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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%

Ap - Clean, filtered black. Fluffy, dense, khaki head that settles to a thin film and leaves great lacing.

Ar - Vanilla, raisin. Subtle bitter chocolate.

T - Similar to the nose. Raisin is subdued, bitter chocolate takes its place.

M - Creamy, medium bodied. Smooth and a touch dry.

KVNBGRY, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Acrid, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RoyFokker, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

IpeeA, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nkalda, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

johnny5martini, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rybobales, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

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

brentk56, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Griffith, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

jbakajust1, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

abeeronthebeach, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Rutager, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gshak, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mmilyko, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Frothtastic, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sansho, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rhartogsq, May 22, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -20.6%

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.

trippytbta, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TwoBeers, May 11, 2014
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.