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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 38
Gots: 49 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

cdkrenz, Dec 02, 2011
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twelveinches, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of HosP
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

HosP, Nov 30, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jdanyeur, Nov 24, 2011
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Photo of ms11781
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ms11781, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Murrhey
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Murrhey, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of boralyl
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

boralyl, Nov 05, 2011
Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.