Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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4.95/5 rDev +28.9%
Source: Ninkasi Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. First tried this brew as part of a taster flight but quickly ordered a pint.
A: The appearance was slightly lighter than other oatmeal stouts I've tried but still dark brown and inviting.
S: Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla! The vanilla aroma was not gross overpowering or fake. The hints of caramel and roasted malts made me excited to take a swig!
Taste: Delicious. The vanilla was less present in taste than aroma but was apparent at the finish. The hops and malts were not lost and the flavor developed all the way from start to finish.
M: Smooth and creamy as an Oatmeal Stout should be.
Overall: Try it!
06-09-2011 19:17:32 | More by mvforegonian
4.93/5 rDev +28.4%
I tried this beer at the Ninkasi tasting room. I was quite surpised from this beer. I am a huge fan of Oatis, and I am now a bigger fan of the Vanilla Oatis. Poured via tap into a pint glass by a sexy female bartender. Light creamy head with sweet vanilla aroma. The beer, not the bartender. I hope this comes out in bottles soon. I wasn't able to take the brewery tour due to construction.
05-04-2010 08:41:52 | More by bradleyp
4.8/5 rDev +25%
Aggressive pour into giant beer mug
A: black dark body mocha colored head big and foaming. Dies down in minutes but still apparent with minimal lacing. Leaves a ring Looks enticing
S:dark roasted malty bitter chocolate cherry coffee vanilla. Yea!
T: dark roasted malty slightly hoppy vanilla alcohol up front then chocolate cherry malty bitter then coffee malt vanilla down .Very balanced flavor. Vanilla was slight but more pronounced as it warms.biter hop coffee after taste. Yum
M: smooth rich velvet creamy
O: A pleasure to drink. Looks smells taste very quality. Just a tiny hint of the 7.2% i would drink this regularly. Funny i like my IPAs bitter but my stouts sweet. Good price too.
04-22-2013 05:19:01 | More by WalterHeisenberg
4.65/5 rDev +21.1%
A - Nice Dark appearance. Thick and smooth when poured in the glass.
S - Hoppy smell, but can definitely sense the caramelly vanilla flavor advertised.
T - Delicious.
M - Very nice going down. A little bitter, but very nice sensations.
O - One of my favorite beers ever.
07-18-2014 18:13:52 | More by avwrite
4.39/5 rDev +14.3%
Great beer,more of a winter warmer (in my opionion). Really kind of a hazelnut taste not for light beer lovers for sure a stout. Great compliment to the original oatis. It lacks bitterness but haze a really strong aftertaste in a good way. Would not drink o
A hot day but like I said a great winter warmer.
07-18-2013 19:37:28 | More by forestkcary
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
On tap at the brewery this past weekend.
The beer pour a blackish brown color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose this beer is very attractive, showing considerable vanilla, licorise, dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet stout, and I have to say I think the vanilla imparts a nice, added element to this beer. Also, the vanilla version doesn't seem to be quite as "hopped up," and so has more of a soft, smooth, velvety finish. Drinkabilty is good, and once again I think the vanilla helps to soften the licorise somewhat, which I always find to be a bit much in the regular Oatis.
All things considered, this is a very solid beer, one that I prefer considerably to the regular Oatis. Wish Ninkasi would make this available all the time.
12-17-2010 13:42:11 | More by John_M
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
A: Black with a creamy mocha brown head.
S: Creamy vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and maybe a touch of espresso in the nose.
T: Dark chocolate, then some vanilla, then a bit of lemon and strawberry, a touch of orange, then coffee then vanilla again, but stronger. Vanilla and espresso are stronger as it warms up, coffee taste is a bit more bitter, like a dark french roast.
M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.
O: It fell somewhat short of what I was hoping for, but it's a great stout. The flavor of vanilla seems forgotten, at least to me. It's so common to see it imitated in sweets as a base flavor, but real vanilla imparts a delicious flavor, that I feel goes perfectly with chocolatey stouts, and that's pretty much what you get here.
01-19-2014 20:46:31 | More by BierJager89
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.