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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | 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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Jameswoody

Montana

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

04-06-2013 09:11:06 | More by Jameswoody
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.3/5  rDev -40.1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 01:04:40 | More by barleywinefiend
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travolta

California

2.58/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 02:43:07 | More by travolta
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jbakajust1

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-13-2014 02:03:52 | More by jbakajust1
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cjw333

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

10-04-2013 06:35:53 | More by cjw333
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KnowYourCraft

California

2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 02:05:30 | More by KnowYourCraft
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-13-2014 19:40:24 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-02-2013 01:57:18 | More by Dawkins
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PG2G

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-30-2014 04:34:49 | More by PG2G
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-03-2013 22:57:56 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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trippytbta

California

3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 04:07:51 | More by trippytbta
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Jellopants356

Montana

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 02:58:31 | More by Jellopants356
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blabaer

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-19-2014 21:31:52 | More by blabaer
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rhino54

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-20-2013 22:35:37 | More by rhino54
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-08-2014 02:04:53 | More by Rutager
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-06-2013 07:42:50 | More by g_jenkins
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CletisVandamme

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-20-2013 03:00:19 | More by CletisVandamme
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-26-2013 01:51:46 | More by bluckbeyes
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neckbeered

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-10-2013 20:36:08 | More by neckbeered
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-12-2013 04:04:32 | More by Rollzroyce21
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-08-2014 04:10:36 | More by dwtyler
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-12-2013 06:12:59 | More by twelveinches
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-14-2013 03:36:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ADZA

Australia

3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's been sitting in the fridge for a while eyeing me off so tonight's it's her turn and pours a dark as night black hue with the creamiest two finger coffee laced head and some nice lacing,the smell is bourbon,booze,sweet dark malts and dried fruits,the mouthfeel is nicely carbonated but feels light on in body just medium bodied which is a big let down and has tastes of strong vanilla first up followed by some sweet caramel,milky chocolate and finished with a fruity hoppiness which really levels out the sweetness in a good way but overall for me I'm glad I've tried it but it's abit all over the place and not something I'd seek out again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 11:18:48 | More by ADZA
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Reappropriated

California

3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:19:11 | More by Reappropriated
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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.