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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 11
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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Looks much like regular Oatis - pitch black with a nice bubble show that settles to two inches; lacing action not quite as complete, however

Smell: Vanilla tones soften the roasty element of the base beer and turn the chocolate fudge into milk chocolate; the herbal/piney hops are present as they are in the base beer

Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla, up front, with the herbal/piney hops building in the middle; surprisingly carbonic in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; less creamy than the base beer, surprisingly

Overall: I much preferred the regular Oatis to the Vanilla sibling; this one is less balanced and is missing the roasty and chocolate flavors I liked so much in the base beer

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 23:37:10 | More by brentk56
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2014 15:23:29 | More by Griffith
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-14-2014 11:40:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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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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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-11-2014 10:39:43 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 00:30:19 | More by abeeronthebeach
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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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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-05-2014 20:51:47 | More by Eighty
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capnamerica

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-01-2014 20:07:58 | More by capnamerica
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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2014 05:03:51 | More by gshak
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-29-2014 01:27:08 | More by mmilyko
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Frothtastic

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2014 04:48:26 | More by Frothtastic
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-23-2014 04:08:05 | More by sansho
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2014 18:23:04 | More by mctizzz
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rhartogsq

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2014 18:15:51 | More by rhartogsq
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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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TwoBeers

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-11-2014 16:23:14 | More by TwoBeers
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Schwegler

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2014 23:56:35 | More by Schwegler
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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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ViragS

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-07-2014 00:48:18 | More by ViragS
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-28-2014 11:13:49 | More by NonicPanic
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HugeBulge

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-28-2014 01:20:15 | More by HugeBulge
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-26-2014 01:59:01 | More by Syracuse12
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with just a hint of light shining through the glass and with a small tan colored head floating atop the surface. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sweet vanilla smell mixed with some nice big milk chocolate aromas. Along with these are some light caramel smells and some undertones of a roasted malt smell, as well as some more oatmeal like aromas. The slightest hint of a coffee smell is there as well, giving the beer an overall very chocolate vanilla oatmeal cookie like smell.

Taste – The vanilla is huge right from the start and is mixed with a nice milk chocolate and a smooth oatmeal flavor. Along with these flavors are a lighter roast taste with the roast flavors getting slightly more potent as the flavor advances forward. Along with the increase in the roast so too comes some lightly bitter coffee flavors as well as some light caramel and dark chocolate tastes. The smooth oat flavor at the start begins to fade some from the taste, with the bitter coffee and some light earthy and herbal hoppy tastes bringing a little bit of “roughness” to the taste. While it brings a roughness, the more bitter flavors balance out some of the massive vanilla that is present in the taste nicely and overall creates a rather nicely roasted and moderately sweet and bitter dark flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to a little bit on the thinner side for an oatmeal stout of 7.2 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A bit thicker body and lower carbonation level may have been a nicer for the oat and darker flavors of the brew, accentuating these slightly better, but even so the higher carbonation level was actually nicer for the sweeter flavors of the brew, making for a rather decent feel overall.

Overall – A rather tasty brew. If only it had a bit more smooth oatmeal flavor at the end of the taste and a slightly modified body, then it would be one fantastic vanilla oatmeal stout. Even so it, is rather nice and one to try if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 01:50:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-21-2014 14:43:38 | More by Juno_Malone
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.