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Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A delicious Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zoucrew102 (379) - - APR 20, 2014
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Pours black with a good light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Nice roasted and chocolate malt flavors that meld well. Finishes very smooth with vanilla notes coming through. Excellent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark chocolate hue with off white head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, creamy. Mouthfeel is nice with a full creamy body and good carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice bitter following and a slight astringentness in the finish. Overall this is a nice oatmeal stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (505) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 3, 2014
A dark brown beer, with tan head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Slightly sweet, with oatmeal flavor. Smooth vanilla taste, very drinkable. I really like this beer. Thumbs up!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (3) - USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
This oatmeal stout with vanilla poured almost black with a nice creamy tan head. This oatmeal is only lightly bitter, with notes of burnt caramel? and vanilla undertones. A soft carbonation, oily texture and thin. Quite nice for an evening meal, but not a stand alone oatmeal stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (600) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Perfect black, with perfect milk chocolate head. Sweet vanilla aroma on top of some smooth roast notes. Velvet oatmeal mouthfeel. Slight roast, slight vanilla sweetness. Good but not great. Solid for $4.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuedmaster (164) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
I donít think this should be categorized as a sweet stout, it is awfully bitter, just like everything else Iíve had from this brewery. 22 oz. bomber from the local liquor store. Aroma is slight, some roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla over an oatmeal background. It doesnít smell nearly as highly hopped as it tastes. Pours black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The flavor is bitter high alpha hops, with medium sweetness to help balance. It has an astringent quality due to the bitterness, which overwhelms the subtlety of the vanilla and oats. It might be better with food to help balance out the strong flavors. I detect some smokiness, which is nice. It is nearly imperial strength at 7.2% abv and it was a good deal for $4.99 but I wonít revisit this one due to excess hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimspady (167) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Black with a big tan head. Disappears quickly. Bread, licorice, coffee, of course vanilla. Thin, bitter finish. Expected more.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Poured from a 1 pint bottle Dark to the pour with a good amount of carbonation that yields a little yet nice creamy head. I smell vanilla chocolate. This heavy beer comes alive on your tongue and slowly reveals itís flavors. It starts off a little bitter ,but if you let it sit and wait for the carbonation to fizz out you can start tasting the chocolate and vanilla. It is not as over powering on the pallette as an imperial stout, but it is nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (374) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Poured from 1 pint (6 fl oz) bottle. Black with minimal tan head. Aroma of mild coffee and roast malt, very subtle vanilla. Taste the same, mild chocolate. Light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle smuggled back from San Diego. Smooth creamy and slightly roasty malt. Light and for the price I think this was less than 6$ his is the jam. Light oat and red fruit aroma. Finish is light and slightly sweet. Very session able and would be a go to if I had more access to this. Damn.


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