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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 37
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of HosP
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Scottfrie for this beer. Poured 22oz into snifter.

A- Pours almost black, dark dark brown. Thick, foamy dark brown head. Leaves rather fast though with lace clinging to the edges of the glass.

S- Lots of roasted aromas throughout the nose. Coffee notes at first, followed by some subtle chocolate notes at the end. Kind of earthy, nutty aroma here and there.

T- Roasted malt flavors overpower most other flavors. Some burnt coffee flavors somewhere in the beginning. A little bitterness to it as well. Sweetens a bit with some chocolate flavors toward the end.

M- Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit creamy feel.

O- Nothing really that got me to excited. A nice drink, but could have more flavors come through. Glad I got to try, thanks Scott!

HosP, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Jasonrm72, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of endincolorado
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

endincolorado, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of cbarrett4
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a surprise! Bought a bottle at Whole Foods in Tigard.

Superb appearance. The head is even a little darker, the body black and rich. Lots of oaty nutty goodness on the nose and palate. Long, smooth finish. Pretty much knocked Sam Smiths oatmeal stout off as my favorite.


cbarrett4, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of julian
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, near black in color with little to no light passing through. Nice 1/2 finger layer of foamy tan head. Lacing is a sporadic webbing that leaves the party as quick as it can.

S: Huge roasty aroma, burnt oats, very mild chocolate. Mostly roasted, toasty aromas.

T: Huge roast flavor up front, a little bit of mellowness from the oats as it warms in your mouth followed by a slight boozy character. Finishes with a mild toastyness, allowing the balance of malt and hops to really come through. Hints of brown sugar and/or molasses.

M: medium carbonation/viscosity. Great mouthfeel.

D: Great beer, well balanced. Nothing to complain about here.

julian, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of hopsbreath
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picking up some groceries today I do what everybody else on this site does and took a swing by the beer cooler to see if there was anything new. There sat the first bottle of Oatis I've seen this year. On sale for $3.50 a bomber? Yes please!

At home I cooked up a batch of chicken catsu and poured this in a snifter. The beer itself is a very dark chocolate brown that has a voluminous strawberry blonde accented cappuccino type head. It dissipates very slowly leaving a moderately thick cap that stays in place for the duration of the drink. Minimal spotty lacing shows up.

The smell is fairly muted. Light cafe notes with a dusting of fresh citrus hops are barely discernible.

The taste is predominantly cold drip coffee. A little orange zest is barely noticeable but works to balance the chalkiness of the brew.

Mouthfeel is a little light but still manages to be slightly sticky. Not bad.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's a smooth typical oatmeal stout that drinks fast and is nicely refreshing. Recommended as a good cheap stout to pair with food.

hopsbreath, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of bkilpatr
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 02/09/09.

Pours a deep dark black with hints of brown around the edges. The very thin half-finger brown head didn't last very long. Aroma was of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a hint of coffee.

Taste is similar to the aroma minus the coffee. The chocolate flavors are more prevalent, mostly sweet milk chocolate up front. That is accompanied by vanilla and roasted malt. The finish is bitter dark chocolate and faint earthy hops. Very balanced and subtle flavors.

The feel is very smooth and silky. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation. Feels very nice, not too heavy and very smooth, maybe just a tad thin. Drinkability? Yes, this has it - the bottle was empty before I knew it. Goes down very smoothly and easily. The alcohol is completely hidden.

This is a very good beer. I'll have to pick up another bottle or two of this. If you see it, buy some and enjoy. I can't wait to try more beers from Ninkasi.

bkilpatr, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of boralyl
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown and mostly opaque. It produces an inch of tan head that has nice legs and leaves some sticky lacing.

S - Brown sugar and roasted malts make up the aroma.

M - Medium in body with light-medium carbonation. It's got a nice creamy feel.

T - Light brown sugar up front followed by a nice roasted malt presence. A little bit of chocolate shows up near the finish.

This is my 2nd beer from Ninkasi and it's another good beer. I look forward to trying more of their lineup.

boralyl, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Daktyls
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep dark color with a minimal mocha head that dissipate fairly quickly leaving minimal lacing around the edge of the glass.

S: Light notes of oatmeal and maltiness is present on the forefront with notes of mocha and chocolate coupled with some coffee.

T: Chocolate, coffee, and light malts dominate the flavor profile with toasted oatmeal and barley with malt notes.

M: This beer is on the thicker side with a minimal amount of carbonation that suits the style and flavors well. The taste lingers nicely on the tongue for a while before slowly fading away.

O: Overall, a great beer, quite delicious to enjoy in the winter, does a great job of warming the body in the middle of a New England winter.

Daktyls, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of BeerNoobNC
4/5  rDev +2%

BeerNoobNC, May 25, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

gspeer711, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Sark
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Appearance- pours thick, big luscious tan head, dark black with only the very edges emitting brown when held to the light

Smell- chocolate and roasted coffee and malts, hops are mellow

Taste- mild sweetness on the first sip, kinda like nougat, leads to a dark chocolate bitter midway, not much hop character in terms of bite, sweet down the back of the tongue with a little boozey finish

Mouthfeel- full-bodied, smooth, thick n'chewy, and a bit of bite on the finish

Overall- Quality stout that stuck to the oatmeal roots, smooth and chewy

Sark, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of RHVC59
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

RHVC59, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Tuckersmth
2/5  rDev -49%

Tuckersmth, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of nrombes
4/5  rDev +2%

nrombes, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of 1759Girl
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ninkasi brewing co
Oatis oatmeal stout

Appearance- dark with a nice malt choc head. Awesome retention. 5

Smell- barley and ash. Chocolate 4

Taste- salted dark chocolate with a smokey mesquite finish. Nice one 4

Mouf- thinner than I like for an oatmeal stout 2.5

D-mmm 4

1759Girl, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of NorCalYeti
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

NorCalYeti, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of olmatty
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a low tan head that sinks fast, an opaque black beer.

Smell- Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate

Taste- Bitter coffee and dark roasted barley, dry finish with a bit of light sour bitterness that continues on the palate.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated and light bodied for a stout.

Drinkability- Light and dry, especially for a 7.5 ABV. If oatmeal stout is your brew, you could do this brew all night, but you'd probably get as roasted as the barley.

olmatty, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of beefandbean22
4/5  rDev +2%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of CJS
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

CJS, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Madskill
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Madskill, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev +2%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +2%

nhirsch04, May 31, 2014
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.