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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Each year we mature Super Nebula, our Imperial version of Nebula Stout, in unique Bourbon casks before selecting an origin-specific cocoa nib to complement the blend. Every vintage is a unique blend, never to be duplicated.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MNBeerguy42 (8) - Minneapolis, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
1L btl. Thanks James Birnie! Episode IV (2012). Nose is vanilla, oak, alcohol, liquorice. Black, slight tan head, quickly evaporated, but heavy legs left. Taste is vanilla and oak, slight boozy warmth, doesn’t burn, great balance. Palate is silky, slightly oily but not unpleasant. Whoa! So complex! Give this to a wine snob or whiskey brat and they’d be hooked. This is the most wood and vanilla I’ve ever had with a beer, after 2 yrs I think the cocoa died a bit but its there in the finish. Top 5 I’ve had maybe #2

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2013
One Year Old Bottle at Home - One of my favorite Imperial Stouts! Huge bourbon, vanilla, chocolate nose. Bitter Coffee and deep cocoa flavors are washed down in viscous bitter sweet toffee like finish. A delicious barrel aged stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2013
A- dark cocoa and Carmel. Hints of spice from the barrel Appearance- black as night, not much head as most is lost to the aging process Taste- bitter sweet chocolate and Carmel notes with a hint of vanilla and licorice. Light bitterness from the roast grains and cocoa. The warming alcohol from the 11% and barrel aging balance the bitter from the cocoa nicely. Very very good. Palate- comforting and satisfying with a slight lingering bitterness an warming flavors. Overall I love this beer and as it grows in popularity it is harder to come by. Slight changes each year make it a waited addition to the cellar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Had this on tap last June. Colour... total darkness with a tan rim for a, "head". Nose... unsulphered molasses, booze and burnt brown sugar. Palate... a slap of booze to get things rolling then caramelized sugar, bittersweet chocolate, molasses cake, coffee, black tea, smoke, oak and a looooong coffee-like finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle from DA. Shared this with a few buddies the other day and wow was this thing a treat. Silky and smooth with characteristics of charred oak and Belgian dark chocolate with just a hint of bourbon. I liked how all the flavors came together in a symphony of goodness on the palate. Another great one from Block 15.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malt up front, chocolate throughout, fades to fantastic bourbon flavor and slight boozy aftertaste. The bourbon flavor does an excellent job of masking the higher alcohol content. Heavy bodied and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Poured a very dark brown (almost black) with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt and bourbon over dark chocolate and dark fruit. Full oily body, flavour as the aroma with vanilla smoothness and a lovely dry end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Jet black hue with brown head. Arab is huge caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, figs, raisins, nutty. Mouthfeel is velvet soft with a full body and nice carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice bitterness following and an ethanol warming finish. Overall this is a fantastic brew!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On draught at Saraveza. 2012 vintage. Pitch black with dark tan head beading like oil sheen. Aroma is bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, cocoa nib, and dark caramel malt roasting. Taste is milk chocolate liqueur, semisweet dark cocoa nibs, coffee, whiskey, and oak smoke. Finishes with a pronounced alcohol kick, with bourbon and whiskey spiking the awesome milk chocolate flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Tap @ AnniBrew 2 Barrel Aged Beer Festival... Poured black with a light brown head. Smoked malts on the nose. Coffee flavors with a vanilla and alcohol content. Beefy and robust, like I should be smoking a cigar with this one. A little bit of hops and finished creamy with vanilla and malted chocolate.


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