Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
500ml growler poured into a tulip. Thanks Alex (ataraxia) for bringing this to our tasting.
A- Pours a dark black with a slight creamy mocha head that recedes to a flat top. Minimal carbonation but not bad coming from a barrel-aged stout from a growler.
S- Creamy milk chocolate, lactose sugars, light caramel, a bit of marshmellow, nice barrel-presence of rum that doesn't dominate too much, a bit of oak. Fairly aromatic with a nice balance.
T- Creamy milk chocolate, nice balanced rum-barrel presence, hint of caramel sweetness and lactose sugars, a nice oak presence to add to the complexity. Very flavorful, nice barrel-presence, decent complexity.
M- Incredibly smooth typical to most of the Peg's stouts, minimal carbonation but not bad for style, insanely drinkable.
O- Out of all the Nooner stout batches, I'd have to rank this my second favorite right after Nooner batch #4. I'd have to say the last two Nooners make me completely forget that this brewery ever had infection problems and that they definitely make world class stouts. The barrel-aged presence has been just about perfect, balancing out the sweetness while adding a nice complexity. I'd love to try this again and I hope Peg's keeps on turning out beers of this quality.
03-16-2014 20:35:30 | More by jaasen64
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3.91/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at Peg's. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Viscous black. Big khaki head. Lasts forever with a nice collar.
Smell - Rum. Oak. Lactose and milk chocolate. Smells sweet. Weird and chemically.
Taste - Rum again. Oaky. Sweet chocolate. Vanilla. Some coffee toastiness.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Pretty chewy. Well carbonated.
Overall - The smell is weird but it tastes good. The smell went away as it warmed.
03-07-2014 17:27:23 | More by Alieniloquium
4.46/5 rDev +3.2%
Reviewing Nooner Batch 5, a rum barrel aged milk stout from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub out of Gulfport, Florida.
March 2014 vintage bottle served in a footed De Garde tulup and enjoyed on 06/05/14.
Appearance: Jet black in color, totally opaque. Pours about a finger of khaki head that settles to a thin layer. Great lacing and retention. 5/5
Smell: Sweet chocolate, burnt brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, and oak. A touch of dark fruit and a little alcohol heat. Excellent mix. 4.75/5
Taste: Vanilla, burnt chocolate, dark chocolate, oak, dates, and a little wine-reminisce acidity towards the finish. Finishes with oak and chocolate and a kiss of residual vanilla. More oak as the beer warms. 4.25/5
Mouthfeel: Full-medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a lightly dry finish. Good balance. 4.5/5
Overall: Doug makes some excellent stouts, and this brew is a prime example of his talent (if you ever get the chance to try Whiskey Hazelnut DDT, you run to the tap line). Fresh on the tap line, I felt as though there was a bit more vanilla and a little less acidity, but this growler has held up marvelously. Personally, I preferred my pour on the colder side because it masked the oak character a bit more without muting the other flavors. Seek this one out with delicious confidence.
Cost: $20 for a 500 ml growler.
03-26-2014 06:14:46 | More by jegross2
Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.