Vanilla Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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668 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: 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.

Added by Docer on 07-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,510
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
668
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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26
Gots:
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 131
Reviews by Jellopants356:
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3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a smooth mahogany with a coffee colored head. Thick lacing and nice creamy consistency on the head. Smells like the regular Oatis, oatmeal stout. Tastes surprisingly bitter but finishes with the same Oatis flavors, malted oats, honey, and a bit of sweet coffee. I was, however, disappointed in the lack of vanilla flavor within this beer. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth but the finish leaves very little taste of any kind of vanilla. Overall, i'm pretty disappointed in this beer.

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3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and vanilla aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and lots of char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a fairly acrid char flavor that lingers long after each sip and takes away from the drinkability in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into tulip glass.

Look- Very, very dark. Almost black. Tan foamy head that settled quickly. Mild lacing.

Smell- Hints of chocolate and coffee, no discernible vanilla scent. Strong malts. Smells like it looks -- dark and rich. Slight alcohol smell.

Taste- Tastes like it smells. Strong coffee/chocolate taste up front followed by surprising but pleasant bitterness and then a warm malty finish. Vanilla taste is more mild than expected, but does add slight sweetness. Very balanced.

Feel- Smooth, warm and inviting. Slight bitterness keeps you on your toes. Overall fairly thick and heavy feeling.

Overall- Tasty, warm, smooth and balanced. Not a bad oatmeal stout at all. Nothing too special but definitely more rewarding and consistent than many other stouts found at the grocery store. A good, solid beer that doesn't get old.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 668 ratings