Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. - Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 547
Gots: 45 | FT: 6
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Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-09-2012

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Photo of nanobrew
2.57/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Something must have been off with the bottle/growler that I got. Pour was as expected for the style, plenty of carbonation. The smell was off old cardboard not pleasant at all, probably the worse part of the beer. The taste had a slight sour cherry, vinous taste that kept growing taste after taste. The mouth feel was not as thick as desired. Honestly, though I hate to say it, this seemed like an infected fill. Really bummed about this as I love quality rum and was looking forward to this.

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks, David.

Opaque dark brown pour. A finger of brown crust forms and slowly recedes to a collar.

Smells like there's a low level infection. Chocolate brownies, coconut, butter, coffee, lactic sourness. Sweet rum barrel notes pop out as it warms. It's not bad despite the slight sourness and diacetyl.

Palate is sweet and chocolatey, slightly tart, buttery. Big coconut character and a touch of rum. Mouthfeel is silky and full. Not much actual oak flavor. Finish is slick and buttery without much roast.

Shame about the infection, I can tell this would be great stuff otherwise.

Photo of Holmes698
3.1/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

There is no way this is a 100/100 world class beer. I must have an infected bottle. Tons of booze, dark fruit, mild sourness, chocolate and a candy flavor. Very poor quality control. I kept this review short, but I am very disappointed since I gave up world class beers in a trade to get this.

Photo of Desp59
3.25/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my thing but this was pretty smooth.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.68/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanks to Paul

pours black, bit of a thick body but not sticky or cloying. little to no head, lacing, retention.

light rum and booze on the nose, light chocolate and fudge. lots of roasted malt.

taste was a bit of the weakness IMO. there was some light cherry and rum up front with a faint chocolate body. the finish was heavy roasted malt. sounds great and all but i found most of the flavors muted and not really sticking out.

mild carbonation, a bit light body.

this did not wow me at all, it was good but no where near the trouble to get.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.82/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz. waxed flip-top growler into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a .5 finger of dark mocha head with poor retention. Lacing is spotty, stringy and sparse with little stick but huge, oily legs that really coat the glass. Decent considering the serving and beer style.

Nose is dark fruit, sweet raspberry, chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malt. Rather subtle with a sweet and very mellow tartness. I wonder if this one is starting to get a bit infected...

Opens slightly tart dark fruit. Chocolate, cocoa, and fudge in the middle with still, a slightly tart and sweet dark prune and plum presence. Finish is molasses, chocolate, and more dark fruit. Aftertaste is a mellow booziness with a slight roasted malt sweet and tartness. This one grew on me with time. Solid overall.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, thick, and silky in the mouth and goes down warm and subtle. Messy finish with a sticky aftertaste. One of the thicker beers I've had from this style. Real smooth though.

A very well crafted beer overall but this is a far cry from Rare DOS which was one of the best beers of its style. A touch too much fruit presence for my taste and not as sweet as I'd like. However, the feel is there, as is the complexity. Drink this one now if you have it. It's not getting any better with age.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growlerette received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a thick inky black color with a tiny tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is heavy on the alcohol and rum with bits of roast, chocolate, dark pitted fruit and caramel. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel with a heavy presence of ethanol, rum and bits of earthy wood. Faint smokey malt and bits of dark fruit round out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation, and a slick, oily mouthfeel. This one gets a bit hot and is a sipper to be sure. This grew on me as I got towards the end.

Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A fairly hard pour produces a half inch of mocha foam that quickly fades to a ringlet and archipelago; some dots of lace linger behind

Smell: Rum dominates the aroma to such an extent that it is hard to pick up anything else, except perhaps for a hint of blackberry

Taste: As in the aroma, the rum is dominant, though there are chocolate, oak, vanilla and blackberry tones underneath; the sweetness builds, like sorghum syrup, through the middle and into the finish, where the blackberry returns to deliver a slight amount of tartness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and rather viscous, with low carbonation

Overall: Well, I am clearly in the minority on this one, but I want the barrel to complement rather than dominate the base beer; this beer tastes primarily like rum with a thick mouthfeel and only a modest alcohol burn; I can see why it is highly rated but it is not my thing

Thanks, Deltoro, for the opportunity

Photo of TMoney2591
4.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Normally, I'd inquire into the acronyms, but the fact that it's "rarer" soothes my mind. It pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dry cocoa, wood, and a thick layer of dark rum throughout the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a richer sense of roast and cocoa, and with a mild booziness pervading the proceedings. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice rum-barreled stout, one that would likely be ridiculous if a touch less boozy and if the barrel expressed itself a touch more. As is, it's just really good.

Photo of Florida9
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Virtually black in color. Visibly viscous. Pours without any carbonation. No head. No lacing.

S: aroma is surprsingly mild. dark malts, sweet malts, coconut, and lots ofrum Very sweet aroma.

T: taste is fairly sweet. Cococnut and lots of it, dark malts, molasses, brown sugar, rasisin,

M: Full bodied, thick, and very viscous. Low carbonation, sweet, and no bitterness.

O: A very good beer, but not the extremelyimpressive oneI was expecting for such a hyped beer.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Peg's. Poured to a snifter on March 9, 2012. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Quite black with a nice dark khaki/mocha head. Sticky without much retention.

Smell - Barrel notes. vanilla and oak. Rum is secondary, which is good because I don't love the rum aroma. Good chocolate behind everything. Really smells quite wonderful.

Taste - Rum is definitely more prominent in the taste. Sweet rum flavor with less barrel. Some vanilla and oak, but mostly rum. Chocolate and some bitterness. Good finish from the stout, but the rum lingers for a bit too long making it seem hot.

Mouthfeel - Tingly alcohol without being too boozy. Low carbonation. The lingering rum flavor is a bit unpleasant, though.

Overall - I don't think this is anywhere near as good as Rare DOS, but I'm in the minority. I find that the rum detracts more than it adds.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I have been seeking this one out for some time as I heard many great things about this beer. I was able to land a 550ml swing top growler from a buddy who went to the End of the World Party at Peg’s Cantina & Brewpub in Gulf Port, FL. I was concerned about the growler being 6 months old (12-21-12) and called the brewery which assured me that the beer was going to be still good and may be somewhat infected which kind of turned me off a bit, but since I went out for this beer, I decided to go for it. The beer poured pitch black with razor thin tan head that dissipated quickly as expected. You could bring it back to life after giving the glass a vigorous whirl. I immediately picked up some dark fruit, chocolate, light notes of molasses, and that slight rum booze in the aroma. There was complexity in the flavor which I appreciated especially knowing how old this growler was – malts, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, rum and oak. There were zero carbonation; extremely thin mouth feel. Overall, I would have loved to taste this special beer fresh but beggars cannot be choosers. This did still give me that delicious and complex flavor I had been hoping when I cracked open the growler and sure glad to have checked this off my beer wish list.

Photo of beerpirates
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml growler poured into a tasting glass

Pitch black with almost no head.
Aroma is rich and complex with rum, vanilla, fruits, coconut, roasted malt, oak, spices and slight chocolate.
Taste is moderately sweet with vanilla, fruits, oak, cacao, spices and acidic notes , light bitternes
Full body. Low carbonation.
Good Imperial Stout, but not a top-50 beers in my opinion.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's place.

Released 12/21/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, vanilla, wood, and rum. Taste is much the same with a slightly tart vanilla rum 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 and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with an awesome smell and a great set of flavors.

Photo of jvillefan
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A jet black body that pours as think as motor oil. There was very little head present, the little that there was is lacy and coffee brown.

S: The smell on this was less then I was expecting. There was sweetness from the rum and a decent amount of chocolate and roast.

T: This is very unique. The rum comes out first with a sweet almost candy like flavor. The chocolate then comes forward with dark fruits, plum and raisin. There is a hint of vanilla and oak on the back end of this beer.

M: Very good body. It is silky smooth. I wish the carbonation was significantly heavier though.

O: A great stout. It is worth going after but not worth giving up too much for it. I prefer many stouts to this one.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz growler, 12/21/12
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours essentially pitch black. There was a pop on the growler, but no head. Only a thin ring or collar around edges of the glass. Conjure up some lacing bits with a swirl. Alcohol feet.

S: Smells fabulous, and not infected! Sweet booze notes on the nose. Sweeter than a bourbon barrel with the rum barrel. Candied sugar. Toffee. Caramel. Dark bitter chocolate. Booze. Fudge.

T: Initial flavor is that rum barrel sweetness. Them you get that dark bitter chocolate. Toffee, vanilla and caramel. Not a ton of roast in this, unless its covered but the barrel. Some dark fruits. Finish is long. Lingering sweetness. Alcohol warmth grows on you.

M: Full bodied. Not as creamy as I expected.

Photo of KevSal
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy new years!

Huge thanks to jefe for this one. Got this one today and opened immediately since its a growler. I've heard these guys hold up but why wait right? Part of my new years resolution was drink better beer haha.

500ml growler into 2 eclipse snifters

A- looked exactly how I expected, huge and dark with a very small head. Deep dark brown. Light brown ring around the glass.

S- smell is huge, the rum comes out all over and suites the stout perfectly. Chocolate covered raisin! Some fudge. As it warms the rum becomes huge!

T- huge chocolate upfront, rum raisins. Stout works together perfectly with the rum. Rum becomes huge as it warms. This is one of the best run treatments I've had to date. If your a fan of rum you'll be a big fan of this one.

M- mouthfeel is a lot thinner than I was expecting, but still a bit of heft. Nowhere near like the other Florida brewer.

O- this is a very good beer, it's done very well. I do feel this ones reputations precedes itself, but of you get the chance take it. Maybe its making it more concrete that I'm a whiskey bourbon fellow rather than a rum guy. I can see the bourbon beong off the scale! I never thought I'd get to try it, thanks again Jeff for the hook up!

Photo of cbutova
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes while down in Tampa last weekend, sampled on tap during Cycle's barrel aged beer night.

A- Black as tar into the plastic cup provided with a creamy dark mocha head to about one finger high. Decent head retention and it eventually falls to a frothy ring leaving fine sheets of thin lace.

S- Somewhat faint to me for this type of the beer, first beer of the day too. Some nice dark cocoa, fudge and hints of whiskey oak barrels.

T- Dark, bitter cocoa nibs lead the way for me with a barrage of chocolate and cocoa powder. Some ripe cherry fruit hints but no raisin or spiciness like some brews can have. Bourbon is here but integrated well with oak, whiskey and a slight vanilla feel.

MF- Thick and chewy bodied with a heavy whipped creamy texture. Fairly warm whiskey bite and the medium level of carbonation allows the flavors to come through well.

Another impressive marriage of whiskey barrels and stouts. Something about the aroma wasn't quite up to par for me but the flavor made up for it.

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Barry for hitting a 2 year old want!

Really nice beer, wonderful lace and head, smells like I imagined it would, maybe a touch more Coconut/Marshmallow than I thought but tasty. The only knock is in feel, finishes pretty dry.

Worth searching out!

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of vanilla, oak, roasted malt. Huge molasses up front, rum alcohol heat, some earthiness and only a touch of sweetness. Liked this a little bit less than Nooner #5, but still a great beer.

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL growler thanks to Matt!

A: Thin mocha head with a thick oily black body. Legs from a supermodel.

N: Licorice, burnt wood, raisin, lots of rum and vanilla. Tons of chocolate. Very spicy with lots of sweet cherry notes. A touch of ethanol.

T: Very, very well balanced. Lots of vanilla sweetness with a decent hop bitterness and some charred wood to round it out.

M: Oily and thick. Minor levels of carbonation keep this off the tongue enough so that it remains drinkable.

O: Thoroughly balanced and very enjoyable. It’s composed and well-blended together. Would definitely have this again.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Thick and smooth... flavors of molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate covered raisins...., and rum-- strong sweet rum flavor through and through....

Photo of timc100
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had along side BA Café Americano and Pirate Bomb - little rum-taste-off. This had the best rum imparted flavors of the 3.

Pours very dark, near pitch black oil with a burnt mocha head. Aroma is dominated by rich rum, coconut, booze, some oak and dark chocolate, little hit of a darker fruit as well. Very smooth, the rum flavors are very intense, but everything is a little thin.

Very nice rum aged stout.

Photo of portia99
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle generously shared by jlindros at a recent tasting. Poured into a Portsmouth KtG tulip.

A - Pours a super dark brown color, clarity is good and shows a clear dark brown around the edges. Low head of brown foam, no lacing.

S - Brownies, super fudgy and chocolatey, sweet, rum, molasses and vanilla

T - Fudgy, rum, caramel, chocolate, smokey with tons of roasted malt flavors.

M - Thick and full bodied, rich, rather sweet with a lower carbonation level. Very smooth - liquid candy. Super dessert beer.

O - Really outstanding beer. Smooth and thick with lots of complexity. Really good stuff. Glad to have the opportunity to try this one.

Photo of FosterJM
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

1725th Review on BA
Growler to CycleBrewing Snifter
500ml

Shared with GuruDel
Thanks to Hoppy99 for this one

App- This poured out of the growler with a little hiss. I had been holiding it for the right time and SB was that time. A big black inky pour. Along the lines of a BCS or that nature, with less bubbles. A bit flat and still. Maybe a 1/16" of bubbles around the edges.

Smell- This had a lot going on in the nose. It was highly creamy and malty and a bit rich and smooth at the same time. The dark fruits along with the vanilla, oak, rum and bakers chocoalate really rounded it out. Most things were subtle on this and took a while to find them all. Was a bit over temp for me to smell them.

Taste- I enjoyed this but really wasnt blown away. It was smooth and creamy but retained a certain bitter and grainy rum flavor that didnt really do it for me. The dark fruits and the blending of chocolate/vanilla made this one a bit of a off beer for me, but with the hype it was bound to happen. Still a very good stout with a lot of layers and complexity in the glass.

Mouth- The best part of this beer by far. The creamy body was a bit deep and low and the solid low carbonation with its thickness, enhanced all the flavors quite well. A bit delicate and thick at the same time but lots going on and very flavorful.

Drink- This was a huge want of mine and I cant thank Hoppy99 enough. A great beer that I was able to share with a drinking buddy and enjoy while watching the SB. I was a tad let down, but with Whales it happens. Still better than 95% of whats out there.

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Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
99 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.