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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 36
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bomber.

pours nearly black; big, billowing tan head, nice lacing all over the place. nose is excellent - coffee, roasted barley, a bit of smoke and earthiness.
great across the tongue - big, full profile. excellent balance of the sweet front with a crisp, dry finish. well accentuated with the fluffy carbonation.

oatis is a reliably good (bordering on great) oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 05:12:24 | More by robbrandes
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2012 16:50:25 | More by hannaho
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 22:11:10 | More by sevenarts
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-22-2012 03:56:28 | More by TATURBO
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-21-2011 15:33:05 | More by Dunkelhund
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11-18-2011 06:12:40 | More by BeerArchivist
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-15-2012 18:56:20 | More by Caleb
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big two finger head, the majority of the bubbles are big, some are smaller underneath, we'll see how long it hangs around for. The head is light brown in color, it looks like milk chocolate, and the body is completely pitch black, no visibility through this at all, maybe some hues of brown when held up to the light. The head has faded a little bit, but the bubbles and overall look see to be more creamy now. Overall it looks ok. Not too much of a complex smell on the nose, you get that big malt note up front, smells like chocolate and roasted malts, then you get maybe a little bit of oats, not much else though. You can actually smell the alcohol, which is a little off putting. First thing I notice when I drink this beer is the mouthfeel, it' pretty awesome, nice and thick. The second thing I notice is the smoothness of this, it just glides down the throat, all the flavors mixing in nicely, frankly I'm liking this a lot more than I thought I would. As far as flavors go, they are just all mixed in so well, so they are hard to pick out and identify, but I would say the first thing I notice is the nice big malt flavor, then the roastyness and chocolate flavor, polished off with the slightest hop bite. There is a nice crispness too, which I usually am not a fan of in my stouts, but it works in this beer for some reason. For as many flavors I'm getting, and as for how much flavor it has I'm surprised that it is this smooth and this easy drinking, but it just goes down like nothing. Overall I'm much more impressed with this beer than I thought I would be, good beer, well done, tasty, and easy drinking!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 13:58:36 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-30-2013 21:25:08 | More by Kylemif
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Felt like branching out and trying a new brewery.

Pours dark into my pint glass. 1 inch head gives way, and there isn't much lacing to speak of.

Sweet dark roasted malts on the nose. Slight hint of burnt roastiness.

More of the same on the mouth. A bit of roasted malts, then the oats come in and keep everything smooth, with some burnt characters arising at the end.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, but almost too smooth. I prefer my stouts to have a little more body.

Overall this is a GREAT beer at an even better price. Ninkasi isn't big around here, so it's super cheap at my local. Don't know how long that will last though. I hope their other beers are just as good.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 06:41:14 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-29-2013 15:49:23 | More by WreckingBrew
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 01:40:59 | More by rrock44
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Simple label with an eye-catching color scheme. Really like the Ninkasi Seal!!

Appearance: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 16oz English Pint. Pours out a deep dark brown almost black with a sponge-like slightly airy tan foam head that slowly settles into a thick foam coating. Head retention is a crazy 6min 35sec. Very good lacing and fair carbonation.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of roasted oats and malts with the malts a bit dominant. Coffee and dark chocolate are also very prevalent. Slight hints of dark fruit and grain are also detectable. I didn't detect any hop presence in the aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of burnt malt and dark roasted bitter coffee. Slight hits of that dark fruit and dark chocolate form that aroma can be detected but are dominated by the malt and coffee flavor. I again didn't detect any hops in the flavor either.

MouthFeel: On the light side of Medium-bodied that has a creamy finish.

Drinkability: Moderately carbonated and very smooth make this extremely drinkable.

Overall/Comments: A very solid stout with good flavor and drinkability. Classified as an Oatmeal Stout at 7.2%.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 06:47:04 | More by thegodfather1076
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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Very dark brown body with large mocha-colored head that settles down to one finger, leaving decent lacing.

S: Roastiness is in the forefront, with oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate rounding out the scents.

T: Starts off somewhat sweet with chocolate. Towards the middle some hops and oatmeal come in, and the coffee and roastiness finish things off, lingering for a few seconds after the sip is done.

M: Tiny bubbles provide a small but consistent carbonation on the tongue. This does not diminish a pleasant creaminess and fairly full feeling in the mouth.

D: Some sweetness, some bitterness, and an inviting mouthfeel that doesn't drag on you makes this one I could sip all night.

I thought this was quite nice for what it was.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 05:44:01 | More by WorldWideStout
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-11-2014 08:41:09 | More by Tuckersmth
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

grabbed a growler @brewforia her in Boise Idaho. Love the place

I had this beer a long time ago but just never reviewed it or remembered it.

appearance- classic black with brown/tan head. not as thick as I would have guessed on the head but not bad.

smell- lots of coffee with some bourbon. Perhaps some burnt malt that roles on.

taste- coffee and bourbon for sure. The bourbon is not strong enough to over power but actually smooths the beer out.

mouthfeel is smooth but thick. You almost chew through this one but I still would say it is smooth on the backend.

Overall this was a nice beer. It was better the first day out of the growler then the second but most beers are this way for good reason.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2011 01:44:11 | More by isualum12
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown pour into a pint glass, with a reasonable cocoa head that fades fairly fast.

I let this beer warm up a while, which I think helped the nose fill out a bit. I almost gave this a half point less, but the roasty oats and barley with chocolate do smell quite good, but lack intensity that I was hoping for.

Good, balanced flavors. Dark, but not burnt roasted malts with a bit of powdered cocoa and hop bittering on the end. Medium-full body is very smooth and creamy, yet finished fairly dry. Not the silkiest oatmeal stout I've had, but you can tell the oats are there.

All in all, a solid, straightforward brew. Balanced, almost subtle flavors should make this beer pair with a wider range of food than many other stouts, in my opinion. My biggest complaint is the price, as reflected in my drinkability score. Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is my benchmark for the style, and I could have bought almost two for the price of one bomber of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 08:36:00 | More by josiahschlender
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Shaker glass.

Pours a smooth opaque black with a thin khaki head that leaves a heavy ring around the glass as well as thick lacing down the glass as this beer is drank. The nose is chocolate and espresso dominated but has some vanilla and some roasted aromas in there as well. The flavor is sweet chocolate, toffee and vanilla that finishes bitter and dry. Its a full bodied beer that is velvety smooth. This stout is an easy drinker and has some nice subtle complexities.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2009 05:24:31 | More by DiabolikDUB
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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.