ragesaq (72) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 One year update
Appearance: Dark, not much carbonation, creamy but dark head.
Aroma: Very light, slightly smooth sweet oat aroma, touch of coffee.
Flavor profile: Medium body, dry but quenching, smooth oat, coffee and chocolate aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Bitter yet smooth, sweet oat. Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Pitch black with a thin head. Smoky and woody, but thin consistency. Sweet on the swallow with a tangy bitter finish. scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2004
The brew that I usually get when I go to Nimbus. A good stout, that doesn’t leave a bad look on your face. A nice blend of flavors that meld well together, though some at the table who are not stout fans said "it tastes like charcoal." beerOrama (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2004 does not count
Quite possibly the best Stout in America! It is malty smooth and yummy good! aleman2004 (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2004 does not count
As good, if not better than Samual Smith's Stout. Truly representative to the style, and a sure fire favorite for this stout lover.
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Black with some red at the top. Pale, syrupy smoke and hop aroma that is a little sweet, somewhat resembling oats. Full, robust, smokey... yes, very smokey. I like. Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
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this was probably the best brew i had of the night. This may be the best oatmeal stout i have ever had-rivals Bells!!!! Aroma was all chocolate and roasted notes. appearance was jet black with minimal tan/beige head around rim of glass. flavor was very well balanced-lots of roasted notes along with english hops. definately a great brew that needs to be sampled by all! FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
A pitch black brew that has a tan to brown head atop of it. Smells of roast malt, and it tastes quite smooth with a mellow roast malt finish. A very silky smooth body to this beer. Lots of malt flavors and a bit of acidity in the finish, a good solid beer. There are no super strong flavors (a good thing) and it is very well balanced.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2003
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.. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2003
What can I say, as I love “Stouts”, since my first sip of a Guinness at St. James Gate some 25 years ago. Ebony color on the pour, creamy dark chocolate head that is modest in size, the lace a nice glutinous cover upon the glass. Starbucks coffee, bittersweet chocolate, fresh toasted grain, and quite pleasing to the schnozzle is this nose, start is sweet and thickly malt, with the top full and creamy. Finish has a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste, the acidity moderate, the hops purposeful in their spicy bite, and a “Terrific” representative to the style, and a sure fire favorite for this stout lover.