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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1610) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"It took til the end to figure out, but I’m going to give this a very slight nod over the regular Oatis (one of my favorite oatmeal stouts). The vanilla is just done so well. Obvious without being too much. The base beers still shines a little. Super smooth and tasty."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Deep flavor. Strong. Stays on your lips. Well worth it. Had in Vegas since the East Coast doesn’t have it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is lite vanilla and alcohol. Appearance is like old engine oil with no head. Taste is roasted coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Palate is a tad thin with a need for additional carbonation. Overall pretty good. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a brown black with minimal tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa subtle sweetness. Flavor is vanilla burnt chocolate coffee. A little twang at the finish-nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is dusty grape, wood, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Smooth and creamy finishing with a sharp tang. Taste is oats, mocha, prune and earthy vanilla then dry with coffee bean and toasted marshmallow. Suitable for breakfast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vulcanmeister (196) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a dark thick with heavy tan long-lasting head. Aroma malt,coffee, caramel, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation with smooth mouth-feel. Like someone else said, it’s like a roasty cream soda. Bittersweet chocolate and long roasty finish. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle on Seattle Booze Cruise. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, coffee, vanilla aromas and flavors. Heck yeah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ booze cruise. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Roasted dark chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, bacillus, sweet aroma. A bit thick mouth flavor. Nice flavor. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and coffee. A bit sweet but drinks pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2150) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tap at Fools Gold. Pours black with one finger head that dissipates. Nose is vanilla and malt. Tastes of subdued vanilla, burnt malt, rye bread, chocolate, and hoppy. Lactose on palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
AROMA: Very simple here, vanilla, chocolate, and oats, but it smells really good! APPEARANCE: Pretty typical here for a stout, black, with a nice little mocha colored head that goes quickly TASTE: WOAH! This is excessively hopped with buttering hops! Besides the bitterness, the taste follows the smell exactly. If this beer wasn’t so bitter it would have an immense amount of potential to be very good. PALATE: Very light, leaves your mouth dry, very uncharacteristic like of a stout OVERALL: Needs less buttering hops, just way too much for a stout, stouts are supposed to be on the sweeter side, not the bitter side

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