Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jaasen64:
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: growler
03-16-2014 20:35:30 | More by jaasen64
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4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Cycle tasting room. Served in a snifter glass.
A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque, with a finger's worth of tan head and no visible carbonation.
S: Big rum aroma up front, then some dry woody barrel character, and sweetness and heat from the booze. Undertones of chocolate malts, vanilla (wood tannins) and some spices (I suspect from the rum).
T: Sweet chocolate, rum (though less than the nose suggested), dark and sweet roasted malts, wood tannins, vanilla and just a bit of lactose creaminess. Sweet sticky malts and residual rum in the hang.
M: Heavy-bodied and a sticky mouthfeel. Restrained alcohol presence for the style, and low carbonation sensation.
O: Another excellent beer from Doug, although I didn't find this to be as good as his barrel treatments of the D.O.S. Still, more than worthwhile to seek out.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2014 21:46:40 | More by macrosmatic
Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.