readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012ctipping (1930) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Thanks to Blake for the chance to try this rarity. Pours out a clear dark brown with a touch of foam. Nose is rich and vibrant caramel, sweet bready malts, subtle vanilla. Not an overwhelming or super strong aroma, but thoroughly pleasant. Taste follows suit - an impeccable, highly drinkable, sweet malty beer with just the right amount of barrel characteristic. Feel was lovely, medium bodied, fairly creamy. Could have used a touch more carb, but that’s probably because it had been in a small growler for some time. Overall, a delicous beer. Incredibly smooth and drinkable.
On-tap at Peg’s. Originally reviewed 3/9/2012.
Not stout dark, but dark. Dark brown. No head. Just a ring of bubbles.
Smells of barrel. Sweet caramel malts. Bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Not a lot of complexity to it, but nice.
Tastes of vanilla, oak, and caramel. A bit one-note. Bourbon with caramel pretty much sums it up. Not getting any of the complex malt profile I wanted.
Boozy and sweet. Not really all that heavy, but really sweet.
Good, but barrel dominated. Perhaps the barrel overshadows what I’m looking for in this beer. Makes me wonder what the base tastes like. rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Old rating. On tap at BA event before 2012 Hunahpus Day. Dark brown. Caramel, boozy, sweet, nice Bourbon vanilla flavor. Delicious. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Poured from a 16 oz. growler into a snifter.
Batch 100 pours a medium caramel brown color with just a tiny wisp of a tan head. The carbonation is visibly on the light side.
The bourbon comes through first but integrated well with the base beer. Figs, molasses, and a nice nutty presence are all noticeable in the nose.
Each sip starts fairly sweet, with a variety of caramel, toffee, molasses, and malt flavors coming through. The flavor is smooth throughout, slowly dries out as the bourbon and oak take effect, and finishes with a mellow vanilla back. The sweetness may become cloying after a number of pours, but for the amount that I had, it was quite elegant.
There is a sweet, syrupy front, which gives the impression of a full, thick body. It lightens up a little bit as the sip progresses. The carbonation is creamy and has a bit more presence that I would have guessed looking at the pour, but it is still on the light side.
Each barrel aged beer I have had from Peg’s has been solid so far; I look forward to trying more of their beers in the future. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Mini growler courtesy of a great trader. Pours dark ruby, black with minimal head. Very sweet, full of caramel, brown sugar, burnt malt, and booze. Finishes sticky with some resinous hops. A tad cloying and overwhelming kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Name: Batch 100
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: dark brown, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla, sweet chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate candy flavor, caramel and vanilla brings out the richness of the chocolate
Overall: chocolate covered caramel with a bourbon center
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
Big thanks to newcigarz for providing this growler for my 1000th rating. I missed the release, but was very glad to get to try this ale. Clear brown pour. Whiskey and caramel malt aromas. Smooth and delicious with decadent caramel, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and booze notes. Superbly balanced, good body. What a another fantastic beer from the guys in Gulfport...... Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Very ecstatic to try this one. Peg’s is doing some fantastic things.
Pours a dark amber-brown with a thin off-white head that falls down to a collar. A spot or two of lacing.
The nose carries a really nice bit of bourbon, oak, and slight vanilla plus some sweet bread and caramel. Some dark fruits in the background. To me, very reminiscent of Kuhnhenn BB4D, which is high praise. Flavor continues with the bourbon melding beautifully with the base beer. Really sweet and boozy and delicious. Body is incredible. Just so smooth.
Overall, just a fantastic beer that I would love to have again. Not a surprise after how good Rare DOS was. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Medium brown. Strong whiskey aroma with caramelly malts, light alcohol and a slight tobacco note. Very soft body, with a sweet, woody character. Quite balanced. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Batch 100. On tap at pegs for their ba festival... Pours a mildly
transparent choclate amber hued consistency and had non-existent head
at this point... Aroma is solid with bourbon heated whiskey notes.
Toasted caramel, light coconut, and booze. Slight dark fruit
impartation with a tinge of fudge... Flavors are more of the same.
Toasted malt, caramel toffee and hints of cocoa. Medium to slightly
syrupy body with lighter level of carbonation.