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:
209
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
51
For Trade:
4
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.89/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pour is jet black with no head at all. Nose is wood, bourbon, cocoa, hint of licorice, black olive. Body is a bit thin especially in the finish, fairly rich malt and cocoa with a decent bit of bourbon. Back has a lot of charred malt and wood and gets a bit acrid. Flavor is much thinner than I thought and body hurts it there as well. Finish is also quite sweet and seems to have a good bit of sugar left over.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Raziel313
3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

Absolutely no carbonation. So difficult to enjoy when the mouth feel is like water

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3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the anniversary of Bailey's Taproom in summer of 2009. The colour was very dark brown with a very thin tan edge. The aroma was kind of a musty brown sugar with hops as well. On the palate there was scads and scads of hops that were a bit overwhelming for me ( and I'm a bit of a hop head). It's as though there wasn't anything else to balance the hops. Odd.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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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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3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Opened as part of my St. Paddy's Day celebration. We're all a little Irish...

Generously gifted to me by ramnuts. Thanks, Frank!

A: This pours a black, oily body as you'd expect from the style. Short-lived mocha colored head.

S: This is dominantly roasty, with a rough cocoa nib aroma that adds an earthy, bitter element to the otherwise caramelly bourbon and vanilla nose. Small hints of oak and coffee. Solid.

T: This is boozier than the nose suggested. Roast and bourbon dominate, with lesser elements of coffee and cocoa. Vanilla, oak, and a touch of molasses in the finish, with a small, lingering booze aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for the style, if a bit low. My biggest complaint is the booze, but it doesn't completely kill the beer.

O: I wouldn't put it in the top tier (aged BCBS, Rare, and a few others go in those spots), but I'd put this as a solid mid-tier alternative to something like Eclipse. I liked it. I haven't been totally wowed by anything from Block 15 yet, but I feel they're on the verge of greatness.

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3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to starrdogg for sharing.
Appearance - black with touches of mahogany, small head
Smell: Coffee, booze, bourbon, vanilla
Taste: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, booze, vanilla
Mouthfeel: very hot and boozy, medium body
Overall: not that impressive

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

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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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -10%

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Episode IV, 2012.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, vanilla, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but I think this one was probably better when it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle.

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Super Nebula from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.18 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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