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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 41
Gots: 59 | 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 Wasatch
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice dark brown color, with a light tan creamy/fizzy head, which left not much sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty with some nice chocolate, toffee, slight coffee note, and some vanilla. The taste is very nice sweet, malty, with some dark stuff thrown in, nice little vanilla note. Medium body, with a slight dry/bitter finish, ABV is hidden pretty well also. Overall a very nice oatmeal stout, would buy again, nice to see Ninkasi in UT.

Photo of OldeSchool
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown with a smallish but persistent head. Good lacing.

S - Roasted malt, maybe some caramel, cocoa.

T - More bitter than many stouts I've tried, but not unpleasantly so. Character didn't change much as it warmed; interesting mix of coffee, cocoa and a bit of vanilla.

M - Medium body; smooth and easy to drink.

D - Not a bad stout; I prefer beers that are a bit sweeter, but this one didn't overwhelm me with bitterness. Overall, a good offering that I would partake of again given the opportunity. Would like to try Ninkasi's vanilla version of this brew someday.

Photo of HayleyHK
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rkarimi
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of bobbyhands
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pgregoryCA
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of LouZ
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CMC73
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hozersr
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RyanGray
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of david18
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.