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Nimbus Oatmeal Stout | Nimbus Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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187 Ratings
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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:
#37,532
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
187
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 103
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cbutova
2.71/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Black bodied ale poured from a stubby 12oz to a snifter. A massive tan head rises up to several fingers with a thick foamy texture. Great retention and big sheets of lace are common.

S- Hmm, a stylistically normal dark roasted malts and cocoa profile makes up most of the aroma but it ends with a note of slightly tart, dark fruits (out of place) with some raisin hints as well.

T- Some suspicions from the appearance and smell seem confirmed here as a lactic tartness comes out with strange out-of-style fruit notes. The finish is dark roasted grains, cocoa, toasted oats and dark fruits that could be from the yeast.

MF- Superbly foamy and fairly thick body with an extreme amount of carbonation that somehow remains smooth partly because of the oatmeal I would guess. Any agitation causes the beer to puff up uncontrollably. Finishes tart and with a roasty bitterness.

I hesitate to review infected beers and I am quite sure this is not supposed to be moderately tart and lactic. Hopefully someday I can revisit this beer but it probably won't be anytime soon.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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 wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jburris64
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

It's okay for an oatmeal stout. It has a floral scent when opened and poured but also carries a slightly bitter after taste.

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2.56/5  rDev -28.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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