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Sextant Oatmeal Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sextant Oatmeal Stout
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-17-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-30-2012 11:55:05 | More by dancaplette
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-29-2014 03:47:29 | More by Tiernan
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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

This was a very good Oatmeal Stout and the growler dissappeared quickley!
It poured a dark reddish brown color with a nice brown fluffy head that stayed till the end. There was not much going on in the smell department, just some slignt smokiness and burnt grain. The flavor was very good with just the right dose of sweetness and smokiness throughout, and the smoothe mouthfeel made this one go down very eaisy. A solid brew and one I will try again.

06-02-2005 10:23:17 | More by Dmann
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

Happy to find this one on tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY

Pours black, with a creamy mocha head, leaving thick sheeting initially, then a nice scattered field of the fine stuff.

Dusty chocolate, and lite raisins in the nose. This is a well crafted OMS, showing off more chocolate, dark fruits, roasted grains, with a soft and subtle hop presence drying things out. Cookie dough malts also in the mix. On the lighter side bodywise.

Thoroughly delicious, order it if you see it

12-24-2010 14:46:38 | More by Billolick
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3.35/5  rDev -12.8%

Tap @ O'Brien's. Pours black with a 2 cm tall tan head with nice lacing. Coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, with a lot of oatmeal. Taste is disappointingly weak. Roasted malt, the taste of "Whoppers" candy, oats, and a bitter finish. Good, not great.

12-04-2008 23:56:10 | More by magictrokini
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-06-2012 01:42:13 | More by jiffymon
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

On Tap (Nitro)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark brown in color. Nearly no head. Some lacing.

Some chocolate in the nose but this is subdued for a stout. Some roasted malty elements, but not overly aromatic.

Roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, a touch of sweetness along with some hop bitterness, finishes clean; incredibly drinkable and a balanced oatmeal stout.

Rich, luscious, smooth mouthfeel.

A delicious, velvety, easy to drink, tasty oatmeal stout.

05-13-2011 04:21:24 | More by ehammond1
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South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.

Opaque brown-black with a very durable, creamy beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing.

Feel: light-medium body that seems too thin; Medium carbonation.

Smell: Moderately strong mix of dark roasted malts. Hints of dark fruits. Approaches 4.

Taste: inferior to the aroma, partly because it is less complex and fruity than hoped but also due to some burnt grain qualities, especially in the aftertaste.

O: a bit disappointing, but only because this brewery has so many great beers.

06-28-2014 23:18:39 | More by chinchill
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-09-2012 15:18:45 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-01-2012 21:06:03 | More by ste5venla
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-24-2013 18:25:34 | More by Dirksen
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-11-2013 22:04:30 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

On Nitro-tap at Capitol Beer and Tap Room in Sacramento, CA on 9/21/12

Appearance - Served near black with a dark, ruby red hue. Head is half a finger thick, light tan and appears silky. Retention holds well. Decent stick.

Smell - Fine notes of cocoa and oat hit the nostrils first, with the faintest hint of coffee buried well beneath.

Taste - Moderate roasted malt character; sweet milk chocolate, cocoa and oat rounds out the predominant flavor. Not much development from start to finish. Clean, with the subtlest hint of mint in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Silky, smooth nitro carbonation. Creamy. Goes down with a slick, supurb smoothness.

Overall - A good effort by Ballast on their oatmeal stout, but it ultimately falls a bit short. Boring, simple flavor profile redeemed by it's creamy, nitro'ed mouthfeel.

09-24-2012 02:25:05 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2014 23:43:36 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-07-2014 20:49:04 | More by Griffith
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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

on tap at The Ginger Man. Black body, very roasty aroma and one-eight inch of head. Very smooth mouthfeel,creamy. licorice.Real coffee, though I am an ex-coffee drinker. Hoppy.Dry finish,and acid affects drinkability unfortunately for both these characteristics.

03-06-2011 05:53:35 | More by Sammy
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

Nitro-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse. Served in a nonic.

When the cascading effect subsides, the body is revealed as a very dark brown, albeit clear, with very faint ruby highlights. Excellent multi-layered lacing like frosting - and a solid, thin layer of cream persists on the surface throughout the session.

Roast malt, tobacco, cloves, cocoa, light coffee and cream aromatics - very nice.

Roast level and hops synergize for the perfect bitter/astringent combination. Lightly sweet mid-palate, suggesting chocolate and a little toasted grain. Finish is dry, but not excessively so. Perfect accompaniment with food.

Creamy, rich, velvety, a style well-suited to the nitro delivery (though I didn't realize this was on nitro until after I had ordered it); though of course I'd prefer a proper cask given the chance.

Refreshing and really well done - this is in no way an afterthought from Ballast Point, but one of the better domestic takes on the style I've tried recently.

Perhaps I've overrated the look and feel, if you consider nitro "cheating," but for some reason the artifice really worked for me the evening I sampled this.

04-19-2010 19:42:12 | More by augustgarage
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-28-2013 07:22:39 | More by dertyd
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

A - Pours black with a tan head that lingers. Lacing is average; very little.

S - Scents of roasted malt, toffee, and coffee is noted.

T - Decent flavor of roasted malt, fresh grain, and some coffee flavor. Robust on the initial sip.

M - A bit thin and watery, but is very drinkable, no carbonation, with a bitterness at the end.

O - A decent oatmeal stout, but I didn't find it anything that stood out over the others available. Worth a try, especially if you enjoy Ballast Point.

10-29-2011 15:44:05 | More by socon67
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-10-2012 20:45:58 | More by jmccraney
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

On nitro-tap at O'Briens

A- nice deep brown to black with a creamy eggshell white head from the nitro that retains very well.

S- mildly roasted grains is the predominant aroma here.

T- Not huge flavor but a nice combo of chocolate and roast I feel. Doesn't finish too sweet, nor should it.

M- This was the big disappointment. Very thin mouthfeel. Watery. Needs to be more velvety.

D- Not horrible, not great. If they can tweek it to make it feel a little more rich in body then this'll become a really good stout.

12-19-2008 17:58:10 | More by MiScusi
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2012 23:07:44 | More by Ralphs66
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

On tap at the Ballast Point Old Grove Brewery on 3/19/09. Served via nitro-tap into a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown/black (some ruby hues shine through around the bottom and edges) with 1 1/2 fingers of rigid creamy tan colored head. Retains with a 1/2 finger that stays full and rich, just drenching the sides of the glass with massive lacing. The aroma is rich with roasted malts and coffee, along with some chocolate and caramel character. I'm maybe also getting some lactic sweet notes mixed in there as well.

The taste is similar to the aroma, with bitter roasted oats and coffee mixing with chocolate and caramel and just a touch of dark fruit as well. It all melds nicely into a smooth flowing silky profile. Finishes with a ton of leftover sweetness and light roast. The mouthfeel is lighter feeling on the palate, but most of that probably has to do with the nitro. Very smooth in the mouth, overall maybe this could use just a bit more beef to match up with the more lively nature of the taste.

Pretty solid Stout and quite robust in the taste profile at times. I wish that the body had a touch more depth to it but overall this drank like a champ on nitro!

03-31-2009 17:06:05 | More by Kegatron
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-27-2014 06:46:32 | More by terpinsd
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2014 18:14:50 | More by BlazedNug
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Sextant Oatmeal Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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