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Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 40
Gots: 80 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-23-2007

Ninkasi website:
"7.5% alc/vol. 45 ibus. Always available on draft."

Recent bottles spotted with "7.2% alc/vol." listed
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Ratings: 630 | Reviews: 212
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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.91/5  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!

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3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
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

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sommersb
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 01-07-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Opaque and black in color, with a creamy, tan head of 3 fingers. Retention and lacing of the head are good.

S: Toasted malt character, with chocolate and coffee aromas as well.

T: Roasted grains and dark chocolate are the main flavors. Some hop bitterness, along with some coffee-like roast bitterness.

M: Smooth, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finishes dry, not as sweet as other oatmeal stouts I've had. Aftertaste is of bitter coffee and chocolate.

O: I liked this stout, although I think it could use a little more sweetness.

Thanks to my cousin Brian for this one!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - dark brown on the verge of blackness...a pleasant tannish layer of head the quickly recedes leaving a laced evidence of its earlier presence

s - robust, roasted malts...darker chocolate..touch sweet...
*my wife said it smelled like pot, like many of the beers I drink....which I thought was kind a funny...

t - Yummy! Filling of roasted dark malts, chocolate-coco, with a hint of bitterness blended in...

m - as it warms, it becomes somewhat creamier.. a nice, medium-to-heavy bodied stout..

o - I think, my favorite offering from Ninkasi thus far! Perfect winter drinking beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

recieved in the noob bif thanks to mizzouguy!

22oz bomber at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. split with friends.

pours out pretty much black with a very nice thick tan/ light mocha colored head slightly darker on the edges. great retention and lots of sticky webby lace. looks great!

dark roasted malt, burnt, cocoa, bits of dark chocolate and dark fruits.

dark burnt roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, a little dark chocolate. finishes with a little creamy oatmeal and pretty substantial bitterness for the style. a nice dark fruity chocolate taste lingers with the bitterness.

mouthfeel is a bit off, too much carbonation which makes it feel a bit thin. maybe not as creamy as most oatmeal stouts.

definatly an enjoyable beer, if this was local to me, i could see drinking this again.

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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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