Vanilla Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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647 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
Ratings:
647
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a dark, thick consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing. A great-looking beer.

S: A decent aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a little bit of oats, some light chocolate notes, a lot of vanilla (not too much, though), roasted malt, a bit of hops, a hint of molasses, an earthy quality, and a hint of coffee. A solid enough flavor, but not forward enough with certain ingredients (chocolate, especially). Still, an interesting taste.

F: A Well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer has its flaws, it's still a worthwhile brew. Very much drinkable.

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Photo of MikeBogert53
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured in a stemmed glass. Had this on International Stout Day. Very dark color, nice carbonation, and medium body. Great roasted malt aroma, rich flavors, and subtle vanilla.

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mtn
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darksun360
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oneguynamedjosh
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a traditional speigelau stout glass. Dark rich color, like a freshly brewed espresso. Slightly frothy milky mocha head with lacing and carbonation bubbles forming at the top of the glass. Initial aromas on the nose of sweet caramel, definite notes of vanilla bean and malt sweet. The roasted cocoa/malt character joins nicely with the sweetness of the vanilla and the balanced bitterness of the hops that linger in the background. Vanilla everywhere but in a good way. The heavy load of dark roasted malts and oats provides a great mouthfeel, but is not as creamy as I would have thought. With the slight carbonation I think it works well. A very stout-y beer with roasts toasty sweet and flavorful character that I think anyone who enjoys a sweeter dark stout time and again would really enjoy sampling this beer. Its complex, layered, and very much vanilla forward.

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Photo of sposter4
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ccg
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a good-looking stout with dense, foamy head. There's a little bit of lacing when first poured, but not a whole lot after that.
It smells like a good oatmeal stout. I'd be lying if I said the vanilla jumped out at me. The grains were dominant on the nose.
The vanilla is more noticeable in the flavor, and it's balanced well against the grains in the stout.
It has the usual soft, creamy feel of an oatmeal stout, but it's a bit on the thinner side.
Overall, it's a nice, easy-drinking oatmeal stout, but I wish the vanilla component had been a little more interesting.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A two finger light tan head head that is creamy foamy and rocky. The color of beer is dark brown and is opaque. The head has good retention and left a lot of lacing on the glass.

N: Vanilla, oats, coffee, milk chocolate, toasty and roasty malts, yeast, earthy, and some wood.

T: Vanilla, molasses, coffee, milk chocolate, roast and toasty malt notes, yeast, earthy, and some wood.

M: creamy little carbonation, and medium full body.

O: The beer looks great beautiful head, and sexy lacing. The nose is slightly muted compared to the taste. The mouthfeel is good. The beer is well made and a very nice sipper.

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Photo of Frank69
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurglitch
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of needMIbeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bradh1627
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 647 ratings.
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