ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky black with thin mocha head. Aroma is dry dark chocolate malt and soy sauce. Taste is dark roasty malt, thicky earthy oaky flavor, umami, with light barrel-aged notes throughout. Very smooth mouthfeel. I think this was the barrel-aged version, which cuts the sweetness of this beer considerably and adds some rich balance to this. And is overall much better than the standard version. Vanilla, which jumps out of the regular Oatis, is muted here. Nice beer, still Ninkasi’s forte seems to be the lighter bodied varieties.
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy velvet stout. Oatmeal vanilla and chocolate notes. Black pour with white foamy head. Delicious. Poured from draft at union ale in Santa Barbara.
Cory (330) - , California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Mild aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and dark roasted malts. Meduim body, a little bitter up front. This beer is a session ale for when you need to walk straight after leaving the bar.
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the hotel room in San Diego. Very dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted cocoa and coffee aroma, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, some figs. Malty caramel flavor, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, some coffee. Drinkable but a bit too sweet.
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice rich oatmeal stout. Lots of chocolate in this one. Dark and rich with a thick tan head. Tried in a little restaurant north of the redwoods in 2014.
Salmoniform (675) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Oily black hue with brown tan head that lingers. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, toasted oats. Mouthfeel us nice with a medium light body and good carbonation. Taste is dry initially with a nice bitter following and CO2 bite in the finish. Overall this is a nice soft velvety stout with a sweet essence but smooth and balanced. Very nice.
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at silver dollar II. Pours dark brown with a thin skiff of head. Solid lacing. Aroma of lacto, chocolate, weak coffee, nuts. Taste is bitter with a bit of sweetness. Medium carbonation, dry finish.
bigbish (534) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really great oatmeal stout. Great burnt notes, nice bitterness, and very smooth in the mouth. I could drink this all day long.
MikeJslc (755) - USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, opaque, tan head. Aroma of biscuity malt, cocoa, roast, earthy oats. Flavor is similar, with biscuit, baker’s chocolate, oats, moderate roast, nutty notes. Nice.
johnnnniee (2316) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received in trade from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown/black with a decent sized bubbly tan head that quickly dissipates to a small cap on top. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with bits of caramel and cereal grains and hints of fruit. The flavor is what I expected from the aroma. Roasted creamed coffee with a touch of chocolate and caramel and a hint of lactose? Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Decent brew, but seems a bit lacking in body and mouthfeel.