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

85 Ratings

Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Alieniloquium on 03-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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Growler shared by Tom at his birthday party. Served in a Half Acre taster glass.

A - Tan foam settles to pretty much nothing. Black body that leaves a glass-coating brown film behind.

S - Loads of vanilla, with supporting chocolate fudge, and mild spiced rum and molasses. Delicious, but perhaps lacking in the complexity of the base beer, with the vanilla overshadowing more subtle flavors.

T - The taste is more balanced, with nice elements of roast, chocolate fudge, mild oak, spiced rum, and the expected vanilla beans.

M - Not as creamy and full-bodied as the past growlers of RareR I've had; probably just batch variation. This also seems more dry and tannic, perhaps from more time in the barrel or vestigial vanilla beans. Some residual stickiness. Chewy medium body with lower carbonation. No appreciable alcohol.

D - A good beer, no doubt, but doesn't quite match the heights of its brethren. I like the complexity of Rare and RareR more than the overwhelming vanilla bean flavors found here, even though the latter are still pretty delicious. Just wish there was a bit more coconut, fudge, caramel to support them.

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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.

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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.

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Nooner Batch 2 (Vanilla RareR) from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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