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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
DougShoemaker (3146) - 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!

4.7
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!

2.2
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, 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.

3.4
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
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.

3
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 24, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color witha small tan head. Highly roasted aroma, light tartness and some smoke. The aroma was creamy and sweet. Notes of brown sugar. While the aroma sounds complex and good it was alittle odd to me. The flavor was very roasty and tart. Bitter roasty finish. Very thin body.

3.9
KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a deep brown stout looking color, with a brown head. Almost like a fizzy coke, but with less fizz and pop. Aroma strong on the malts, with some roastiness, A creamy mouthfeel with some bitter hops mixed near the front and finshes some oatmela, chocolate, vanilla.

3.4
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark black, with red edges, and a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roast, lactose, oatmeal, and licorice. Tastes of coffee, roast, light oatmeal, and some bitter chocolate. Lively body.

3.5
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2006
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a nicely-lacing tan head. Sweet roasty oatmeal lactose aroma has lots of vanilla and milk chocolate. Body starts with some mild buttery vanilla sweetness finishing more dry with a lingering milk chocolate roastiness. An interesting and unique stout, but could be a little more balanced.

3.6
robertjm (895) - Albany, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very little head, which quickly peeters out. Totally dark without any light passing through. Wonderful malty flavor with a roasty bitter aftertaste. Not partkcularly sweet to my taste. Good scent. I’d have to say the best of the three Nimbus beers a friend bought back from Spring Training this year! Reminds me a bit of Obsidion Stout from Descuttes (sp?) Brewing.

3.6
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for this bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown bordering on black with a large rocky/bubbly tan head. Aroma of sweet oatmeal, chocolate, lactos and some coffee. Flavors of the same, with maybe some more coffee, but I’m also picking up a bit of metallic (not much, but a little). Liked the aroma slightly more than the flavor. A little on the thin side, still a nice "sweet stout".


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