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Super Nebula - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 204
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial stout matured in 9 & 10 year old bourbon barrels. Additionally aged on house roasted Papua New Guinea & Ghana fair trade cocoa nibs. Deep black brew, with a brown creamy head. Excellent wood, chocolate, caramel, light smoke and bourbon in the nose. Complex flavors, with notes of molasses, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roast fig and wood. Huge depth with a warming balanced finish. 11% alc/vol 58IBU's"

(Beer added by: GreenWBush on 02-24-2009)
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Lare453, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dfhhead25, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Axnjxn, Feb 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
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.

DefenCorps, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kurmaraja, Feb 02, 2014
Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.