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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 42
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-23-2007

Ninkasi website:
"7.5% alc/vol. 45 ibus. Always available on draft."

Recent bottles spotted with "7.2% alc/vol." listed
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Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (dated December 17, 2014) into a snifter.

A-The beer is dark, dark, dark; pretty much black with about a finger of dense, tan head on top. The retention is decent at more than two minutes before the head drops to a collar and film. No lacing left behind and the beer looks still in the glass.

S-The aroma is heavy on the oats. There is some solid, dark chocolate and heavily roasted roasted malt flavors going on too with just a bit of char and smokiness. A deep whiff discloses a little sweetness and just a bit of hoppy, orange bitterness. Maybe some cream in there.

T-The taste is also heavy on the oatmeal. In addition, I get dark, bitter chocolate, a touch of cream, some char, and a strange bit of sweet, almost tropical alcohol. Hops are very mild, but there is a little bitter, hoppy twang on the long finish.

M-The body is medium to above average in heft with a moderate amount of smooth carbonation.

O-This is a pretty good take on an oatmeal stout. It may not be the most complex or intriguing beer in the world, but the oats are well done (if a bit heavy handed) and the beer drinks like you think an oatmeal stout would drink. Its a filling, tasty example of the style and a good first exposure to Ninkasi for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm wondering if I got a bad batch given other reviews. Not horrible, but definitely a lack of fermentation control. Very apparent isoamyl acetate (banana) flavor. Light body. Pretty standard oatmeal stout otherwise. Slightly roasty. Tastes like a smaller beer than it is, pretty sessionable given the abv. Overall, reminds me a lot of some of the kit-based oatmeal stouts I've had from beginner homebrewers. Drinkable but not terribly exciting, and a few glaring flaws.

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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.