Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Reviews: 89
Hads: 506
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: 506
Reviews by oregone:
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Belmont Station:
A: Pours very dark with a good amount of light caramel head that recedes to solid ring around the rim. Very nice looking stout.
S: Vanilla is there in front, but not at all aggresive. It gives a lightly sweet aromatic note to the otherwise predominantly roasty/acrid smells that I expect from Oatis. Some milk chocoltae notes are here, and the chocoltae and darker malts are balanced by the sweeter vanilla and caramel aromatics.
T: Very much in line with the smell. Sweet vanilla weaves in and out of dark coffee and chocolate, and balances the base beer rather than moving it in a dominantly sweet direction. Well-rounded and very drinkable/not overwhelming/palate fatigueing.
M: Alright here. With the strength of the flavors and smells, I would expect a bit more body here, though it does what it does very well.. Carbonation is good.
O: I would happily have a couple pints of this again. Strong characterful stuff that isn't oppresssive, and on this account, the medium bodied mouthfeel helps the drinkability. Going in to this looking for a huge blockbuster of a beer will leave you disapointed, but it's a very nice medium bodied stout with an excess of delicious character. (1,209 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.