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Nimbus Oatmeal Stout - Nimbus Brewing Company

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Nimbus Oatmeal StoutNimbus Oatmeal Stout

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002)
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pwoods

Ohio

1.95/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks Tayner for this brew.

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured in a pint. July(no year) is etched in the side... don't know if its born on or drink by.

A: Poured the deepest black with apparently very little carbonation. When it finally kicks in, it produces about 1 finger of tan, fizzy head that dies to about an 1/8 inch. Decent lacing.

S: Smells of that familiar English stout. Plenty of oats to go around. Grapes or plums also present, adding a nice sugar sweetness. Some sweetness might come from a touch of molasses and theres a definite coffee undertone.

T/M: Yack... maybe this was a drink by date. Body is much thinner than expected, even for an English stout. Tastes very strongly of sour? coffee. Don't get much of grainy malts but rather a fake sugar sweetness.

D: Not sure if this bottle of past it's prime.. but I really don't think so. Idk, maybe I was expecting a Samuel Smith's. Don't think I'll try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 04:08:41 | More by pwoods
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -44.4%

11-26-2013 06:24:54 | More by largadeer
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yeastsipper

California

2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Perhaps this beer was not given a fair shake as it was opened after some world class stouts. Needless to say, the Nimbus did not measure up.

Pours was weak and watery (watery being a common theme with this beer). The smell had some dry chocolate, maybe a hint of fruit and molasses, but in all honesty, no real smell of note. Taste was much of the same. Watery, watery, watery. Hints of flavors, but no real actual flavor. Just a really bad example of the style. It was watery and perhaps worst of all, just plain boring. Blah...

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 22:25:01 | More by yeastsipper
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thebeeler

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

11-30-2013 06:47:53 | More by thebeeler
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nearengine

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

11-30-2013 06:46:35 | More by nearengine
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.31/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle. Label notching appears to indicate a bottled on date of Feb. 2014.

Pours clear dark brown with a small head that soon reduces to a thin, partial coat.

Aroma: sweet and overly floral with faint traces of dark malts.

Flavor: Contaminated? Not so bad or off style that I am sure it is a bad bottle, but it certainly is a bad stout.

Feel: mildly astringent; medium body.

O: not sure if its bad bottles or poor beer, but I've recently had 3 of these from Nimbus, crossing 2 styles. I won't be finishing this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 01:51:21 | More by chinchill
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Mosul

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-24-2013 08:01:00 | More by Mosul
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DogFood11

California

2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into the new sam adams wonderglass it formed a brown head that falls to a small island. Dark brown around the edges and black in the core.

First pull was very metallic and light bodied. As it settled down the taste came through more clear. Plenty of charred malts that turn the body of this brew extremely dry and chalky. The malt bill takes a backseat towards the finish and a wave of bitterness takes charge bordering on tart and not welcomed. Subtle coffee underbelly.

Notes: Not for me. Lacks a solid body and lacks in depth. A good oatmeal stout to me needs to be easy drinking but not at the expense of character. This is easy drinking but...

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2007 02:25:36 | More by DogFood11
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ccrida

Oregon

2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Nimbus' Oatmeal Stout is cola brown with a tan head leaving nice lace.

Smell is very malty, caramel, but some sourish ash notes.

Taste is disjointed. It's roasted, but again, more ashy, sourish, caramel malt. Something about this one rough.

Mouthfeel is thin, dry, wanting.

Drinkability is lower, this isn't a very good stout. Oatmeal? No, the mouthfeel is weak. So is the whole beer, execution-wise. I'm not impressed!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 08:45:59 | More by ccrida
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Received from tayner via Beer Powerball Week 4.

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Very unassuming. Coca Cola colored with no head, no lacing. Looks like a flat beer. This is the third Nimbus OS I have had so it cant be a bottle issue.

Aroma is coffeeish and slightly stoutish. Nothing impressive or outstanding.

More coffee in the flavor with some chocolate. Good bt of bitterness on the back end due to some hoppiness. Thin on the mouthfeel; way too thin for an oatmeal stout.

Sorry to say it, but this was a let down. Below average. Drinks easily enough due to its completely ordinary profile.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 18:35:26 | More by SaCkErZ9
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bespin15

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

05-26-2012 22:34:18 | More by bespin15
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TFMyriad

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-22-2012 16:54:20 | More by TFMyriad
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a scant, yellow-beige head.

Smell: Light, stark notes of roasted grains, chocolate, fruit, and oats. All of it very, very light. All of it very, very forgettable.

Taste: A faint sweetness overlaying a roasted barley scaffolding, a few meager hints of chocolate, and a dull, low fruitiness. Lightly earthy, faintly bitter English hops. Dry, kind of flavorless finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A mild, mild-tasting beer that's just plain boring. I wasn't asking for much, I wasn't, but, come on, Nimbus, give me something to work with.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 16:42:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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DontCallMeSurly

Wisconsin

2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby bottle received via trade..

Pours with a decent viscosity, not too thick and not too thin. Even with a vigorous pour very little foam arises. What little bit does appear instantly recedes back into the blackness. Hints of roasted coffee emerge on the nose, but not much else. Taste is similar, although it tastes like watered down coffee. Very thin, not very interesting, and leaves a lot to be desired. Because of this the beer goes down pretty easily, and thus drinkability is up as well, but for less than ideal reasons. Honestly I'm kind of disappointed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 02:15:18 | More by DontCallMeSurly
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 Oz Bottle via footy. Flat cardboard and white toast aroma. Light salted caramels. Faint roast. Spills a deep black-brown, with mahogany fringes and rim of tanned soap. Flavor is a static, wet, plain brown sugar and plum flavor. Old tasting. Bits of ocean flotsam. Finishes in the higher metallic range. Salted. Pretty weak stout base. Body is a nip thin. Soured coffee grains. Does not excel. A bit too still, but more carbonation would have blasted through the empty body of the beer, making it even less desirable.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 21:28:28 | More by CharlesDarwin
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mongodestroy

California

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours near pitch black with a tan head that dies down rather quickly leaving a decent amount of lacing. Drinking this the first time I was distracted by a strong astringent smell that also lingered in an aftertaste. The second one I had (the next day) had a more mild astringent taste which i attributed to an overdone smoke flavor. The typical chocolate and coffee profiles are found in this stout. I would have expected a little more head retention from an oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2007 03:49:59 | More by mongodestroy
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huskerfan76

Arizona

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-16-2012 03:38:43 | More by huskerfan76
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-04-2014 04:13:06 | More by Davepoolesque
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this brew from tayner, Thanks Dana!

12oz bottle, date notched July, served in a standard pint glass.

L - black with a thin layer of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S - lightly roasted coffee aroma.

T - light roasty flavor, thin oatmeal taste.

F - medium bodied with a thin, almost watery feel.

D - it's ok, I'd like to try a fresher one.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 02:08:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-25-2012 03:44:29 | More by t0rin0
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Amerikon

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-16-2013 06:35:26 | More by Amerikon
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-11-2013 15:10:57 | More by ramblinwreck101
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Black body. Medium-light caramel head with decent retention.

Smell - Fresh yet acidic. Almost exactly like capers or green olives. I vaguely remember something about olive smell being related to infected beer. Well, here goes...

Taste - Very acidic. A bit of a bitter aftertaste. Less than a Guinness. Relatively light for a stout. Not bad. I guess it's not infected. Must just be part of the character.

Mouthfeel - Good smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Not watery like some other more popular stouts.

Drinkability - More interesting than other stouts (such as Guiness) but the olive character (while not bad) is not exactly appealing. I'd call it an off taste that reduces drinkability, unless this was being paired.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 04:10:03 | More by ZenAgnostic
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an opaque black with ruby highlights. Moderate coffee head falls fairly fast. No lace. Aroma is sweet with a roasted bitterness. Taste is fairly simple, sweetness overlaid with a roasted character. Not particularly chocolate or coffee, just roasted. Finish is bitter and long lasting, something a little off that I can't quite figure out. Mouthfeel is starts thin as it's cold but gets nice when it warms. Smooth and silky.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 19:22:56 | More by goatgoat
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 12/29/2007 (Tap @ Old Chicago, Glendale, AZ):

Pours a dark blackish colored body, with a smallish tannish colored head. Has a slight coffee aroma, more chocolately, but not overly strong. Has a crisp watery palate. Some chocolate and coffee taste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2009 18:15:24 | More by jujubeast6000
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Nimbus Oatmeal Stout from Nimbus Brewing Company
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