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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, average carbonation, bitter, Overall a really nice roasty flavor that is enjoyable on the tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1153) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Pours brown-black with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, mocha, dried fruits. Sweet, chocolate, toffee, cocoa and roasted flavors. Medium-bodied, smooth and pleasant. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (838) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks DSG. Deep brown with medium brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, some coffee, somewhat cidery and creamy. Sweetish flavor, notes of sourish apple, cidery, notes of coffee, some roastiness, light bitterness, a bit sticky. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Black with a tan head. Great aroma of dark chocolate and some roast. Sweetish flavor with dark chocolate, roast, a bit of coffee, a smoky note, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (693) - ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2015
Almost black with ruby highlights and a huge dark mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark carmel, and roast. Taste very roasty, with lots of bitter chocolate and espresso. Not as sweet as aroma would suggest, but very full. If the aroma promised cappuccino, the flavor delivered really good Italian espresso. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robbyg4307 (3) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
Excellent oatmeal stout. Perhaps my new favorite stout. Robust flavor, smooth creamy mouth feel with a hint of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Great coffee like aroma with some oatmeal sweetness. The roast in this stout is cut significantly by the oatmeal but does not cause it to be too sweet. I'm biased against this category because I like my stouts bigger and heavier but this is good for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16810) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (229) - - 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!

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