Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste of medium sweetness, and light bitterness. Medium body, coffee like finish.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber. pours a light black with a solid 2 finger tan head - which falls over time. coffee, chocolate and oatmeal on the nose. medium to light body with heavy oatmeal, light chocolate and big coffee notes. smooth throughout with a touch of bitterness up front. somewhat sticky finish with more bitterness coated with chocolate and oatmeal. very nice stout.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
great beer.. has a dark malty oatmeal taste to it.. awsome beer to drink on a nice cold winter day
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with some ruby red highlights, generous two-finger tan head from an aggressive pour, nice lace and solid retention. Strong roasted coffee aroma up front, followed quickly by oats, rich chocolate and caramel malts. Rich mocha espresso flavor with a pleasant sweetness from the oats and chocolate. Gentle resinous hops bitterness provides a nice balance. Medium to full body, nice level of carbonation in the silky smooth mouthfeel, and a pleasant sweet oat finish.
bnoel09 (572) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Dark, dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with oatmeal and chocolate notes. Very creamy and smooth mouthfeel with just the slightest bitterness on the finish from the roasted malts. Overall flavor is mild as would be expected with an oatmeal stout but has excellent roasted and toasty flavors with mild chocolate notes. This is a very nice oatmeal stout and one that I will be seeking out again in the future.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The oatmeal aroma was the first prominent attribute of this beer i noticed. Oatis is dark brown, with main tastes of oatmeal and stout malts balanced with a hoppy background. This is a great winter stout
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a thick, foamy light tan head. Roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee and toasty bread. The flavor is sweet and malty with a fair amount of bitter roasted coffee and some semi-sweet chocolate. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick, smooth mouth feel. Real nice Stout, not too sweet and full of flavor.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle -
Excellent stout for a cold winter’s evening. Aroma of chocolate cereal, caramel, paper and light mocha. Roasty notes seem to take a backseat to the chocolate character. Appearance is beautiful...black, frothy tan cap, 1" thick...long lasting. Flavor is just a plethora of chocolate and caramel, but nicely balanced with a earthy bitter angle. The sikly mouthfeel perfectly amplifies the chocolate notes and makes for a wonderful pint of beer. For less than $5, this is a great, great beer.
johnrob23 (7) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, dough, earthy, vanilla, another great Ninkasi beer, the smooth coffee and dark chocolate tones makes this yet another easily drinkable beer
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some stick lace and light brown head. Aroma is malts, caramel, and some chocolate. Taste starts sweet then ces through dry. Bitterness is light and carbonation is appropriate. good brew