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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
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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4/5  rDev +2%

ambruns1979, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

edwardkersh, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

xxcarpxx, Mar 05, 2012
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
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4/5  rDev +2%

Kopfschuss, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

N3rdM3t4l, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

InfernoBoss, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

heather625, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled September 2011
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three-finger thick, nicely browned, tan colored head; the beer leaves some nice, layered lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a dark, almost black color that shows a clear, deeply concentrated, blackened ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of roasted cocoa smooth coffee and ample toasted malt that lies just above a fruitiness that has touches of berries and perhaps even some blackened cherry notes (some of this seems to be brought out by a not quite noticeable alcohol note). The dark malt character has an interesting whole grain spiciness to it and there is also a sort of smooth, oatmeal like graininess that gets wrapped up into the roasted malt character that defines the aroma.

Somewhat light bodied up front, it does pick up a touch of viscous and palate heft towards the end. There is a dark malt sweetness to this beer that is cleaned out in the finish by a dry, roasted, slightly bitter, black malt character. The up front, dark, complex malt sweetness accentuates a fair amount of chocolate flavors, but really tastes of deeply toasted, malt sweetness that is sort of a mix of burnt caramelized malt sugars, perhaps a touch of roasted molasses and some dark brown sugar notes. The roast character reminds me of a malt sweetened, French roast coffee that perhaps has a touch of chocolate in it. The beer is surprisingly light bodied for a beer of 7+% alcohol, though I would say it is quite quaffable, but it is quite drinkable. The beer has a touch more carbonation than is really necessary, luckily a couple quick swirls gets rid of the excess carbonation and helps to smooth things out. The fruit character in the flavor is much more subtle than it is in the aroma, though it does contribute some slight notes of burnt plums.

Definitely a nice beer, I was expecting a beer that was a little bigger at this strength; some extra malt would actually help to balanced out the ample roast character and would help to accentuate the viscous character one expects from an oatmeal stout.

Gueuzedude, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

enznevr, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a large three finger creamy brown head, almost looks like nitro at first. Leaves some walls of lacing and holds a really good cap. Purty.

Aroma is roasted malts, some coffee & chocolate, a bit of dark fruits, some grass & grain, a hint of husky astringency. Good strength.

The aroma is a little meh, but the flavor really packs a nice punch. This is rather sweet overall, a lot of chocolate, some coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits such as raisins and plums, a hint of cherries, minimal hop presence, minimal alcohol, finishes with decent sweetness.

Mouthfeel is typical oatmeal stout...super creamy and smooth, lowish carbonation, crazy drinkable.

This is quite a nice Oatmeal Stout. The aroma lacks a bit (but is growing on me as I work through the bottle). Nice appearance, flavor and especially mouthfeel. Has some Sweet Stout characteristics as well. Good stuff!

elgiacomo, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Hoolihan, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

myzamboni, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

tirlzx, Jan 21, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a dark brown with good carbonation leaving a nice tan cap, bubbles and some lacing

S: Hints of roasted malt, cocoa and light oats

T: Immediate roasted malt, with bitter cocoa and a little bit oats. I was looking for more oats and less roasted malt.

M: Medium to big body, not really creamy,as a matter of fact a bit overcarbonated for the style, lacking on oats flavor

O: Average

barleywinefiend, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Travisnin, Jan 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

claytong, Jan 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received on a trade with Djeucalyptus . Another nice one, thanks

A- poured black, apaque in color. Half finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Slight lacing.

S- smell almost non existent if that's possible. Mild malt and chocolate aroma.

T- slight burnt malt taste with a little hop bite. Slight coffee and chocolate aftertaste.

M- carbonation right up front, fades quickly. Not heavy at all. Just what you would expect from an oatmeal stout.

O- a good oatmeal stout. Nice flavor. Would buy again. Nice change from " flavored" stouts.

bearsxco, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.