Super Nebula | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

Super NebulaSuper Nebula
BA SCORE
4.26/5
209 Ratings
Super NebulaSuper Nebula
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
Ranking:
#1,240
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
209
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
50
Trade:
4
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Recently on a trip to Corvallis I was lucky enough to be able to head into Block 15 and try this on tap. Was served in a Block 15 snifter.

S: The nose contains a nice bit of dark chocolate with small bourbon and vanilla notes, along with a nice roast character.

A: It had a beautiful tannish, bourbon barrel, colored foam. It had a smooth mouth feel which coated the mouth and allowed for the flavor to open up as it went down the back of the throat.

T: This beer was probably one of the best BA Stouts I have ever had. Everything came together perfectly, nothing was overshadowed each flavor was allowed to come out on their own. With the first sip you get a really nice bourbon vanilla, and as it is rushing to the back of the mouth a rich dark chocolate roast is coming out from the Cacao Nibs. The malt gives a rich coffee like roast as well.

Overall, I really love the careful attention to detail in the barrel aging it shows the experience of this upcoming brewery. It is unfortunate I cannot take a growler home with me but I am hoping this will be bottle in the future, because I would sign up for a full case right now. I dont believe this one should be aged it is amazing now, but with age I believe more of the vanilla bourbon character will come out and lose the rich dark chocolate roast rich compliments it. By far the best BA Stout I have had to date.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 release, 750 ml. cork and cage bottle into snifter. Nice label.

Pours thick and black with a nice creamy chocolate head. A quick swirl leaves dark lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma includes dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Secondary notes of leather and tobacco.

Taste is rich. Lots of chocolate and bourbon, with honey and vanilla as well. Velvety smooth but with serious a bourbon kick. Could sip on this for hours. After some time in the glass the leather and tobacco notes come through and meld with the bourbon to really take this to the next level. Slow sipper.

The creamy texture is big part of this beer. The oatmeal rounds out the heat of the bourbon.

My favorite bourbon barrel stout from Oregon. Block 15 nailed it with the 2013 Super Nebula. The only thing better than having this in the bottle is having it on nitro tap at Les Caves!

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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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Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 209 ratings
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