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Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint

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BA SCORE
81
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74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2004)
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Reviews by BadBadger:
Photo of BadBadger
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I found a bottle of this oatmeal stout (and a number of other fine brews) at Table & Vine in Northampton, MA. It pours a dark brown (not really black, contrary to the lable) into the glass. The head is minimal and short lasting, not much foam to play with here. The smell is malty, with chocolate undertones. The taste is a combination of chocolate and bitter coffee. The mouthfeel, while smooth, is wet and the weakest feature of this relatively enjoyable brew. A nice stout to give a go. enjoy!

BadBadger, Jan 03, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber purchased down the road from the brewery at the Wine Rack store in Greenfield, Ma. and enjoyed 2 days later. The label has an area for notches indicating the brewing date, but no notches have been created..oh well...this one pours dark dark brown, medium gray/tan head, tiny bubbles and all, leaving fine and scattered lacing, after a gentle swirl.. Chocolate/coffee nose, silky mouthfee, love oatmeal stouts for this quality, nice, flavorful stout, cocoa, chocolate, more light coffee, quite dry on the tongue late. Easy drinking, enjoyable brew, nice creation from TPP. Stout lover rejoice and go get some...

Billolick, Dec 29, 2006
Photo of Aberration
4/5  rDev +12%

Aberration, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AP: Dark Brown nearly black except for some lighter/red hues around the edges. The Head is an impressive and thick one finger deep, mocha brown color that displayed excellent retention.

Nose: A very sweet, chocolaty malted scent with oats and vanilla.

Taste: The wonderfly bold and hearty malted barley flavors include, chocolate, vanilla, oates, nuts and a slightly smoked effect. There is a very subtle herbacious and earthy hop flavor to finish.

MF: Full body, thick and heavy, just like it should be.

DA: I love these Oatmeal stouts in the winter, this is a fine example.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jan 11, 2007
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.

Sammy, Jul 15, 2007
Photo of dirtylou
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, obtained from one bif or another, consumed on a lazy sunday afternoon

appearance: ebony body, big tan head with a nice ring of lace, looks pretty spot-on for the style

smell: potent, creamy chocolate, toasted oats, overly buttery, lactose - interesting but as others have mentioned, a bit much on the diacetyl factor

taste: a touch sour and a fair amount of lactose, cocoa powder, buttery - not sure i can finish 22oz

mouthfeel: sour lactose , creamy

drinkability: not so great

dirtylou, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly deep black (although some garnet hues stand out along the bottom) with a tight finger of creamy mocha colored head. Retains with a smooth, yet no less creamy layer of foam, that leaves a solid cascade of lacing back. The aroma is chocolate and roast with some underlying smooth smelling oat accents. Lactose and buttery diacatyl float along the background, along with some floral or herbal smelling hop accents.

The taste is crunchy with dark roast and then the silkier sweet notes of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Lingering astringent roast and a moderate hop bitterness firm up the back. Very dry and toasty lingering feel to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a fairly sharp carbonation that helps bring out the roast and hops in this.

Not bad. Fairly tasty Oatmel Stout here but I did pick up some possible QC issues, with the butter in the nose and taste. I'd be interested in trying this at the brewpub some time.

Kegatron, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of edchicma
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a fan of oatmeal stouts, this one left me in the cold. Appearance, while nice and dark, had very little head retention. Smell had a sour quality. Taste was overly roasted malt with a softened oatmeal presence. Mouthfeel was smooth on the front, but finished bitter and dry. Drinkability likewise suffers due to the above qualities.

edchicma, Oct 30, 2007
Photo of Franchise
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This offering from the People's Pint pours a delicious onyx black with a tan head that starts thick and frothy but dwindles down to a thin lace. The aroma is sweet, oats, caramel, chalky powdery essence, chocolate, and herbs, but hard to depict. The taste starts chocolate malt upfront, a hint of sourness is present but nothing that makes the beer off. The body is syrupy, well crafted, playful and makes me think about every sip cause there is something new each time. Overall this is a good oatmeal stout one that I will be going back to.

Franchise, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of fitzy84
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bottle. Great appearance: good thin lacing with a thick black look. Thick hearty smells of wheat, oats, and coffee I sensed were the dominant flavors. Roasty and light taste overall of the above flavors. The mouthfeel allowed it to be thin so that the flavors were not too overpowering. This is one heck of an oatmeal stout.

fitzy84, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating. Taste is a mix between some dry coffee with some light roasted bitter malt. Body is about average with some good carbonation. Well done apart from the fact that it might be a bit too dry.

Phyl21ca, Oct 01, 2007
Photo of tboom29
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep brown, almost black, with a brown head on top that did not last long.

The nose has lots of deep, roasted malts, with some hops and oats thrown in to boot.

Lots of coffee, roasted flavors up front. Fairly bitter. Does have a fair amount of hops as well. Some buttery notes. Does have a nice chocolate finish, but leaves a slight aftertaste of roasted malts. Not really a clean finish. The mouthfeel is not what you'd expect from an oatmeal stout, a little weak.

Not my favorite stout, but still fairly drinkable.

tboom29, May 10, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one in a massive trade for all things that were peoples pint. This was my last none though and I chose a nice one to go with dinner. Twenty two ounce bomber served slightly chilled into a pint glass. Consumed on 08/21/2008.

The pour was very nice with a rich black, completely opaque liquid coming forward in front of me. Rich dark brown notes, with a good sized head of maybe an inch in height coming over the top of it. Nice settling left behind a thin layer and a good amount of side glass lace.

The aroma was your typical oatmeal stout, though a touch more bitter then what I was expecting. Nice notes of lactose, chocolate and vinous hops. Some light grain notes as well in the finish. Rich, though not terribly filling. Lots of burnt and roasted malt flavors in here. Not as sweet as the aroma would have led me to believe it would have been, still though very solid in both bitterness and malt profile. Light notes of chocolate floating around, but again nothing terribly too sweet, more or less just enough to give a slight hint and a nudge in the right direction. Very smooth and easy drinking though, this one was one of the easiest drinking lighter stouts I have had.

Overall not bad at all. My favorite I think from this mini lineup I was able to acquire from them. I would not mind trying this one again, though it did not really hold up to some of the bigger and better ones I have had, it is still more then worth a chance.

mikesgroove, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of FCC3
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review on this cool and fun site. This beer is dark and delicious, gives me a sizzling feeling on the tongue. A molasses sweet and pretty nose goes down great on this winter night.

I was drawn by the cool, grassroots looking label, and favorable tastings of oatmeal stouts in the past. This one is good, smooth, and tastes like more.

This really makes me want to visit their brewpub.

Thanks, and enjoy.

FCC3, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of mountdew1
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. A very dark brown color with a dark brown head. The head didn't last very long. Aroma reminded me of sugar cookies, chocolate, and oatmeal. Taste wasn't bad. Initially was very bitter, after about 1 hour, bitterness subsided. Coated the mouth fairly evenly, however it seemed very slightly oiley. Drinkability was rated a little low as it was almost 2 hours from removal from fridge until it was completely drinkable. I can imagine this being much better on tap. Would like to try it again fresh from tap to form a better opinion.

mountdew1, Nov 26, 2006
Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -2%

ColdOneKev, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev +12%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of MRsojourner
3.25/5  rDev -9%

MRsojourner, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled through sinstaineddemon and Secret Bunny '08 BIF.

Small head formation and a clear dark brown colored ale.

Quite a strong bitter chocolate scent with burnt sugar and toffee. Oatmeal cookie dunked in black coffee aroma, this is a beer that is both strong in chocolate and coffee.

The taste starts out rich and full of chocolate and coffee with a smoky roasted malt after taste. Smoky and tasty beer this is quite good and mild with a dry and slightly acrid aftertaste that chase away any ghost of candy that might dare approach.

Mouthfeel is not real heavy.

Drinkability is easily this beers strongest point. Tasty and aromatic and low in alcohol. Good mellow beer that I could see as possibly my go to beer if I lived anywhere near where it is made. This is well worth trading for.

Zorro, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
1.7/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

22 oz. into a Mason jar. The bottle isn't notched but the label has "05-06-07" on the side - maybe they never re-printed. Put this into a Mason jar.

It's flat as a board but it has a deep licorice/espresso hue, so that counts for something. Nice and thick pour - not quite motor oil but heavy enough.

OK, this is the second time I've detected diacetyl in a PP bottle. This time it's pervasive. Goddamnit - what's up with their QC? The beautiful bride takes a whiff and mentions "microwave popcorn." Oof. Spot on.

The taste doesn't get any better. All diacetyl, all the time. Thick and cloying. Yuck. There may be some body in the background but it's impossible to bring out.

I can't really get beyond the melted butter consistency of this one. Somewhere there's a faint indication that someone put an effort in here but it's too easily lost.

Drain pour. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Third time won't be a charm with the People's Pint. Y'all gotta straighten out your QC and fast.

IBUnit63, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of JNeider
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love oatmeal stouts and this one was good but nothing to write home about.

A: Almost black with a cute little 1/4 finger head. Laces a little. Looked great, but once I really got into it, I was unimpressed.

S: Slight coffee aromas but not much else. Really lacking in this department. Unless you have the nose of a bloodhound this one is going to go largely unnoticed.

T: Bitter dark chocolate tones mixed with coffee and others. A little bit of nutty tones and some other stuff I couldn't quite put my finger on. The chocolate really dominates this one. Pretty complex for a stout.

M: Sweet with very little hops. The typical "thick" feel in the mouth as would expect from an oatmeal stout.

D: Nice to enjoy with a meal but to heavy to drink more than a few.

A good all around average stout

JNeider, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of cbutova
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black with a creamy tan head. The cap is short lived but a nice frothy cloud and ring stay atop the ale. Nice spots of random webbed lace.

S- Dark roast profile with a kind of creamy caramel malt backdrop to it. Almost like a porter, I guess at lower than 5% that makes some sense. Cocoa is nice. A bit of vanilla.

T- Cocoa and caramel hit my palate first with slight earthy hops. Finish brings more of a roast malt feel and a bit more general hop flavor.

MF- Moderately thick body with less than a silky/creamy consistency than I would expect from the style. Carbonation is fairly low but fine for the rich flavors.

DB- A solid stout that reminds me more of the porters of today (porter v stout, who knows/cares). Brings some nice roast flavors to the table and drinks easily.

cbutova, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of jwc215
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this 22 oz. bottle back from the brewery!

Pours opaque/pitch black with a thin light brown head. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of roast/ash with something that made me think: "What IS that?" Then it dawned on me - something like burnt rubber. A bit of an odd-ish tartness, too, didn't make this a great smell. Despite my initial reaction, further smells allowed other, more pleasant/expected aromas to come through, such as a sweetness with a touch of earthiness. Mollases and raisiny fruitiness come through. My score for it improved after further sniffs, but nothing to make it better than average (at best).

The taste is of ash, coffee, acidity with some astringency. An earthy bitterness balances the dark sweetness in the dry (slightly alcoholic, despite modest abv) finish. Tastes better than it smells, IMO.

The feel is more what I expect from a porter than a stout. It has a light to medium body. It has relaxed carbonation.

As it warms to room temp., it gets better, but ashiness is still a bit much. The aroma didn't really do much for me - the rubber-y and some tartness did not help it. The description on the label says that it is a "winter" brew. Maybe it's just me but it's not too "winter-y" (fine by me, since winter passed). Bottom line, it improves to be a decent brew, but nothing particularly special.

jwc215, May 17, 2009
Photo of brewskier
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hard pour yields a very porous brown foam. Nearly opaque brown liquid completes the look of a quintessential stout.

Somewhat perfumey nose, floral and slightly spicy. A bit exotic, the pungent aroma entices the drinker to sip.

Very fresh-tasting. Some bitter roasted espresso notes to be sure, but plenty of nice zesty hops as well. The latter provide a citrusy zing that cuts through some of the heavier stout flavors and give this beer a very clean presence.

Mouthfeel is quite light, maybe a little thin for a stout, but still smooth and only barely punctuated by effervescence.

The lightness and crispness of this brew make it an immensely drinkable stout. It finishes very clean on the palatte, and is remarkably quaffable.

Bomber brought back from Northampton and enjoyed on 2/21/11.

brewskier, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed an airy 1" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head lasts pretty well, with lasting lacing everywhere. Aroma is coffee and sweet malt. Taste follows along sweet yet bitter coffee upfront, with the bitter lasting after the swallow. Mouthfeel is very smooth, soft over the tongue, aking this one imminently drinkable. Very nice brew which is even better on cask.

ppoitras, Sep 02, 2006
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Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.