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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 22oz bottle. Rating from memory. Poured a dark brown black wih a huge beige head. Nose is chocolate and roasty. Taste is roasted grains, chocolate, some earthy hops and oats of course. Not real sweet as far as sweet stouts go. Easy drinking though. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15621) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Draft. Opaque dark brown, massive tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa sprinkled on oatmeal with briwnies in the side. Taste has cocoa powder, toasted brownie. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (157) - - MAY 26, 2015
7.2%ABV. Oatmeal stout Nice creamy brown head. Held for a good long time. Invitingly so. Iím not usually moved by whether an ale holds itís head or not, but in this case, the head looked so inviting, I ended up gulping the whole bottle and only got a chance to get a feel for the aroma and the taste on the 2nd go around. Nose is typical stout with understated flavor notes of toast. The aroma fills the palate quite aggressively with a clean roasted barley body fleshed out by a heart oatmeal heft. The tastebuds ended up processing a lot of the sweet malty flavors which were robust and were not thin and transient as is the case with many plain Irish stouts. The depth of the malty body is explained partly by the addition of oatmeal which extends the starchy reach of the malt. This is where the true genius of Ninkasiís brew starts to reveal itself in the way that hops are use to gently balance and nudge the palate away from being unctuously saturated and towards wanting MORE. I fell like a noob for this and just could not help gulping the first bottle. Now, Iím still trying to explain the mouthfeel which was substantial without being cloying or syrupy. Just the right amount of gravitas to be an oatmeal stout without being an actual dubbel. This clearly goes on my favorites list. A very cunningly crafted oatmeal stout. Kudos!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (191) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Good go to stout for me. Available everywhere here. Pours black. Roasty nose. Great mouthfeel and chocolate velvet flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (223) - - MAY 16, 2015
The nose on this is amazing. Tons of roast and chocolate and coffee even though there is no coffee in the beer. That taste delivers that nose. Super smooth from the oats. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Tap. A: Pitch black with a light mocha head. N: Coffee, oatmeal, earth, peppercorn, light cocoa, vanilla, some molasses, and a hint of soy. T: Lightly sweet, more bitter. M: Light body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol presence O: Fine oatmeal stout. Well-rounded and quaffable. However, after having the DDC/HotD, this doesnít hit quite the same notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (151) - - APR 16, 2015
Black with no head. Rich aroma with vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate, and oats. Coffee flavor. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Smooth and a little creamy palate and medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours dark black with tan head. Nose is charred dark malt, cacao, hops. Tasted roasty dark malty, cacao, bitter hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - APR 1, 2015
A solid Oatmeal Stout with dough, cereal, aromas with an initial hit of licorice. Beautiful black appearance with decent brown foam. Has a lightly bitter medium+ sweetness and medium silky body. Finishes with a little extra biitter not there up front.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of roasted barley and oats. Tasty, but not a lot of complexity.


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