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Nimbus Oatmeal Stout | Nimbus Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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187 Ratings
Nimbus Oatmeal StoutNimbus Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
nimbusbeer.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,590
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
187
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good oatmeal stout with tons of chocolate and roasted malts along with some lighter sweetened coffee flavors. The mouthfeel is thick and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Majorwolfe
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tucson_brewson
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle at Plaza as part of a build-a-6-pack since I haven't had it in a while.

L - Pours pitch black, brownish caramel head that disappears quickly

S - Roasted coffee, burnt cocoa, an inexplicable fruity soda scent

T - Strong coffee, malt, toffee and cocoa up front. Artificial grape follows. Bitter but a slight toasty malt to finish.

F - High carbonation for a "stout", very thin and watery. Not quite a stout but perhaps an Arizona stout.

O - I like other brews from Nimbus, but this one seems a bit confused. Not sure what oatmeal contributes to the stout style. It's very fizzy, almost soda-like, with a strange aftertaste. It's drinkable, but not my go-to in the Nimbus family.

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Photo of DocWaters
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours really dark brown almost black with a tan head that quickly faded to minimal lacing. Smells mildly of alcohol, roasted malts, oats, and unsweetened chocolate. Tastes pretty basic for a stout, chocolate and oats. Thin mouth feel, similar (but better) than the Bell's Porter. Thinner feel than what I hope for/expect from a stout. Overall, it's solid 4/5 you know, it's nothing fantastic but it's definitely worth picking up if you haven't tried it.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biblioista
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Highly carbonated with a strong overtone of COFFEE

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CHickman
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black color with a big 2 finger light brown foamy head that faded slowly and left very cool looking spider web foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells like a penny or sheet metal, roasted malts, cocoa powder and muted fruit; not a stout aroma in the classic sense and pretty weak nose overall that had some roasty notes but mostly sweetness.

Tastes of roasted malts, cocoa powder, fruit, coffee grinds, a penny, toasted oats, chocolate milk, syrup and pumpernickel bread. No hop contribution and the oatmeal essence is lost in the bland muted flavor; the roasted malt and coffee accents save this from being a complete waste and make is salvageable.

Mouthfeel is thin and almost watery with very mild carbonation, a medium body that has a little chewy feel to it and a slightly bitter aftertaste that leaves some nice roasted notes.

Overall it was alright, but with so many great stouts out there I highly doubt that I’d have it again.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that completely dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Strong notes of roasted malt, giving off notes of coffee, burnt sugar, freshly baked dark bread and some faint licorice aromas as well as some smoke.

Taste: Good and malty, with some strong roasted flavors of coffee and smoke. Some brown sugar-like sweetness followed by some strong flavors of freshly baked bread and some pretty strong hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.0%, there is absolutely no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an ok oatmeal stout. Tasty while you drink it, but completely forgettable once finished. I wouldn’t pass it up if offered, but I’m not going to look for it either.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJolly
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewers are selling this one short.

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Photo of bareju
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, dark, dark red with thin head.

Smell is mostly yeast with some roasty notes.

Carbonation is very high for a stout, combined with a syrupy feel.

Taste is brightly acidic, with some roasted and yeast notes. Tastes like poor homebrew.

Overall: pretty bad, even for the amazing discounted price I bought it for. I may sit on this one for a year or so and see if it mellows.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZCW
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Nimbus Oatmeal Stout from Nimbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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