Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
A- very dark brown, not opaque, 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly, excellent lacing
S -chocolate, butter, caramel
T- bittersweet chocolate, toffee, with a nice roasted coffee flavor on the back end
F- surprisingly thin with lots of carbonation and nice finish
O- not as thick as I expected but nice complex flavor with a pleasant finish.
Serving type: bomber bottle poured into imperial pint glass
05-24-2012 04:00:14 | More by stooge
3.95/5 rDev +1%
After this won best in show at the Garden City Brewfest, I've been itching to try it. I was judging but this one wasn't on our table.
This pours black with a frothy sand-colored head. On the nose there are toasted oats and roasted malt, maybe a bit of bitter chocolate. It's a simple nose but a good one. In the mouth the toasted oats are clearly in the lead, but there is chocolate, pine, and charred malt here too. It isn't as velvety as the best examples in the style but the body is medium full and nice. The finish is long but a bit too fixated on the bitterness to me.
Overall, this is a fine example of the style, with perhaps just a little bit too much bitterness for my tastes. With a few tweaks this could be up there with HBI for me, and that's high praise.
05-15-2012 03:20:42 | More by EricCioe
3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing
S-chocolate and coffee, slight sweetness
T-dark roasted coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel, slight bitterness
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth not rich feel
O-a good oatmeal stout with a good array of flavors
05-15-2012 03:10:06 | More by MDDMD
3.6/5 rDev -7.9%
While this beer has a fairly average appearance, it' smell is aluring like a thick dusty leatherbound book.
Taste: roast coffee, chocolate, smooth. First impression was that it tasted somewhat burnt, but this mellowed out as tasting went on.
Mouthfeel: Smooth like an oatmeal stout should be, but the 7 abv makes it a bit too punchy for my taste.
Seriously if they toned down the abv I think it could be a terrific beer. As is, it is roasty and smooth, but simply too alcoholic. From Ninkasi I expected a better rendition of the oatmeal stout.
Favorite beers (for comparison, after all taste preferences are subjective): Elysian's Daedalus Irish Stout, Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Allagash's White Ale, New Belgium's 1554, Full Sail's Wassail, etc. Beers I don't like: IPAs (with few exceptions)
04-22-2012 04:13:57 | More by GordonofSeattle
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
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!
03-02-2012 07:09:21 | More by BEERchitect
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.