Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.5 | pDev: 6.44%
Feb 07, 2021
Nov 04, 2014
Notes: D.O.S. aged in Pritchard's Double Chocolate Bourbon Barrels
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Rated: 4.31 by krl2112 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing snifter glass.

A: Deep black and opaque. Looks very thick, with barely any visible carbonation in there. Forms a thin tan head that stays around for a bit, but settles out fairly quickly.

S: You can smell the chocolate while pouring. Up close, there's chocolate, cacao, and bourbon. Deep roasted malts and oaken barrel lending vanilla and tannins. Really, really good aroma.

T: Chocolate – dark chocolate, cacao, and Dark Hershey's syrup. Bourbon and associated sweetness. Dark roasted malts and vanilla, oak tannins and thick malt sweetness. Hints of leather and mild dark fruits. But the chocolate and bourbon shine here. The finish is restrained bourbon, barrel, and residual chocolate sweetness.

M: A thick, sticky, viscous mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is restrained for style. Very low carbonation sensation adds to the thick body.

O: This was really, really tasty. For my tastes, it hits the perfect balance of barrel prominence without overwhelming all other flavors. A truly excellent big, thick, sticky barrel-aged imperial stout.
Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by M_chav from New Mexico

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by rspauldi from Texas

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by xdtfx from Illinois

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by BeerBeak81 from New York

Jul 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
650ml bottle. served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark black body, opaque in clarity as expected, one finger dark mocha head, a bit of retention, no lacing. Smells of a hefty chocolate milkshake aroma, bourbon heat, oak, mild roast, a bit of coffee. Very nice. Flavour is similarly chocolate-forward; I've never had Pritchard's Double Chocolate Bourbon but I'm getting a pretty good sense of what that is from this beer. A very nice base beer for the barrel-aging treatment. Chocolate brownies, bourbon, more chocolate, a bit of char and roast, espresso. Primarily a chocolate-based flavour, I don't know how to get more specific with this. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, appropriate carbonation, plenty of depth and flavour but just thin and feels a little bit lighter than it should. A very nice imperial stout with a particularly good barrel-aged treatment.
Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by yeaprolly from Washington

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by jshusc from South Carolina

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by aasher from Indiana

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by bcrossan from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2015
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The highlight of this beer is the thick, full, rich mouthfeel. Exactly what a barrel aged stout should be. The palate is chocolate stout with a strong molasses finish. Overall, a very nice BA offering from Cycle.
Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by Raziel313 from California

Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by w5baron from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Oct 07, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by IrishColonial from Texas

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Sep 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Mangbus from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a cycle snifter - black as night with a thin brown head that stuck around for a bit. Smelled of bourbon and rich chocolate. Taste followed suit with a heavy fudge bourbon taste. Feel was thick and rich with the usual silky mouthfeel that cycle always delivers on. One of my favorites from their 2014 releases.
Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by greg4579 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2015
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Rated by Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Mcberko!! Cheers man. So much fudge and a touch of char. So good.
Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by HugeBulge from New York

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Sosopogi from Florida

Jul 13, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by Jdotswizz from Texas

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio

Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by jampics2 from Ohio

Jul 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Got this one from 7clutch in a recent box. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in Prichard's double chocolate bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: Pitch black opaque pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, fizzy, mocha colored head with decent retention. Head makes more than enough fizzy noise. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a full cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A bit flat by they end, unfortunately. A slight ring remains leaving a few falling dots of lacing. Great color but too fizzy a head.

SMELL: Big nose of bourbon, oak, sweet cream and vanilla, coconut with some wonderful milk and pure chocolate aromas. Smells great. Bold and complex, with notes of toffee and roasted malt under the bourbon and chocolate heavy aromas. Great.

TASTE: Lots of bourbon, oak and chocolate flavors up front. Bold beginning, with coconut and toffee sweetness as well. Big, bold and flavorful finish of bourbon, coconut, sweet vanilla and milk chocolate, oak, toffee, some pure bitter baker's chocolate and some burnt and roasted malts. Decadent. Absolutely lovely.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, unfortunately, only semi-creamy, goes down fine with a bit of a scratch and finishes sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Awesome. Decadent and excellent. Could use a slightly creamier palate, which would pull the flavors together to perfection, but otherwise, this is a superb creation that brought a huge smile to my face. Lots of wonderful barrel character with chocolate and roasted components that work so well. Would love to drink this again. Thanks again 7clutch. This was spectacular.
Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by suckaj from Florida

Jun 28, 2015
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