Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) - Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
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4.16/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
03-08-2013 17:37:34 | More by Alieniloquium
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
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 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.
10-11-2013 02:30:57 | More by jegross2
4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
500ml growler into a snifter.
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.
04-11-2013 06:07:53 | More by Etan
Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) from Peg's Cantina & Brewpub / Cycle Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.