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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 20
Gots: 58 | 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:
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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3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a small tumbler.

Bistre body with a creamy buff cap. Thick sticky lacing, superior retention.

Aromatics suggest creme brûlée french toast with the dark malts and vanilla working well together. Faintly grainy with some light berry and floral notes as well.

Hints of char suggest roast barley but are offset with a creamy lightly sweet smoothness from the oats. Nice complexity of malts. Medium-low hoppy bitterness with hints of orange and peppercorn. Vanilla is subtle. Touches of Earl Grey. Nice earthy finish.

Medium mouthfeel, creamy yet vaguely tannic. Well carbonated; some heat from the alcohol.

A flavorful, potent breakfast beer - not greatly improved by the vanilla - though it works well with the base beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.