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Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing

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Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR)
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BA SCORE
98
world-class

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 61
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 03-08-2013)
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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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.

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On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black. Just a little bit of a khaki head.

Smell - Tons of vanilla. A bucket of rum. Some chocolate. Vanilla all over.

Taste - Intense vanilla. Outrageous amount of rum that blends well with the vanilla. Overpowers the stout. Chocolatey but really rummy. Hot rum finish. Earthy bitterness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Too much. Chewy.

Overall - I don't remember RareR being this hot. Harsh but the vanilla tastes good.

Edit: Had this a second time and it was better. Changed my numbers.

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Reviewing Nooner Batch 5, a rum barrel aged milk stout from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub out of Gulfport, Florida.

Score: 96

March 2014 vintage bottle served in a footed De Garde tulip 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, woody vanilla, molasses, and oak. A touch of dark fruit and a little alcohol heat. Excellent mix. 4.75/5

Taste: Woody 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.

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A. Dark brown with red hues. Tan head.

S. Rich chocolate cake, cinnamon spiciness from the rum, thick toffee and strong vanilla. Awesome aroma.

T. The vanilla is more restrained in the taste. Rum barrel is prominent, giving the beer a slightly bitter leafy taste, some light spiciness, dark chocolate, vanilla, musky wood.

M. Between medium and thick-bodied with light carbonation.

O. Although the smell is up there with the best vanilla stouts (BVDL, Chocolate Rain, etc....), the rum barrel gives a bit too much bitterness in the taste, which wasn't quite the case with regular RareR. Still, a really nice beer.

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Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.