Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.29/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
500ml growler filled 3/8/13 poured into HF stemmed glass and split three ways. Consumed on 4/19, reviewed from notes. Thanks Louis (polisanl) for hooking me up, didn't think I'd be able to try this treat.
A- Pours a pitch black with a very thin brown mocha head that fizzles away fairly rapidly leaving a still black top. Not sure the abv on this but the beer leaves some nice alcohol legs suggesting that it is 9+%.
S- Nicely balanced integration of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, rum, oak, and a bit of booze. Rum dominates a little bit more then on the RareR which leaves a slightly more boziness to the smell, other then that though it has a very nice balance. About average aroma strength, takes a tiny bit of swirling to really get it out.
T- Coffee, dark chocolate, subtle vanilla that integrates well and a decent rum presence that is a little bit stronger then on the RareR and like the aroma leads to it seeming just a little bit more boozey. Finishes with slightly bitter chocolate and a little bit of a rum kick. Nice balance, but not quite as nicely balanced as the last batch of RareR.
M- Silky smooth, very easy to drink, carbonation a little bit on the low side but nice for a barrel-aged stout.
O- This was another great stout from Peg's, not quite as good as the last batch of RareR but the vanilla definitely added a nice variation to it but didn't necessarily make it better. I felt like the Nooner was a bit more Rum heavy which impeded the balance a bit but didn't effect the drinkability as a whole. Overall this beer lived up to my expectations and I wish I had more of it to try.
Serving type: growler
04-25-2013 19:30:27 | More by jaasen64
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4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Reviewing the highly sought after Nooner from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub out of Gulfport, Florida. This beer is the vanilla version of their G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. (a rum-aged imperial stout).
03/08/13 vintage growler (batch 2) served in a Perennial snifter and enjoyed on 03/18/13 and again 07/20/13. Review is from iPhone notes
Appearance: Pours a coffee color with a thin layer of khaki colored head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, average retention 3.5/5
Smell: Vanilla rum cake, oak, chocolate and fudge. Hint of pineapple too. 4.5/5
Taste: Oak, rum and heavy on the desserty vanilla. A little boozy. As bitter cocoa and vanilla finish. Underlying vanilla cake flavor throughout. Yum! 4.5/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, low carbonation. Bittersweet balance, dry finish. 4.5/5
Overall: Really excellent desserty vanilla stout that is not cloying. Wish I had more.
Cost: $20 for a 500 ml growler.
Serving type: growler
10-11-2013 02:30:57 | More by jegross2
Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.