Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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765 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
141
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0
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Photo of Eric_Eighty
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a nice bubble show; excellent retention at two inches with a nice coating a lace, to boot

Smell: Roasty tones, with chocolate fudge and hints of caramel, coffee and herbal/piney hops

Taste: The roasted tones and chocolate dominate the front end, with hints of caramel and coffee; by mid-palate, the herbal, slightly piney hops build; nicely balanced with rich flavors, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a really nice oatmeal stout; well-balanced and quite enjoyable

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

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Photo of avwrite
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a super dark brown with a beige foamy head that soon after disappears. There is light lacing that are left behind as the beer is swirled around the glass. The smell is of roasted malts and oatmeal with faint chocolate and coffee. Nothing too strong or overpowering. The taste is similar to the smell, but there is a discernible hop taste in this one. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy. Carbonation fits this medium bodied stout just right

Overall, this was a pleasant surprise. This is a lighter in taste, balanced stout, with great drinkability. Simple, not very assertive, more on the subtle side, which fits on most days.

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Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a pilsner. Color is very dark brown to black, little head, very nice lacing. Aroma opens up after you let it sit for a half hour--caramel malt, a bit if coffee and mild hops. Flavor is rich dark roasted malt with coffee, a hint of oatmeal, an mildly bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium thin and foamy. Overall this is a very good and enjoyable oatmeal stout--one of my favorite styles.d

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Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn is this a tough stout to beat. . . So rich, so thick, so packing in flavor. . . And best of yet, so amply priced and easy to find. I'm not even a coffee drinker, yet appreciate so much of the deep notes of it mixed with chocolate and the vanilla notes usually reserved for some of the more nicely done nitro's out there. . .

A truly rich beer for those who don't have to break the bank for it. . . Ninkasi is a brand that puts the Pacific Northwest on the map, and their stout only bolsters their name. . .

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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