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Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint

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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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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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

sinstaineddemon, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of steinlifter
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
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!

steinlifter, Dec 13, 2007
Photo of BeerTruth
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

BeerTruth, Dec 04, 2007
Photo of jdhilt
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Flavor is an almost sweet roasted coffee with hints of burnt coffee at finish. $4.35 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Nov 18, 2007
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 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 ChainGangGuy
1.88/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with a small, tan-colored head.

Smell: Dark chocolate and notes of roasty coffee nearly lost to the angry, raging diacetyl butter scent. This bottle should include links to various Diacetyl Lung Disease websites.

Taste: Sure, there's some chocolate and there's even some roasty notes, but the x-treme diacetyl problem has turned this beer into a butter liqueur.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Who knows, there might just be a decent beer beneath the glaring diacetyl problem.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 30, 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 Nipitato
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Jet black color. Slightly brown thin head. Opaque. Has lots of legs.

S: Super sweet malty aroma with strong vanilla characteristics. No roasted aromas. Some chocolate. A good bit of diacetyl, which adds a nice touch to the aroma.

T: Strong roasted malt flavor, combination of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Some butterscotchy diacetyl flavors. Nice bittering finish.

MF: Medium light body. A little too thin for my taste in stouts. Very smooth and velvety. Low carbonation.

D: Pretty good sweet tasting stout. Quite drinkable. Loses some points for diacetyl tastes and thin mouthfeel.

Nipitato, May 16, 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 taez555
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a brownish/black body with a off-white/light tan head.

Nose is very interesting. Milk chocolate, granulated sugar, butter, root beer, touches of wood, malted milk, little whiffs of oatmeal and this strong overall rooty sweetness. Very unique.

Taste is medium bodied with an initial sharp roasted barley flavor. Tons of dark burnt roasted barley, sweet oats, toasted grains, burnt espresso beans, black patent barley, touches of brick and mild hints of smoke. Very smooth and light body that makes it very drinkable. BItterness is very low with only enough to give it some backbone, although it hards to tell if the bitterness is caused by the hops or the roasted malt. Ends with a lingering burnt grain bitterness.

This beer is just so over the top with it's burnt black patent/roasted barley that it's hard to focus on the oatmeal stout aspects. A decent beer, but just too out of whack for me.

taez555, May 10, 2007
Photo of BlindPig
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- About a 2" thick dense tan head on a pure black body.
S- Big coffee and oatmeal aroma. Pretty basic aroma and not to complex at all. There is some burnt/roasted malts in there too.
T- Pretty weird flavor. There is the oatmeal and coffee with a medium bitterness but there is something different that comes through while your drinking it. I really can't put my finger on it since I don't think I have tried it in a beer before I just really don't like it.
M- Medium body with medium carbonation...wish it was silkier for a oatmeal stout.
D- I am not a big fan of this at all. I will be surprised if I finish the bomber of it.

BlindPig, May 09, 2007
Photo of pgenius
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with a brown creamy-tan head that goes away quickly

S - Awkward smell, mostly sweet and malty

T - Sweet chocolate malt with a little oatmeal and coffee flavor

M - Refreshing, not thick at all for a stout. Goes down easy

D - Not a bad brew, I would have it again

pgenius, Mar 23, 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 msolar
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

msolar, Feb 03, 2007
Photo of kmo1030
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

kmo1030, Jan 28, 2007
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 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
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 MuddyFeet
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap! Nitro-tap! Nitro-tap! This beer would rock on nitro-tap. Completely smooth out the feel and make it like velvet.

Pours a dark brown oil in color. Creamy head that dissolves down to a ring around the glass. Just a few strings of lace. Chocolate and toffee aromas. Some slight hints of coffee.

Flavor is just a tad sour. Needs some time to mellow out the hops a bit. Hops are vergreen and fruity. Malts come across as chocolate and under-roasted coffee beans. Mouthfeel has a full body but the texture is off a bit for the style. A decent session beer but the odd unripe flavor may turn off some drinkers.

MuddyFeet, Dec 06, 2006
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 bjohnson
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

bjohnson, Nov 20, 2006
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
Photo of eph
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.

eph, May 29, 2006
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Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
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