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Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint

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BA SCORE
82
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62 Reviews
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Reviews: 62
Hads: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2004

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Reviews: 62 | Hads: 83
Photo of gfreed
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In general I find TPP to be a bit uneven, but this oatmeal stout is a genuine score. Pours as black as the BA Web site's backcolor with a head that is lighter than expected; the color contrast is rather nice. Plenty of retention on the head with all kinds of lace. At first the aroma was spiked with cream with simple overtones of chocolate, raisins and even some grapes, but as the beer warmed up the cream went away and was replaced with cocoa and some round notes of plums, plus the raisins came to the fore. Very smooth yet dense body, feeling a tad thin at the end but not overly so. Extremely smooth taste thanks to the oats, with more raisins, chocolate and a bit of coffee stepping forward. Cream is also evident but as with the aroma, it disappears as the beer warms. Low ABV, low hops and gentle fizz make this thing eminently drinkable, especially during the cold months. Not sweet, dry enough not to be sticky but still very full taste... thank you, sir, may I have another? (986 characters)

Photo of bjohnson
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a jet black color with a frothy and bubbly one finger caramel colored head. Big bubbly retention on the sides of the glass and a thin film on top. Caramel spider web lacing down the glass.
S: Very excellent aromas eminate from this brew. Sweet and soft oatmeal notes with hefty milk chocolate notes.
T/M: Sweet chocolate and caramel malt notes mingle nicely with roasted malt and barley undertones. A bit of smokeyness can be detected. Dry in the finish with a bitterness in the aftertaste. Milk choclate notes come back in the aftertaste. Extra creamy and smooth on the palate
D: One of the better examples of the style from New England out there this season. On tap would be a dream, glad I got the chance to try this in the bottle. Cheers to brewhiker from dragging this across the state. (803 characters)

Photo of msolar
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To be honest, I’d never heard of this beer or brewer before (why I bought it). Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout is one of my favorite beers, and this reminded me an aweful lot of it. It was delicious. Very deep, black color with a tall smooth head. It tasted more chocolaty than I expected, but was very good. Easy carbonation and very high Drinkability. Would certainly be easy to drink a couple of these and I’ll certainly buy it again. (434 characters)

Photo of eph
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times out of the bottle but finally was able to drink it from one of the casks in Peoples Pint last night. It was served in an imperial pint glass, black, with a frothy brown 1 inch head which was retained to the bottom of the glass. It had a malty aroma with a faint hop smell, you can pick out chocolate, coffee, caramel, and alcohol. This is a full bodied beer with a dry roasted taste. There is a slight caramel sweetness that is left in your mouth after you swallow. It has a velvety carbonation due to its cask-conditioning. This beer is great for a stand alone drink but also would complement a rich chocolaty desert. Also, this beer has 7.5% ABV not 4.9% like it is listed. (701 characters)

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - of course, this pours a dark stout black, pouring it wells up a thin dark tan head which swiftly fades to a ring

S - wow, what a rich aroma, thick and smooth aroma, laden with diacetyls resulting in an enticing butter/butterscotch scent, some oaty sweetness adds to it, and the aroma is balanced by a distinct coffee aroma

T - extremely nice flavors, the elements from the bouquet are also in the flavors, but at different proportions, the oats and coffee step up to the forefront, the diacetyls lend a sweet buttery vanilla sweetness, very nice balance

M&D - the only knock against this beer is the body, its much thinner than i expected, the flavors are almost a bit diluted, were it a bit thicker and richer in mouthfeel it would be a near 5, as it is, it is still damn good, i will get more of this (809 characters)

Photo of brewskier
4.17/5  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. (795 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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. (481 characters)

Photo of steinlifter
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the "Peoples Pint", this came in a bomber sized bottle.
Poured black as night, thin tan head that left broken lacing all the way down.
smell was of toasted coffee and cocoa beans, slight floral whiff as well.
tangy hops hit up front mellowing to a predominantely coffee flavor, with a smidgen of chocolate and a slight floral aftertaste from the hops.
mouthfeel is bubbly, chewy, with a creaminess on the finish.
I think this is a pretty decent example of the style, and I'd love to have another....good job PP! (517 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
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. (794 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
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... (626 characters)

Photo of ph2001
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle in pint glass

black with carmel highlights against light. has a small amount of head that leaves quickly.

it smells very much like chocolate and carmel. it has a very light body and is very drinkable. flavoring is mild overall but there is a sweetness with a bite in the aftertaste. (298 characters)

Photo of DIM
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: This had a black body and poured with a small, big bubbled head.

s: Heavy roast aromas with some chocolate notes and a hint of fruit.

t: Lightly sweet grains up front are quickly joined by some very strong roasty flavors. The finish is kind of nutty. Very satisfying, just what I was hoping for.

m: The carbonation is gentle, too gentle perhaps.

d: Thanks Eris, I really liked this one. This would be amazing on cask I bet. (430 characters)

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (588 characters)

Photo of Franchise
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (541 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (1,454 characters)

Photo of FCC3
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: From a 22oz. bomber this beer poured out black with a luscious rich tan head. This mellowed out nicely and left behind a good lacing. Opaque black nectar with some chestnut brown highlights.

S: Rich burnt and roasted barley malt is combined with a cooked oatmeal aroma. Some coffee with cream notes and a bitter chocolate hint. Not much hop bouquet beneath all the roastedness.

T: Huge burnt barley malt sweetness washes over the palate. Some cooked oatmeal flavors and also good dark chocolate and molasses flavors add some sweetness. Predominately bitter from the roasted grains and bittering hops but not off balance. Some strong coffee bean flavors push through as this one gets further on. Each taste also adds a different malt complexity to this beer. Starts to coat the tongue with bitterness as an aftertaste.

M: Seductively smooth and rich full body with a light carbonation to take this beer to a new level of creaminess from a bottled oatmeal stout. No significant alcohol warming.

D: Wonderful to drink this one and it is a great example as to why I love this style of beer. It balances more on the bitter end and it should for this style. I am glad I picked this up on my way through Greenfield. Will have to try it on tap too. (1,247 characters)

Photo of fitzy84
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of BadBadger
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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! (496 characters)

Photo of kmo1030
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nice deep dark brown with a thick tan head.
the aroma is a little on the buttery side with plenty of dark chocolate as well. there's also some coffee and sweeter milk chocolate aromas along with some rich caramel.
the taste is very similar, sweet, with a dominant dark chocolate base. there is a moderate amount of bitterness at the end. hints of smoke. basically a pretty text book example.
full bodies with smooth carbonation.
good drinkability, a pleasant drinking personable oatmeal stout. (499 characters)

Photo of JustHarmless
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a chalice glass.

A- Deep, black color with a thin cream colored head that dissipated quickly

A- Cocoa, chocolate, caramel and some coffee notes. Very sweet aroma

T- Cocoa upfront, followed by a milk chocolate, caramel and some slight bitter coffee on the backend

M- Low carbonation with a mouthfeel that is a bit watery for an oatmeal stout.

D- A nice, drinkable beer that could be a nice session beer with an ABV of 4.9%. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout. Not the best example of an oatmeal stout, I expected it to be a bit creamier and flavorful. However, definitely worth a try. (628 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice blackish color with a caramel rim around the top. The little head that was there dissipated quickly.

S - really nice chocolate malt flavors come through the most dominantly, with a bit of burnt malt and some spreitzy hops coming through faintly. Really nice aromas.

T - the nose hives a very nice indiction of what's to come with this beer. It starts off with some sweet oat and chocolate malts. The sweetness gives way to the roasted barley, creating a nice burnt malt flavor. This beer then has one more flavor to reveal, spicy citrus hops that cuts through the other malt flavors. Pretty solid stuff!

M - the oats give this a nice thick body that foes down smooth

D - pretty solid oatmeal stout here. Nice, rich complexity with a low abv made me wish I had another to drink. Thanks to apollokim for the chance to try this one. Great beer from what seems to be a pretty cool little brewery. (913 characters)

Photo of tboom29
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (535 characters)

Photo of BeerTruth
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one on my way back from Groveland, MA.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a complete onyx with a creamy one finger tan head that quickly dies down to a thin layer. Stickiness could be better, but I've seen worse. First thing I think of after putting my nose to this; movie theater popcorn. Such a buttery sweet aroma of coffee and cream with an oat presence. Milk chocolate and some nutty scents as well. Taste is a carmel sweet french roast with some biscuit like flavors. Hazelnut and molasses on the tongue as well. Movie theater butter makes another apperance in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy but light bodied for the style. A bit too thin for me. Interesting brew, enjoyable. I bet this would improve coming straight from the tap. (767 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (389 characters)

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Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
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