adeishaqra (45) - - MAR 22, 2013
Decent dark, ale, you can taste the roasted grains. Brown sugar on the palate. Refreshing premium ale. Dark yet light. maekchu (3911) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Minimal coffee aroma. Clear dark brown, thin head, good lace. Light coffee initial / caramel in mid with some light spice notes and alc. / nominal malt in final. Medium body. Not so good, really. Not sure exactly what they were aiming for. Sully33Zero (4) - - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Perfect amber coloring with slight white lacing. Taste of smooth nuts and brown sugar. Could never guess its 8%. Great pub beer! rickyleepotts (100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2013
When we first moved to Scottsdale, we went to Nimbus. The food was good, and the beers were decent... but nothing blew me away. This was the best, from memory, of their beers. Last week I wanted to see if my palate had changed since we moved here, so I grabbed a bottle at Total Wine & More. My palate has changed, because I really enjoyed the beer this time. It got better as it heated up, and has a nice sweet finish to it. It’s a classic example of an English ale. Sorry to see that Nimbus is having a hard time financially. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1/19/13. 12oz bottle from 5 Points in Valdosta. Brown pour, lots of red under the light, with a small tan head that fades to a small ring and barely laces. Dark fruits, burnt caramel, and a touch of oxidation in the aroma. Rich maltiness with sweet, dark fruits, caramel, and some oxidation, but it’s not unwelcome. Not bad.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Nice. Nutty with malty sweetness and a surprisingly dry finish. A tad of bitterness too.
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31 Dec 2012, bottle. amber/nut brown, clear. nose is burnt toast, faint raisins, some oatmeal. thin body and moderately fizzy. burnt toast up front turns to slightly meaty, raisins, maybe some smokiness. alcohol isn’t really noticeable. decent. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Growler. Pours dark brown with red edges and an off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, muddled earthiness, dark fruits. Taste is the same, but with a candy like flavor as well. Alcohol is hidden. Strange brew though, as the combo of flavors and scents just didn’t work particullary well for me. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle 2/2/10 (PHX)-Pours a dark amber with a big tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was quite tasty. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very darkened amber body with a half-inch-head head of beige foam.
Smell: Moderate toastiness, crunchy char, and a faint note of brown sugar. Some dark fruit, some aniseed, but more than one’s fair share of alcohol.
Taste: Well-toasted malts dosed with dark brown sugar. Slight burnt malt edge in back. Slight earthy hop hint. A touch of date, then licorice growing into a larger, albeit ill-defined spiciness adjoining the heated alcohol quality until the finish. Not too much going on here, sadly.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Lacks complexity, depth, and, more importantly, some much needed smoothness. For a second, I thought maybe some age would smooth it out, but I changed my mind.