Style: Sweet Stout
ABV: 7.0 IBU: 50
Ninkasi Brewing Company Oatis
What the brewers say
“Oatmeal stouts are characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor and dry finish. Oatis is bigger than the traditional style with more alcohol, body, and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Rich chocolate and toasty malt. Rich smooth roasted aroma profile. Sweet oats. Coffee. Medium Belgium fruity notes come out more as it starts to warm up. A light licorice note with a touch of alcohol.”
Flavor: “Rich chocolate blends well with the dark roast profile. Moderate sweetness that fades into a moderately strong bitterness with a hint of acidity. Dark fruit cherry esters. Acidity lingers. Strong roasted acidity is just slightly overdone. Finishes slightly dry with a lingering bitterness. Thick chewy body with a light tart note. Aftertaste is licorice that sits on the tongue with roast.”
Overall: “Nice, rich, chocolate roast malt profile, and nice balance of malt sweetness and bitterness. Oatmeal could have added a touch more sweetness or creaminess. An interesting Belgium note with chocolate and a high licorice note.”
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