shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Black pour with a dark tan ring. Aroma is delicious rich chocolate and coffee. The oatmeal smooths the aroma out, and makes me want to dive into this beer. The flavor is creamy dark chocolate and just a bite of hops in the finish. The body is silky smooth and infinitely quaffable. Fantastic. JBowz99 (26) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2001
I had this one on the same night as a Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, and Nimbus is the superior stout! Not bad for a small Tucson brewery. The key was a more noticeable tasty oatmeal flavor. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Poured black with a thick chocolate head and heavy lacing.
Aroma is heavy with roasty malt, chocolate and coffee.
Flavor is great! Sweet roasty chocolate with a nice medium body that just got better as it warmed up.
I wish it had just a bit more alcohol but this is still a good easy drinking stout.
Would get it again! NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
From FlacoAlto, thanks, sir. Some roasted malt, but the aroma is mild. Deep black with thumb thick mocha head. Very bitter and acidic in the fore with ample coffee notes. Middle is a lessened version of the fore taste with a touch of sweetness from the finish which is cream and sugar espresso and chocolate. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with FlacoAlto - Thanks Sebastian! - Pours black with a fair mocha creamy head that stays well and laces in patterns down the glass. Aromas of chocolate and coffee blend together with caramel over roasted malts. Flavor is much the same with a nice bitter hop finish before the lingering sweet chocolate aftertaste. Palate is quite smooth and creamy. Mouthcoating. The oatmeal adds some grit to this one. I like it. A very nice finish to dinner tonight!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Opaque, dark brown in color w/ a "grandmas got oatmeal cookin’ in the kitchen this mornin’" on the nose. The aroma is fantastic. Full nectar w/ dry earthy leather overtones in an oatmeal robe. Well balanced. Overall: my favorite oatmeal stout, reminds me of good ole’ granny. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
12-oz. Pours a deep, not-wuite jet black with a humongous, thick, moussy tan head. Float a quarter on the head? More like bounce one off it! Sticky rings of lace follow the head down the sides of the glass. It’s almost like watching someone put on an oatmeal turtleneck. Mild nose of dust and chocolate, maybe a hint of toast. Bold attack, though not overpowering: medium body, active carb, rich flavor. The mid-palate’s all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, there’s not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this one’s right where it needs to be. Only real problem is the finish, which just kind of gives up instead of hanging around--all you get is a little sticky coffee and peppery/piney hop. Good stuff, nearly a true great. Terminus (3683) - 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! FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Opaque black with large dark brown rocky head. Roast malt, some coffee and bitter chocolate in the aroma. Roast malt with large chocolate character in the flavor. Some smokiness as well, particularly in the finish. Some vanilla in the flavor as well, to accentuate the chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with smoothness appropriate to the style. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2005
12oz Bottle from FalcoAlto. Thanks. Poured a very dark brown/black with a huge and creamy tan head. Nose was roasted coffee and chocolate malts. Nice. mmmmhhmm. There is chocolate and coffee and roasted caramel, but there is a pine like hop wandering around my tongue. This was a very nice stout.