DOS Brunch
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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American Imperial Stout
4.45 | pDev: 5.84%
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Half Rare DOS and half Beer Geek Brunch brewed at Cycle and aged in "Colorado" whiskey barrels, then finished with Mostra Kopi Luwak coffee.
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Photo of Majikow
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber without much of a head into a small snifter. Dark and thick in appearance. Smell of vanilla, coconut and whisky. Taste is strong in both coffee and whisky. Really enjoyable, balanced beer.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this one from desp59 a while back. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
50/50 blend of Rare DOS and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch, aged in Colorado whisky barrels and finished with Mostra Kopi Luwak coffee.

APPEARANCE: Opaque black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy dark tan head with excellent retention. Head slowly fades to a full, creamy cap and clings to the glass. Black body with no carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp remains leaving lots of nice lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Lots of potent, roasted coffee, sweet cream, vanilla, oak, whisky as well, dark chocolate, toffee and butterscotch on the nose. The creamy coffee is great and it works really well with the sweet whisky character.

TASTE: Roasted coffee, sweet cream, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate and whisky notes up front. Very flavorful. Some barrel and coffee at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of roasted coffee, vanilla cream, toffee and butterscotch sweetness, oak, whisky character, and some lovely bitter coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Really nice roasted, sweet and whisky character with the roasted, bitter-sweet coffee playing the perfect accompaniment to the barrel.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Super creamy and velvety smooth on the palate, goes down silky smooth and finishes a touch mouth-coating. Some bitterness and lingers but virtually no sign of heat or booze. Silky, velvety, and luscious. Wonderful feel.

OVERALL: This is a BA coffee stout lover’s dream. It’s not a bourbon bomb, so don’t expect it to be. If they wanted a bourbon bomb, they would have made that. Instead, this is a well-balanced, extremely well-executed, silky, velvety smooth barrel aged coffee stout with piles and piles of character. All the right stuff is in all the right places, with the roasted, bitter-sweet coffee and sweet barrel flavors working in perfect harmony, and an excellent look and feel supporting the show. No heat, booze or staleness here. This is all of the good and none of the bad. One of the best BA coffee stouts to have ever been dumped into my belly. Perhaps the best of all time. I’m sure they took a long time to decide that 50/50 was best, but whatever their methods were, this works. Period. Thanks again for the box of beers, desp59. This one was outstanding.

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

Big dark, bold appearing beer with one finger brown head. Good retention. Rich coffee and milk chocolate aromas, like a mocha, and this carries through on the flavour, with a fairly solid medium mouthfeel probably translating from the Mikkeller aspect, mild astringency from the coffee on the finish.

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Photo of bennyman12
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is impressive. Coffee dominates there and in the flavor. As with brunch weasel, though, it's like espresso sludge combined with 90% cacao chocolate. Too acrid for my taste, but the oak and bourbon--and the body of the base--right the ship enough. I'm following it up with a kbs 2014, which is thinner and sweeter (in a welcome way) and obviously less coffee forward. A huge beer. Much better at room temp for me.

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Photo of JAStheAce
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful rich, roasty coffee aroma oozed out of the bottle after I opened it. What a nose! Poured thick and viscous with some very nice mocha colored lacing. The taste was a (dark) chocolate milk with espresso. A thick body with a creamy feel. The dark chocolate and coffee bitterness was balanced with sweetness on the finish. I did not expect this to be as good as it was. The most remarkable quality of this fantastic barrel aged stout is how smooth it drank. Dare I say, coffee chocolate milk chuggable?

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Photo of danh53
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I drank this next to Scoop and its the perfect complement to that beer. I slightly preferred Scoop, but I absolutely love ice cream. Dos Brunch is also elite. This is the best coffee flavor I've tasted in a beer. It's rich, intense, and carries the beer; but it doesn't assault your palate with overwhelmingly bitter coffee grounds like some intense coffee stouts. You notice the complexity immediately and lingers after each sip. There's a wood like earthiness, berries, cherry, espresso, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, and that's just from the coffee. Cycle's chocolate and Mikkeller's licorice flavors blend perfectly in the stout, and the oak barrel enriches the whole experience. There's a pleasant sting from the whiskey on the finish that must be unique to the "Colorado" whiskey barrels because I got the same thing from Friday '16. It doesn't give off a bourbon or ethanol flavor. It just accentuates the flavors that are already present in the beer. Mouth feel is medium and smooth. This is worth seeking out.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle drank in a snifter on 7/14/2016

Really nice creamy offering. The oak was very present but the coffee was really potent. Near too potent as the bourbon came through only a slightly and after warming. Bold dark roast coffee and coffee beans. A chewiness to this I don't love, but overall a fantastic beer.

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

Tan head. That fizzles away. Black in in color.

Lots of coffee. Big coffee and roast. The brunch shows a little, but not overpowering which is nice. Whiskey notes and oak show but lightly. Thick and fudgy. Chocolate. Not super peaty or charred like the Mikkeller brunch beers.

Full bodied. The barrels show more in the finish as it warms. Ends fairly roast.

Solid stuff. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with brown head. Smells of sweet coffee and oak. Tastes like barrel aged vietnamese coffee. Has a sweetness and creamy coffee taste that is one of the best. Mouthfeel is full.

Amazing BA Coffee stout. With all the stupidity around Scoop, I can not beleive this one is not getting talked about more. Finished with Mostra Kopi Luwak, can not think of a better coffee

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield Brewing OG teku glass. Bottle purchased at the brewery on 5/19/16. Consumed 6/18/16.

A: Pours an opaque dark brown with low levels of visible carbonation. Forms a finger's worth of light brown head with good retention.

S: Roasted coffee and chocolate, whiskey and dry wood. Roasted malts and vanilla. A slight char from the barrel, and deeply tanned leather. Just a hint of toffee in the background. A nice aroma, even if nothing unexpected.

T: Coffee, bourbon, and chocolate. Oak dryness and roasted malt bitterness. Vanilla, leather, a touch of caramelized malts. Finishes with lingering whiskey and coffee with some mocha character.

M: Heavy bodied, though a bit lighter than Rare DOS. The alcohol flavors seemsintegrated into the flavor profile, though they remain obvious. Low carbonation sensation.

O: A pretty good beer, but I think this a situation where the end product is less than the sum of its parts. The body being even slightly thin does detract just a bit. It remains a worthwhile drink, but I’d recommend seeking out either component brew separately before this one.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Popped this bottle at an epic Omaha, Nebraska bottle share. Poured into a teku. I felt this was a little over hyped. No real highlights. Nose, taste and mouth feel were lacking. Decent beer. Not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Smells of well roasted coffee and light whiskey smell. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Wonderful blend of the coffee and whiskey with a minimal alcohol taste. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of ukwildcat1995
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium oily pour. Not much head retention, and no lacing.

Big coffee smell. Not much else.

The taste is amazing. Fantastic coffee and bourbon. Very nice. Mild alcohol bite on the end.

Smooth mouth feel, moderate carbonation.

This was the second time I've had this beer. Better than the first. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of yumbeer
3.95/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Meh. Disappointed as I expected this to be better. It was thin, small amount of bourbon flavor and just really underwhelming. Best part was the mouthfeel which was solid and a nice creaminess. If this was from lesser hyped breweries, maybe I'd think it was better, but I expect better from cycle and Mikkeller.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle. Black. Smells of strong coffee. Molasses. Some bourbon. Intense. Tastes of rich coffee and chocolate. Fudge. Bourbon is stronger in the flavor. It’s intense in the back end. Heavy. Boozy. The coffee cuts the sugars and the intensity of the bourbon nicely. Not as strong on the bourbon, but has a really nice coffee flavor.

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, roasty, thick, sweet, earthy, smooth and super drinkable for such a diesel beer. Right up there with BA Champion ground, BAVSS, Rum BA Caffe Americano and pre-'15 BCBCS on the top tier of best BA Coffee stouts.

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Photo of BeerTheater
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers as of late along with Foolery. This is a perfect stout with great coffee and barrel flavors that work very well together and don't overpower one another nor thw base beer but work in perfect coca-cola harmony. Not that there are cola's just an old cultural reference. Anyway, three cheers for good beer and life.

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DOS Brunch from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 100 ratings