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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2813) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Small, light tan head, retention is good, lacing is stringy and thickly coating. Black bodied brew. Nose is faint roast, chocolate and a bit grainy. Med/light body with lightly oily mouthfeel. Roast and chocolate flavors are subdued, black malt? Dry maltiness and some dark fruits. Finish is dry and lightly roasty. Sense a problem with this beer as a bit of sourness is showing itself, somewhat distracting from the overall. Bottle received in a trade with cbkschubert, thanks Craig!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pours a pitch black with a large tan head. The aroma is chocolatey and roasty with a mellow backup of the earthy hops. Nice big balance of flavors. Not a bad little stout here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
12 oz bottle from cbkschubert. Black with a thin tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate and prune nose. Flavor is a tad weak, but pleasant - dark chocolate, coffee, some dark fruitiness. Dry bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
From bottle thanks to Immy. Pours black with thick coffee head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Nose is slightly acrid, with chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows, a touch sour, with bitter in the finish. A little on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle from trade with cpkschubert; Nose of coffee, chocolate, and a little smoke and tartness; Opaque walnut with a huge tan head that laces heavily as it recedes; flavor is of tart coffee, with roasty and chocolate notes, and a small hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Dark brown, black, no head or lacing. Nose of astringent and vegetal notes, lots of coffee and clean sweet roast. The flavor is sweet, meh, nice roastiness. This and the blonde are the only ones that go well with this brewer’s terroir. Varnish? Starchy, lots of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2006
Aroma of rich coffee and dark chocolate, jet black, pours a small cappuccino head. Roast coffee taste, with a hint of chocolate. Bitter, light bodied, smooth. Very good. Thank You mds!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
taster1955 (1) - tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2006 does not count
Zgreatest oatmeal stout in the west! The aroma is fantastic. Best if served directly from the brewery as it is not one of Nimbus fastest selling beers simply because of where it is brewed in the desert southwest. Be sure to look at the lable on the bottle to ensure the beer has not exceeded its aging into becoming sour. It is a really grea beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Beer pours very dark brown with a somewhat smallish, mostly diminishing tan colored head. Burnt aroma with some sweettart aromas. Flavor is tart to the point of being sour. I am not opposed to sour beers, but don’t look for sour when sampling sweet stouts. Don’t know, perhaps I got a bad bottle.

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