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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 41
Gots: 62 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured black with a frothy mocha colored head with some big bubbles that left lots of clingy webbed lace

S- Big roasted malt aroma (not coffee like), sweet milk chocolate, mineral notes, and breadiness

T- Lots of burnt and roasted malt character, big herbal and earthy hop character, some sweet breadiness. This is a bitter stout

M- Smooth, creamy, undercurrent of prickly carbonation, finishes dry

O- This is a generously hopped stout, very assertive bitterness from the hops and also bitter charred notes. Easy to drink, this could be Black IPA, but it does not really have the chocolate and roasted coffee notes I really like in a stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%
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%.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice work of lace forms around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and cocoa. A slight soy sauce aroma comes out as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with the slight soy sauce flavor and a mild alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black with a super creamy light brown head. Smells of freshly ground espresso. Taste begins with a bittersweet chocolate flavor, transistioning to some light caramel, and some juicy stone fruit in the finish. A leafy raw hop flavor at the very end with some matching bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich, nice low carbonation. Overall an excellent Oatmeal stout, I would love to have this again.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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+

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.