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 Double / 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
Ratings:
206
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
51
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +1.7%
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 +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dustin013
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
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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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kontraband
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greeneye
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A top notch imperial stout: well balanced in spite of the alcohol, dry and fragrant. Pours with a short dark head and leaves lace up the glass. Tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a little bourbon. Opens up as you drink it. Can't believe how easy drinking given the ABU.

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Photo of drone
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a snifter, 2014 vintage

A- pours a pitch black color with a barely traceable foamy khaki colored head that quickly disappears, leaving nothing behind

S- plenty of barrel aroma on the nose with some spicy oak, barrel juice, caramel, vanilla, slightly smoky malt, cocoa nibs & fig

T- lots of barrel flavor up front follows the nose, with plenty of bourbon, toasted spicy oak, dark cocoa, prune, charred smoky malt, slightly tangy finish

M- medium body with virtually no carbonation leads to a flat mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- this one has potential, but I'm wondering if something went wrong with this batch. It's tasty, but almost completely flat

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Something happened to this beer.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.18 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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