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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.

bpreo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2373) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
Finally, Ninkasi is beginning to expand their dark beer line. It is a very tasty beer, but the Vanilla is a bit too forced, unnatural tasting. It needed to be less evident. Oh well, maybe the second batch will be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (493) - Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Nice sweet aroma of vanilla, roast, dark fruit and oats. Surprisingly boozy in the scent. Flat black color with a big pillow of light brown foam. Tastes more roasty than sweet with the same dark fruit characteristics as in the aroma. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Average palate, a little watery. This was just ok. I disagree with the high rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (928) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
It pours black with a brown head. There is plenty of lacing on the glass. It has aromas of oats, vanilla, and chocolate. There are oat, chocolate, and vanilla flavors with hints of coffee. It has a very creamy texture that has a medium feel and finishes moderately bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (750) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle in Lethbridge. Aroma was dominated by super dark chocolate chocolate and coffee. It was super dark, a latte coloured head. The taste was vanilla and chocolate but I also detected some anise as well. I think that might have been because of the hops, a tinge of bitterness with played well with the dark chocolate elements. I wish I could have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenflower (7) - - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
Bottle, found at LA liquor store. I found that the hops was overpowering but did appreciate the lingering dark cocoa flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
22oz bottle shared with Headbanger. Color is black with good carbonation and a nice light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and hint of vanilla in the back. It has a full with a lighter and smooth mouth feel. Flavor is lightly roasted with just a touch of coffee and chocolate. In the after taste a bit of bitterness show with a just a hint of vanilla. Overall its an easy drinking light stout, was hoping the vanilla showed a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (662) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Aroma: roasty, vanilla, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, vanilla Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (492) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black with a two finger khaki head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma was dark roasted malts, some chocolate, and maybe some faint vanilla. The vanilla is much more pronounced the in the flavor than the aroma. You also pick up the dark roasted malts and some chocolate. The mouthfeel is light to medium and quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1112) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small brown fizz. Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, roast, and subtle chocolate. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout finishes with a lingering roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4535) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
22 oz bottle. Black with an average khaki head. Aroma is of cocoa, vanilla, toast, roasted malts. Taste is of vanilla, roasted malt, light smoke, cocoa, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, beige colored head, black in color. The smell is vanilla, sweet, chocolate, cake, roast, coffee, and decent. The taste is mostly the same, roast, malt, decent beer.

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