Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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763 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:
763
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
140
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 763 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Beejay
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Black in color with a dark tan head.

S: Dark chocolate, raisins, and dark bread. Sweet fruitiness, with molasses, and rum bread.

T: Oatmeal, bread, caramel, and molasses. Not quite as rich as I would have guessed, but still pretty tasty.

M: Medium thick with carbonation that feels a touch high for the style.

O: Overall not a bad beer, but I wanted a little more depth and richness. Still pretty tasty though.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitz284
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Stubby 12oz bottle poured into a wine glass with a pitch black body and a light mocha tan, creamy cap rising up to just about one finger high. Good head retention with large webs of lace right away after it falls to a medium ring.

S- Dark malty tones with just the slightest appearance by the yeast and a tiny hint of earthy hops. Dark bitter cocoa powder comes to mind first with notes of heavily roast barley, deep caramelized sugars, raisin, bread and toasted nuts.

T- The grains once again dominant with bitter dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, toasted oats, raw pale malt, cereal grains, coffee and medium-dark caramel coming to mind. The yeast and hops are a bit more prominent at this stage with earthy and piney hops hinting with dark fruit and yeast bread.

MF- Silky and rather smooth oat presence in the mouthfeel in a medium-thick overall body. The carbonation is quite high but padded down by a fairly chewy creaminess. Ends with both earthy hop and deep cocoa bitterness.

A truly solid Oatmeal Stout with chocolate and the grains up front that drinks very smoothly for 7%. Towards the end I feel like there is some depth missing in the flavor and aroma and the ferment could have been a tad cleaner but all around fairly good.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Overall nice easy drinker for this style, a touch of sweetness on the oatmeal is nice. Recommend

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a sad, dinky khaki-colored collar. Ergo, I can't talk much about texture or retention, but very small specks of lacing stick to the glass at least.

The aroma offers a nice roasted characteristic, along with a touch of nutty coffee. I also get a little bit of oat. I'm disappointed in the mildness of the nose (thanks to the utter lack of head), but what's there is nice.

Opens up with a flavor suggesting...roasted oats? Yeah - roasted oats and caramel. Some more roasted barley trails into the mid-taste, while the back end has a very gentle hop bitterness. While it's quite simple, there's a modicum of enjoyment to be found. I think the biggest detraction, actually, is the light metallic quality lurking around.

Fairly light, with a bit too much fizziness poking through. Oats give it a decent initial fullness, though. Drinkability is excellent - easily the best feature of this brew.

Not bad, not great. It's easy to drink and a total crowd pleaser, if nothing else. Me, I'd gladly drink it in a pinch, but there are quite a few oatmeal stouts I'd choose over this. This is just a bit too simple for me to desire seeking it out.

3/5: More like Okay-tis

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

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njnj2000
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon632
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 763 ratings.
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