Friday, January 12, 2024

Block 15 Brewing Nebula Oat Stout

Beer Name: Nebula
Brewery: Block 15 Brewing Co. (Corvallis, OR)
ABV: 6.0%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: February 8, 2023
Date Drank: June 25, 2023
When brewed? Likely a rotational beer.

What's on the Can: "This ruby black Oatmeal Stout is brewed with pale malt and specialty dark malt with rich notes of roast, chocolate ganache, cold brew, and caramel softened by a smooth oat body."

Where distributed: Block 15 Brewing self-distributes to select markets in Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured black into a pint glass. Frothy tan head with virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Traditional roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate to start, then a second wave featuring citrus hop. Oats, chocolate, and coffee pop again on the aftertaste. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding Stout. Big fan of the roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee here, mixed with some familiar citrus hop presence. Full-flavored and delicious. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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