Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.99/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Dark brown with a little light shining through. Goopy light tan head with moderate retention.
S: Intial smell is very sweet and heavy on vanilla. A little roasted and black malt peeks through followed by some oatmeal mustiness.
T: as in the aroma, starts off sweet, with lots of vanilla. Flavor turns bitter with some coffee and a little Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Finish is short, roasted and on the dry side. Very nice vanilla flavor.
M: Medium-bodied for the style with heavy carbonation. I prefer a beer this big with oatmeal to be a bit smoother.
Would love to have access to this out here in MN. $4 for 22 oz of this stuff beats most anything comparable in this market.
02-20-2014 04:39:21 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev -12.5%
I like this beer, there is just not as much depth in flavor as I would prefer.
There were hints of vanilla, but overall it seemed a bit faded, which was somewhat disappointing. If I am going to decide to get the vanilla Oatis over the regular version I want there to be a noticeable different. The favor was nice, which I was not surprised by, as I like the regular version, but I was not wowed either by the vanilla or by anything deeper coming from this beer. I would drink this beer again, there are just lots of others that I would choose before I got to this one.
08-17-2013 22:19:11 | More by Reappropriated
3.66/5 rDev -4.7%
Appearance - Pours near opaque black with a tan, 2 finger head. Great retention, leaving a thin, broken layer of microbubbles on the surface. Very little in the way of lace.
Smell - As the name implies, the aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla and oats.
Taste - Follows the nose; strong chocolate and vanilla upfront, intermingled in a way that it becomes a bit muddled. Hints of oatmeal. Not much else, as the vanilla sweetness rides to the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy finish.
Overall - Sometimes, less is more. Such is the case here with Vanilla Oatis. The standard Oatis is a very, very good oatmeal stout: multi-layerd, with lots of flavor. Adding vanilla melds all those flavors together, making a beer that, at best, hits on two notes. Fair to good beer overall, but I'd take the original version everytime over this variation.
04-27-2013 20:11:56 | More by TheSixthRing
3.94/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a small tumbler.
Bistre body with a creamy buff cap. Thick sticky lacing, superior retention.
Aromatics suggest creme brûlée french toast with the dark malts and vanilla working well together. Faintly grainy with some light berry and floral notes as well.
Hints of char suggest roast barley but are offset with a creamy lightly sweet smoothness from the oats. Nice complexity of malts. Medium-low hoppy bitterness with hints of orange and peppercorn. Vanilla is subtle. Touches of Earl Grey. Nice earthy finish.
Medium mouthfeel, creamy yet vaguely tannic. Well carbonated; some heat from the alcohol.
A flavorful, potent breakfast beer - not greatly improved by the vanilla - though it works well with the base beer.
01-25-2014 17:31:42 | More by augustgarage
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.