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

Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S.Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-09-2012)
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 15:13:02 | More by portia99
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared at JLindros Birthday Whale Tasting. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark brown with a thin little halo and big, thick legs!

S - FLOORED. Yeah, this if fudge brownies, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, barrel notes. Super, super rich aromas here. Stuff is incredible.

T - Taste is just as freaking good. Fudge brownies galore, nice and sweet. Fudge, nuts, brownie batter, vanilla, barrel notes. It is simply incredible. So, so good and rich.

M - Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, silky smooth and velvety.

O - Overall this is a damn fine beer. Stupendous infact. So glad I was able to try this beer and that Jared was able to hold off on drinking this all by himself.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 16:27:25 | More by rudzud
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opened at a tasting 1/26/2012. Thanks to djmichaelk for sending me this!

Pours creamy dark chocolate color, not a great deal of head but for an island of light vanilla floating in the middle.

Smell is wonderful though not incredibly powerful. Lots if sweet vanilla, caramel, chocolate, rum, very balanced and appealing.

Damn. This tastes perfect. Loads of vanilla again, caramel and chocolate and other wonderful sweet stout flavors. Not super roasty. Barrel complements perfectly but his is not really barrel forward. Insanely well balanced, all my favorite stout flavors are here.

I don't know if it's the mouthfeel or just the flavor, but I find this insanely drinkable and almost cried when the bottle was empty.

This lived up to and exceeded the hype in a big way. One of the best stouts I've ever had for sure. Not bold or outrageous but just perfect.

9.7/10

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 21:47:43 | More by AlexFields
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HopHead84

California

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/27/2012

Thanks to Rich for opening this. Bottle into a snifter.

Near black with some auburn highlights. Big light brown head. The aroma brings to mind cocoa and toffee with a great blend of cinnamon and vanilla. Lots of dark chocolate and fudge and a little rum character. Light alcohol. In the flavor I find brown sugar with a subtle rum presence. There's an interesting cinnamon chili pepper note in there with ample fudge. Smooth rum fudge oak finish. Well hidden alcohol. The mouthfeel is chewy, sticky, and silky with a full body and a medium level of carbonation. Overall, this is very good. We tried this next to the batch of Rare Dos that was released at the same time, whenever that was, and it was quite a bit better. Though, the Rare Dos we tried was noticeably inferior to other batch I tried and reviewed in the middle of 2011. Highly Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 17:33:56 | More by HopHead84
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well this was quite the surprise, Rhettroactive, thanks so much for the insane generosity of opening this bottle with us.

Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours an inky black that fades to a gentle ruby on the very edges of the glass. Touches of deep burgundy shimmer out in the light. Half finger of light tan head that rapidly settles down to a thin sheen. Minimal lacing.

S: Goodness gracious. Possibly the best stout I have ever had the pleasure of dipping my nose into. The only other thing I can even think of that comes close is GI Rare. So many things going on here...chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak, raisin, plum, and even some melon. Hints of tobacco emerge from the background as it warms. Rich, decadent, and absolutely delightful. Unbelievable.

T: Chocolate, coconut, dark fruit, leather. Really impressive coconut on this...it's quite assertive, but doesn't overwhelm. Pretty good amount of vanilla as well. What's most surprising is how refined the barrel (and rum) character is on this. The wood is not very apparent on this, only serving to augment rather than overwhelm. And the rum takes on almost a bourbon like quality, only imparting some delicate, light fruitiness instead of the gross, Malibu, pina colada quality I have found in lesser rum barrel aged stouts. This is amazing.

M: Perfect. Low carbonation, full bodied, spectacular complexity and shows you a new flavor every sip. Nice coating mouthfeel, thick and delicious.

O: I have many more stouts to go before I can declare this the best ever, but I can't recall having had something more delicious than this, except possibly GI Rare. An outstanding experience top to finish. Cannot thank you enough, Rhett, for this ridiculous treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 15:23:16 | More by siege06nd
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up the bottle / growler at Peg's at the release. Served in a Peg's snifter just because I'm greatest there ever was.

Beer is black with a thin tan head of small bubbles, low carbonation, no lacing, some legs on the glass and it is coated with the thickness of the beer in the swirl.

Aroma is perfect, cannot improve anymore, I saved the last bit in my glass just so I can carry it around the rest of the night smelling it. Strong liquor character but I don't smell much rum, smells more like whiskey to me, someone suggested that it does smell like dark rum, perhaps. Still smells amazing. Illogical, woody, sweet, vanilla, tannin, oak, booze....yum.

Beer is medium to big in body, smooth on the palate, sweet up front, nice liquor flavors in the middle, as good as Rare was I think, great mouthfeel, mild bitterness from grain at the end. A very good beer. I'd definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 15:59:59 | More by drabmuh
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 04:02:31 | More by cbutova
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tarheels86

California

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Flip-top growler from the official release thanks to burg326. Wow- so excited to try this. Inky black pour. Weaker mocha head. Nose is vanilla, hazelnut, praline, waxy dark chocolate, malted milk balls, cocoa powder. Taste is excellent, woah, so much praline, amaretto, toasted almond, brownie, hazelnut/Nutella, dark cherry, malted milk balls. Palate is lighter, easy to drink, a tad thin and lemony. But overall the experience is sublime and really amazing. Definitely worth it.

Serving type: growler

09-25-2013 21:42:53 | More by tarheels86
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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.

Serving type: growler

09-10-2013 15:50:50 | More by inlimbo77
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Swongler

California

4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I had the pleasure of tasting this beer on tap at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. They do a fantastic job at this bar of serving their beers at optimal temperature. I am confident that I had this beer at its very best thanks to Mikkeller

A - A near-black brown color followed by a thin line of medium-brown as a bed for a thick tan and fluffy head.

S - Light light coffee with sugar, nuts and an unmistakable scent of rum. Blackberries and slightly woody. Inoffensive, and easy to smell without any sting.

T - Hershey's chocolate syrup was the first thing I noticed. The fruit and rum come out around the sides of my tongue while mocha, vanilla, roasted nuts, and spiced wood run over the top. Just fantastic finish. A little more rum in the after taste, but not overpowering - just enough to remind you of what you just tasted

M - Surprisingly light on the tongue and throat. I hear others saying thick and chewy, but I would say it is in the middle somewhere. Very easy to drink, I could drink it fast, so I force myself to enjoy it over time.

O - If this is the only beer I could ever drink for the rest of my life, I would be okay with that. Just fantastic. If I saw this was tap again, I would go out of my way to make a trip to the pub. World class - easily a top-3 for me. Jeez, this is good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 23:32:43 | More by Swongler
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dayvinn87

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Amazing stout! Just happened to be at the brewery and got the last pour of this beer. The look was thick and dark black with a thick tan head. The feel of the beer was very smooth and there was no bitter taste at the end. It almost felt like drinking chocolate milk. The smell was strong of coffee and chocolate with a slight barrel smell.

Great stuff from a great brewery.

Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 22:53:34 | More by dayvinn87
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black color with a small light brown head and minimal lacing

S-chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, coffee, little barrel aroma

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, light rum barrel, very well-balanced

F-full body with light carbonation, creamy and smooth

O-complex and really great balance in this stout, love to have this again

Serving type: growler

09-01-2013 15:27:10 | More by MDDMD
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2013 23:54:11 | More by johnnnniee
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-23-2013 22:43:43 | More by Holmes698
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to steveadore for this awesome extra!

500ml flip-top growler poured into CBS snifter.

Appearance: Jet black bodied beer with a thick medium brown cap that drops to a ring around the glass.

Smell: This smells good! Boozey fudge brownies immediately come to mind! The booze has a bit of a spicy note to it. Lots of vanilla and chocolates. Hints of tabacco, roasty malt, and raisins. Great nose on this beer.

Taste: Starts off sweet with lots of fudge, vanilla, and a touch of spicy booze. Roasty malts, oaky / woody barrel flavors and tobacco dominate the middle of this beers flavor profile. Sweetness returns in the finish of the beer with more fudge and vanilla. A hint of tobacco, also some light roast almost a smokey/charred note. Great balance to this stout and nice complexity and depth as well. As the beer warms to room temperature more roast, char, and tobacco dominate this beer. The rum starts to stand out much more as well; you can definately get the rum influence distinctly when this beer has open up! Wow!

Mouthfeel: high end of a medium bodied beer almost a full bodied beer. This stout is fairly thick and kind of chewy; got a nice oily feel to it as well. Stickiness that blankets your mouth with big stout flavors. Low carbonation levels that suits this beer well. Also has a nice mild booze kick that also works wonderfully with this beer. The booziness gets a little smoother as the beer warms.

Overall: I havent tried very many rum barrel stouts. I have wanted to try this beer for a long time and I wasnt dissapointed! I am guessing that this beer is probably in the upper echelon of rum barrel aged stouts! I just dont see a rum barrel stout getting much better than this. I really like the subtle differences that a rum barrel adds to a stout. Brewers should age more stouts in rum barrels if you ask me! Also on a side note, I am really impressed how well this beer has held up in a flip top growler. When I first heard of this beer being in a 500ml flip top growler, my opinion was that you should probably drink it immediately. Honestly, I think that this beer could be cellared in the flip top glowler with solid results if you wanted to age this beer. I dont think that I would be able to cellar it personally because I prefer to drink all beers as fresh as possible(and this stout is rediculiously good!). I think that I will definately be seeking out more of these Peg's Cantina stouts in the future...they are definately worth your time and hard earned dollars!

Serving type: growler

08-20-2013 04:00:39 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

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.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2013 18:08:59 | More by writerLJBerg
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ehammond1


4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, HeyOhhh!

Black throughout. Thick in body, but not quite as heavy or substantial in appearance as a Dark Lord or a Cigar City stout. A fairly large dark brown head initially, especially for the style. It doesn't last too long and slides down the glass fairly quickly, leaving spots of stick down the glass. All in all, a gorgeous barrel-aged imperial stout.

The aroma is really lovely. Rich with dark fruits, thick, rich, sweet, and earthy molasses, a mild vanilla, and layers of chocolate. Mild wood and just a bit of the liquor/spirit bite. Very, very nice.

The flavor is just as good as the aroma. Layers of sticky, decadent, bittersweet chocolates, a bit of the spirit and barrel, dark fruits, and just a hint of coconut. A really exceptional complex, layered, but drinkable imperial stout.

Full in body, low to moderate carbonation for the style, but very drinkable. Incredibly sticky. After some sips, I feel like there's melted caramel or chocolate trying to keep my lips closed with their stick. Something special.

Fantastic. A really special barrel-aged imperial stout. Would gladly drink this one again, and again, and again.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2013 02:06:37 | More by ehammond1
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

06-04-2013 14:18:55 | More by beerpirates
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2013 17:02:10 | More by CuriousMonk
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Taste the rare! Big thanks to Mike for splitting this one - I thought for sure I'd never get the chance to sample it, especially now. Comes in a cool looking 500 mL swing-top. It gluggs out in to the glass, very thick and completely black. No head - even the mere ring that outlines the beer is slow to form; possibly a side-effect of being in a growler for a few months, but my thought (and hope) is that the carb for a brew like this is relatively low anyway, so it shouldn't matter much.

The extra "R" in "RareR" supposedly stands for "rum", as this batch was aged in rum barrels as opposed to whiskey barrels in the regular Rare D.O.S., and the first smell reaffirmed that notion completely. Huge rum character on the nose; boozy rum cake, sweet molten chocolates, graham crackers, molasses, a touch of vanilla, and quite a bit of dark fruits. The fruits consist of plum, grapes, and even a bit of apples, and seem to get stronger as the brew approaches room temp. Rum and sweet molasses still remain the leaders of the pack, though.

The first sip reveals quite a bit more of those sweet dark fruits that were so heavy in the aroma; plums, grapes, black cherries, and even some apple skins. Sweet and creamy chocolates come crashing in, soaked in a boozy rum bath. It seemed a bit quiet at first, but the rum character comes out more and more with each successive sip. The rum, chocolate, and dark fruit combination is pretty highly discernable, giving RareR D.O.S. a nice uniqueness in market that's saturated with stouts.

Waves of malts continue to grow in robustness and complexity with time; molasses, chocolate, caramel, and some brown sugar. The oak and woody character is either very low or just completely buried underneath all of the other flavors. The largest components of the barrel aging are definitely the vanilla and the rum itself. The finish is lightly boozy, never getting too hot, with even a mild finishing tartness from the fruits and a sweetness from the chocolates and molasses. Heavy bodied, thick and a bit chewy with an almost-creamy, slick and oily mouth feel.

It's hard to say whether or not this beer lived up to the "hype", because when a beer receives this much hype, your expectations are often raised to unreachable levels. So I'm going to try and forget those expectations and just say that RareR D.O.S. is a damn fine American imperial stout. Unique in many ways and highly complex. I wasn't expecting so much dark fruit sweetness, but it was integrated nicely and the rum provided a nice change of pace. Super glad I got to try this one, it was awesome - thanks, Mike!

Serving type: growler

05-12-2013 19:15:06 | More by tectactoe
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jvillefan

California

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.

Serving type: growler

04-28-2013 05:43:01 | More by jvillefan
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler of this stuff from urwithdave a while back and just couldn't help but open it almost right out of the box. Thanks for thinking of me on this one man.

From a 500ml growler into a snifter
Bottled 21 December 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and viscious but slightly transparent, yielding a small, medium looking tan head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a faint wisp and ring. Black body and lower levels of carbonation evident. A ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Dark with a nice head, but needs more staying power.

SMELL: A bold nose of roasted malts, dark, pure chocolate, brownies, mocha coffee with a touch of caramel and molasses. Bold and plenty decadent. Bourbon, oak and vanilla in there, as well as lots of coconut, all playing nicely with the roasted, chocolaty base beer. Excellent. Complex, bold, well-balanced and extremely enticing. This is that good.

TASTE: Roasted and chocoalte notes up front with nice pure, dark baker's chocolate before a powerful bourbon barrel finish. Bourbon, vanilla, oak and sweet flavors of caramel, lots of sweet cream and coconut, as well as molasses after the swallow, balanced with a nice dose of bitter dark chocolate. Barrel and base are wonderfully balanced here. The bourbon barrel is a little in forward here with plenty of sweet vanilla cream and coconut sweetness, but the roasted, chocolaty base with browines and molasses is there too. Wonderfully decadent.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Slightly prickly and could be heavier on the palate, goes down fine with a slight scratch anf finishes slightly sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Phenomenal stuff. The Nose is unreal and the flavor top notch, so only the slightly light and rough palate keep this from virtual perfection. A creamier and somewhat heavier feel would make this other worldly. Very happy to have had the chance to try this beer, and hope to see more Peg's brews on this side of the pond. You've created a monster urwithdave. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

04-26-2013 18:31:00 | More by Jeffo
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nanobrew

California

2.58/5  rDev -42.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-13-2013 07:38:32 | More by nanobrew
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cracking this because its snowing in the middle of April.

500ml growler dated 12-21-2012 into a Central Waters snifter.

A- Pours slick rich black with a minimal tan head that's fades quick to only line the glass with a few waves of tan swirling about.

S- deep rich booze of chocolates and sweets. Just a hit on toasted marshmallow and sugar.

T- chocolate frosting, bits of dry cocoa, and a sweet marshmallow boozy finish.

M- light and thin medium type body. This beer coats your tongue and won't let go. Syrupy sticky finish with a touch of boozey heat.

O- I though this was an outstanding stout. Really close to one of my most recent favorites 2012 Black Tuesday. I like the balance of this beer and all the flavors that are constantly bouncing around. Wish it was as easy to acquire as Black Tuesday or some other huge stouts I've had lately.

Serving type: growler

04-12-2013 01:18:51 | More by Keyportnick
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Treebs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 ml growler served in a Bourbon County snifter. Big thanks to eorwar for bringing this bad boy to our BCBS vertical/horizontal tasting.

A: Pours a dark black color with some cola edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: A ton going on here. Marshmallows and rum booze. Oak with some vanilla. Dark chocolate with some raisin-like dark fruit flavors. More sweet than earthy. Brownie with some rum fruitiness.

T: Just like nose. Incredibly smooth booze notes. The rum is sweet and adds a fruitiness to the beer that is very nice. Dark chocolate with some molasses. Raisin sweetness with some bitter roasted malts. A tinge of oak with some vanilla and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation with a very smooth finish.

O: Absolutely delicious. Incredibly smooth and the rum barrel really added a unique fruitiness that was enjoyable. Much better than the Rum Huna I had over the summer.

Serving type: growler

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