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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Flagship Series. Just in time for the rainy weather... Season’s 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 you’re with family, friends, or alone, Oatmeal Stout is perfect for warming the heart.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bomber. Dark brown/black color with a thick layer of chocolate malt head. The aroma is predominately roasted malt, chocolate syrup and coffee. The flavor closely matches the aroma with lots of smoky roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate and dark roast coffee. Also some caramel, licorice and oat bread in the background. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a burnt, smoky finish. While not quite as thick and creamy as I’d prefer, the overall flavor is sufficiently dark and roasty with a very subtle alcohol presence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
22 oz bottle. Very dark brown, small light tan head. Chocolate, sweetness, caramel, and smooth oats. Creamy mouth feel typical of oatmeal stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (365) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Aroma is roasty, biscuit, chocolate, licorice. Jet black, little to no head. Taste is roasty, sweet, caramel, biscuit, toffee, licorice. Very sweet and bright. Hops bitterness very present in order to balance massive maltiness, to much for the style IMO. Palate is medium+ smooth, slick. Hearty. Overall a nice beer. Overkill for an oatmeal stout though, closer to an Oatmeal FES.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3015) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Pitch black in appearance. Looks kind of slick. Sweet aroma of coffee and milky sugars. Roasty flavors. Somewhat sweet and milky. Burnt coffee finish. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light oatmeal. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some dark chocolate, light burnt. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (dark fruit) with notes of alcohol and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (dark fruit) with notes of alcohol and wood. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty with some drier grainy character. Starts with decent fullness and mild milk chocolate flavor with a light roastiness and some biscuity character before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent oatmeal stout, but could use a little more sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1452) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2010
Nose of black coffee with hints of maple. Very dark brown color with chestnut highlights. Roasty-bitter espresso taste with lingering black coffee and edge of smoke in the aftertaste. Less body than I might have expected but plenty of flavor. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and oats. Creamy, smooth palate. Great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
22 oz bomber. Strong nose of coffee and mild chocolate. Nearly black color with a brown head and a slight thickness. Oats are present in the taste and a dark chocolate rises for a long somewhat bitter finish. Good brew!


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