In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer that was order from www.letspour.com. The brewery and beer are Ninkasi Brewing Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Ninkasi Brewing was founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge in Eugene, Oregon. The brewery was named after Sumerian goddess of beer. There is not too many information on this brewery because it is a young brewery. Let us get into this beer.
This oatmeal stout has a black color without a head on the beer. The smell is a chocolate to the beer. The taste is a smooth and creamy chocolate to the beer. The aftertaste is a dry chocolate to it.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A rich complex Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, and the addition of oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkablility.
The ancient Sumerians worshipped the beer they made, and praised the Goddess Ninkasi for the miracle of fermentation. Beer is a staple of civilization. Worship the Goddess.
Here is a description from their website (www.ninkasibrewing.com):
Oatis Oatmeal Stout
Available in 12oz. 6-packs, 22oz. Bottles and On Draft, Year Round
- First Brewed: 2007
- Starting Gravity: 1072
- Bitterness: 50 IBUs
- Alcohol %: 7.2
- Malt: 2 Row Pale Malt, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Malt, Roasted Barley, Oats
- Hops: Nugget
Description: A rich complex Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, and the addition of oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability.
Tasting Notes: Oatmeal Stout is characterised by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch 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.
Food Pairings: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Stews, Chocolate, Berries, Brulees
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In the end, this was a nice drinkable oatmeal stout. It is nice and creamy and smooth. Ninkasi Brewing has a beer that you can drink anytime of the year, which is rare, to have an Oatmeal Stout. However, I will drink any stout or porter in the hot summer, even if these beers are heavy and not drinkable. I am not a fan of the packaging but the beer is pretty good. I wish I could get this beer and their other beers in Chicago. I will have to order it from www.letspour.com. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser