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Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint

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BA SCORE
81
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%


Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2004)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: cask

07-15-2007 22:26:55 | More by Sammy
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eph

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: cask

05-29-2006 01:19:01 | More by eph
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is pitch black with no clarity or bubbles coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet and bready oats, burnt molasses, and some dark fruit aromas.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, lingering bitterness, medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad oatmeal, but I would go with others. I was expecting more sweetness from the oats, but I will take it for what it is. Still a good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 09:59:53 | More by Flounder57
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown/black with a dark tan head. No lace.

Some molasses and charred malt in the nose.

Nice french roast coffee and dark roasted malt. Some rich sweetness from the malt, and the oatmeal comes thru. Nice bitterness balancing out the end. Not an intense brew though.

A little watery for the style, but still on the full side.

Overall, a good standard oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 01:01:10 | More by OtherShoe2
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Opaque black with a quarter inch of beige head. The head sputters out rather quickly. Lacing is sparse and spotty. I'd expect better head formation and retention from an oatmeal stout.

S: Dirty, gritty yeast. Estery smell of white grapes and prunes. Roasted malt scents of fudge brownie and cocoa in the background. Starchy oats. Maybe just a light herbal hop scent.

T: Opens with hints of licorice and black pepper and juicy, slightly tart fruity tastes. Dirty yeast provides a backbone. Grape juice, plum, and tart raspberry. Sweetness comes mid palate with tastes of cola. Cocoa, caramel, and brownie. Turns smokey and starchy toward the finish. The finish is the shining point of this beer. It is smokey, oaty, and layered with chocolatey flavors.

M: Full and relatively thick in the mouth. A bit slick and oily. Almost no carbonation.

O: A fairly mediocre beer. It could do with a little more carbonation. The yeast flavors are a little too dominant, as with many People's Pint beers. There are some lovely malt tastes, but rather than let them be the foundation of the beer, the yeast seems to take on that role.

Notes: Not bad at $6 a bomber if you feel like taking a chance on it, but there are other oatmeal stouts I'd much rather have.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 21:14:04 | More by ryan1788a5
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JustHarmless

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 13:00:45 | More by JustHarmless
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a tiny 1/16" head and looked initially like there'd be no head at all. Black as coffee. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is a much milder version of both the same. Goes down easy, otherwise probably the weakest oatmeal stout I've ever had. Hint of zing in the finish. To me this is about as average as any mass-produced stout in a grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 08:48:47 | More by MoreThanWine
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birchstick

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 01:26:56 | More by birchstick
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 10:49:03 | More by DIM
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brewskier

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 00:00:51 | More by brewskier
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:57:47 | More by cbutova
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer came out very thick and dark. It left no head with barely any lace around the edges.

The nose was of all black and chocolate malt nothing more

Pretty bland but not bad flavor. All black and chocolate malts just like the nose with a slight bitterness at the end up but nothing too powerful.

This is a thick beer that drinks easily just because it doesn;t have any extreme flavor characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 01:21:31 | More by DrinkingDrake
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A thick head with big bubbles around rises to 2 finger but fades semi quickly to a 1/4 finger head covering and stops. The beer is basically midnight black with no light coming through.

N: Hmmm.... somewhat strange. Starts with some oatmeal and creamy goodness as expected, but also has a different aroma right there with it. It's like a blend of smoked malt, molasses, corn syrup, and some other light sweet aromas. Kinda strange, and hard to explain. Also a touch of roast and caramel malts. A slight earthy hop aroma too.

T: Starts thick and creamy, rich. More oatmeal and slight creamy chocolate milk. Has a slight earthy bitter hop addition too, that adds some definite flavor with the bitterness. Also some roast and smoked malt, as well as more caramel, molasses, and slight bready malts. I also get a hint of a sour flavor, that is very reminiscent of infections I used to get in early days of homebrewing. If it wasn't for that infection-esque flavor this would be pretty tasty. A little sweetness in there with all the syrups.

M: Mostly thick and rich, creamy, with lower but decent carbonation.

F: Finishes semi bitter with some lingering earthy hops. Mostly dry, but has a slight syrupy sticky sweetness lingering. A slight metallic flavor comes out a bit, and that slight sour infection taste is noticeable but dwindled a lot. A touch of lingering roasted malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 02:17:39 | More by jlindros
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JNeider

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 22:09:03 | More by JNeider
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gfreed

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
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?

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 23:54:41 | More by gfreed
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albern

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's not a bad looking beer with an inky black color and a nice brown head that is on the small side. The retention is okay, not much lacing. The nose doesn't smell particularly stouty or for that matter does the nose impart that much character. There is a slightly sweet aroma, maybe a bit of musty cardboard, maybe a tiny bit of chocolate. The nose is a bit odd.

The taste is a tad disappointing. The beer does not have the silky smoothness and creaminess of an oatmeal stout. The texture is a bit rougher. There is a bit of drying leafy hop that dries things up substantially, some roasted dark malts, there is a bit of metallic flavor, some not particularly inviting bitterness. There is some dark bittering chocolate flavors that are overly bittering and not overly tasty. In the very end and into the after taste, some nicer, subtle cocoa powder chocolatey goodness emerges and it is the best part. It's just not all that good getting to that point. This is a very mediocre oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 22:51:50 | More by albern
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deereless

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Thin head on a hard pour, deep brown to black with a little light that passes through at the edge of the glass, appears to have a low viscosity just based on the movement of the beer in the glass - 3.75, S: A grainy sweetness to the nose that mixes with a slight charring, some prune juice and dark pitted fruit aromas, little hops that I can perceive - 4.25, T: The hops that eluded my nose are present on the tongue and provide a semi-sharp citrus bite, dark molasses and ash - 3.25, M: Extremely silky up front ending with a hint of graininess - 4.50, D: A decent beer all-around, a pretty standard stout - 3.00

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 01:12:53 | More by deereless
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 17:02:35 | More by Kegatron
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mbrasi

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a head that dies quick. Aroma is roasted malt, some acid, and nuts. Body is thin, carbonation is mild, mouthfeel is oily. Taste is somewhat sweet yet acidic. Where's the depth to this brew? "Robust Flavor",,,hardly. The acidic flavor cleanses away leaving a slightly oat finish. Drinkability is the only plus on this one imo. All in all not impressed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 01:25:16 | More by mbrasi
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 13:08:06 | More by jwc215
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FCC3

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 23:34:46 | More by FCC3
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dirtylou

Washington

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

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 20:42:28 | More by dirtylou
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 12:14:05 | More by IBUnit63
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice dark brown color, some carbonation, very little tan head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some toffee/slight coffee. The taste is malty, slightly soury, with some toffee/coffee tones. Medium body. Drinkable, not bad, but would most likely not have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 01:26:54 | More by Wasatch
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into an imperial pint glass
Pours very dark brown - nearly black. Small tan head falls away to a ring.
Smells of sweet vanilla, oats and chocolate.
Tastes of coffee up front, Sweet malt. Some bitterness follows.
Mouthfeel is smooth a light/medium body. Carbonation is fairly low but nice in my opinion.
It is very drinkable with a lot of flavor for an oatmeal stout. The flavor might limit me to one or two but I will certainly enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 03:18:22 | More by ThirstyBird
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Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.