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Nebula Oatmeal Stout - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Nebula Oatmeal Stout
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very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our stout is a truly contemplative brew. Hints of fresh coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel with a velvety brown head. Golden naked oats provide a sweet-nut flavor and a smooth satiny finish. 18 IBU's, 6.8% alc/vol"

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 06-12-2008)
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xnicknj, May 02, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown/black color with a medium bodied head that sticks around for a little while.
S: Oats, honey, coffee, chocolate amongst other things. A very nice smell.
T: Tastes just like it smells. A pleasant combination of coffee, spices, chocolate and oats.
M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D: One of my all time favorites. Block 15 hit the nail on the head with this one. It's delicious and smooth. I rarely visit Block 15 without ordering at least one of these.

nosbocaj, Jun 21, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

A nice oatmeal stout, Nebula poured a typical dark brown-black with a patchy tan head. Smell of dark malts and licorice. Taste was a smooth blend of chocolate, raisin, and licorice, with definite pronounced tones of--as my astute wife noted--Dr. Pepper. Definitely an interesting flavor to pick up in a stout. Heavy-medium mouthfeel, and pretty smooth. Nice drink overall.

Rifugium, Jan 05, 2012
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calmond72, Apr 05, 2012
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John_M, Sunday at 06:10 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a pint glass

A- Poured a really dark brown with nice frothy mocha colored head that left splashy lace

S- Big sweet belgian chocolate,

T- Big dark cherry, sweet belgian chocolate, and Dr. Pepper like flavors. Some light roasted coffee ground notes. Lots of sweet caramel and bready malt character

M- Very creamy and smooth, medium to full bodied, finished dry, soft carbonation

O- Really nice sweet stout with complex flavor profile and a wonderful smooth mouthfeel. A top notch stout.

Hoptometrist, Mar 17, 2013
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Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Block 15 now calls this a Naked Oat Stout. It states on their menu that they use golden naked oats, rather than rolled oats in the recipe. Visiting from Portland a few times a year, it is good to see the subtle tweaking this brewpub is doing. Their beers are becoming really outstanding. Pours a jet black pint with a full finger tight brown head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar and molasses. There is a lot going on in the flavor world here, chocolate cake, nuts, and a tiny bit of roast. Mouthfeel is full, but not cloying with an amazing smoothness.

Sharpie30, Aug 01, 2009
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served too cold, but I don't mind. As the beer approaches a more favorable serving temp I have time to admire the tall rocky head of dark foam. The head recedes in a stir of crème de mint fragrance and I take in the opaque body.

When it's finally ready for drinking I note strong bittering with a pronounced roast barley flavor that's almost acrid. It's a little tight in the body where a bit of creaminess might make an appropriate showing in an oatmeal stout. Laceless too, but a very worthy ale all in all.

RedDiamond, Jun 12, 2008
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atpca, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark black colour with brown hightlights. Foamy tan head. Poor head retention.

Decent roasty, nutty aroma. Mild coffee. Slightly herbal.

Nice roasty coffee with a touch of caramel sweetness. Light earthiness. Moderate bitterness. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A balanced but full flavoured stout. Not too big on either chocolate, roast or coffee. Good.

dgilks, Jul 13, 2011
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Nebula Oatmeal Stout from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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