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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 16
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A delicious oatmeal stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity. To achieve this higher level of decadence, we added in whole vanilla beans to the final stage of fermentation - the same process we use to dry hop a beer.

(Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009)
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, deep black, with a foamy one inch head, and lots of lacing.

Smells more chocolatey than like vanilla, interestingly enough, but the vanilla's there, along with burnt sugar and roasted malt.

If you didn't tell me what this was, I might not have been able to pick it out as a vanilla oatmeal stout. I get the vanilla, but no more than a typical stout has anyway. It's much more chocolate and coffee forward, with the slightest smidgen of roasted malt to keep it from getting too sweet. There's seems to be something missing on the back end- kind of bland once the first wave of flavor hits.

This is quite creamy, with a full mouthfeel, and a medium body. There is a lower amount of carbonation. It is quite drinkable.

This is tasty, but I wish the vanilla was more pronounced, and the finish was a bit more complex.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

kerry4porters, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MikeDre, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

pdxprincess, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tectactoe, Nov 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Couldn't find the vanilla in this one, tasted of burnt toast through out. Sadly disappointing for my 500th post on BA.

Donkster46, Nov 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

SeeingMeansMore, Nov 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Twinkiethekid40, Nov 11, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice thick, dark brown color, nice carbonation, not much of a head, fizzy tan color, a small island and some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is nice, malty, with some nice vanilla notes, toffee, chocolate. The taste is very nice, malty, very nice vanilla note, with some toffee and chocolate thrown in. Medium body, nice little chewiness, with a slightly bitter/dry finish. Overall a nice brew, glad to see it here in UT.

Wasatch, Nov 09, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.