Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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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%
 
 
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42
Gots:
141
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0
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spelaeus
2.61/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm wondering if I got a bad batch given other reviews. Not horrible, but definitely a lack of fermentation control. Very apparent isoamyl acetate (banana) flavor. Light body. Pretty standard oatmeal stout otherwise. Slightly roasty. Tastes like a smaller beer than it is, pretty sessionable given the abv. Overall, reminds me a lot of some of the kit-based oatmeal stouts I've had from beginner homebrewers. Drinkable but not terribly exciting, and a few glaring flaws.

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4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Truncated impressions below:

A: 1 finger wide head retains for 5 minutes.

Opaque solid black body.

Looks good overall, but it's not unique or special.

Sm: Oats are definitely dominant, lending it a palpable starchiness. Has your usual dark and chocolate malts as well. Cream.

T: Great balance, with heavy oats filling out the body nicely. Dark malts and chocolate malts comprise the crowd-pleasing body. A note of cream.

Mf: Smooth and wet in classic oatmeal stout fashion, with an apt medium body and moderate thickness. Nicely creamy. Well-carbonated, if slightly overdone. Good overall presence on the palate.

Ov: A drinkable crowd-pleaser from Ninkasi, this oatmeal stout overcommits to the oats whilst forgetting to bolster the flavour profile with more intricacy; I could use some milk chocolate, roasty coffee, vanilla...just something to make it stand out. Still, it's a solid go-to and won't disappoint.

High B-

***
5/17/15: second impressions. Served cold into a Sam Adams perfect pint and allowed to warm over the course of consumptions.

A: Boasts a sizable khaki colour head with nice foaminess and froth. Body is an opaque back. Pretty standard for an oatmeal stout, and obviously well-carbonated. Head lasts around 6-8 minutes.

Sm: Solid. Dark malts, oats, chocolate malts, some nuttiness, cream, cocoa, and a coffee-like acidity.

Aromatic intensity is average.

Has no off-notes, booze, overt hop notes, or overt yeast.

T: Oats, chocolate malt, a fleeting hint of nuts (maybe hazelnut?), and almost coffee-like or milk sugar-like notes. Balance is nice, but could be better.

Mf: Has a vague coffee-like acidity. Smooth and wet. Not as creamy as would be ideal. Chewy and medium-bodied. Apt thickness and heft on the palate.

O: Not a gestalt beer, but there's harmony between texture and taste. It's a well-executed oatmeal stout overall, and I like it. But with superior offerings widely available at better prices (e.g. Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's), why bother with this again? Nice work from Ninkasi, but it could be improved.

B-

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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