SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanlks to Hellbilly: Pours very dark almost completely black with a 1 finger brown and gray head. Aroma is equally malty and roasty. Flavor is rich and smooth with plenty of malty backbone to balance all the usual dark roasty notes. Medium creamy body. Hop character is hidden but this beer isnt really sweet. Its balanced enough. Very drinkable and hits all the right notes.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of raisins, and oats. Flavor of toasted oats. Seems a bit one-dimensional, but the flavor is far from bad. Also seems somehow thin and watery... Not my favorite offering from this brewery, but not bad at all.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving type: bottle
Appearance- Pours very thick and syrupy with a tan head that quickly disappeared. The beer itself is a creamy solid black color. Lacing disappeared to little spots on the glass.
Aroma- Roasted malt and oats with a coffee smell and a sweet molasses and chocolate nose.
T/P- Smokey coffee, and a sweet chocolate taste to it. Mouth feel is very nice light carbonation no strong bitter aftertaste very clean.
Overall- I have never been a huge stout drinker, but sine it is winter I am drinking more and more and starting to enjoy them more and more. This is a stout that making me start to enjoy them. I would defentaly have to buy this one again and again.
kepano (253) - 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.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roast coffee with underlying floral hops. Appears an opaque dark-brown-black color with a creamy tan head. Flavor is roasty and a tad burnt, with appropriate residual sweetness, but little to no oatmeal presence. Palate is smooth, creamy and very soft. Overall, a very good sweet stout, and a bit more than the sum of its parts.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep and dark brown as an Oatmeal Stout should. Head was a little quick to disapate but no biggie. Nose was rich and malty with subtle hints of hops. Flavor is very roasted malt with nice touches of chocolate and creamyness. Very pleasing mouthfeel and nice finish where the ekg hops add a great balance. This is a very stand-up stout, will drink this one again.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Bottled. Pours very dark brown , with a thin tan head. Very smokey and somewhat sour on the nose. Creamy and smokey, dark burt malts, orange chocolate, earth, and very smooth in the finish. Nice creamy thick body. Had imperial qualities just not the alcohol level. Very flavorful.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Poured dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma: light oat smell/ toasted/ metal. Flavor: Strong but not in a good way, tasted of metal, copper something to that effect. Slight malt/ roasted flavoring. Not my favorite.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 My favorite stout and my favourite Nimbus brew. Completely opaque when poured, and has a nice brown head. Definite coffee/chocolate flavors. Very nice sweet/roasty armoa. UPDATE: This one’s turned nastier in recent batches, something like the brewery and its’ growing yuppie clientele. Nimbus, we hardly knew ye..
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toffee and yeast. and hoppy hints. Pours an opaque dark brown with a fairly thick tan head that leaves some lacing. Taste is roasted malt with black cofffee and toffee notes. Super carbonated - not full-bodied, which may be the key to its drink-ability. Not bad but not particularly memorable.