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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

516 Ratings
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 38
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

caverog, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring this. I think this is the end of my Northwest sampler package...

Appearance: Dark brown with a creamy, tan head - retains a wispy cap, produces some wispy lacing

Smell: Roasted malts and oats - an above-average amount of oats in here, kind of smells like a sack of oats - moderately roasted malts, a little burnt, some chocolate - a light, malty and oat-y sweetness - good overall, but lacks the depth of some others of this style

Taste: Nice balance - roasted malts, some acidic chocolate, some cocoa - lots of oat flavor, like a bowl of oatmeal - a touch of coffee, and some grainy sweetness - mild bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth and creamy (thanks, oats), nicely carbonated

Overall: A good oatmeal stout

Maybe I've just eaten too many oats lately, or maybe this just has a lot of oats in the grain bill. Did I mention there are a lot of oats in this? It's definitely good, but not epic.

angrybabboon, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Arborescence, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +2%

jmccraney, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of TheBeerologist
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

TheBeerologist, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +2%

brotherloco, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brownish black with a big fluffy tan head that takes a long while to fade and leaves some lacing behind.

S: Buttery malts, oats, coffee, a hint of a nutty aroma.

T/M: Delicious and creamy, with lots of sweet malts layered. Caramel, coffee, oats, some subdued roasty flavors. Really smooth and great. The caramel comes out more as it warms but never gets overwhelming or cloying the way caramel malts in beers sometimes do. Amazingly creamy mouthfeel.

O: A great oatmeal stout with loads of flavor and complexity.

sevenarts, May 29, 2012
Photo of stooge
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

stooge, May 24, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

muchloveforhops3, May 16, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

EricCioe, May 15, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

MDDMD, May 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Danny1217, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

mjtiernan, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of GordonofSeattle
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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)

GordonofSeattle, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

blandle12, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jeffeljefe, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

calmond72, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

johnnyboy76, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Brushkanna, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

rogerthegill, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.