Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR)
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Not listed
4.47 | pDev: 7.16%
Mar 29, 2015
Mar 08, 2013
Notes: None
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4.26 by kiki3drt292 from California on Mar 29, 2015
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4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by KVNBGRY from Florida

The boring ass stupid regular rarer is better, the hazelnut version is on another planet though. This is just like VR, with a similar amount of vanilla just a touch thinner.

Dec 30, 2014
4.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 02, 2014
4.75 by IPAIsaac from Delaware on Aug 16, 2014
4.75 by Pete27lax from New York on Jan 26, 2014
4 by Eighty from Washington on Dec 05, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jegross2 from Illinois

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.

Oct 11, 2013
4.75 by badboy7113 from Florida on Sep 26, 2013
3.75 by CityofBals from Illinois on Sep 12, 2013
4 by Devi0us from California on Sep 09, 2013
4.25 by zrab11 from Indiana on Sep 05, 2013
3.5 by eggs from Illinois on Sep 04, 2013
4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 21, 2013
4.75 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Aug 05, 2013
4.25 by Anonymous1 from Illinois on Jul 24, 2013
4.5 by IrishColonial from Texas on Jul 20, 2013
5 by benjaminahudson from North Carolina on Jul 16, 2013
4.75 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jul 13, 2013
4.5 by DonFrap from Massachusetts on Jul 10, 2013
4.75 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jun 27, 2013
4.5 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jun 27, 2013
4.75 by lionssoccer13 from Florida on Jun 13, 2013
4.75 by POTABLE83 from New York on Jun 11, 2013
4 by bauermj from Illinois on Jun 10, 2013
4.25 by weaksauce from Ohio on Jun 05, 2013
4.75 by Mposha from Florida on May 31, 2013
4.5 by Mopps from Virginia on May 29, 2013
4.5 by largadeer from California on May 19, 2013
4.25 by spycow from Illinois on May 18, 2013
4.5 by jampics2 from Ohio on May 17, 2013
4.5 by MoistPope from California on May 17, 2013
4.75 by BobSacamano12 from Ohio on May 14, 2013
4.75 by kdmcguire10 from Michigan on May 12, 2013
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3.12/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

Pour is jet black with a dark mahogany head. Nose is sweet, lots of vanilla, caramel and some rich chocolate. A touch sugary. Taste is also rich but sugary. Loads of vanilla, sweet malt and sugar, caramel, brown sugar, slightly roasted. Body is heavy and creamy with moderate carbonation.

May 07, 2013
4.5 by mtrog313 from Michigan on May 01, 2013
4.25 by ridglens from Indiana on Apr 29, 2013
4.5 by SPRichard from New Jersey on Apr 26, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 25, 2013
4.5 by beernads from Florida on Apr 24, 2013
4.75 by brystmar from Texas on Apr 23, 2013
Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 85 ratings