Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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4.88/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
First had: baby growler shared at the Mack House, Davie, FL. Thanks to Josh (toofdoc) for the generous share!
Dark black pour, thick and opaque, with a small cap of chocolate head that sank to a ringlet, leaving oily lacing on the glass. Still looks nice for being a week old. Aroma of dark malts, more sweet than roasty, chocolate, rum and vanilla, dark brown sugar. All of this translated into the taste, dark chocolate, smooth malt richness, vanilla, rum-soaked oak, caramel and a hint of butterscotch. Contrary to other reviews, I didn't really get any coconut out of this. Rich and full in body, smooth and velvety, lower carbonation, ABV seemed pretty high, I'm guessing 10+%, but as with Peg's stouts in general, there was basically no alcohol heat whatsoever. Amazing beer overall.
Honestly I don't get too much of a different effect from whiskey barrel aging and rum barrel aging in beers, especially big beers like this one, but I like both, so it's good either way. I'd like to have been able to try the Rare DOS as well, but it just wasn't to be. Maybe some other time. Hopefully.
Serving type: growler
12-30-2012 19:12:45 | More by Rifugium
4.63/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from 16.9 oz. growler into Cycle Brewing snifter. Purchased from the release on 12-21-2012. Transported in my rooftop carrier from Gulfport FL to sandy shores of Lake Superior, Eagle Harbor MI to be exact.
A: Pours a jet black with a thin brown head, that stays very persistent for quite some time along the edge of the glass. It kept it's carb very well over the last 8 days in the growler. I half expected it to be flat. As we drink, we notice a fantastic lacing that remains on the sides of the glass. Just beautiful.
N: The nose really shines with this beer. Absolutely amazing. Notes of chocolate, sweet milk, toffee, and a very understated vanilla notes. The sweet sugar cane rum aroma rises as this liquid gold warms.
T: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The palate has more roast notes than the nose would indicate. Very well melded flavors of chocolate, brown sugar/rum, some mild vanilla, dark roast notes. Excellent and very unique toasted coconut and beautiful rum profile.
M: The mouthfeel is what really brings this stout to the next level. It's so silky, I'm super impressed. It's got a very thick feeling, but the carbonation is surprising, and supports that thick feeling well.
Drink and Overall: This beer really lives up to the hype. It's an amazing stout, and after having Rare DOS on tap as well, I believe the two are pretty close to one another in terms of quality. Awesome beer.
Serving type: growler
12-29-2012 19:47:39 | More by MarcatGSB
4.95/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Opened a 16oz growler received from this years release
A- dark black with brown lacing and nice head
S- chocolate lactose smooth hint of rum. The lactose hides the booziness quite well.
T- smooth chocolate with hints of coffee and a heavenly rum finish
M- thick stout well balanced with a nice head of lactose. The consistency was not as thick as MZ but very easy to drink.
O- This is by far the best stout ive had yet. Had the PEGS rare on tap the same day and i liked the rum barrel aged better than the bourbon barrel aged. I could drink this stuff all day!
Serving type: growler
12-25-2012 18:02:25 | More by Maximus_Prime
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A:midnight black, light tan head very little head on it, little carbonation, little lacing
S:rich dark bakers chocolate, light coffee, toffee, caramel, light brown sugar, vanilla, toasted coconut
T: bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, toasted coconut, toffee, caramel, vanilla, wood, slight rum background, slight alcohol heat
M: thick, chewy, viscous, syrupy like consistency
O: a really great barrel aged offering, could use a little more rum in the taste but a melange of delicious flavor are in here
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2012 18:14:48 | More by fields336
4.8/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
300th review of a beer I never expected to drink. Thanks a bunch to Mposha for the 16oz swingtop Growler. 19 written on the check mark next to RareR D.O.S
A Flat black pour that's pretty much opaque except for thinner areas. Pretty much no head at all which leads to no lacing.
S Big time barrel. Sweet dark fruits, vanilla, sweet not hot alcohol (Bourbon? Rum?) Smells amazing
T Sweetness from front to back but not cloying. Vanilla, burnt sugars, chocolate, integrated bourbon, coconut and a bit of heat. Each sip is great and specific flavors can be found when looking for them. Top notch stout that lives up to the hype.
M Heavy feel like a Zhukov with very little carbonation. Big chewy and viscous, im curious what the final gravity was.
O Unbelievable beer that without a doubt lives up to the hype. Without a doubt top 5 beer I've ever had regardless of scores.
Serving type: growler
12-04-2012 18:47:44 | More by Gushue3
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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