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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | 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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Ratings: 323 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ladyweapon, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

blabaer, Jul 19, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Nice Dark appearance. Thick and smooth when poured in the glass.

S - Hoppy smell, but can definitely sense the caramelly vanilla flavor advertised.

T - Delicious.

M - Very nice going down. A little bitter, but very nice sensations.

O - One of my favorite beers ever.

avwrite, Jul 18, 2014
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Voja, Jul 16, 2014
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VaTechPhilly, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

vidisad, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bcossar, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

EdwardK77, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

PG2G, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

blindpiggie, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

dseanv, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WhoWeCallMeat, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Domvan, Jun 27, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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%
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

brentk56, Jun 16, 2014
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Griffith, Jun 14, 2014
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.