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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Just in time for the rainy weather... Seasonís Greetings from Ninkasi! The Holidays are about family and Otis is the newest member of the Ninkasi family. This Oatmeal Stout is named after Otis, the black lab of our working brewer and part owner. Rich robust flavor, silky oatmeal body, and cheek-warming strength fights off the cold winter months. Whether youíre with family, friends, or alone, Oatmeal Stout is perfect for warming the heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Poured dark brown, roasted malts, oats, coffee, hemp, vegital, little chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Black pour with a big fluffy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is toast, oats, coffee, roastiness. The flavor is much the same, with a silky, smooth, moderately body. Very easy drinking for a stout and a good value.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1263) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Nice black color with brown inflections and a brown head. Roast on the nose and an oily medium mouthfeel. Chocolate and roast with oily palate and a little bite on the finish. Tasted at a Ninkasi dinner at Monkís Kettle for their release in SF. Perhaps I should retry this after not being blown away by 3 other Ninkasi beers, this didnít live up to the others. [retasted in May 2012 and bumped up a couple of pkints].

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blackbear (9) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2010 does not count
Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout has a black coffee colour deep in amber color at shallow points. Definitely oatmeal notes with toasty completeness. Effervescent like a porter but smooth and rich. Fills the mouth with a toasty liqueur flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is roasty with a coffee note. No noticeable hops. Jet black with a tan head that dissipated to a thin ring of tight bubbles around the top of the glass. Flavor is assertive in the roast with a large bittersweet chocolate note in the finish. Just enough sweetness to round out the roast. Some hop bitterness, but no real hop flavor. Some biscuit notes once it warms up. Thick mouthfeel, very chewy, and a little slick from the oats. A good stout, balanced to the roasty side, but improves as it warms up. Like liquid bittersweet chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Aroma of spicy pine hops wafting out of a white frothy head. Color is jet black. Flavors of sweet chocolate malt and bitter coffee undertones. Really a nicely balanced brew. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1627) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle, home. The mouthfeel works against this otherwise great beer. Itís just a tad too thin to support the roasty, coffee bean fruitiness of the malt. I think more chocolate flavor would come out if the beer had a creamier feel. Thereís cocoa, roast, raisin-sweet malt and a touch of hops, though less than expected. The beer is somewhat acidic and of moderate sweetness. Itís an excellent value, better than many similar stouts. Thanks for starting distribution here, Ninkasi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
~Rich roasted milky chocolate aroma with coffee and cream. ~Pours black opaque with some red hues and a small thick creamy brown head. ~Flavor of dark chocolate with cream, roasted grains, slight nuttiness with earthy tones. Burnt grain and astringency effects the taste. ~Medium - full body, low- med CO2, very dry with astringency and burnt grain. ~This is the first time that i think I ever gave a 1 for palate. It really effected the brew. The aroma is very nice. I wish this brew was more wet feeling and creamier. The grains may have been roasted too long or the sparge temp was off. Still drinkable and enjoyable, but has potential to become excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Damn tasty sweet stout. Very good and all levels. One of the best stouts I have had. Delicious toastyness. This could be a regular for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
pours brown/black. sparkly with carbonation. a little sweet. some oyster taste to it. some smoky notes too. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.

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