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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a thick muddy dark black with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention, receding slowly down to a medium cap with excellent thick sheets of spotty lacing. The aroma was sweet and roasty up front with some burnt cereal malts, mild resin hops and a doughy leathery yeasty and had notes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a nice smooth oat presence. The taste was extremely malty and a tad roasty sweet with hints of molasses and chocolate early on, becoming bitter sweet with a mild creamy oat presence and a nice dose off coffee towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for a good long while following the swallow, with a bold bitter roastiness left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry texture and a very soft carbonation. Overall this brew was tremendously tasty and possessed an awesome body along with a fantastic drinkability, which all together did a great job of concealing the somewhat high ABV...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1137) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Black color with mocha head. Aroma has dark fruits, mostly figs, brown sugar and sweet malt. Taste is really well balanced. First you get the rich malt, followed by a roasty bitterness. Body is not heavy but feels really smooth. Overall it’s a tasty, easy drinking stout with a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle in Las Vegas. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly sweet and with bread. Thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1474) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Fantastic, well balanced stout! Pours black w/ a good mocha head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is rich w/ a nice mix of chocolate sweetness & roasted notes. The taste is slightly bitter dark chocolate & finishes on the sweeter side. It’s complex & tasty! Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (219) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 19, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di colore nero corvino; formando una spessa schiuma, cremosa, beige, che si dissipa abbastanza rapidamente. Aroma di malto tostato, cioccolato e caffè. Esordio in bocca amaro, con un bel mix di luppoli e malto scuro; vira poi su note più dolci di avena per proseguire su quelle di frutta scura. Morbida ed oleosa in bocca, dal corpo medio-pieno e dalla bassa carbonazione; un accenno di liquirizia e note tostate di caffè. Nel finale ricca presenza di cioccolato fondente ed una leggera presenza alcolica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (593) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 10, 2016
355 ml bottle from Beergium. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of burnt oats, roasted coffee, black chocolate, licorice. Taste is sweet, with dark and milk chocolate, toasted oats, some dark fruits and coffee on the back. Medium to full body with low-medium-ish carbonation. Very nice!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Correctly identified this as a sweet stout, the flavor is medium-bodied with some sweetness but not too much. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Stuart, Fl - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a thin khaki colored head that fades quickly. Aroma has nice lactic notes with some bittersweet chocolate notes. Flavor is full bodied with some bittersweet dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee and a hint of licorice. Mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it, good lacticity, Nice nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2252) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2016
12oz bottle from Total Wine. 2am in my hotel room, stomach full of Oxtail Soup, playing back video of a Cello Duo playing Master of Puppets. Pours dark brown with a beige head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, roast. Flavor is molasses, chocolate, a bit of overextracted coffee bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (170) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Clean oatmeal stout. Well made, nice alcoholic warmth. But nothing spectacular to stick out from the crowd. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (133) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Deep brown with small head poured from bottle. Earthy in taste, with a smokey flavor.

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