Nimbus Oatmeal Stout | Nimbus Brewing Company

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Nimbus Oatmeal StoutNimbus Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2002

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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 103
Reviews by yeastsipper:
Photo of yeastsipper
2/5  rDev -44.3%
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...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of blitz134
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge head on the pour, medium tan/brown in color. Body is black, no light around the edges. Unfortunetly the head reduced down to a skim layer, but grabbed the glasses occassionally.

The good thing about having little head is that as soon as it disappeared the aromas started to come out. Dark toasted malts prevail in the aroma with mild coffee and a touch of char. Dark chocolate plays a nice role as well. A little sweetness finishes it out.

Lots to dark roasted malts again, probably from a load of black patent. Dark chocolate and mild coffee intermingle again. Char comes through after the swallow. Some grassy hopping is there too. It has that biting edge that I attribute to the oatmeal.

Mouthfeel is fairly full and slick. Has a bit too much carbonation that I think washes the flavors out with its overly prickly feel on the tongue. I think this is a major fault with this beer, with less carbonation I think a lot more of the subtleties would come out.

Good drinkability if you are in the mood for a dark toasted stout. It has some dry irish stout qualities to it. Lots of flavor for its managable ABV level, but it is definately filling me up already so I'd be limited on how many of these I could really have.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Milky stout. Pours darker brown with a mediocre tan head. Sweet aroma of malts and cocoa, with milk! Taste is like Cocoa Puffs with oats and some coffee. Very thin mouthfeel. I mean, REALLY thin mouthfeel. This is a stout, right? Smooth, but nothing special.

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Photo of monkeybeer
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has a monkey on the label of course I had to try it.

A- Pours very thick and syrupy with a tan head that quickly disappeared. The beer itself is a creamy solid black color. Lacing disappeared to little spots on the glass.

S- Roasted malt and oats with a coffee smell and a sweet molasses and chocolate nose.

T/M – Smokey coffee, and a sweet chocolate taste to it. Mouth feel is very nice light carbonation no strong bitter aftertaste very clean.

D- I have never been a huge stout drinker, but sine it is winter I am drinking more and more and starting to enjoy them more and more. This is a stout that making me start to enjoy them. I would defentaly have to buy this one again and again.

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Photo of chinchill
2.36/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of pwoods
2.05/5  rDev -42.9%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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 ExpendableCrewman
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of huskerfan76
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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 ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderfully flavorful oatmeal stout. Thanks to tayner for this extra in my box.

Pours black as coal nearly impenetrable to light. the slightest ruby tones around the bottom of the chalice. nice tan head with awesome lace. smells of dark malt, charcoal, and coffee bean. The first taste is of burnt oak and malt, followed by coffee bean and a little bitter bite at the end. slight bitter chocolate tones. Mouthfeel is good but a touch thin. Drinkability is good and easy. A great brew, the first of nimbus ive tried. So far im a fan.

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Photo of Bcant
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stubby brown 12oz twist off bottle with neat brown paper label featuring Nimbus’ monkey in a Buddha pose. Freshness date indicates month but not year.

Very dark, almost black, but with a nice glossy appearance. The head starts out about ½ inch, quickly shrinks but does not disappear; head is brown and made of tine bubbles. A very attractive beer.

The nose is predominantly of dark chocolate. The bidder sweet flavors of this stout are balanced very well. Coffee and chocolate along with toasty oat flavors are all present. Rather big and very round, the stout feels good in the mouth. A long dry finish gives it a refreshing character found in good dry stouts.

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Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A serviceable stout with some roasted coffee grinds, drinkable. Dark brown with no head, some coffee grind aroma. Medium mouthfeel. More bitter than sweet. Malt or chocolate flavour quite minimal. Appropriate carbonation.Almost like a nitro tap in a bottle.

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Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

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Photo of HighCarbDiet
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very very dark, practically black. Full, creamy, tan-hued head that remains almost until the last sip.

A deep roasted, malty flavor. The bitterness and hop flavor are quite notable, more than I expected. I'm not so great with specific styles, but to me, this is approaching an imperial stout. Maybe. Anyway, I like it. If I ever see their imperial, I'll definitely have to try it to compare.

The deeper I get into the pint, the more I notice the coffee notes. Nice subtlety. Some alcohol is peeking through too. Slightly.

A very worthy and drinkable stout. I would have had another, but I decided to try the porter next. I'll definitely have another in the future.

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Photo of StoutBrotha602
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

had this beer at my hidden gem after work one nite.. taste good/ok for an oatmeal stout.. i finished wanting a left hand Milk Stout but was glad i had the chance to try this beer for the location and the time i had to sit and relax with this beer.

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Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid dark brown with almost to big carbonation. The head is a fluffy 3 fingers, tan and leaves lots of lace.

The smell is roasty toasty with a flowery note.

The taste follows toasty, with chocolate and coffee notes

The mouthfeel is good, nice body but the carbonation is.. Well a lot.

The drinkability is good, a good example to the style. Right on. Prosit MK

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Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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