Super Nebula | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

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.

58 IBU

Added by GreenWBush on 02-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,464
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
222
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
48
Trade:
4
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Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’m just getting to know Block 15 and I’ve been very impressed, particularly with this excellent stout. Deepest, darkest brown but not black, it builds a lovely two finger head, pretty good for this ABV. The aroma makes big promises: lots of chocolate, a little espresso, salt caramel, vanilla, bourbon and a touch of char. Then the taste steps in and says “That’s nothin’; try this!”. Yep. The chocolate, caramel and vanilla bloom beautifully and the bourbon really comes into its own, strong but perfectly in balance with all the other flavors floating around. The feel is exactly, precisely what a BA Imperial Stout should feel Iike. A real knockout beer - right at the top of the game. I’ll be cellaring a few of these for sure!

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Photo of rarigney
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a slight that dissipates to a ring around the glass with light, slippery lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt , bourbon and a hint of cocoa; mild. Flavor more intense, with dark toasted malt with light char, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa and dates. Finishes with lightly carry toasted malt and lingering bourbon. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice, toasty stout that has had a fine barreling, picking up good bourbon notes that do not overwhelm the flavors. Cocoa and dark dried fruit character is more subdued. Pleasant interplay between the malt char and the bourbon, well integrated and enjoyable.

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Photo of tjhumphrey1
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonarek
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- pitch black like motor oil, light brown 1 finger head, a little lacing

Smell- bourbon, wood smoke, chocolate, and vanilla. Also something fruity in there, maybe fig?

Taste- similar to the nose, leads with chocolate, smoke, vanilla and that fruity thing mentioned in the nose. the bourbon comes in the middle and finishes the taste out, along with some lingering chocolate.

Feel- medium to full bodied, very creamy

Overall- very complex and enjoyable. Flavors compliment each other really well.

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Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark brown with a creamy, cocoa colored head. Streak lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate oak, and spice. A slight smokiness. Flavor is similar, with hints of vanilla and molasses. Dry finish, very smooth. So delicious. I definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017-04-27
500ml bottle served in a large snifter. 2017 bottle.

Pours black with a smallish brown head, not a lot of active carbonation. Smell is bourbon, wood, coffee, chocolate.

Taste is very nice -- perfect sweetness, not overpowering, very smooth, lots of vanilla to balance chocolate. Bourbon is clear. This is a surprisingly well balanced bourbon barrel stout.

Mouthfeel is smooth, moderately thick, a bit still. Overall, very good beer.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dustin013
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage

A- pours super black with dark brown 1 finger head
N- chocolate, vanilla, bourbon
T- I get a lot of chocolate upfront, with vanilla, bourbon, and caramel finish
M- silky smooth feel, but not to sticky like some heavy stouts. Not that there's anything wrong with that
O- great beer. I opened it about 9 months old. I hope I can get a few next year to see how it ages past 1 year.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 222 ratings