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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Flagship Series. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (303) - orange, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Black with huge head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruits chocolate and slight coffee and vanilla. Taste follows the aroma with a medium mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6255) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2015
22oz bottle picked up at the state store
Pours black with a medium sized tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, roast coffee and mild vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel, roasted malts, ashy, grains, roast coffee, chocolate and some vanilla to mellow out the bitterness in the finish
Nice, easy drinking and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6908) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A little better than the regular Oatis, but not because of the vanilla...heck, there’s probably even LESS vanilla-like odor here (as wacky as that sounds); it’s very very mild and frankly I wouldn’t even guess it was added. What makes this a teeny bit better is the flavor balance and mouthfeel; it’s not quite as goopy-sweet. It still only rises slightly above average, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (351) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 03.05.14. A: Motor oil. Tan head. S: Roasty malt. There’s hint of vanilla. T: Follows the nose. M: Extremely smooth as an oatmeal stout should be. O: This has a nice balance so it doesn’t end up being too sweet. The vanilla takes the edge off of the roasty malt. This was a solid oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours dark with minor lacing with a micro-head to the bottom. The taste is slightly vanilla and dark fruits mixed with the dark chocolate malt. I little thin over all but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3090) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained light beige head, with Belgian lacing, over a clear, brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is heavy roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, coffee minimal hops, vanilla hints balance to the malts....taste is slightly sweet, with light toffee/caramel notes, cocoa, chocolate, coffee from the roasted malts, light vanilla,finishing dry with coffee, hop bitterness.....mouth feel, slightly heavy of medium body, light alcohol warmth, creamy body, light carbonation. The vanilla was used with a light hand, and was not overly dominant, just additive. Initially the dark (coffee) notes from the malts were overly dominant, but as it opened up the toffee/caramel, vanilla notes came up to balance. The net effect is a pleasant beer for cool to cold weather drinking. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1239) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Aroma is vanilla, espresso, coffee, mocha and rich carmalized malts. Taste is a fairly rich malt body with nice sweet vanilla and chocolate contributions. Finishes remarkably smooth. Appearance is black with a beige head that retains well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Quite dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dusty roasted vanilla bean. Taste is sweet and bitter. Creamy mouthfeel and medium dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Finally getting to try this by Ninkasi. Its about time.This was from my haul back from Anchorage. 22 oz bottle poured into tulip. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a thin white to off white slightly foamy head As the head dissipated, a nice settling lacing weaves it’s way around the glass. The smell was basically oatis with a light creamy vanilla coming through as it warmed. Nice, I liked it. The taste was pretty much the same as the smell with a sticky sort of creamy vanilla aftertaste that lead to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a mostly sipping quality to it. The carbonation is mainly subdued but that’s okay as I believe the oats part complements the bulk of the body. It rolls nice and creamy over my tongue. Overall, this was a really nice sweet stout I’m so glad I finally got to try. I would have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bomber crushed with Dadbra. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is big time vanilla with some roast in the background. Pretty sweet flavor with more vanilla coming through, with a bittersweet, clean finish. Probably drank this one too quickly to fully enjoy it. Damn good.

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