Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) | Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Alieniloquium on 03-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 94
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

This is amazing. No carb issues from an 8 month old growler. Perfect amount of sweetness and thickness. Vanilla, molasses, oak and rum booziness blend together in harmony. Super impressed.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from 7clutch in a recent box. Cheers for all the love man!

From a 500ml growler into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear black pour yields a one finger, medium looking, dark tan head with very good retention. Jet black body with medium carbonation evident for the style. Head slowly fades to a full, slightly bubbly wisp. A half wisp remains until the end and leaves dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of the good stuff here. Bourbon, oak, lots of sweet cream, vanilla, coconut, some lactose sugar and milk chocolate on the nose. Good stuff and very decadent for sure.

TASTE: Oak and vanilla, milk chocolate and bourbon barrel sweetness up front. A bit of roasted malt here as well. Lots of flavor after the swallow again, with bourbon, oak, sweet cream, coconut, vanilla, milk chocolate, some milky sweetness and a touch of roasted malt and alcohol. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and a bit higher levels of carbonation. Very creamy, goes down smooth and finishes a bit sticky. Enough weight and very smooth and creamy. The carbonation settles after a while as well.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Sweet and flavorful with some nice milky cream flavors and the barrel components tie it all up really nicely. Something I was very happy to try, as all the Cycle stuff has been excellent so far. Thanks again for the brews 7clutch. This was top class.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of jegross2
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 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.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Nooner Batch 5 (Rum Barrel Sweet Stout) from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
4.3 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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