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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3037) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained beige head, with slight lacing, oveer a clear brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate notes, herbal hops, balance to the malts....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of toffee/caramel, strong roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate notes, finishing with a lingering, roasted coffee, herbal hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, creamy carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. This is listed as a Sweet Stout by the rating system, but the brewery calls it an Oatmeal Stout. It is minimally sweet, with strong roasted malt character, and mouth feel is very consistent with an Oatmeal Stout. It is a good Oatmeal. BJCP 8/3/14/5/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
On tap at the Shamrock in Pueblo. Pour is deep brown with a big brown head and great lacing. Roasty, oaty, light vanilla, somewhat earthy, coffee, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is roasty, some grass, lighty espresso, vanilla, and hoppy with a light bitter bite on the backend. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
taste is quite sweet, but it has lingering bitterness. Caramel and toffee are noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- My first Ninkasi beer! A good stout that is heavy on the chocolate malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (954) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
Very silky. Aroma is olives in brine, and flavour is brunt toast, oat malts and,... not much more. Pretty much uni-dimensional. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Strong toasty and smokey aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malts with hints of coffee, cocoa, smoke and toast. Robust and flavorful stout. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, light bitterness, molasses, light licorice and a touch of dark fruits. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2014
As advertised. High end stout. Beautiful. Ninkasi's gonna blow up. So good!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyB (2) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Awesome offering by Ninkasi. Very balanced stout. I recommend it to someone looking for a stout that isn’t bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (310) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours VERY dark with a small head. Nice tasting with a bit of a dry finish. A slight taste of chocolate with a pretty high alcohol content...good for a cold night!

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