Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S. | Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Taste the rareness! Doug's Original Stout aged in Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey barrels.

Added by glid02 on 11-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
374
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
17.97%
 
 
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601
Gots:
33
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterSki
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks for jw347 for sending this our way. 22oz counter-pressure-filled growler, served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Late-rising thin wisp of tan foam that settles to a thin ring and leaves behind some tiny spots of lace. Black body that has a touch of transparent brown at the top fringe.

S - Rich chocolate fudge, nuts, whiskey, oak and barrel flavors, marshmallow, and perhaps the faintest hint of alcohol.

T - The taste is better, and is pretty much perfect for the style. It's a superb mix of chocolate fudge, vanilla, coconut, oak, whiskey, s'mores, dark fruits, caramel and so on. It's in the top five beers I've ever tasted.

M - Smooth chocolate texture, full-bodied, lower carbonation, light tannic finish and well-hidden alcohol. Not sure what else I'd want from a barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

D - This is a superb beer, and absolutely essential for any lover of -bal aged stouts. I know it's a pain in the ass to get this outside of the brewpub due to Florida laws, so hardcore tickers are gonna have to make the trip. I'm certainly working Peg's into my next Tampa excursion. I thought Brandy Hunahpu's was the best stout from Florida...I was wrong.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

8 month old growler shared by yourefragile. Awesome, thanks Mike!

Beer is dark brown to black with a wispy tan head of small head some lacing moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, bourbon, nice roast. Some chocolate with a mild vanilla coming through. The bourbon is strong and beer smells sweet but it is not overpowering or violating, it just smells great.

The star of the night for sure, this beer is really great. The lead off is sweet, with mild carbonation, just dancing on the tongue with a sweet, thick lead off that gives way to a great bourbon / whiskey character on the get go. The vanilla is mild but present and flavorful, giving the back sweetness something to say that isn't all about the booze in the front half. Some say that they taste a little coconut and perhaps through the power of suggestion I can too but it is not prominent. The finish is nice, coating, creamy but with a moderate bitterness, no aftertaste and not too dry. There is no aftertaste like I stated before but the flavors linger throughout the palate and mouth. Very great beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -65.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of yourefragile
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sooo, this beer. Thanks to Wakefield for sending this. Not the smoothest trade I've had, but that is FedEx's fault. Shared with a few friends. This is a 22 oz hand filled bottle with the same province as the recent Chicago tasting.

Efff this is good. For an eight month old, essentially growler this looks very nice. Silky rich chocolate with a bubbly dark tan head and a splash of a thin film. The aroma is the easily the worst part of this beer that matters and I'm still giving it a 5. As this warms a decadent blend of vanilla, coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, angel's wings, and only mild booze. The body and finish of this are perfect. Coconut and vanilla standout of the body and linger through the finish. Alcohol is prevalent throughout, but well managed and non-intrusive. Best BA stout I've had, no doubt.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6/8/2011

Big thanks to JW for hooking this up. 22oz counter pressure bottle shared with Javier and ArthurPendragon. Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A: It's very dark, essentially black, but you could argue that it's a very dark brown. I don't see the point in thinking too much about this aspect of the beer right now. The head is quite large and a light brown color. Retention is good, and lacing is scattered.

S: An amazingly aromatic blend of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, oak, and whiskey. The chocolate is a mostly dark, but there's a subtle milk flair to it. Molasses is faint. Roasted malt holds a moderate presence, and there's a whisper of coffee. All aspects are balanced, save the coconut, which is more powerful than the rest. As the beer warms, brown sugar is revealed, though it doesn't impart too much sweetness. It begins to remind me of a bourbon chocolate vanilla coconut brown sugar cake. You know what I mean by that.

T: If the aroma was a 5.0, this flavor a 5.5. This is quality stuff. The flavor comes in waves. I would describe the first wave as coconut, chocolate, and bourbon. The second wave immediately follows and might be perceived as moderately roasted malt and oak. Upon the third wave rides vanilla, with coffee trailing. After this, the waves seem to mix and begin striking at random. Roast and whiskey, then vanilla and coconut, then back to roast but this time with a dash of coffee. Is that black licorice? I'm beset by a barrage of coconut and whiskey. Then, when the flavor seems to be dying, it rises up again, eventually fading out with dark chocolate, coconut, oak, and whiskey.

M: Full in body with moderate carbonation. This was a masterful bottling job. Mouthfeel is sticky, silky, chewy, thick, and smooth. Fantastic.

Overall: This is an amazing beer. One of the best barrel aged imperial stouts I've had. Almost in a class of its own.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -65.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -48.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle filled from a keg by the guys at Cigar City, generously shared by grub. A good one for review #2400!

Pours a very opaque black/dark red, some highlights in the corners but no light gets through, very thick and tight tan head forms and settles down to a very thick ring around the glass, tons of lace sticks, and good legs too, real nice.

Smell is insane, one of the best ever, lots of vanilla, bourbon, whiskey, toffee/caramel to the max, rum raisins, brown sugar, a bit of alcohol, some orange peel, sherry, butterscotch, coconut, some chocolate and light coffee roast, mangos, coconut, touch of molasses, super malty and delicious, tons of layers.

Taste is better, chocolate covered Werthers dipped in bourbon, vanilla, rum, whiskey, oak, tons of toffee, more chocolate wafer, raisins, cherry fruitiness, more raisin and date, cocoa powder, biscuit, toasted coconut, tropical fruit, more vanilla, brown sugar, nutty finish, just perfect and it kept going.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but still a little chewy, with low to medium carbonation, silky smooth. Bit of warmth but alcohol is well hidden. Wow, easily top 2 or 3 best beers I've ever had. An insane amount of layers, and the flavour just keeps going. Among the few beers I never wanted to end. Thanks a ton Russ for sharing this gem!

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Peg's G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S. from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
4.34 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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