sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
aracauna (3457) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
taster1955 (1) - tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black body with a medium tanned-mocha head. Beautiful aroma - milky chocolate, toffee, hops, and just a touch of sourness. Reasonably low carbonation. Sour malt flavours didn’t really bode well but despite this there were other decent traits like the chocolate toffee flavour and bitter coffee. Relatively short finish. Pretty tasty overall but not without its faults.