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

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared at my Birthday whale tasting. I shared this, and big thanks to mposha (Reddit) for this gem.

Pours with no head, as expected, super pitch black beer, with thick syrupy legs!

Nose is awesome! oh my! Great chocolate, big malts, syrupy, thick rich cocoa, little roast and coffee, aged malts as well, dark chocolate, just a touch of dark fruit even.

Taste is delicious! Lush thick and rich, tons of chocolate, velvety, dark malting chocolate, chewy oats, hint of sweet sugary fruitiness too which I assume is from the rum barrel with a touch of vanilla oak too, light bitterness, melting rich chocolate, so thick, lush, tasty, just awww yeah.... Long lush finish, hint of bitterness, hint vanilla oak barrel, velvety lush mouth coating.

Mouth is full rich thick bodied, velvety, lighter but decent carb.

Overall holy shit, this def earned it's reputation, very good beer, very good!

Serving type: growler

03-04-2013 21:14:50 | More by jlindros
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dbc5

Ohio

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

16 ounce growler poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout snifter.

A: Pour is thick and muddy. This one has sat in the growler for about 2 months and looks to be fairly low on carbonation, although a thin layer of mocha colored foam briefly makes an appearance across the top of the beer. Swirling surprisingly provides a consistent ring around the edge of the glass. I'm a bit torn on how to rate the appearance on this one, as I realize the lack of head is in part attributable to this sitting in a growler for 2 months.

S: My first rum barrel stout and I enjoy the contribution to the nose this spirit provides. Picking up a nice amount of dark fruits in this, along with milk chocolate, vanilla, and an underlying roastiness. Smell indicates this will be moderately sweet.

T: Really interesting complexity here. Opens up all fruit, mainly cherries. There is a distinct point when this transitions on the tongue from sweet dark fruits to a roasty dark chocolate with underlying coffee. This isn't an experience I have had with many other beers but makes for tremendously interesting drinking. The rum appears at the very end and ties everything together.

M: The low carbonation apparent on the pour carries over into the mouthfeel. It actually works for this beer though and contributes a silky, creamy, and thick feel. This is one of the thicker stouts I've had; it really coats the tongue.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. Chocolate covered cherries blend with roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The rum presence is light but apparent on the back end. Really glad I had the opportunity to enjoy this one.

Serving type: growler

02-27-2013 02:42:24 | More by dbc5
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-25-2013 03:04:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Jefe73 for this one...

A: Pours out pitch black with only a thin creamy brown head. The foam fades into almost nothing, and there is very little lacing to speak of.

S: The nose is milk chocolate, vanilla, dark malt, and barrel aging. This beer smells sweet and inviting, but not over the top sweet.

T: Like the nose, I get a lot of chocolate, some stone fruits, a touch of roast, and some vanilla. This beer is excellent.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and syrupy, coats the palate but moves off nicely. Lingering chocolate and vanilla. The sweetness sticks around for a bit and then fades.

O: This is a fantastic beer. I like my stouts more on the burnt toast side, but the sweetness here is really great. I'm extremely happy to have been able to try it, and I'd love to drink it again someday.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2013 04:00:11 | More by trxxpaxxs
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Swing top growler thanks to Pnell316
Opened on 2.8.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark tan head of fine bubbles with good retention.

S - Booze, chocolate, sweet dark fruit, wood.

T - Booze, then some chocolate and barrel, it hits in stages, all good.

D - Silky smooth with good carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Barrel aged stout at it's best. Hits you in stages and each one is a treat.

Serving type: growler

02-18-2013 06:16:49 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-17-2013 04:39:41 | More by TMoney2591
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with acurtis... thanks man!!

Appearance is viscous and opaque. Almost no head. The nose is heavily rum forward with chocolate and brownie in the background. The taste is decadent. The rum is well integrated with the hefty stout base. Layers of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and fudge all are at play. The flavors are well balanced and I don't get any of the heat that I got on the nose. Mouthfeel is heavy and smooth. Delicious brew, definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: growler

02-16-2013 22:57:50 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-16-2013 22:52:02 | More by Florida9
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FosterJM

California

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.

Serving type: growler

02-11-2013 18:21:11 | More by FosterJM
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AltBock

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had the opportunity to try this beer at Peg's Catina at their end of the world party on Dec 21, but this review is for their flip top bottle release. I poured it into my Peg's Cycle Brewing snifter.

This beer poured a midnight crude oil black. It's one of those beers where light will just bounce of it like somebody lathered sunscreen on the glass. On top of this black beauty was a beautiful espresso colored 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch head of foam. It had excellent retention! It never really receded. A small skim of foam lasted until the last drop of beer was gone. It left behind a ton of sticky espresso colored spots and streaks of lace around the glass.

Pleasant but not not super strong aroma. It wasn't strong, but it had plenty going on it. It was a very well mixed aroma of rum, oak, black cherry, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, caramel, rum raisins, and then it finishes up with a nice splash of vanilla to round everything off. It wasn't a little bit of this and a little bit that, except for the vanilla. It smelled like everything was equally balanced.

The taste was just as good as the aroma, but it had its differences. The taste kicked off with a nice mild to medium taste of rum and oak. The rum and oak wasn't strong enough to run away with the taste. That's fine because there's a lot going on in here. Following the rum and oak was some roasted coffee beans, a pinch of black cherry, a speck of black licorice, dark chocolate, sweet rum raisins, and a subtle hint of vanilla at the finish line. Once the beer really warms up, the rum comes out more. However it still doesn't take over the taste. Great taste!

Full bodied with a nice aftertaste of rum, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, rum raisins, and a drop of vanilla. The taste that sticks around for the longest amount of time happens to be the sweet rum raisins. Wonderful aftertaste.

It's truly a great beer! The rum and oak didn't run this beer. What ran this beer was a wide range of flavors. Would I drink it again? Hell yeah I would. I just wish that I was allowed more than 3 bottles. 

Serving type: growler

02-06-2013 04:33:05 | More by AltBock
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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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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-27-2013 00:14:36 | More by hooliganlife
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to LiquidDegenerate for this lovely beer! Bottled 12/21/12:

Pours more or less like a glass of dark roast - a thin layer of caramel brown head dissipates quickly leaving behind a thin collar that laces a bit with plenty of oily booze remnants. Pretty good amount of cloudy beading beneath the head. I'm surprised and delighted by the amount of carbonation that remains.

Caramel covered, rum-soaked fruits explode from the bottle. Sweet oak melded with vanilla or even hazelnut. I'm glad to see that the sweetness is pretty dialed back, leaving room for a mellowed out rum, cocoa and dried fruit profile. Really nice in the nostrils if I do say so myself.

Oh god damn... what a big old beautiful beer. Bittersweet chocolate and overripe red fruits, toffee and caramel, a nice twang from the rum contribution plays well against the earthiness of the oak. A hint of coffee grounds, maybe some molasses - pretty complex I think, evolving with every bit of warmth. Some boozy plum shows itself later on in the glass... finishes a bit sweeter than I anticipated but it works. Not too sticky and not too dry, great sense of balance in that regard.

I would love to try this one on tap. There's hardly any room for improvement but I think a fresh sample would really put this stuff over the edge. Fantastic.

Very grateful to have had the chance to try this gem. Thanks Jim!

Serving type: growler

01-26-2013 00:11:42 | More by yamar68
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oline73

Maryland

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the growler into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours almost black in color with a quarter inch of good looking tan head. The head leaves a ring around the pour. It smells a bit hot. I'm getting some vanilla notes along with rum and dark fruit. The taste is very sweet with a nice rum note right away. Lots of roasted malt to back up the sweetness that is accentuated by the rum barrel. I'm also getting some dark chocolate and oak in the flavor. The finish is a bit warm but not abrasive in any way. The beer is very thick and covers your mouth. The carbonation is creamy and smooth. Overall I really enjoyed this one. It's a good use of rum barrel aging and I'd be happy to have more.

Serving type: growler

01-22-2013 01:23:52 | More by oline73
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2013 05:58:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jegross2

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the highly coveted Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub out of Gulfport, Florida. This beer is their Doug’s Original Stout (the "D.O.S." part of the name) aged in Rum barrels (presumably the capital R part of the "RareR").

Score: 97

2012 vintage 500 ml growler from the 12/21/2012 release. Served in a Tyranena snifter glass and enjoyed on 01/17/13.

Appearance: Ink black in color. Pours a thin layer of mocha-colored head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor, splotchy lacing that is primarily oily, but average retention. What little lacing and oil clings slowly oozes down the side, back into the glass. 4/5

Smell: Vanilla, fudge and milk chocolate. Behind that is a sweet rum backbone that gets a little more prominent towards the tail end of a whiff. Oak too. Some roastiness and a little dark fruit. Hint of cherry. 4.75/5

Taste: The sweet rum is a lot more "forward" on the palate than in the nose, but it is deliciously incorporated. The first flavor to hit you is the rum, followed shortly thereafter by a wave of vanilla and fudge. This is then followed by a wave of dark fruit, brown sugar and faint milk chocolate. Finishes with lingering vanilla and fudge. There is some bold "boozy flavor," but no "booziness." Slightly sweet overall. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Not quite full-bodied, low carbonation. Rich and creamy on the palate. Finishes dry, but not quite "chalky." 4.5/5

Overall: This is a baby Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 with sweet rum and cherry characteristics. Holy wow! I love how rich and complex this brew is.

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this out!

Pairings: French vanilla ice cream.

Cost: $20 for a 500 ml growler.

Serving type: growler

01-18-2013 02:34:07 | More by jegross2
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Dan for this. 500ml swing top out of my CBS snifter.

A- Pours a very deep black, and has a fairly thick appearance. A healthy mocha color head appears, and reduces to a light ring of foam around the ring of the glass. A little swirl leaves a nice spotty lacing around the glass.

S- A ton of roasted malt and dark fruits. A bit of boozy oakiness, but somewhat hard to distinguish the exact alcohol type from the nose alone.

T- Very smooth and creamy, transitions to lots of dark fruity notes and rum. It is rich and a bit sweet, but almost has a tartness about it(perhaps from the rum). The flavors work together extremely well though, and the base beer is big enough to stand up to the strength of the barrel.

M- Very nice. Thick and heavy, without being overboard. The carbonation was spot on too, especially from a swing top that is a few weeks old now.

O- I was very excited to try this beer, and I have to say it met my expectations. I'd be curious to try the bourbon, as I think it would be more up my alley. The rum comes of a bit harsh at times, but is still very delicious. This beer has depth, and I'd gladly drink more of these. Could only imagine it is even better on tap.

Serving type: growler

01-18-2013 01:43:54 | More by Gfunk720
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Scored one of these in a trade, decided to share it with foofaa after a random trip to Philly.

A - Pours black with a small film of head, quickly dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace down the glass.

S - Smells of rich chocolate fudge, vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee, oak, dark roasted malt and spicy rum. Not as much spirit as I was expecting, leaving plenty of room for the base aromas to shine through.

T - Starts off with the fudgey chocolate and smooth vanilla sweetness quickly being joined buy the toffee, caramel, oak, coconut, dark roasted grains and spicy rum bring it all together. Finish is a mix of sweetness and dark roast, combining with some warming booze to linger long after the finish. This is a really well put together beer.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel goes a little watery toward the end of the glass. Booze is well hidden, only really coming forward as it warms up to room temperature.

O - Really solid BA stout. It didn't blow me away by any stretch of the imagination but it really made me want to try the regular Rare DOS. Hope I have that chance one day as I am pretty sure I am going to love it.

Serving type: growler

01-14-2013 18:12:36 | More by orangesol
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iadler

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz growler from the 12/21/12 release. Big thanks to Alex for sending this my way. A big want of mine for a long time.

A- Pours a opaque black with a thin mocha head that stays around, though leaving no lacing behind. A really nice looking beer regardless.

S- Freshly baked fudge brownies, sweetened and fresh coconut, vanilla beans, toffee, rum, peppery spice, and dark fruit with black cherries and plum.

T- Waves of chocolate throughout with fudge, brownie batter, and dark chocolate. Coconut, toffee, roasted malt, vanilla, rum soaked fruit and spice cake are also present.

M- Light carbonation with a rich, syrupy body. One of the best mouth-feels I've had with a stout. Perfect.

O- A rich and dense beer with incredible complexity and flavor. Plenty of chocolate sweetness, but never cloying. Simply put, not only one of the best stouts I've had, but one of the best beers I've had period.

Serving type: growler

01-13-2013 17:05:06 | More by iadler
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Hunter for the trade on this! Popped open a 500ml growler dated 12-21-12 on 01/11/13.

A: Growler was filled up to the very top of the swing-top. Had a small hiss when I opened it...nice. Pours a deep black with very light and quickly fading carbonation. Thick, I was super exicted when I poured this beer...

S: Smell was slightly better than the taste, but as soon as I opened the bottle and even moreso when I poured the beer, strong notes of sweet rum, choc, syrup...all those great dark notes...smelled really complex and nice....even more exicted!

T: First taste...wow!, really smooth, surprisingly no taste of any alcohol, only nice flavors with a mild sweetness....rum, molasses, maybe some figs (i don't want to get to crazy here...It was really good,,,lets just say that!) . I did not rate this a 5 because the flavors did not linger and faded a bit more quickly than I expected. Don't get me wrong, it is awesome!

M: Nice, not overpowering and super-syrupy...very very drinkable!

O: Really, really good. Lots of flavors and tastes!

Serving type: growler

01-12-2013 13:51:13 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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kevanb

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml poured into an Eagle Rock snifter.

Peg's Cantina (Cycle Brewing) G.O.O.D RareR D.O.S

The beer pours black as night, motor oil consistency out of the growler, hues of dark brown around the rim of the glass when struck by the light, a thin fizzy caramel colored head appears for a brief moment but recedes into nothingness almost immediately. A touch of film does remain on top of the beer, but there is no apparent lacing as it goes down. The aroma is nice, dark chocolate, charred wood, roasted coffee jump out with a nice smooth lingering rum presence with a touch of sharp fusel alcohol, the nose isn't overly complex but very balanced and inviting. The flavors, however, are truly wonderful. Nice dark chocolate cake flavor with a smooth coffee touch greats the tongue right off the bat with a great wood character, a nice layer of cherry and raisin that leads to a fantastically smooth rum finish with just the faintest vanilla notes lingering behind. The flavors are so perfectly balanced, wonderfully integrated and brilliantly complex, each sip brings out some great nuances that really take this beer to a new level. The body is wonderful, impressively smooth, rich, full bodied and leaves a nice warming sensation as it goes down.

Verdict: A truly inspired beer, the complexity is superb and the smooth body is absolutely fantastic. For anyone who loves a great stout or barrel aged beer, this is a must have.

Serving type: growler

01-12-2013 04:10:22 | More by kevanb
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml growler from the second batch, into a snifter.

A: Pours a blackish-brown coffee color with a small tan head. Glugs out of the growler viscously.

S: Richly sweet caramel and molasses, woody, a bit of herbal rum character, marshmallow. Alcohol notes mix with the sweetness.

T: Not quite as sweet as the nose, with some dry roasted malt and tannins, cocoa, light vanilla and toffee. The rum lends some green nuttiness to the beer which doesn't show up in whiskey barrel-aged beers.

M: Thick-bodied with very light carbonation.

O: Very good, and certainly a lot better than other rum barrel-aged beers I've had.

Serving type: growler

01-11-2013 18:39:12 | More by Etan
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joel66

New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for sharing Thomas Poured thick like motor oil, with a smell and taste that was reminiscent of Apple brandy huna. Subtle vanilla and booz with great barrel aging characteristics. I didn’t pick up the rum, but def caught the booze. I felt like I needed to keep wiping my teeth when in discussion to avoid looking like a sunk them into liquid brownies

Serving type: growler

01-11-2013 14:33:25 | More by joel66
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brystmar

Texas

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

Gloops out of the growler with a syrup-like consistency. Caramely roast in the nose, could be a tad more pungent.

Body is extremely viscous; coats the mouth more fully than almost any beer I've ever had. Wow... Been a long time since I was this enamored by a beer's mouthfeel.

Roasted malts, caramel, barrels, and booze all combine to create an incredible BA stout profile. Complex, yet smooth and damn near sessionable. Superbly refined; demonstrates an utter mastery of the brewing process. Bravo.

Serving type: growler

01-09-2013 05:43:30 | More by brystmar
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MrVonzipper

California

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black, pretty oily and viscous with a 1cm tan head with pretty short retention and spotty lace.

Very deep dark rich nose. Very bold but I wouldn't say incredibly complex. Muted dark chocolate, a touch of soy sauce, dark fruit and molasses.

Flavor on the other hand is incredibly complex. A huge range of flavor and a little different from many stouts if its kinds. Notes of graham, chocolate, mocha. It changes quite a bit from beginning to end resembling a range of desserts like tiramisu.

Mouth is full bodied and sticky with a low and creamy carbonation.

Overall this is a phenomenal beer. The only downfall is the nose which is pretty much one note, but the flavor makes up for everything. No booziness or alcohol present. This will not get better than it is now. Drink fresh as recommended.

Serving type: growler

01-08-2013 04:46:11 | More by MrVonzipper
Peg's G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.