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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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419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
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:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-09-2012)
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Peg's. Served in a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Very dark, looks black except around the rim where it appears as very dark brown. Minimal visible carbonation, and forms a ring of brown foam. Essentially opaque.

S: Big roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of coffee, raisins, oaky, boozy (rum). Really an amazingly deep, rich aroma.

T: Follows the nose. Chocolate, oak, booze/rum, dark fruit, raisins (prunes maybe?). The drying tannins mesh so well with the sweet malt. Great flavor. I did not appreciate any coconut flavor that many others have noticed.

M: Smooth creamy mouthfeel, heavy-bodied, and only moderate alcohol for the style - the barrel-aging doesn't seem overdone. Low carbonation.

O: Hype aside, this is really, really good. Very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 23:03:22 | More by macrosmatic
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml swing-top growler poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks John (johnnyb) for this rarity! Split two ways.

A- Pours an opaque jet black with hardly any head but decent carbonation and some alcohol legs that form along the sides of the glass when sloshed around a bit.

S- Nice balance of rum, malts, chocolate, fairly aromatic but nothing ridiculously so. Very nice rum balance.

T- Rum, a hint of oak, light bitter chocolate, nice smooth rum finish. Nicely balanced with an excellent integration of rum barrel aging that doesn't dominate too much but adds a nice flavor to the beer.

M- Smooth, very drinkable, absolutely no alcohol burn, light carbonation. I don't know what the abv is but it is extremely drinkable but you can definitely feel it.

O- This was an excellent barrel-aged stout however I think it is a little bit over-hyped. There was an excellent use of barrel-aging with a very nice amount of rum and a smooth quality to the beer however I would have liked the base beer to be slightly more robust and present itself with a bit more flavor. Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot and it is one of my favorite barrel-aged stouts, but probably not my favorite. I highly recommend trying it, but maybe not going all out in trying to obtain it.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2013 04:15:59 | More by jaasen64
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KevSal

California

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

Serving type: growler

01-04-2013 03:52:32 | More by KevSal
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

My buddy Chris gets a big thumbs up here for sending me a couple of the mini growlers.

When poured into my Smuttynose snifter a bronze colored head appears for a short visit and quickly settles to a very think ring of foam. The beer is a very glossy, almost metallic deep brown color. No lace so speak of. Just looks slick.

Very interesting aroma. Lightly sweet with some spice and some dark chocolate. A bit later I was getting some coconut which really added a nice dimension.

Chocolate is center stage here with coconut playing in the background. While I don’t think I could have spotted Rum without knowing, there is definitely a bit of the spice that comes from a Rum. So the notes are definitely there. A touch of brown sugar here along with a touch of black pepper.

Mouthfeel is really interesting here. Very smooth and while bold in body, it’s so soft. My favorite Imp Stouts all have a thicker body and this is no exception, but it has such rounded soft edges it’s great.

Really a wonderful beer. As it warms it opens into something very special.

Serving type: growler

01-03-2013 00:00:13 | More by Reagan1984
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

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
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Maximus_Prime

Florida

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
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fields336

North Carolina

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
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

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
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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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review from notes taken on the 5th of July at Pegs. This was another surprise handed to me by Doug. Just a nonchalant here give this a try as he slides a snifter infront of me and then proceeds to treat everyone else sitting at the bar with a sample. I had no idea what I was drinking until all but the last sip remained.

The brew appeared black in color with a thin, tight tan cap sitting across the top. As it faded, it produced spotty lacing on the glass. When held to the light, a thin ruby brown clarity can be seen around the edges.

The smell was rich of coconut, raison sweetness blending into a soft touch of alcohol. The roast of the grain imparts a smell of dark chocolate, licorice and almost a hint of spicy menthol coolness. It was obvious this was barrel aged but the light spice inclusion had me scratching my head.

The flavor of this brew strikes with caramel and toasty coconut and toffee with vanilla all from the barrel againg. Before your palate has an opportunity to register "sweet" in your brain, a flavor of roast like espresso and bitter chocolate come out and are well pronounced mid-palate. A bit more vanilla and spice almost like raw oak but not quite increase in perception as the brew warms up.

This was a heavier bodied brew, almost chewy with a light level of carbonation. Super smooth and easy drinking as even the guy beside me stated outloud "jesus this is smooth for a dark beer." A fantastic sipper to say the least. What a joy and unexpected surprise to get to try this beer. Doug mentioned that perhaps this was held on to for too long and it was starting to fall off a bit. Are you serious? I can only imagine what this brew was like when it was fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 15:29:01 | More by stakem
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2012 20:13:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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largadeer

California

3.05/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-01-2012 04:58:21 | More by largadeer
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

228th Review
Growler to CBC taster
Enjoyed on 11 May 2012

Thanks for this RareR tasty brew Johndoe8!

A: The abyss of black. Thin layer of soft mocha bubbles for a head. Thick motor oil consistency.

S: Smells of rum, sweet caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Beautiful nose and quite inviting!

T: Complex and deep. Follows nose closely, but the rum is a bit more muted. Not too sweet - the vanilla balances the dark chocolate and caramel nicely. Notes of coconut and oak add to the enjoyable complexity of this beer and everything is intertwined to perfection.

M: Full bodied with gentle carbonation. Thick and coating, but very smooth.

O: Simply put...this beer is amazing! I'll leave it at that.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2012 09:34:03 | More by spdyfire83
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DmanGTR

New York

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

Review from notes.

Thanks to Aaron and co. for dragging me out of my study den and making me have an awesome time. You guys rock. This beer poured pitch black. It's a black hole. A deep abyss that sports a milk chocolate brown head that dares you to disturb it. So I did. And holy shit, this beer is SMOOTH. That's the first thing that came to my head. All the flavors are wonderfully melded together. Toffee, toasted marshmallows, caramel, figs/raisins, coffee, dark chocolate, it's all there. Follow that with a nice boozy rum presence and oak. This is where it's at guys. Big body, excellent carbonation. Word.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 16:37:06 | More by DmanGTR
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Brabander

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This must be the best beer i have ever had! I was at the CBC festival in Copenhagen where i met Johndoe8. He asked me to join him and some other BA's for a tasting in the evening. I could not make it that night. The next day we met again and then one of the best things happened! He had some of this beer left for me and poured in a small amount of this beer. The only thing i can say is that this is one HELL of a stout. I have tasted a lot in this style but this amazed me soooo much i can only give it the maximum. Soft, balanced, easy to drink...wow!

Serving type: growler

05-21-2012 20:21:40 | More by Brabander
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured from a 16 oz. growler into a snifter.

The pour is a molasses black with almost no head.

There is a boozines in the aroma. Rum, roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, coconut, and a bit of vanilla all come through in the nose.

The flavor is so incredibly smooth. It starts with a light sweetness, both from the rum and the roasted malt. Dark bitter chocolate, espresso and milk along with more rum. It is sweet, chocolately, smooth, and full of character, which only grows as the sip goes on. Toward the end of the sip, coconut, vanilla, and sweeter milk chocolate dominate more.

The carbonation is light in appearance, but there is a medium carbonation and nice smoothness when I drink it. There is full body and a smoothness that just blows me away.

This was pretty incredible. A slight knock in the appearance and a light smell intensity were the only things that really brought it down.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2012 02:21:33 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Fux

France

4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a few sips of this at CBC shared by a very generous guy from California (JohnDoe8?). Thanks a lot!

A : Pitch black with almost no head

S: Rum, oak, vanilla. Very deep, very strong, amazing!

T: Rum, chocolate, molasses, caramel malts on the finish, sweet. Flavorful, complex, nice.

M: Sweet, a bit oily, smooth, very enjoyable.

O: A great great beer. Deep, strong, oaky, the perfect Imperial Stout! Had too few of this for my taste! Hopefully, on another lucky day... Thx again!

Serving type: growler

05-15-2012 23:42:01 | More by Fux
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baggio

Sweden

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously shared by JohnDoe8 in Copenhagen, thanks alot!

A: Pitch black with a brown/beige head and some small lacing.

S: Caramel, Rum, Chocolate, Vanilla and molasses. Smells truly wonderful!

T: Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, Rum, Roasted bread and Butterscotch.

M: Supersmooth and perfectly balanced with just enough carbonation. Dangerously drinkable.

One of the very best stouts i've yet to try. So perfectly balanced. I need more of this...

Serving type: growler

05-13-2012 14:50:04 | More by baggio
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Steve for sharing. 16oz growler #25. Served in a Närke snifter.

A - A thin mocha foam settles to a thin ring and a few wisps, leaving behind tiny specks of lace. Black body, and an oily glass-coating brown film that lingers upon consumption.

S - Massive notes of butterscotch, coconut, dark chocolate, molasses, brownies, and the lightest touch of rum. Surprisingly little oak here - guessing the rum barrel was re-used a few times before ending up in Doug's hands. In any case, even with the understated barrel and spirit presence this is still quite excellent, as the base stout is formidable in its own right. Minimal alcohol presence.

T - As with Rare D.O.S. the taste is a revelation, with waves of molten milk and dark chocolates, vanilla, coconut, caramel, molasses, and a kiss of rum and oak. Super rich and smooth, with flavors that linger nearly indefinitely. Again, virtually no alcohol to be found. Probably a 4.75 in comparison to Rare D.O.S., but stellar in its own right.

M - Smooth, molten chocolate texture, medium-full body, lower carbonation, and perhaps a touch of alcohol warmth on the back of the throat. Lightly dry barrel presence in the finish.

D - Excellent stuff. Doesn't quite hit the highs of Rare D.O.S., but it's pretty close. Greatly looking forward to trying this again in the near future.

Serving type: growler

05-08-2012 12:51:51 | More by MasterSki
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seeswo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cam rules! Enjoyed side-by-side with Rare DOS.

Pours a very dark brownish color with a cocoa head. A bit oily as it swirls the glass. The nose is really good on this beer - sweetness blends nicely with the slight spiciness and the flavors of the barrel. The taste is heavenly, rivaling the very best BA imperial stouts I have ever had. The up front sweetness, the booziness in the middle and the tannic finish of rare DOS have all be knocked back into balance and then elevated by the flavors of the rum. The beer is sweet, but not overly so, flavorful, yet smooth. This beer was clearly made for rum barrels. The mouthfeel is solid with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this beer is just fantastic and worth every effort to acquire. Many hyped beers don't live up to expectations - this one exceeded mine.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2012 19:15:43 | More by seeswo
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Dark reddish brown. Much like rare dos but oilier and thicker. Smells sweet and candied like rare dos but with just a hint of rum peaking through. The aroma is down right phenomenal. Tastes sweet and malty. Chocolate, hnt of roast, and then rum... Some spice and booziness as well as lots of oak from the barrel. A bit flatter than rare dos but overall great mouthfeel. To me this is a superior beer to rare dos and definitely worth trying if you are lucky enough to stop at pegswhenit is available

Serving type: growler

04-06-2012 20:28:08 | More by Urbancaver
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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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xpimptastikx

Texas

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

Growler #11 split two ways.
Deep dark brown with ruby highlights around the edge, thin milk chocolate head. Smells of molasses, burnt brown sugar, chocolate, spiced dark rum, and wood. Taste is more of the same, not as sweet as a most whiskey barrel aged beers. It has a little more spice lent from the rum barrel and a nice fudgy chocolate taste. Mouthfeel is chewy, with light carbonation and an excellent finish. This was a great beer, and I really wish more people would age their beers in rum barrels! I can't wait for the chance to try Rare DOS as well.

Serving type: growler

03-26-2012 20:33:09 | More by xpimptastikx
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billab914

Virginia

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

Huge thanks to Rhettroactive for surprising us with this gem this evening. Bottle #21 poured from a 16oz swingtop into my Devil's Backbone tulip. It poured thick and black with a thin tan head clinging to edges of glass. Very dark and inviting.

The aroma has a very rich chocolate and toasted coconut flavor to it. Its a little like a dark chocolate and coconut brownie. A little boozy rum is there, bit it integrates very well. Very rich and sweet, a little desert like but really awesome aroma overall.

The taste shows a lot of toasted coconut and dark bittersweet chocolate. A little more of the rum is there but again really integrates and compliments well. Caramelized brown sugar and vanilla come out in the finish. I got a little more dark fruits as it warmed. So smooth and rich.

Mouthfeel thick and creamy with low carbonation. The slickness really is awesome and very fitting.

Overall it was a really fantastic beer. It was so smooth and rich. I loved the toasted coconut and vanilla flavors. Wow, this was an amazing beer. The rum barrel gave it some fantastic qualities that really sets it apart from the standard Bourbon barrel beers of the style. The barrel aging was perfectly done as well, so well integrated and complimenting. This really wasn't even on my radar because I've never really had any rum barrel beers that have impressed me, but this one completely blew me away tonight. This is definitely worthy of mention among the elite few top of the style for me.

Serving type: growler

03-26-2012 15:52:09 | More by billab914
Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.