Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was full of coffee, roast, smoke, and a hint of oatmeal. The beer poured an opaque color with thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had coffee, roast, smoke, and light oatmeal notes. The roast was really prevelent. The mouthfeel was medium to full, a little thin for me, and decent carbonation.
after4ever (6577) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours a deep, not-wuite jet black with a humongous, thick, moussy tan head. Float a quarter on the head? More like bounce one off it! Sticky rings of lace follow the head down the sides of the glass. It’s almost like watching someone put on an oatmeal turtleneck. Mild nose of dust and chocolate, maybe a hint of toast. Bold attack, though not overpowering: medium body, active carb, rich flavor. The mid-palate’s all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, there’s not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this one’s right where it needs to be. Only real problem is the finish, which just kind of gives up instead of hanging around--all you get is a little sticky coffee and peppery/piney hop. Good stuff, nearly a true great.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured black with a nice brown head. The aroma was rich with oats, chocolate and roast. The taste was slightly bitter at first then rounds out with a big palate. Overall a nice rich oatmeal stout more than a sweet stout.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle from Mystery swap via FlacoAlto (thanks!). Pours a thick black with a small tan head. Thick like an Imp Stout as oppsed to just a Stout. Nose is a pure wonderful Mocha aroma. I can detect lots of vanilla, some chocolate, espresso, and perhaps even some honey. I must say this is the best smelling beer i have ever held. The taste does not quite hold up though. It is a more straightfoward roasted black patent malt flavor, with everything else in the background...a bit of chocolate, nuttiness and coffee do come through a little. High carbonation. Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty good, just was hoping for more after the divine aroma!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coca-Cola coloured beer with a fizzy and disappeaing head. The aroma was slight and filled with roast. Good body on this one, nice character provided by the oatmeal. The flavour I thought was too much soy like flavours. But after getting through half the bottle I felt that it was nicely drinkable. The flavours were mostly roasted dark malts with a drying effect on the palate.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Black with no head. Great roasted aroma. Medium body with the flavors of dry malts, oats, and some sourness. Dry bitter hops in the finish. Thanks, Craig
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with small head. Good hops in the aroma. Very good. Lots of roasted malt taste. Big fan.
shigadeyo (3192) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle by way of trade (bonus) from EddieG. Thanks Ed! --
Nimbus Oatmeal Stout pours out a silky ribbon of dark brown cola color. The fizzy brown head bubbles away quickly. The aroma is roasted barley and coffee with a hint of sweet chocolate. The flavor starts out just like the aroma and then has slight cherry-like tangy fruit twist to it. The long finish leaves a dry and slightly bitter, burnt coffee-like flavor on the tongue. This beer is smooth and creamy on the palate. It also coats the mouth nicely. --
Overall this was a very good Oatmeal Stout. Too bad it isn’t available anywhere near me. I would have liked to have a couple more bottles...
MikeogHen (16) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite traditional in the best meaning of the word. Nice, creamy flavor with just a hint of oat. A good representative for Nimbus.
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Terminus of my Nimbus voyage and certainly the stop I most anticipated. Pitch black and topped in two fingers of the darkest brown foam I’ve seen, this oatmeal stout definitely appears sumptuous. The nose, however, tells a different story, a conversely unbalanced and awkward mélange of luscious chocolate, Kona coffee, oats and maple syrup with talcum powder, fresh leather and rubbing alcohol. A charred flavor develops on the palate, and again the malts interact maladroitly with sour pineapple, cherry and rubber. The combination could have been a success if it weren’t for the obvious tartness which unfortunately detracts from the whole experience. Even so, I found this stout to be the most enjoyable (or the least unpleasant) effort of the bunch.