Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis StoutEugene, Oregon based Ninkasi Brewing Company just announced a new addition to their year round lineup of beers.

Expected to hit stores in 22oz. bottles any day, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout should be found just about everywhere Ninkasi’s current distribution reaches.

“Aged on whole natural vanilla beans, Vanilla Oatis is a unique and delicious take on our traditional Oatmeal Stout,” sai Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company co-founder.

To make Vanilla Oatis, they basically dry-hop the beer in the fermentation tank with whole vanilla beans from Eugene based Singing Dog Vanilla.

While I haven’t tried it myself, I’m looking forward to cracking open a bottle as soon as I see it on a store shelf. Well, I’ll pay for it first and bring it home before opening it. I love vanilla in stouts, and I can only imagine that Ninkasi will do it right, they usually do.

So what do you think? Comment below if and when you try it and let us know you’re thoughts.

Here’s what the tasting notes from Ninkasi had to say about it:

Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity imparted by whole vanilla beans. It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.