Vanilla Oatis | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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641 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:
641
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Farmers Fishers Bakers (in DC), poured as black and nearly opaque with a lasting one-finger khaki head. Vanilla clearly apparent in the aroma, taste follows with chocolate roasted malty sweetness. Body is creamy and moderately full with only moderate carbonation. Nicely smooth and very satisfying!

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty solid all around. Good vanilla on the nose and taste, but the mouthfeel was pretty thin for an oatmeal stout. Minimal lacing and not much complexity.

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Photo of NickyDee21
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imfinished
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paired with dessert.

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Photo of MidloRapid
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurkar
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Little retention with some lacing. Very good looking for a stout. Smell is nice, composed of a strong rush of vanilla and roasted malt, with hints of coffee. Taste is slightly sweet and heavy vanilla forward, with a dark malt and coffee presence. Dry finish. Conflicted on the feel. Creamy as most oatmeal stouts with mellow carbonation. Lingering bubbly feeling on the tongue. Very drinkable stout overall. Pleased with the way the vanilla worked with the rest of the flavors.

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

Photo of HippieDave56
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Look - Dark colored like a stout should be, but very little head and no lacing... aesthetically pleasing up front, but lost it's nice appearance as i drank.

Smell - Dark malt, cocoa, and a STRONG amount of vanilla. The vanilla does not overwhelmed but adds a nice depth and sweetness to the traditional stout aroma.

Taste - Very nice stoat, with the base being a combination of cocoa, coffee, and dark malts... none of those tastes are overwhelming and blend together wonderfully. If this was just a stout it would be quite good, but the addition of the strong vanilla flavor (only mildly sweet; does not turn this into a sugar bomb) makes it a great oatmeal stout. Great balance.

Feel - I'm running out of ways to describe the feel of a stout, but the oatmeal causes this to be slightly more "scratchy" as it goes down (only mildly) and also mellows the cocoa.

Overall - Great stout that is only enhanced by the oatmeal's texture and taste. The taste of the vanilla really elevates this from a "good" oatmeal stout to a "great" oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great American stout. Almost black. Moderate tan head. The vanilla is subtle and not so much to qualify this as a novelty beer. Complex with lots of coffee and chocolate undertones. Well balanced with enough hops to give character but not so much as to be overwhelming. Very drinkable.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Good variation on high end oatmeal stout

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Photo of hophugger
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extra dark in color with nice fizzy tan head. Aromas of light chocolate and fresh vanilla beans. Taste is full of fresh vanilla with a decent back of malts, light chocolate, coffee and sweetness

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Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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