Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ninkasi website:
"7.5% alc/vol. 45 ibus. Always available on draft."

Recent bottles spotted with "7.2% alc/vol." listed

Added by msubulldog25 on 10-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
765
Reviews:
244
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
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42
Gots:
141
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Photo of ksimons
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-almost black with a fingers worth of tan head

S-coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate

T-taste is similar to the smell, roasted malt and dark coffee with some dark chocolate

M-medium body, light to moderate carbonation

Overall nice oatmeal stout, more body than others of the same style

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Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: black-brown pour into a pint presented a pitch black ale edged with translucent brown and topped with a fat finger or two of dark foam; motes and scattered lace left behind as the drink went down

S: roasty and oaty aromas aplenty - something akin to char and coffee as well - suggestions of brown sugar sweetness

T: for a brew with no coffee, I got lots of coffee-like flavors nestled into the dark roasted and bittersweet malts; wholesome oat-grain flavors were abundant as well, sweetened but a bit by something similar to blackstrap molasses

M: smooth, as expected, and medium-weight; moderate carbonation and a relatively clean finish with a nice roasted aftertaste, just barely bitter, like old coffee

O: a real nice oatmeal stout, nowadays coming in at 7.0% abv; easy to drink, very mellow; sure to be enjoyed by enthusiasts of the style and type. Recommended drinking.

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Photo of velosuds
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this for the first time this year and since I have never had, I decided to give it a try. Stout is always a good choice on a rainy early autumn day. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date apparent. Purchased from local grocer for $3.99.

A-Pours a deep, dark brown almost black hue with a voluminous three-finger, cappuccino tan head with good retention and lacing.

S-Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very nice, promising aroma.

T-Unfortunately the expected taste from the aroma is not delivered. There is dark bittersweet chocolate and some coffee, by not nearly enough creamy rich malt flavor. I suspect it is because the hops are overbearing. Taste was disappointing.

M-Smooth, but both a tad light and thin. I can't discern the presence of oatmeal in the mouthfeel.

D-This is decent oatmeal stout, but not quite on par with what I have come to expect from Ninkasi. Good value at $3.99 a bomber compared to other breweries.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, 7.2% alc
Nice looking stout black with mahogany tinges around the outer edges with a lovelly dark tan small bubbled head.
Good aromas of roasted oats and malts, slight dark chocolate aroma and hearty alcohol.
Taste is mainlly the bitter sweet toasted/roasted malts, the oats add nice smoothness and a little body, finish is pretty fast for style.
Ithink the mouthfeel let this one down, it is prety thin for style, not exactly watery but not what i expect.
Overall a drinkable OS, good but really could have been a great one if the mouthfeel had been thicker.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense mocha head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, coffee, toast, herbal, oats, nuttiness, and light dark fruits. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, oats, toast, toffee, herbal, nuttiness, and light dark fruits. Low amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, oats, herbal, and light dark fruit on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of roasted flavors with malt sweetness; and quite robust with no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. Very nice balanced roasted and robust flavors; and very easy to drink. Maybe a touch too fruity, but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of THoff94
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good stout. Not too strong. Tasty oatmeal flavors.

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Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a thick muddy dark black with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention, receding slowly down to a medium cap with excellent thick sheets of spotty lacing.

The aroma was sweet and roasty up front with some burnt cereal malts, mild resin hops and a doughy leathery yeasty and had notes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a nice smooth oat presence.

The taste was extremely malty and a tad roasty sweet with hints of molasses and chocolate early on, becoming bitter sweet with a mild creamy oat presence and a nice dose off coffee towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for a good long while following the swallow, with a bold bitter roastiness left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry texture and a very soft carbonation.

Overall this brew was tremendously tasty and possessed an awesome body along with a fantastic drinkability, which all together did a great job of concealing the somewhat high ABV...

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes - sampled on 12-15-10.

Oatis, 22oz Bomber, wine glass.

Pours a dark, dark brown but not black, dark red/brown on the edges. Tan head, not too strong, retreats fairly quickly. Lacing is fairly good.

Smell is instantly chocolate, followed by cherries. Bitter hops and dark malts. Balanced.

Taste is mostly chocolate. There is a fruit-sweetness to it as well. Light tasting, finish is sweet-bitter. There were no discernable coffee flavors or smells, to me.

Feels smooth and creamy, as one would expect from an oatmeal stout.

Drinkable but not highly so. It is a good beer but not an extremely complex beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black; body allows no transit of light. Head pours two fingers of creamy tan foam with good retention and good lace. Looks great; I love the look of a decent black beer.

Smell: big roasty aroma with hints of coffee. There is also a fair dose of vegetabley hops coming through which is, frankly, not my favorite. Not too bad overall, though.

Taste: charred but smooth. Roasty and coffee flavors are rounded out by a nice but not cloying sweetness; the hops seem much more well rounded than the aroma, providing a pleasant bitterness. Quite a tasty stout.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation yielding a solid creaminess. Enjoyable indeed.

Drinkability: overall, this is a damn solid stout. The hops seem a little rough around the edges, especially in the aroma, but the malt characteristics are basically spot-on for the style. Additionally, this thing drinks like a 5% beer, not like the 7.5% at which it's listed. I'd gladly quaff this again; indeed, I'd love to try it on tap sometime.

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Photo of Moose90
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elgiacomo
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a large three finger creamy brown head, almost looks like nitro at first. Leaves some walls of lacing and holds a really good cap. Purty.

Aroma is roasted malts, some coffee & chocolate, a bit of dark fruits, some grass & grain, a hint of husky astringency. Good strength.

The aroma is a little meh, but the flavor really packs a nice punch. This is rather sweet overall, a lot of chocolate, some coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits such as raisins and plums, a hint of cherries, minimal hop presence, minimal alcohol, finishes with decent sweetness.

Mouthfeel is typical oatmeal stout...super creamy and smooth, lowish carbonation, crazy drinkable.

This is quite a nice Oatmeal Stout. The aroma lacks a bit (but is growing on me as I work through the bottle). Nice appearance, flavor and especially mouthfeel. Has some Sweet Stout characteristics as well. Good stuff!

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1759Girl
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ninkasi brewing co
Oatis oatmeal stout

Appearance- dark with a nice malt choc head. Awesome retention. 5

Smell- barley and ash. Chocolate 4

Taste- salted dark chocolate with a smokey mesquite finish. Nice one 4

Mouf- thinner than I like for an oatmeal stout 2.5

D-mmm 4

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Photo of samtrillo
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Perfect Dark. Poured with some creamy looking head.

S - Good Oatmeal stout freshness.

T - Some sweetness at the start followed by bitterness and dark oatmeal.

M - A bit too much bite and carbonation for me but maybe I've been drinking too many aged stouts to be a good judge.

O - A quality choice in the Oatmeal Stout world. Good flavor.

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Photo of ATPete
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no date on the bottle

Pours a dark opaque brown color with a small fizzy brown head that leaves some sticking. Sweet roasted caramel malt nose, slightly smokey with some hints at chocolate and subtle fruity hops. Sweet malts upfront, smooth and balanced with a dry and bitter finish followed by a long smokey, chocolate malt aftertaste. I wish the flavor didnt drop off so quickly at just about mid-palate, add another notch or 2 to the body and heres an absolute winner.

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Photo of Stillyman11
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JandJMD
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zhanson88
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer as an extra in a trade from JohnGalt1. Thanks a lot Toby!

Appearance: Oatis pours almost pitch black with dark ruby around the outermost edges. About 1.5 fingers of tan head forms, which has pretty decent retention and lacing.

Smell: Very nice roasty smell, with coffee and light chocolate notes. Some light floral hops on the back end.

Taste: A moderate amount of roasted malts, coffee, and sweet milk chocolate notes provided by the oats. Hops provide a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is just below medium bodied with pretty fine carbonation. Reasonably smooth drinking. This beer is quite drinkable. All of the flavors are on par with the style. Nothing off-putting at all.

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Photo of wafers
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a friend of mine who brought this back from Seattle. From a brown 22 oz. bomber. Pours out a deep opaque pitch black with a tight tan head with good retention.

Sweet dark malt and some mild roast on the nose, hints of chocolate and mild coffee.

Roasty malt up front in the flavour, assertive zip of espresso in the middle. with sweet rounded grains and some herbal, spicy hops on the finish. Coffee grounds, burnt malt and some spicy hops linger in the aftertaste.

Medium-full mouthfeel, yet the smooth creamy texture adds some body. Low carbonation.

An enjoyable stout for what it is, however it strays liberally from anything I'd recognize as an Oatmeal Stout. Would have scored it higher than I have if going by the brewery's listed style, but still high marks for what it is regardless. More like an American Oatmeal Stout?

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Photo of drews240
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of younger35
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this brew as an extra from the chewster out of Portland. I've never had anything from Ninkasi nor have I heard of it. Pumped to try this though. Drank from my Surly Darkness snifter.

Appearance- Pours a hearty dirt black with a decent one finger light tan head. Nice cap and thick collar that leave a fair amount of rich thick lacing.
Smell- Super chocolaty and very rich smelling with a small undertone of sweetness. The chocolate is bittersweet and really nice. A pinch of vanilla and plenty of caramel sort of finish this nose off. Not the most complicated nose ever but super nice smelling.
Taste- Very interesting beer between the taste and mouthfeel. The char is sudden and intense but in a good way. The chocolate is dark and decedent with a cocoa nib like rawness. Slightly toasted from the oatmeal with a light bit of raw brown sugar. Not a ton of coffee but the coffee like aspect is definite. The beer definitely isn't sweet though as a small lingering bitterness does hang a bit. The bitterness is lingering but it's something between hoppy and just plain raw char.
Mouthfeel- Fairly aggressive carbonation that really seems to off-set the silky smooth creaminess that the oatmeal adds.
Drinkability- Overall this is a pretty darned tasty brew. I like the nice malty chocolatyness a lot but I really wish the oatmeal lived up to the name. The carbonation is too intense to fully get the oatmeal goodness. All in all though, tasty beer. Thanks Jason!

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Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 765 ratings.
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