Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beer Review: Nooner Batch 2

Reviewing the highly sought after Nooner Batch 2 from Cycle Brewing/Peg's Cantina & Brewpub out of Gulfport, Florida. This beer is the vanilla version of their G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S. (a rum-aged imperial stout).

Score: 95

03/08/13 vintage growler (batch 2) served in a Perennial snifter and enjoyed on 03/18/13 and again 07/20/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Pours a coffee color  with a thin layer of khaki colored head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, average retention 3.5/5

Smell: Vanilla rum cake, oak, chocolate and fudge. Hint of pineapple too. 4.5/5

Taste: Oak, rum and heavy on the desserty vanilla. A little boozy. As bitter cocoa and vanilla finish. Underlying vanilla cake flavor throughout. Yum! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, low carbonation. Bittersweet balance, dry finish. 4.5/5

Overall: Really excellent desserty vanilla stout that is not cloying. Wish I had more.

Cost: $20 for a 500 ml growler.

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