.  One of the smoothest, easiest drinkinh stouts I've had, with a terrific flavor profile.  One of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. World class.

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6oz into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a half finger of off white head. Settles quickly to a ring.

S: Dark chocolate, sweet toffee, a touch of roasted malt, and strong bourbon and booze.

T: Surprisingly balanced, not nearly as sweet as the aroma. Equal parts roast, toffee, dark fruit, and bourbon. Light coconut in the background. So complex, yet not overwhelming.

M: Thick, creamy, and perfectly carbonated.

O: Very well balanced sweetness and roast, very enjoyable. Certainly on the sweeter side of stouts, but this beer is phenomenal.

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Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.