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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
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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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of 22oz bomber into Stone IRS snifter

A: pours dark brown it sits black with a small beige head. Looks thin and light lacing clings to the glass

S: Sweet buiscuit and cacoa. Not much vanilla in the nose mostly oats n malt with slight coffee

T: vanilla is almost absent. Oatmeal n coffee with hints of cacao n vanilla. Good breakfast beer

M: lightly carbonated very thin wish it had more going on kinda bland

O: its a good beer didnt have any expectations this is my first oatmeal stout. I dont think I would buy it again although $5 for 7%abv is hard to pass up

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a little light shining through. Goopy light tan head with moderate retention.
S: Intial smell is very sweet and heavy on vanilla. A little roasted and black malt peeks through followed by some oatmeal mustiness.
T: as in the aroma, starts off sweet, with lots of vanilla. Flavor turns bitter with some coffee and a little Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Finish is short, roasted and on the dry side. Very nice vanilla flavor.
M: Medium-bodied for the style with heavy carbonation. I prefer a beer this big with oatmeal to be a bit smoother.

Would love to have access to this out here in MN. $4 for 22 oz of this stuff beats most anything comparable in this market.

Photo of Cervezaconcalor
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a big sized Delirium tulip glass.

A - I poured this beer straight down into the tulip glass and it is black with a nice two finger head formed.

S - Pleasant sweetness from the vanilla and oatmeal. I get some coffee too but not pronounced as well as a bit of molasses.

T - Out of the fridge you get some more sweetness from the vanilla but as it warms up oatmeal, coffee and some roasted notes come out.

M - Medium body. Has almost a little fizzy feel to it which goes away as it settles.

O - Damn good beer. I'll have another please. :-)

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of augustgarage
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -2.6%

Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.