Super Nebula - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by bbb099:
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Motor oil black with a mocha colored head. Not a lot of retention, but moderate amount of lacing.
S - Boozy bourbon aroma dominates with a little bit of vanilla and roasted malt.
T - An incredibly smooth combination of bourbon, cocoa, and coffee flavors. The 11% abv was not detectable and it has a somewhat vanilla-ish sweet aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied and moderate amount of carbonation. A little watery for an imperial stout, though it doesn't detract much from it.
O - A great, smooth beer that will knock you out quickly with its alcohol content. Not for everyone as the bourbon aroma and flavors were definitely quite strong.
Serving type: on-tap
02-20-2012 02:58:48 | More by bbb099
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3.8/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks, Brian. This the the 2012 vintage, released early 2013?
Pouring black with no head, this beer has nice reddish brown highlights. The nose is boozy, chocolatey decadence. Plenty of malt is present - malted milk balls, some cheerios, A little bit of buttery oak, a surprisingly light fruity character - sultana raisins, a touch of pear cider? Sugar cookies with a touch of burnt sugar are also present on the nose. The cacao nibs add a rather fatty chocolate aroma, making me wonder if this was best fresh.
The palate opens moderately sweet with sugar cookies, chocolate, brown sugar, a little burnt sugar and even some butterscotch? Caramel sauce, chocolate pecan cookies, and a moderate oak presence are noted. There's something about the bourbon presence here, the way it blends with the oak and cacoa nibs, that make the body fuller than it is, and lends an oiliness to the palate. Vinous in ways, especially in the fruitiness. The bourbon character itself is sweet with burnt sugar, toffee and an almond like nuttiness. Full in body with a boozy finish thats got a little oaky astringency, chocolate and bourbon, this beer is solid. Carbonation is light, appropriately so, but I have to admit the fattiness of the palate does bother me some. It makes me think of the buttery, oaky character of a Chardonnay but in an imperial stout and it doesn't wholly work.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 07:00:02 | More by DefenCorps
Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
95 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.