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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 39
Gots: 53 | 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:
Ninkasi website:
"7.5% alc/vol. 45 ibus. Always available on draft."

Recent bottles spotted with "7.2% alc/vol." listed

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-23-2007)
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Reviews by endincolorado:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

endincolorado, Mar 18, 2013
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich, roasty, and refined- with all the kind words that I can say about the beer that begin with "r", why is there no r's in Oatis Oatmeal Stout?

Sturdy and stout (ok we're in sych with the phonic adjectives), the appearance of opaque bark-brown builds a dense and creamy head of tan foam that retains and laces just as a protien-laden Oat infused Stout should. The beer simply looks like a gentlemanly beer.

Malty-rich aromas of dry chocolate, not quite cocoa powder but certainly cocoa-heavy varieties set the tone while accepting a helping hand from roasty flavors of French press coffees, charred woods and the scent of heavy whipping cream. Solid, yet somewhat understated and focused.

Flavors are bolder and still portray the bittersweet chocolate taste, strong and silky coffees- just shy of espresso, and a milky candyish taste that reminds me of Whoppers candies. Moderately bitter from earthy hops and also the roasted grain that reaffirms the coffee tones in finish and aftertaste.

Very richly texture, the protien of oats make a solid stand in the mouthfeel of the ale. Full and creamy to start, a slow procession across the palate reveals an even-keel development toward fleeting malt richness, heightened bitter/dry interplay, and a malty-dry finish of warmth and bitter alcohols.

I love it that the beer doesn't make compromises. It doesn't try to give lighter impressions to gain the consumership of timid beer drinkers. Nor does it propel into imperial status in a showy kinda way. It's a strong Oatmeal Stout- take it or leave it. I take it! Thanks a bunch Steamhead!

BEERchitect, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, very dark brown color (almost black) with a small, light brown head that left some lace.

S - It smelled of oatmeal, chocolate, toffee and some coffee notes.

T - It tasted of oats with a nice bitter hop kick. The coffee flavor add a little more bitterness to complement the sweet chocolate taste.

M - It was soft, smooth and creamy. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a really good oatmeal stout. I really want to try more stuff from Ninkasi.

zeff80, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a nice bubble show; excellent retention at two inches with a nice coating a lace, to boot

Smell: Roasty tones, with chocolate fudge and hints of caramel, coffee and herbal/piney hops

Taste: The roasted tones and chocolate dominate the front end, with hints of caramel and coffee; by mid-palate, the herbal, slightly piney hops build; nicely balanced with rich flavors, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a really nice oatmeal stout; well-balanced and quite enjoyable

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured near jet black except for some ruby highlights when held in the light,a creamy toasted almond colored head atop.Heavy roast in the nose along with faint smoke and wood,light bitter chocolate shows thru just a little.Roasty and raw on the palate,very dry with faint smoke in the finish,just a very light chocolate sweetness.This is one no holds barred hoppy stout,its big and roasty,I liked it.

oberon, Dec 24, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DWolf, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Beerswag, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mctizzz, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JupiterJesus, Dec 03, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +13%

sgn4779, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

rhinonau, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

mjtiernan, May 12, 2012
Photo of iheartpnwbrew
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the finer Oat meal stouts I've had. All flavor nodes well balanced, and an extremely drinkable mix. Bought a bottle of this the very next day to add to my collection. Ninkasi is one of those breweries to keep your eye on. Have some GREAT beers out right now.

iheartpnwbrew, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of dogfishandi
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

recieved in the noob bif thanks to mizzouguy!

22oz bomber at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. split with friends.

pours out pretty much black with a very nice thick tan/ light mocha colored head slightly darker on the edges. great retention and lots of sticky webby lace. looks great!

dark roasted malt, burnt, cocoa, bits of dark chocolate and dark fruits.

dark burnt roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, a little dark chocolate. finishes with a little creamy oatmeal and pretty substantial bitterness for the style. a nice dark fruity chocolate taste lingers with the bitterness.

mouthfeel is a bit off, too much carbonation which makes it feel a bit thin. maybe not as creamy as most oatmeal stouts.

definatly an enjoyable beer, if this was local to me, i could see drinking this again.

dogfishandi, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of rapidcycler
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my god! this is the best beer I ever tasted. Chocolate and coffee notes give way to ab absolutely heavy mouthfeel. Very little bitterness. This is what I drink every day, I accept no substitute. I always pour it a little fast so the tan head is nice and thick. There is nothing light and watery about this beer!

rapidcycler, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Adkins1203, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of AnEscapedMind
5/5  rDev +27.6%

AnEscapedMind, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +2%

Poured a deep, blackish brown body with red highlights and a one finger tan head that quickly dissipated to a ring of foam. A pretty good looking stout, though not the best. Scents of rich roasted malt, dark roast coffee with cream, bittersweet chocolate, a light, earthy oatmeal aroma and light dark fruit. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic, enticing, true-to-form oatmeal stout. It is very well done. Flavor begins medium sweet, with notes of bittersweet milk chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee with cream, a slight earthiness from the oats and light roasted malt. This moves into a medium sweet middle with more pronounced roast malt, and the previously mentioned flavors still present. Finish is medium sweet with strong notes of roasted malt balancing, along with sweetened coffee with cream and bittersweet milk chocolate flavors, with very light alcohol flavors discernible. Aftertaste is medium dry with notes of roast malt, cocoa powder and dark coffee, a welcome end to the medium sweet sip. Overall this is a pleasant oatmeal stout flavor profile. It has all the welcome flavors of the style and balances them well. The slight alcohol warmth on the finish is a tad bit unwelcome, but not overly so. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a smooth, slick, creamy feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very true to form oatmeal stout that is quite pleasant to drink. Overall this is a fine example of an oatmeal stout. It hits the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel quite well and is very enjoyable to drink. A very nice offering and a good year-round alternative to Velvet Merlin.

Auraan, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of DoubleSkunk
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first words that come to mind upon taking a sniff and a sip of Oatis are "milk chocolate truffle" and "malt-tastic", respectively. But this delightful beer's not all sweetness--they made sure to add a little hoppy bite to balance everything out. Aesthetically, Oatis is a dream--It looks and feels like cold carbonated molasses. Rock on, Ninkasi, rock on.

DoubleSkunk, Apr 09, 2013
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3.12/5  rDev -20.4%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

pgregoryCA, Today at 03:29 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ste5venla, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of apaltrineri
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown, bordering on engine oil. Foamy tan 2-finger head, little lacing.

Smell - A malty, heady oatmeal stout which warms you up just by the smell! Notes of rust, soy sauce (?), yeast.

Taste - This is a strong beer, even for a stout (7% ABV) and the alcohol comes through just a little too much. Hearty tasting stout with traces of iron. Notes of burnt chocolate and ash, winter once again.

Mouthfeel - The highlight of this tasting... chewy, oily, truly a unique feel for every sip. The heavy taste is betrayed by this complex feel.

Drinkability - Not a session beer, but one to try again on a cool eve. Stout fans should definitely give it a shot.

apaltrineri, Oct 15, 2008
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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.