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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

91 Reviews
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Reviews: 91
Hads: 513
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 26
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009

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.
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Reviews: 91 | Hads: 513
Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
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3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

They botteled it so I got one. Bomber into shaker pint.

A: looks like a stout. Dark and opaque. A little mocha head fell to a pretty sparse cap and a rather thick ring.

S: the vanilla is clearly. Lots of roasty aroma and it is sweeter than normal oatis smells. Smells great though.

T: opens with a sweet note. Followed by a bit hit of the roasted flavors of a stout. Vanilla throughout but just before the hops balance the beer out at the end the vanilla comes to the foreground. Leaves a bit of a bitterness on the palate but it is nice. The vanilla is sweet and needs the balance.

M: little thicker than medium bodied. But not quite heavy.

O: oatis is good and made better by vanilla. But everyone know vanilla makes dark beers better. (742 characters)

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On tap Roof of Wholefoods Brooklyn. I am tasting the vanilla right away with this one. After that is a very good sweetish stout. Has some body, nice and chewy, so not a porter. (176 characters)

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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. (570 characters)

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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.