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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 13
Gots: 33 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-20-2013 18:15:19 | More by ib21
Photo of forestkcary


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
Photo of elglueckert


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-16-2013 21:24:16 | More by elglueckert
Photo of chugalug06


3.61/5  rDev -6%

Appearance is very voluminous, rises fast with toasted brown head, large soapy bubbles ontop with dense bubbles below crust. Brew is a bit on the thin side and pitch black.

Toasted vanilla goodness. Mildly hazelnutty.

Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dry, bitter, slightly harsh, but settles nicely. Creamy, milky, medium body, heavy carbonation.

Recommended for $5/22oz. But not for much more than facevalue. It's worthy and drinks nicely.

07-16-2013 01:40:30 | More by chugalug06
Photo of elektronen


4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2013 01:27:50 | More by elektronen
Photo of LuckyJohn


4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2013 07:23:45 | More by LuckyJohn
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-05-2013 04:00:07 | More by illidurit
Photo of alwaysplayin


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-29-2013 05:48:57 | More by alwaysplayin
Photo of beagle75


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-22-2013 15:57:17 | More by beagle75
Photo of fivetime


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-12-2013 16:50:23 | More by fivetime
Photo of twelveinches


3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-12-2013 06:12:59 | More by twelveinches
Photo of neckbeered


3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-10-2013 20:36:08 | More by neckbeered
Photo of Hoptometrist


3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very dark brown with a big fluffy mocha colored head with big bubbles

S- Big cereal graininess and bready notes, mineral water, and some very light floral notes. Not very stout like in the aroma. Maybe a hint of vanilla, but it comes across as more floral.

T- Sweet milk chocolate, natural vanilla flavor, some cereal graininess, breadiness, and molasses

M- Very creamy and smooth, dry, substantial medium body

O- Great mouthfeel and pretty big vanilla notes, but natural tasting and not too overwhelming. I think I prefer this to the original Oatis just a little bit.

06-10-2013 03:20:18 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-08-2013 09:56:06 | More by praxis16
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-05-2013 19:45:17 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of srhoadsy


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Served slightly chilled into a pint.

Pours black with sable highlights. Quarter inch of dark tan head with light surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of coffee and chocolate.

A nice mix of dark roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla with a hint of smoke and dried fruit.

Medium bodied with a sweet, creamy finish, mild carbonation and aftertaste.

Overall an excellent example of a sweet stout, will definitely get again.

06-04-2013 00:09:43 | More by srhoadsy
Photo of flexabull


3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours a dark brown color with a big rocky tan colored head.

Aromas are of dark roasted malts, some coffee notes, light vanilla, and cocoa.

Taste is quite vanilla forward. Sweet and creamy with some cocoa notes. Finish is crisp and slightly bitter, with some mineral and pine hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, with very nice body.

Leans to the sweet side a bit too much for my liking, but this is still a pretty tasty beer. If you like sweeter stouts, you'll probably enjoy this one.

06-02-2013 21:38:12 | More by flexabull
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2013 23:05:55 | More by nmann08
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle given to me on 5.28.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a darker tan head that fades to a small clump in the middle of the glass.

S - Oatmeal, chocolate, coffee. Where's the vanilla?

T - Lots of oatmeal and coffee. Still not much vanilla.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Oatis is decent, more vanilla might have helped this one, but I couldn't find any.

05-29-2013 06:35:56 | More by HuskyinPDX
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 20:52:52 | More by Metalaero
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2013 03:11:03 | More by Kopfschuss
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Ninkasi Brewing 'Vanilla Oatis' @ 7.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50

A-pour is a dark brown with some ruby red highlights on the glass edge , with a medium size tan head leaving a streaky lace film along the pint glass

S-vanilla , especially on the second pour

T-sweet start middle & finish

MF-light mild carbonation , full bodied

Ov-vanilla as a feature in this oatmeal stout makes it almost a milk/sweet stout , bit of a miss for me , one and done

prost LampertLand

05-27-2013 03:23:34 | More by LampertLand
Photo of Jellopants356


3.23/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

05-27-2013 02:58:31 | More by Jellopants356
Photo of Murrhey


3.74/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Half-finger mocha head with decent retention. Dark chocolate color, no light peeks through. Thick lacing cascades down. Fine looking brew.

S- Chocolate malts, oatmeal, vanilla beans, toffee. Kind of warm and sweet with a thick body behind it.

T- Chocolate and vanilla with a roasty aftertaste. Sweet but finishes bitter.

M- Dry and tight. Interesting feel.

O- It's an alright brew. I think I prefer the straight Oatis.

05-24-2013 03:00:59 | More by Murrhey
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2013 02:29:16 | More by Beerswag
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.