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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 203
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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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is pitch black with dark tan head.

Nose is of some northwest hops and roast malt. Chocolate hints and a freshly opened can of dark roast coffee beans.

Medium-full mouthfeel, thins as it moves through the palate. A nice chocolate flavor on entry, matched with rich roast malts and hint of coffee. Bittering from hops blends with the coffee flavor to give a coffee flavored bittering.

Chocolate flavors continue to build as I sip. Not overly complex beer - but nuanced and rich in flavor.

A rich stout with full flavors. My first from this brewery and I am impressed.

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a perfect pint. Been waiting to try this guy for a while.

A - Very dark brown, with a nice-looking three fingers of mocha-colored head that sticks around for a while before fading to a thin cap. Pretty good retention, and lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Overwhelming aroma of dark roasted coffee beans, with lots of roasted malt in the background. Hints of dark chocolate and almost an oakiness, although I think that last is my imagination.

T - Roast, roast, roast. The coffee is definitely present in the flavor and dominates. If I didn't know better I'd think this was the coffee porter that I had a few hours ago. Somewhat one-dimensional, but very good in that one dimension. I can't say that I get oatmeal in this one at all, which is a bit strange to me.

M - Thinner than I'd expect for an oatmeal stout. More porter-like. Sam Smith is my benchmark here, and this falls short.

D - The coffee flavors would keep me from doing more than one; two might be a stretch.

O - Flavors are good enough, and the price is right. Solid buy, but probably no more than one a day.

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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into DFH snifter.

A - Pours a deep brown, nearly black. Weak brownish head dissipates fast.

S - Oats and roast. Somewhat plain, though I really like the roast character that is present

T - Follows the nose to a T. Simple and effective. Roasty and oaty. There is also a hint of coffee bitterness.

M - Medium body and slightly creamy. Smooth as can be with a semi-dry finish.

D - Easy to drink. Enjoyable overall, but not a great beer. A fairly plain stout. Goes down smooth and disappears quickly.

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

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.

O - A quality choice in the Oatmeal Stout world. Good flavor.

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Saw this for the first time this year and since I have never had, I decided to give it a try. Stout is always a good choice on a rainy early autumn day. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date apparent. Purchased from local grocer for $3.99.

A-Pours a deep, dark brown almost black hue with a voluminous three-finger, cappuccino tan head with good retention and lacing.

S-Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very nice, promising aroma.

T-Unfortunately the expected taste from the aroma is not delivered. There is dark bittersweet chocolate and some coffee, by not nearly enough creamy rich malt flavor. I suspect it is because the hops are overbearing. Taste was disappointing.

M-Smooth, but both a tad light and thin. I can't discern the presence of oatmeal in the mouthfeel.

D-This is decent oatmeal stout, but not quite on par with what I have come to expect from Ninkasi. Good value at $3.99 a bomber compared to other breweries.

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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.