JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle from a generous friend in Phoenix!. Thanks Mojo! Pours an almost black color with nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly sweet and creamy from the oatmeal. Has a bit of hops in the finish. This is a nicely balanced sweet stout. Very drinkable and smooth. bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
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. superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 11/2012. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, cocoa, caramel, light coffee, floral, mint, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with solid balance and complexity of roasted notes with a prominent amount of hops. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, toast, caramel, light coffee, floral, mint, and herbal earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, oatmeal, caramel, light coffee, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with light-moderate hop presence; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. Well balance with nice flavor robustness and complexity; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2005 bottle from FlacoAlto, thanks man! Brown head is small and quickly vanishing. A light coffee-with-a-lot-of-cream color. Body is dark-purple/black with some deep burnt umber tinges. Low carbonation and too slick to provide lacing. Smells roasty, earthy, dry. Light dark, dark roast notes mixed with fruit are apparent right away. Prunes and rich barley with some hearty oats. Flavor is 110% raisins and earthy barley with prunes. Lots of pruniness! Wow this is a refreshing, modest gravity stout. It’s nice to sneak in a non-Imperial stout every once and a while! Light hops bitterness mixed with the dry roast. Earthy, crunchy, almost granola-like flavors. Currants and a peanut brittle note hit. Retronasal prunes and lots of vinousness. All in a good balance. Really big, soft bubbles pop in the mouth. Light bitterness carried on the big, easygoing bubbles. This gives it a slightly watery feel, but it’s hardly much to complain about. No alcohol ever noted. Hops, roast, dark fruits for days. . . A real easy sipper and sort of reminds me of a fresh, warm St. Ambroise Oatmeal stout minus the coffee. Very roasty though, sweet and malty, with an almost salty edge at the end. Yes! IMtheOptimator (1169) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Thanks to FlacoAlto for this beer.
IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Poured a rich black with a creamy brown head. Delicious aroma of coffee, cream, cherries, and a touch of whiskey. Taste is somewhat disappointing compared to the aroma. Coffee and cream notes come first but are soon followed by a bit of acidity that feels out of place. Decent body, but I like them thicker. I’m actually wondering if this bottle was on its way out. Too bad, because if it was and it was this good, I can only imagine how this beer is fresh.
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. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the several Nimbus brews!
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2006
One of the most inky black beers I have ever poured! The head is resilient, rocky, and a rugged burlap color. The aroma is ROASTY, with bold suggestions of cold black coffee and baker’s chocolate. The flavor is just that, bitter oily black coffee, ash of oak, hint of vanilla and a light lactic tartness on the end. A nice beer… raw, real, and a nice mouth-feel!
12 oz bottle by way of trade (bonus) from EddieG. Thanks Ed! --
Nimbus Oatmeal Stout pours out a silky ribbon of dark brown cola color. The fizzy brown head bubbles away quickly. The aroma is roasted barley and coffee with a hint of sweet chocolate. The flavor starts out just like the aroma and then has slight cherry-like tangy fruit twist to it. The long finish leaves a dry and slightly bitter, burnt coffee-like flavor on the tongue. This beer is smooth and creamy on the palate. It also coats the mouth nicely. --
Overall this was a very good Oatmeal Stout. Too bad it isn’t available anywhere near me. I would have liked to have a couple more bottles... kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2006
12 oz Bottle from Mystery swap via FlacoAlto (thanks!). Pours a thick black with a small tan head. Thick like an Imp Stout as oppsed to just a Stout. Nose is a pure wonderful Mocha aroma. I can detect lots of vanilla, some chocolate, espresso, and perhaps even some honey. I must say this is the best smelling beer i have ever held. The taste does not quite hold up though. It is a more straightfoward roasted black patent malt flavor, with everything else in the background...a bit of chocolate, nuttiness and coffee do come through a little. High carbonation. Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty good, just was hoping for more after the divine aroma! yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
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/Brugmansia’s Cnudde tasting. Pours dark brown with fully diminished tan head. Coffee and roasted malt aroma with a whiff of chocolate. Flavour is hardroasted malt, chocolate and light coffee-ish. Ends dry and bitter.