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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 39
Gots: 53 | 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 brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a nice bubble show; excellent retention at two inches with a nice coating a lace, to boot

Smell: Roasty tones, with chocolate fudge and hints of caramel, coffee and herbal/piney hops

Taste: The roasted tones and chocolate dominate the front end, with hints of caramel and coffee; by mid-palate, the herbal, slightly piney hops build; nicely balanced with rich flavors, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a really nice oatmeal stout; well-balanced and quite enjoyable

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

BEERchitect, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, very dark brown color (almost black) with a small, light brown head that left some lace.

S - It smelled of oatmeal, chocolate, toffee and some coffee notes.

T - It tasted of oats with a nice bitter hop kick. The coffee flavor add a little more bitterness to complement the sweet chocolate taste.

M - It was soft, smooth and creamy. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a really good oatmeal stout. I really want to try more stuff from Ninkasi.

zeff80, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of LouZ
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LouZ, Yesterday at 09:31 PM
Photo of CMC73
4/5  rDev +2%

CMC73, Monday at 04:00 AM
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

GeorgeAKeim, Monday at 03:54 AM
Photo of hozersr
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

hozersr, Sunday at 03:39 AM
Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

smithj4, Saturday at 06:05 PM
Photo of FLima
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black color blocking light with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving laces.
Light aroma of chocolate, licorice and oatmeal.
Intriguing flavor with lots of chocolate, tons of licorice, oatmeal, earth, roasted coffee beans, mild char and big on Brazilian jabuticaba and vanilla. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting licorice and cocoa note.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% is helpless against its body and flavor.
That was surprising flavorful fruity Stout. Complex with an excellent depth in flavors and a unique taste. Recommended.

FLima, Thursday at 10:34 PM
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

paulish, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of GeoChase90
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

GeoChase90, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

timmy2b, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of david18
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

david18, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev +2%

IndyDad, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

Mikefriedman90, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours pitch black with a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides. Smells of oats, chocolate, vanilla, coffee beans, toasted grains, cocoa powder and brown sugar; it smells sweet but not overly sweet and has enough milk stout qualities that it stands out as a deep, rich malty stout nose. Tastes like it smells with coffee, espresso, cocoa nibs, charred wood, vanilla beans, oats, roasted/burnt grains and mild floral hops. Tasted and smelled very good for a stout, it was super easy to drink and damn enjoyable. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with really solid roasted notes, a medium body and an almost watery feel that went down smooth. A really great oatmeal stout, this was smooth and tasty with just enough hop bite to mix well with the malt and oat base and limit the bitterness.

CHickman, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +2%

Poured a deep, blackish brown body with red highlights and a one finger tan head that quickly dissipated to a ring of foam. A pretty good looking stout, though not the best. Scents of rich roasted malt, dark roast coffee with cream, bittersweet chocolate, a light, earthy oatmeal aroma and light dark fruit. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic, enticing, true-to-form oatmeal stout. It is very well done. Flavor begins medium sweet, with notes of bittersweet milk chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee with cream, a slight earthiness from the oats and light roasted malt. This moves into a medium sweet middle with more pronounced roast malt, and the previously mentioned flavors still present. Finish is medium sweet with strong notes of roasted malt balancing, along with sweetened coffee with cream and bittersweet milk chocolate flavors, with very light alcohol flavors discernible. Aftertaste is medium dry with notes of roast malt, cocoa powder and dark coffee, a welcome end to the medium sweet sip. Overall this is a pleasant oatmeal stout flavor profile. It has all the welcome flavors of the style and balances them well. The slight alcohol warmth on the finish is a tad bit unwelcome, but not overly so. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a smooth, slick, creamy feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very true to form oatmeal stout that is quite pleasant to drink. Overall this is a fine example of an oatmeal stout. It hits the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel quite well and is very enjoyable to drink. A very nice offering and a good year-round alternative to Velvet Merlin.

Auraan, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

yemenmocha, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Donkster46, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

leansean88, Nov 07, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

LoganMc, Nov 06, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

LakerLeith, Nov 05, 2014
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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.