Rare DOS Blue - Aged In Woodford Reserve Barrels
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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From:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
95
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 5.8%
Ratings:
70
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 05, 2017
Added:
May 19, 2016
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  17
SCORE
95
World-Class
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4.23 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Jul 05, 2017
 
4.27 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Jun 18, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Blue label bottle from 2016 poured into a large tulip! Pours thick with a creamy tan head that slowly fades. Thick spotted lacing all the way down when consumed. The smell is of coconut, chocolate, roasted malts, darkfruit, bourbon, vanilla. The taste mirrors the smell and I love the bite in the end. Feel is full and smooth. I dig cycle stouts, they have that game dialed in for sure. Overall I don't like how they put "drink fresh, DO NOT AGE" on the bottle because age made this beer better than when i had a taste of it fresh! Cheers.

May 02, 2017
 
4.41 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Mar 14, 2017
 
4.23 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2017
 
4.11 by tbryan5 from Louisiana on Feb 27, 2017
 
4.25 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2017
 
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Jan 04, 2017
 
4.25 by MRVermont from New Hampshire on Jan 04, 2017
 
4.09 by Chris-1911 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2017
 
4.44 by Lucoli from New York on Dec 14, 2016
 
4.25 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2016
 
4.75 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2016
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Dec 06, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from 7Clutch a while back. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a muddy, opaque black and yields a 3 finger, medium – thicker looking, crackly yet creamy mocha or dark tan head with very good retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, decent cap and clings to the glass. A swirly wisp remains leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Head on this one is definitely a step up from the white label, as it’s not nearly as loose and fizzy. Better.

SMELL: Whisky, oak, sweet cream, vanilla and milk chocolate on the nose. Coconut with some pure chocolate and fudge notes emerge as it sits as well. This is really nice and is virtually identical to the white label. Bold and balanced, and very decadent. Perhaps a touch more forthcoming for top scores, but it’s still great.

TASTE: Oak, whisky, sweet cream and vanilla up front. More barrel notes at the swallow with milk chocolate notes as well, then a bold and persistent finish of whisky, oak, sweet vanilla cream, bitter pure chocolate, fudge brownies and some bitter coffee notes as well. Lots of barrel and decadent fudge and sweet chocolate and cream flavors. This is basically the same as the white label but perhaps a touch more coffee notes and a bit more roasted in the aftertaste. A hint more alcohol as well. In any case, it’s very much in line with the other bottlings of Rare DOS but might not be quite as forthcoming.

PALATE: Full body and lower levels of carbonation. Weighty enough, silky slick on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn and finishes sticky. A touch more heat than the white variant lingers on the palate. Silky and smooth. I definitely appreciate this type of feel, but it could possibly use a touch more carbonation, as it tends to flatten out by the end of the glass.

OVERALL: Another beauty. Anything labeled “Rare DOS” has basically been right up my alley. Compared to the white label, this one is perhaps a touch boozier, with some more pronounced notes of coffee and roasted character on it, but the differences are minor. It might have the biggest burn as well, but again, it’s very, very minimal. In the end, these red, white and blue labels are virtually identical, which is a good thing if you ask me. I wish they’d just label them all the same (blend them if you have to) and be done with it instead of calling them different beers, but whatever. A classy BA stout from a brewer that keeps on churning out gem after gem. Thanks again, 7Clutch!

Nov 26, 2016
 
4.47 by DoctorMyEye from Oklahoma on Nov 12, 2016
 
4.04 by pisano from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2016
 
4.1 by Ohiovania from Ohio on Nov 05, 2016
 
4.24 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Oct 22, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by kevanb from Illinois

650ml bottle, 2016 vintage, poured into a Cycle Brewing snifter glass. Enjoyed on 9.15.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a thick, jet black color, inky, viscous and oily with a khaki head, about a finger high that has low retention yielding a few spots of lace. The nose is really barrel forward, tons of charred oak, toffee forward bourbon, bitter dark chocolate, lots of stone fruits that offer a touch of acidity that helps balance the robust barrel and bitter dark chocolate, while sweeter grains and coconut aromas linger nicely. The flavors are super chocolate forward, bitter and dark, with some mild sweetness before assertive barrel flavors show their stuff. Tons of chewy oak, lightly charred, rich bourbon and toffee with some coconut, stone fruits and rich roasted dark grains. The mouthfeel is very nice, thick, chewy, full bodied viscous with low carbonation that is super smooth and rich with an easy finish that has a slight amount of alcohol warmth.

Verdict: A great barrel aged stout from Cycle & Peg's. Tons of barrel character, a BCBS-esque aroma and body with a pleasant amount of fruit character, almost like a plum or a fig, perhaps some dark cherries that give just enough to balance the beer well from the rich and roasted flavors.

Oct 16, 2016
 
4.26 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Oct 12, 2016
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3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Onyx black with a faint mocha head that is shy to present and quick to die off.

Tootsie Roll, Vanilla Coke, caramel, hint of roastiness, and light whiskey--I'm intrigued by the nose here.

Taste is lighter on chocolate than anticipated, with some prune and walnut. Oak opens up as it warms. Rare DOS Blue is light on the booze, but still manages to largely taste more like a Jack and Coke as opposed to a roasty or chocolatey barrel aged stout. Overall the flavor disappoints from the aromatic intro.

Mouthfeel starts out crisp, tangy and tingly, not your normal front end to most beers of this style. It then transitions to a slick and thin fluidity mid palate. It's a little hot, but the thin, tingly body adds an odd cooling effect, leading into a waxy finish. So it's not too intense and as such is very drinkable.

It took me a while to finally get my hands on a Cycle stout, since they don't brew any for release unless there's barrel age on them. I can definitively say the hype is overblown on these coveted bottles. The beer itself reminds me a lot of Jackie O's, but with less complexity and body. Since Jackie O's is more accessible to me and utilizes a smaller format, I don't see myself going out of my way for another Cycle stout, and Jackie O's isn't even my favorite producer of the style. This is still good, but my god why people fall head over heels for this when they have plenty of a similar or better beer in their backyard is beyond me.

Sep 28, 2016
 
3.99 by jaydoc from Kansas on Sep 16, 2016
 
4.23 by Masters from Massachusetts on Sep 04, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AMCimpi from New York

A: Black with a tan head that sticks around throughout.

S: Not too much really, light barrel character, little chocolate and vanilla...maybe a bit of dark fruit, not what I was looking for.

T: Solid, not mind blowing my good. Chocolate and vanilla with some roast, and just like the nose a slight bit of barrel, but if I didn't know it was barrel aged, I wouldn't have picked out the little oak tannins in it.

M: It's on the thin side of medium, it's creamy, but not chewy.

O: Well my first Cycle and it's a decent beer. Was it as great as your Florida folks want it to be, no...could've been better, but it's a solid beer

Aug 28, 2016
 
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2016
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4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ilovelampandbeer from New York

Would love to do a blind side by side with bcbs to see if I could even tell the difference... Incredibly smooth beer... Nothing like a well executed plain barrel aged stout

Aug 27, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KVNBGRY from Florida

Those was more complex than the white, bury slightly less than red. It's seemed a touch thicker than red, and less chocolate than white. Really well made. Woodford has a great effect on ba stouts. This would seem to do better if coffee was added.

Aug 23, 2016
 
4.25 by xdtfx from Illinois on Aug 22, 2016
 
4 by OneEye78 from Texas on Aug 21, 2016
 
4.77 by chv from Oregon on Aug 20, 2016
 
4.5 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Aug 11, 2016
 
4.25 by Gobzilla from California on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.24 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.11 by wcu80 from Georgia on Aug 05, 2016
 
4.19 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Aug 01, 2016
 
4.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jul 29, 2016
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jul 19, 2016
 
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2016
 
4.52 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Jul 14, 2016
Rare DOS Blue - Aged In Woodford Reserve Barrels from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 70 ratings