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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 38
Gots: 46 | 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 confusedidols
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

confusedidols, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

iKrystin, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours dark brown/ black with brown head that retains nicely. Opaque appearance and decent lacing. Nose features delectable roasted barley and oats as well vanilla. Taste is very chocolatey with heavy oat quality that also leaves a bready aftertaste. Nice all around stout flavor with great balance. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated. Overall, nicely balance oatmeal stout that is more than worth a try.

homebrew311, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

22oz bottle. No date (received Winter '12)
Unmarked tulip

A: Pours pretty much pitch black. There are some reddish hues at the bottom of the glass. Two fingers of tan had. Really tight bubbled head. Sticks around.

S: Roast coffee. Dark malt. Dark fruit. Typical stout.

T: Its very cold so I don't get much on the tip of the tongue. Some bitterness, coffee and dark chocolate. Mid palate, totally different story. Good flavor. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. A touch of dark roast coffee hints. Creaminess, from the oats. Lot oatmeal stout. Close is somewhat dry with the roast, but it's not overly dry.

M: Medium leading to full (obviously, stout)

O: B+

inlimbo77, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Rathakem
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Rathakem, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown. Medium brown head and lacing. Aroma of roasted and sweet malt, coffee. Roasted malt up front, with light hint of coffee and a slightly hopped finish. Medium bodied for an oatmeal stout. Not remarkable, but solid and tasty. Worth a revisit. Great price point.

LiquidAmber, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

A pretty decent oatmeal stout. Touches on some nice character, though it skirts the borders of being a "good" example of the style. The flavor character seems to be less rounded than I would like. Seems to follow suit on the other beers I have tried from this brewery, though this one clings to style parameters a bit better than the others. Well, a lot better.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

thefullpython, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of dnorton222
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dnorton222, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JMBSH, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +2.3%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a beautiful black with a head roughly the colour of latte foam. Beautiful.

The nose is primarily roasty burnt malts with a bit of espresso, some musty oats.

The taste follows the nose, roasty and warm. Smoothe oats, and a little bit of hop bittering to balance it out. A very well executed and nicely balanced oatmeal stout. I am a very big fan of this one.

kemoarps, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of portlandmonk
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

portlandmonk, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of craigreno
4/5  rDev +2.3%

craigreno, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tziggy
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tziggy, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

whartontallboy, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zeledonia, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of hophopandaway14
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

hophopandaway14, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense mocha head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, coffee, toast, herbal, oats, nuttiness, and light dark fruits. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, oats, toast, toffee, herbal, nuttiness, and light dark fruits. Low amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, oats, herbal, and light dark fruit on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of roasted flavors with malt sweetness; and quite robust with no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. Very nice balanced roasted and robust flavors; and very easy to drink. Maybe a touch too fruity, but still very enjoyable.

superspak, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of IPAguy2009
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

Grabbed a bomber of this for about 3 bucks. Had it before and enjoyed it.

A- black with a good tan brown head, cannot see through this stout, as it should be.

S- smell is rather warm boozey dark chocolate. Definitely some oats in there as well. Toasted nutty smell also.

T- dark smokey chocolate with oatmeal notes. Finishes with slight bitterness and a sunflower seed taste. What a good sipper!

M- thick! With light carbonation.

O- every once in awhile I need to have a stout, and this is my fav stout out there. Quite good.

IPAguy2009, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

caverog, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring this. I think this is the end of my Northwest sampler package...

Appearance: Dark brown with a creamy, tan head - retains a wispy cap, produces some wispy lacing

Smell: Roasted malts and oats - an above-average amount of oats in here, kind of smells like a sack of oats - moderately roasted malts, a little burnt, some chocolate - a light, malty and oat-y sweetness - good overall, but lacks the depth of some others of this style

Taste: Nice balance - roasted malts, some acidic chocolate, some cocoa - lots of oat flavor, like a bowl of oatmeal - a touch of coffee, and some grainy sweetness - mild bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth and creamy (thanks, oats), nicely carbonated

Overall: A good oatmeal stout

Maybe I've just eaten too many oats lately, or maybe this just has a lot of oats in the grain bill. Did I mention there are a lot of oats in this? It's definitely good, but not epic.

angrybabboon, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CB2maltygoodness, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Frankieteardrop, Jun 12, 2012
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.