Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 194 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
Cellared below 45 degrees since November 2010 (1 Year).
A - Extremely brown, I suppose I would call it black. It's topped by a medium brown head that starts out around an inch but drops to an eighth of an inch before slowing its retreat.
S - Chocolate, dark coffee and a bit of a woody character in the scent too.
T - It offers a nice burnt malt flavor that's very nice. No real hop presence to discuss, and the chocolate that was evident in the aroma is covered firmly by the burnt malt.
M - Medium to thick body without allot of carbonation. The texture is smooth, silky and soft. This could be a byproduct of both the oatmeal and the cellaring. In the end it leaves a nice stickiness on my lips. Well done.
~ This is a good beer and one I would certainly recommend to my friends. It's not necessarily something I would seek out again if I make it back to the Pacific Northwest but if it presented itself I would take advantage.
12-02-2011 02:03:31 | More by cdkrenz
3.3/5 rDev -15.6%
Thanks to Scottfrie for this beer. Poured 22oz into snifter.
A- Pours almost black, dark dark brown. Thick, foamy dark brown head. Leaves rather fast though with lace clinging to the edges of the glass.
S- Lots of roasted aromas throughout the nose. Coffee notes at first, followed by some subtle chocolate notes at the end. Kind of earthy, nutty aroma here and there.
T- Roasted malt flavors overpower most other flavors. Some burnt coffee flavors somewhere in the beginning. A little bitterness to it as well. Sweetens a bit with some chocolate flavors toward the end.
M- Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit creamy feel.
O- Nothing really that got me to excited. A nice drink, but could have more flavors come through. Glad I got to try, thanks Scott!
11-30-2011 03:17:15 | More by HosP
4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
I've had this beer multiple times and it is a go to stout for me. It pours a nice, dark body with reddish tones. The head is khaki with a little lacing. The flavor is what draws me to it. It is a little on the sweeter side for a stout but not too sweet to be a porter. The smell is very nice, full of malts, a little bit of chocolate and coffee. The nice thing also is the hop characteristics. I enjoy a bit of a hoppy stout every now and then and this has a great balance to it. I'm not a huge fan of Ninkasi, but this beer is very delicious and as stated before is a great go to if there isn't anything new to try.
11-24-2011 21:13:49 | More by jdanyeur
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
Thanks to sirdrinknp. 22oz bomber poured into a snifter. 7.2% ABV per the label.
Pours a deep brown color. It looks black in the glass with dark brown hues at the edges but is definitely not quite black. The head is almost non-existent. A very thin ring of tannish foam develops around the edge of the glass.
The nose has a good dose of some roasted malt character. Some light chocolate notes are present along with a touch of coffee.
The taste follows along with the nose. The roasty notes lay a nice base for the chocolate and coffee to play off of. There is a pleasant smoky, almost charred character that lingers at the end of each sip.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin but it actually works here. The body is not quite medium with light, but lively carbonation.
Overall, a decent, enjoyable take on the style. A bit thin but it really doesn't detract from the beer as much as it normally does for a stout. Not the best but certainly not the worst example.
11-12-2011 02:48:51 | More by ms11781
3.23/5 rDev -17.4%
Poured a bomber into a pint glass
A- Poured a finger width head. Deep dark black coloration and a tan head. Little retention. Sticky, ringed retention.
S- Grainy, chocolate and malty. Rich and dark aroma.
T- Starts sweet with chocolate, middles with the dark malt and chocolate flavor and finishes a tad bitter with a coffee and roast malt flavor.
M- Starts thin, finishes almost syrupy. Fairly inconsistent, but not bad in either respect.
O- Good beer, not a great one. Nice flavor and smell, but not complex with either one. Mouthfeel leaves much to be desired. Looks awfully nice though.
11-10-2011 06:14:26 | More by Murrhey
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
A - Pours dark brown and mostly opaque. It produces an inch of tan head that has nice legs and leaves some sticky lacing.
S - Brown sugar and roasted malts make up the aroma.
M - Medium in body with light-medium carbonation. It's got a nice creamy feel.
T - Light brown sugar up front followed by a nice roasted malt presence. A little bit of chocolate shows up near the finish.
This is my 2nd beer from Ninkasi and it's another good beer. I look forward to trying more of their lineup.
11-05-2011 03:23:48 | More by boralyl
2.58/5 rDev -34%
22 oz bomber poured into a tumbler
A: opaque with thin head
S: low aroma, dried, sour fruit
T: slight orange, toasted malt, astringent
M: low carbonation, thin
O: This is a very thin beer, not the overall experience I expect from a stout. Aroma and taste leave nothing exceptional. Not bad for under $4, wouldn't try again.
11-04-2011 03:54:45 | More by BeforeNoon
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.