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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Many thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured inky, thicker black with a deep cap of tan head. The aroma picked up toasted sweeter and a tad darker chocolates, coffee, earth, and a little molasses.. soft in its own special way, dark, and enticing. The flavor rolled onto the tongue with vanilla, sweeter chocolates, and rolled oats leading.. roasted coffee maltage and bitterness came through at the middle and the bitterness elegantly made its way through the finish.. touches of darker malt-inspired sourness back there too. Medium-plus bodied with a chewy feel on the palate.. smooth and well-balanced the whole way.. this was a really good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009

4/24/2009: Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout is near black in color with a mocha-like aroma. It is sweet with flavors of milk chocolate and roasted coffee followed by dark chocolate. There is a good amount of bitterness as well. It is medium-bodied and smooth with a slightly milky texture. Overall this beer has a good flavor profile for the style and better than expected since I am generally not a fan of Oatmeal Stout these days.

22 fl. oz. bottle from bitbucket. Thanks Bob! Rating #60 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and oats. Red fruits, caramel malt, slightly smokey with sweet chocolate malts. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle pulled from the beer cellar at 55 degrees F, this poured a very dark ruby color that looked basically unless held up to a bright light. The head was large, a very dark tan color, and left very attractive and thick lacing rings. The nose is chocolate malts, with expresso, oats, and other roasted aromas. Mouthfeel is very thick tending toward the chewy side. Flavors are dominated by the coffee, but there are some hop bitterness showing at this point. Finish is lightly bitter. The 7.2% ABV is very well hidden. This is a well crafted and very easy to drink sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor, sorry we opened this one buddy. Dark brown almost black with small, tanish head. Aroma is coffee and dry with chocolate, great aroma. Flavor is dry, coffee, espresso, chocolate, oatmeal, solid. Medium and creamy body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle from Bottle Trek. Poured out a very dark brown with a tanish head. Seemed more bitter on the palate than sweet. Mostly chocolate and coffee flavors. All in all a pretty good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
bottle. thanks to 17thfloor. pours black w/ no head. nose of chocolate, espresso. flavors of espresso, chocolate, oatmeal. syrupy w/ hardly any roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle from DTM. I didn’t feel this one was a great version of a stout, but I guess the style percentage is good enough for a sweet stout. I liked this one better than Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, so there’s the positive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Pours brownish blacj with thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of oatmeal, chocolate, and roasted malt. Nice, creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bomber. Pours opaque blackish brown with a dense and lacy dark tan head. Lots of sweet chocolate and oaty goodness along with a bit of coffee in the nose. Creamy medium and moderate carbonation. The same flavor bits are swirling around in the taste. Lightly pine-tinged burnt toast finish. Nummy.

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