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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional stout using dark roasted malted barley to create a full-bodied ale. Rounded with the smooth flavor of oats, the addition of English Kent Goldings hops produces a creamy stout that has proven to be a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Dark brown with small head. Good hops in the aroma. Very good. Lots of roasted malt taste. Big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2006
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeogHen (16) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Quite traditional in the best meaning of the word. Nice, creamy flavor with just a hint of oat. A good representative for Nimbus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kepano (260) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Darker than cola-like pour. Creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate syrup, biscuity brownies. Nice and sweet with decent depth. Like roasty oatmeal stout candy. Flavor is more bland roastiness than anything else. Though, there are some hidden things coming out. Velvety oatmeal. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a black body with a tall ultra-creamy tan/brown head. Nice lacing. The aroma is roasty with notes of coffee, char, oatmeal. The flavor is roasty chocolate and black patent. The long finish of this beer is extremely charred. Light sweet notes of black licorice up front. Sweet, but I wouldn’t initially think Sweet Stout. The palate has a light tartness and has a dry roastedness. Subtle oatmeal feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a tiny, creamy, beige head. No retention. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose with some dark cherries and caramel. The flavor is medium bitter with lots of burnt notes and no residual sweetness, even when warm. Just a hint of acidity. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, moderately bitter finish. FlacoAlto provided the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9905) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Thanks to Flaco Alto for this. Jet black pour with 2-finger brown head. One of the browner heads you will ever see. Aroma of molasses, chocolate syrup, coffee, hoppy peppery hints. The taste is roasty malty, with chocolate and coffee, some anise and nut hints, and some peppery finishing hints. Medium palate with a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the several Nimbus brews!

One of the most inky black beers I have ever poured! The head is resilient, rocky, and a rugged burlap color. The aroma is ROASTY, with bold suggestions of cold black coffee and baker’s chocolate. The flavor is just that, bitter oily black coffee, ash of oak, hint of vanilla and a light lactic tartness on the end. A nice beer… raw, real, and a nice mouth-feel!

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