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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009)
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Jameswoody, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.3/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a jet black with ok carbonation leaving behind a small tannish cap and some bubbles

S: Light oats, not much vanilla, roasted notes, pretty tame

T: Oats, roasted malt, the flavors for this beer were very mute. Instead, it tasted like a bunch of cheap vanilla extract, light oats and some cocoa all muddied together

M: Some booze, heavy body, not much on flavor or feel, not as hearty as I would expect

O:Pass

barleywinefiend, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of AlexandraMarie
2.55/5  rDev -33.4%

AlexandraMarie, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of travolta
2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straight black, cappuccino head. Some lacing with good enough retention.

Nose: Roasted coffee, slight vanilla bean, mostly toasted oats. Not much going on.

Taste: Creamy mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Tastes like oat crackers with some very light vanilla butter on top. There is not much vanilla in here.

travolta, Jan 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

jbakajust1, Jun 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

cjw333, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of KnowYourCraft
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pretty typical here for a stout, black, with a nice little mocha colored head that goes quickly, solid appearance

S: Very simple here, vanilla, chocolate, and oats, but it smells really good!

T: WOAH! This is excessively hopped with bittering hops! Besides the bitterness, the taste follows the smell exactly. If this beer wasn’t so bitter it would have an immense amount of potential to be very good.

M: Very light, leaves your mouth dry, very uncharacteristic like of a stout

O: Needs less bittering hops, the bitterness makes it harsh and almost undrinkable.

KnowYourCraft, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Dawkins, Oct 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

metalfacedave, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

PG2G, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 03, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -20.6%

Jacksteinberg, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of trippytbta
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle into Tulip glass

Beer pours dark brown almost black, 2 finger camel colored head.

Aroma of sweet vanilla and gritty oats, dark roast malt.

Tastes like a bitter dark french roast coffee. The vanilla is not what I had hoped for. Very 1 dimensional. This is where the beer falls short.

Mouth feel is creamy, can’t narrow down the carbonation too well (not the best judge) but not the best proportion for the brew.

Over all with the name of the beer I expected more. This is a beer you buy hoping for something different. Not a bad brew, but not what I expected.

trippytbta, May 18, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a smooth mahogany with a coffee colored head. Thick lacing and nice creamy consistency on the head. Smells like the regular Oatis, oatmeal stout. Tastes surprisingly bitter but finishes with the same Oatis flavors, malted oats, honey, and a bit of sweet coffee. I was, however, disappointed in the lack of vanilla flavor within this beer. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth but the finish leaves very little taste of any kind of vanilla. Overall, i'm pretty disappointed in this beer.

Jellopants356, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

blabaer, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

rhino54, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Rutager, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

g_jenkins, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

CletisVandamme, Nov 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

bluckbeyes, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

neckbeered, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Rollzroyce21, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

dwtyler, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

twelveinches, Jun 12, 2013
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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.