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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
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world-class

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 20.14%
Wants: 603
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is obviously infected but still is fairly drinkable in this state.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2013 19:33:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

07-31-2013 22:48:15 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge, huge thanks to yourefragile for bringing this over. I'll start by saying that this beer is ridiculously good. In yourefragile's words, "S**t just got real." Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pour yields a brew that is nearly black with a thin mocha head. Short head fades into a thin cap that disperses into a collar which holds throughout. Thick collar throughout. The nose. Oh, the nose. I'll start by saying that the the nose is about the worst part of this beer. I won't count the appearance for that part. I'll then say that the nose is absolutely fantastic. It simply gets better as it warms. The nose is full of coconut along with a good dosing of whiskey and some roast. Lots and lots of chocolate. Wow, this is really good. At this point, there are only two or three stouts that can rival this. Some oak. Some vanilla. Whatever you want in life, it's there. Basically, look at Arbitrator's review of Black Xantus, and flip everything around.

Flavor. So I just told everyone that this destroys Hunahpu's. Hunhapu's was previously one of my favorite beers. This beer is simply unreal. Loads and loads of coconut go with the whiskey and oak. Good amount of roast in the background and the entire thing is covered in chocolate. What else can I say? It's fantastic. Black Tuesday? Meh. Very few beers are in this realm. Everything melds beautifully. Really out of this world. Why can't I have a growler of this to myself? Or a keg. Or it could be the only non-IPA, non-sour that I ever drink again. I can't get enough this blend.

Mouthfeel. This was the first thing that really popped out. In terms of that, this is the first portion that immediately got a 5 from me. So smooth any creamy. Lots of whiskey, but there's no booze at all. It's just smooth and creamy. Perhaps a hint of alcohol in the finish, but that just perpetuates the feel. Coconut is there again. How did they get all this toasted coconut in there? Vanilla as well. Dessert is there. Wow. To be frank, I've had nearly 3000 different beers, and this is perhaps the best beer that I have ever had. That is all.

Serving type: growler

06-04-2011 23:24:41 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

enjoyed on my most recent trip to florida, i had no idea this thing would reach the epicness that it has. says alot for the crazy traders out there for sure! on tap into a 10 ounce glass

black as night oil like liquid which had a huge tan head that really very slowly faded leaving behind lots of gooey sticky brown lace.

chocolate mixed in and a strong alcohol presence. Lots of sweet vanilla and almost a mocha smell as well, very sweet overall.It was smooth, with not alot of carbonation. Huge bourbon whiskey type taste hit me right away as did the alcohol, this was not something to be messed with for sure. Very creamy thick feel and very strong alcohol presentation. Hints at french vanilla and a touch of chocolate rounded out the back side and added a bit of sweetness.

an amazing stout, if they keep brewing beers like this we are all in trouble!

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2011 15:56:16 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-31-2013 22:48:27 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz pressure filled growler provided by Sean from jw347. Thanks for the chance to taste this.

A light carbonation with black body and minimal head. The smell is literally awesome...chocolate fudge, dark fruits, toffee, maple, and whiskey barrel. The taste is smooth with the chocolate and tobacco notes as one of the better beers I've had in while. The mouthfeel is smooth with an almost perfect texture and the alcohol is hidden very well for a barrel-aged stout. This is the best barrel aged stout I've had this year. This is one one I want to have more of again...soon. I highly recommend getting your hands on this sometime soon. What a great beer. I hope Peg's brews its again. Seek it out!!!

Serving type: growler

05-30-2011 03:33:39 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-15-2013 05:23:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -53.2%

08-15-2013 05:12:35 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks for jw347 for sending this our way. 22oz counter-pressure-filled growler, served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Late-rising thin wisp of tan foam that settles to a thin ring and leaves behind some tiny spots of lace. Black body that has a touch of transparent brown at the top fringe.

S - Rich chocolate fudge, nuts, whiskey, oak and barrel flavors, marshmallow, and perhaps the faintest hint of alcohol.

T - The taste is better, and is pretty much perfect for the style. It's a superb mix of chocolate fudge, vanilla, coconut, oak, whiskey, s'mores, dark fruits, caramel and so on. It's in the top five beers I've ever tasted.

M - Smooth chocolate texture, full-bodied, lower carbonation, light tannic finish and well-hidden alcohol. Not sure what else I'd want from a barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

D - This is a superb beer, and absolutely essential for any lover of -bal aged stouts. I know it's a pain in the ass to get this outside of the brewpub due to Florida laws, so hardcore tickers are gonna have to make the trip. I'm certainly working Peg's into my next Tampa excursion. I thought Brandy Hunahpu's was the best stout from Florida...I was wrong.

Serving type: growler

05-30-2011 02:59:52 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into an oversized tulip glass. Huge thanks to JW347 for hooking me up with this, which was hand bottled directly off of a keg. This is their Imperial Stout which has been aged in a spent Palm Ridge Reserve whiskey barrel.

Pours a dense flat black in the glass, with a stiff rich finger of slightly dark mocha colored head. This retains with about half of that, as a smooth and creamy layer of frothiness just showers the sides of the glass with robust lacing and sticky gooiness. Wow, is the aroma rich in the nose or what? The nose is just dominated by brown sugar and molasses flavors but thick notes of baker's chocolate and roasted coffee sit underneath with a pretty heady feeling presence of their own. Wood and warmth soak the edges of the nose and even stings the eyes a little bit. This is just so rich and decadent smelling. Nice!

The taste starts with a BIG, thick, and dark base of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and maybe even a little dark fruit. Pretty much any type of sweetness that you can think of just drenches the mouth with stickiness before trailing into a backend of dark malt and coffee character that lends this a roasty and astringent finish. The woodiness of the barrel is very well integrated here and nicely compliments the roasted flavors with some charred tannic dryness of its own. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a huge feel to it that fills the mouths up with all of those rich flavors. The carbonation has a soft creaminess to it that sits on top of a much heavier feeling syrupy slickness underneath. There is a sweet whiskey burn to this that stings the tongue a little and a fair share of alcohol warmth that sinks to the bottom of the glass (and sticks in the throat and chest after those last few sips) but this is overall pretty smooth feeling for size of this, which I'm guessing has to be in the 10%+ range here.

This was quite fantastic stuff and really has Peg's Cantina on my radar now! The whiskey barrel really brought the goods here, with no lack of sticky and charred molasses character, while the base Stout delivered its own powerful mix of flavors for it to latch on to. This was quite lush, balanced, and delicious. Sure it's got some beefy heat going on with it but I didn't feel like it harmed the flavors at all and you have to expect to take your time with a beer like this anyway. I loved it!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 17:41:20 | More by Kegatron
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

8 month old growler shared by yourefragile. Awesome, thanks Mike!

Beer is dark brown to black with a wispy tan head of small head some lacing moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, bourbon, nice roast. Some chocolate with a mild vanilla coming through. The bourbon is strong and beer smells sweet but it is not overpowering or violating, it just smells great.

The star of the night for sure, this beer is really great. The lead off is sweet, with mild carbonation, just dancing on the tongue with a sweet, thick lead off that gives way to a great bourbon / whiskey character on the get go. The vanilla is mild but present and flavorful, giving the back sweetness something to say that isn't all about the booze in the front half. Some say that they taste a little coconut and perhaps through the power of suggestion I can too but it is not prominent. The finish is nice, coating, creamy but with a moderate bitterness, no aftertaste and not too dry. There is no aftertaste like I stated before but the flavors linger throughout the palate and mouth. Very great beer.

Serving type: growler

06-04-2011 23:23:10 | More by drabmuh
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beernads

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-29-2012 07:36:39 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

02-17-2014 20:32:08 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sooo, this beer. Thanks to Wakefield for sending this. Not the smoothest trade I've had, but that is FedEx's fault. Shared with a few friends. This is a 22 oz hand filled bottle with the same province as the recent Chicago tasting.

Efff this is good. For an eight month old, essentially growler this looks very nice. Silky rich chocolate with a bubbly dark tan head and a splash of a thin film. The aroma is the easily the worst part of this beer that matters and I'm still giving it a 5. As this warms a decadent blend of vanilla, coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, angel's wings, and only mild booze. The body and finish of this are perfect. Coconut and vanilla standout of the body and linger through the finish. Alcohol is prevalent throughout, but well managed and non-intrusive. Best BA stout I've had, no doubt.

Serving type: growler

06-04-2011 23:13:28 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Mike!

The beer is brown with a nice looking head and spotty lacing. The aroma is quite complex, bringing coconut, whiskey, vanilla, oak, toffee, roast. Amazing flavor. Just incredibly smooth, wonderfully complex, and no heat whatsoever. Terrific balance. One of the best barrel aged stouts I have had. World class.

Serving type: growler

06-05-2011 01:18:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2013 05:04:18 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

08-10-2013 02:50:13 | More by Gonzoillini
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle filled from a keg by the guys at Cigar City, generously shared by grub. A good one for review #2400!

Pours a very opaque black/dark red, some highlights in the corners but no light gets through, very thick and tight tan head forms and settles down to a very thick ring around the glass, tons of lace sticks, and good legs too, real nice.

Smell is insane, one of the best ever, lots of vanilla, bourbon, whiskey, toffee/caramel to the max, rum raisins, brown sugar, a bit of alcohol, some orange peel, sherry, butterscotch, coconut, some chocolate and light coffee roast, mangos, coconut, touch of molasses, super malty and delicious, tons of layers.

Taste is better, chocolate covered Werthers dipped in bourbon, vanilla, rum, whiskey, oak, tons of toffee, more chocolate wafer, raisins, cherry fruitiness, more raisin and date, cocoa powder, biscuit, toasted coconut, tropical fruit, more vanilla, brown sugar, nutty finish, just perfect and it kept going.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but still a little chewy, with low to medium carbonation, silky smooth. Bit of warmth but alcohol is well hidden. Wow, easily top 2 or 3 best beers I've ever had. An insane amount of layers, and the flavour just keeps going. Among the few beers I never wanted to end. Thanks a ton Russ for sharing this gem!

Serving type: growler

02-28-2011 21:46:22 | More by Viggo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2013 02:14:22 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-01-2013 15:12:25 | More by sendbeer
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glid02

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Ben - thanks! An imperial stout made by Peg's Cantina aged in whiskey barrels from a local distillery.

Pours black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of lightly roasted malts with good amounts of semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla. Also present are mild amounts of earthy oak aromas that waft out every now and then.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the roastiness is more intense and overpowers the whiskey to an extent. Large roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderately bitter semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip mild amounts of vanilla work their way into things, fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was impressed with this beer as the flavors all worked well together. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 12:48:46 | More by glid02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-05-2013 01:51:41 | More by Zaphog
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HopHead84

California

4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6/8/2011

Big thanks to JW for hooking this up. 22oz counter pressure bottle shared with Javier and ArthurPendragon. Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A: It's very dark, essentially black, but you could argue that it's a very dark brown. I don't see the point in thinking too much about this aspect of the beer right now. The head is quite large and a light brown color. Retention is good, and lacing is scattered.

S: An amazingly aromatic blend of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, oak, and whiskey. The chocolate is a mostly dark, but there's a subtle milk flair to it. Molasses is faint. Roasted malt holds a moderate presence, and there's a whisper of coffee. All aspects are balanced, save the coconut, which is more powerful than the rest. As the beer warms, brown sugar is revealed, though it doesn't impart too much sweetness. It begins to remind me of a bourbon chocolate vanilla coconut brown sugar cake. You know what I mean by that.

T: If the aroma was a 5.0, this flavor a 5.5. This is quality stuff. The flavor comes in waves. I would describe the first wave as coconut, chocolate, and bourbon. The second wave immediately follows and might be perceived as moderately roasted malt and oak. Upon the third wave rides vanilla, with coffee trailing. After this, the waves seem to mix and begin striking at random. Roast and whiskey, then vanilla and coconut, then back to roast but this time with a dash of coffee. Is that black licorice? I'm beset by a barrage of coconut and whiskey. Then, when the flavor seems to be dying, it rises up again, eventually fading out with dark chocolate, coconut, oak, and whiskey.

M: Full in body with moderate carbonation. This was a masterful bottling job. Mouthfeel is sticky, silky, chewy, thick, and smooth. Fantastic.

Overall: This is an amazing beer. One of the best barrel aged imperial stouts I've had. Almost in a class of its own.

Serving type: growler

06-09-2011 02:05:27 | More by HopHead84
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-20-2012 19:19:24 | More by THECPJ
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2013 08:34:58 | More by TurdFurgison
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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 305 ratings.