Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

89 Reviews
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Reviews: 89
Hads: 505
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 25
Gots: 83 | 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: 89 | Hads: 505
Reviews by kagent777:
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber purchased in Pocatello, Id on the way back from Jackson. No bottling date to be seen. Poured into my standard beer goblet after half an hour out of the fridge.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a dark tan head that settled quickly. No problems. Nice lacing.

Smell: Vanilla and some roasty notes with chocolate. The overall effect is that of a yummy chocolate bar.

Taste: The vanilla is strong in the taste. I love vanilla, one of my favorite flavors, but this is almost too much for me. The vanilla hides almost everything else. I could have used a bit of ash or char to butt up against the vanilla. This is semisweet and the alcohol is well hidden at 7.2 ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Too much vanilla, this one needs a competing flavor. Something to go up against the vanilla. I was hoping for more. (845 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 89 ratings.