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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 41
Gots: 60 | 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 +2.8%
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.

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3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
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!

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4.47/5  rDev +14%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Photo of boralyl
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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2.58/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of GregSVT
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black in the glass, with a nice light brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has aromas of milk chocolate, dark fruits, a touch of booze, and a hint of hops in the background. All the smells are a bit muted but the ones coming through a nice.

T: The taste is a bit muted as well but I can pick out flavors of vanilla, bakers chocolate, and a dark fruit like flavor on the finish. It's possible the dark fruit flavor is a result of the hops.

M: The feel is creamy and on the fuller side of medium. About what you'd expect from an Oatmeal Stout.

O: Not the best in it's class but it's tasty and the feel is spot on. The hops seem to balance this one out so it's not too sweet and not too bitter.

Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.