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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%


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 sam_bliss:
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottled poured into pint glass

A- Dark caramel mocha color while pouring; almost black once sitting in the glass. A rather thin very light brown/orange head forms and doesn't last very long. But the second pour (22oz doesn't fit in my glass) rewards me with a huge thick head with superb lacing. As I sip, the line of foam from each new elevation is visible and the lacing descending from each foam circle reminds me of the Roman Coliseum.

S- Dark roasted malts with a touch of tall grass. Some warm alcohol feeling on the nose. The oats and toasted grains have a tiny floral hint for which I am excited to taste.

T- Oats (over)cooked in dark drip coffee. A tiny bit of citrus that is not present in the aroma. This beer starts with some sugar on the tip of the tongue but it is much less sweet than many heavy stouts - only a tiny bit of caramel shows through and the chocolate malts are bitter dark chocolate. Very dark chocolate. All on burnt toast!

M- Not super carbonated, but more so than the typical of this style. It's somewhat thick but leaves very little syrupy mouth coating; only a bit of an alcohol burn and bitterness linger on the middle of the tongue. The roof of my mouth is happy.

D- Not a beer for downing a whole six-pack. I'd say this is a nice option for a breakfast beer with toast and would also work well as an after-meal drink, maybe split a bomber with a friend.

O- I like it, but I have had better stouts. I wanted a dessert beer this evening and an oat stout seemed like the best option in my small bomber collection in the fridge. So I guess I was hoping for something sweeter, though that is only my bias. This stout has a very complex flavor and is perfect for chocolate lovers or those who like their coffee black.

It is hoppier than most stouts and features black coffee and unsweetened cocoa - these characteristics combine to make this far more bitter than one might expect. Not necessarily a bad trait, just an advanced notice!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 06:26:39 | More by sam_bliss
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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!

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A - Perfect Dark. Poured with some creamy looking head.

S - Good Oatmeal stout freshness.

T - Some sweetness at the start followed by bitterness and dark oatmeal.

M - A bit too much bite and carbonation for me but maybe I've been drinking too many aged stouts to be a good judge.

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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.