RareR DOS Ampersand Plus | Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by markgugs on 08-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
38
pDev:
6.13%
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Reviews by Jdub2839:
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4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Choosing not to bottle this for Nooner 8 instead of RareR w/Hazelnuts must have been like choosing which child is your favorite. If this beer never sees a future beyond what's left in the kegs at the brewery then beer drinkers everywhere will have lost a true gem.

Edit: 3/12/15 -- Released in bottles today as Cycle's "Thursday" beer. Still tastes as awesome as it did in December.

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Photo of Mangbus
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

had this on draft Dec/2014. Full 12oz snifter -poured pitch black with a quarter inch khaki/brown head. Aroma of rum barrel sweetness mixed with cinnamon. Taste was right there with it. Just enough barrel to keep the cinnamon in check. Thick luscious mouth-feel that cycle has perfected. Overall it was excellent. My top beer of 2014.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.89/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.23/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Peg's. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a big khaki head. Great retention. Thick collar.

Smell - Peppers and rum. A little spicy. Chocolate.

Taste - Chocolate and cola. Strong spiciness, not only from peppers but also from cinnamon. Rum finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy spicy and boozy. Medium carbonation. Drinks well though.

Overall - Very enjoyable. Intense, but good.

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -26%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jorrx003
4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pmangold
4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had this one in Dec '14 when they sent off Rarer DOS. One of the best beers I've ever had. Super thick like most of Cycle's stouts. The smell had it all, rum, chocolate, vanilla, coffee - the kitchen sink. the taste followed and slowly changed and developed as it warmed. I've had many from Cycle and other breweries since and it's still my favorite.

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4.72/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
4.48/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.61/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.8/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on tap at the Cycle One-Year Anniversary event. Served in a Cycle snifter.

A: Pours an extremely dark brown, and opaque. Has a half-finger of tan head with good retention and low visible carbonation.

S: Wonderfully complex - chilis, cinnamon, sweet rum, roasted malts and accompanying sweetness, vanilla. Amazing nose - could keep smelling this one for a long while.

T: A rum hit up front, barrel oak, chilis, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao. BIg malty backbone throughout. Chili flavor (without excessive heat) and some rum booze on the exhale.

M: Heavy, thick-bodied but not quite as viscous as Hunahpu. Modest alcohol content for a barrel-aged stout, and carbonation on the low side adds to the velvety texture.

O: This was flat-out really, really good. Truly one of the best beers I've had in a long time. I hope this makes several repeat appearances.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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RareR DOS Ampersand Plus from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 38 ratings