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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 202
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

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Photo of BeerLover729
4.68/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thick creamy three finger head with an dark tan hue when Jess pours it from the cask into the plastic Blue Point pint cups in the tasteing room at the brewery. A soft toasty stout aroma with detectable undertones of coffee. Creamy and crisp taste fadeing to a faint coffee flavor with a smooth dry finish thats got something to do with the use of oats. Light, crisp, and silky body with cask creamy carbonation. Delicious beer greatness. (437 characters)

Photo of lehows
4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a thick and dark tan head. Aromas were great from this beer. Big roasted barley and malt and delicious coffee/chocolate as well as some nice hop character in the background. Not as sweet tasting as say, Sam Smith's, but it works in it's favor here. Very smooth with rich flavors of roasted malt and coffee.
Because it is not as sweet, it's drinkability is very high. Just an all around great oatmeal stout to be had here. Couple this with the Blueberry Ale to make a great Black & Blue. Mmm. (517 characters)

Photo of PEBKAC
4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Continuing my recent tradition of foregoing a traditional lunch in place of beer, I choose something often overlooked. Always consistent & always on standby, this one deserved to be rated by now. So let's take up some less then precious company time to pump one out. Wouldn't it be nice to have a stipend to go along with all this drinking? :)

Two inches of Yoo-Hoo head filled with shrapnel wounds of all sizes. It condenses down to a quarter-inch of porridge that is very content to stay where it is. Black is brown, brown is black,
it's... uncertain. It's a stout, get over it. :P

My nose grabs up coco powder, flour, & skim milk. Not much else to say here.

I taste mild coffee with plenty of lactose. Coco in the background, & with maybe a little almond notion in there. Things end with a lightly sugared, bitter copper finish(and a hankering for more).

Suddy, but if anything, a little light on the carbonation. Just thick enough as to not accidentally swallow the whole lot in one gulp. :D

Really simple, really good. (1,028 characters)

Photo of david18
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Low ABV Oatmeal Stouts are the perfect cool or cold weather session beer. This one is one the better oatmeal stouts. The roasty flavors are amazing with hints of chocolate and coffee. Great aroma, good color and creamy head.

At the low ABV, you can drink them all day. A much better option than a Guiness, in my opinion.

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10/27/10

Had this again and agree with the above. I had too many beers one day, wanted one more, and chose the lightest abv on the list. Very good idea. Lots of character and not too much punch.

Great choice. (538 characters)

Photo of BeefyMee
4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Creamy tan head. Pitch black body with just the smallest bit of light penetrating at the bottom of the glass. Also a Rorschach test of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very subdued. I can detect some of the oatmeal and chocolate malt, but it's all very faint.

Taste: Ahhh...That's what I was looking for. Roasty and rich but still a little mellow which forces me to keep drinking it. A subtle coffee flavor mingles with the malty oatmeal and leads to a slightly sweet finish. Heaven.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth.

Drinkability: At such a low abv, I don't think beer can get any more drinkable.

Beef Notes: I love me some oatmeal stout, and this one is a home run. The perfect dessert or even breakfast beer. It definitely gives Heart of Darkness a run for its money. I just wish it was more readily available around here. (855 characters)

Photo of BBM
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Was fortunate enough to try this one on cask at BoBBiQue. And I love this normally, so this was a treat. It poured a thick jet black into a pint glass with a brown head that clung to the edges of the glassware. Aroma was roasted nuts, coffee, slight oatmeal, and sweet crystal malts.

That roasted coffee/nut flavor, combined with a thick, sweet molasses taste, and just a hint of bitterness in the finish round out this beer perfectly. The lack of carbonation and warm temperature really allow these flavors to develop, creating a wonderfully complex palate. Mouthfeel is full, rich, thick, and the finish is creamy. Delightful.

Overall this is the best Blue Point has to offer, and on cask it's even better. If you can find it, certainly try it. (753 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured dark brown/black with 1" tan head with good retention and slight lacing

S - chocolate malts, dark chocolate, coffee, slight figginess

T - burnt sugar, bread/yeast, coffee, creamers, dark chocolate

M - very creamy, medium bodied with medium carbonation. Touch of silkiness and a smooth bite

D - highly drinkable. A great session beer and can be enjoyed in many occasions

Overall - quite impressive. This oatmeal stout has the sweet creaminess and the silky texture of a good oatmeal stout. Definitely one of the better o. stouts out there. I highly recommend it if you're around the NY area and can get your hands on one of these beauties. (654 characters)

Photo of Biggness
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In the past I had only tried one other Oatmeal Stout, made by British Superpower Samuel Smith. Bluepoint certainly got something good here. If you are into dark beers this is a must try. The beer is very dark yet not full of the burnt flavor other dark beers posses. I have tried on many occasions to drink this all night, the only problem is I get full first. So I generally brink a Growler to an occasion, let a couple people try .... ??? an oatmeal beer??? but I hate oatmeal.... well so do I! But the beer is a classic (522 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler, served in a standard pint glass.

A - dark, black color with a tan head of foam that fell to a thin coating after a while, leaving some small bits of lacing.

S - somewhat smokey, roasted malt aroma.

T - good roasty flavor, not too sweet, not too bitter.

M - medium bodied with a creamy feel.

D - very easy drinking brew, low abv makes it even easier. (369 characters)

Photo of beerphan
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap -> pint

Pours mostly black with deep red highlights. The small head soon fades to a small puddle of suds and leaves little lace behind.

Nose: Toasted grain, little coffee, some sweet dark fruit, caramel.

Rich roasted malt flavor with some sweet cocoa. The smooth finish is slightly dry and oatey toasty. Overall slightly sweet.

Smooth mouth, a little dry, a little thinner than expected.

I hope i can find a case of this stuff somewhere, very rare to find an oatmeal stout on tap (besides at a brewery). Very sessionable
brew. (552 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

On cask at Prime 16 into a shaker pint.

A: Black body with translucent brown edges; the small frothy head is classic cask. Not much to retain, and no real lace. About what I expected, but nothing great.

S: Very sweet, smooth mixture of caramel, cream, and vanilla maltiness. Simple and enjoyable.

T: Caramel, toffee, cream-filled coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Classic sweet stout flavors, beautifully melded.

M: Eminently smooth with a medium body, but quite low on carbonation, even for a cask beer.

D: I could chug multiple pints of this - so smooth, so flavorful, so good. The lack of carbonation makes it slide down even faster.

Notes: I remember enjoying this beer the one time I had it on tap, and it's even smoother and sweeter on cask. It drinks more like a milk stout than an oatmeal stout, but I'm not complaining. I'd like to see this available in bottles, as a reasonably priced, low-ABV stout would be a welcome addition to the CT beer selection. Good show, Blue Point.

Cheers! (1,004 characters)

Photo of aerozeppl
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured black with an impressive 2 fingers of tan head. Great lacing from the top to bottom.

S: Nice roasted nose on this. Some hints of chocolate and oats.

T: Nice roasted flavor balanced out with some chocolate. A really nice classic English example of an Oatmeal stout. There is a nice sweetness in there as well. It finished bitter with a lingering taste of burned coffee beans.

M: Very nice creamy medium body. The fact that this beer is not that thick helps the drinkability.

D: I have had this many times and it really is a great beer on cask. On tap it is ok but on cask it shines. This is a really good session beer for the colder months. Well done Blue Point. (675 characters)

Photo of Rudgers73
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an american pint glass at the Tap & mallet.

I was surprised at how good this one was on cask. The body was light and nutty with roasted malts towards the end. The mouthfeel stayed very light a smooth for the whole drink. The smell was full, rich, and nice. And the drinkability was pretty good as well as it was very easy to drink, light bodied and pleasant. I like this beer cask the best so far. Hope to have it again. (431 characters)

Photo of Stimack
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap while at David Copperfields the other night. Brew was poured to a opaque black color with a frothy tan head that had fantastic retention and left chunky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is also fantastic with strong notes of chocolate malt, nice roasted scents mixed with a pleasant oat smell. The taste is very good, a little harsh with a burnt flavor at the start but breaks away to a smooth creaminess of caramel and oat flavors. Does have a hop characteristic and is noticeable but plays nice. Over all this is a fine brew, what I feel a oatmeal stout should be like. Characteristics lend it to a great seasonal (colder months) session brew. If you can give it a try, I don’t think you will be upset. (734 characters)

Photo of claytri
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The stout poured a magnificent dark brown with a fine tan head. The aroma was of toasted malt. The taste is rich toasted malt with a little bit of sweetness in the finish. The feel is medium smooth and dry. A very nice entry smooth and toasty. This is stout you could sip on all night. (285 characters)

Photo of alexwag
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at StoutNYC, 133 W. 33rd St. New York, NY.

A: Inky black with a mocha-colored head and pleasant lacing.

S: Sweet coffee, smooth caramel/toffee. Pungent and sugary.

T: Follows the smell -- slightly bitter/burnt coffee and chocolate, with mild carbonation to balance. Bitterness and malts fade together handsomely.

M: Pleasant, smooth, complex. Carbonation is at a good level to balance some of the sugar and not detract from the flavors.

D: A tasty stout to be sure, but gets a little trying towards the end -- probably because it's a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, I would get it again, so I guess that says something. (644 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/7/07 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted oats, strong coffee, some chocolate and caramelized malt.

T: Taste is malty and rich with flavors of coffee, oats and a hint of chocolate. After-taste is only slightly sweet.

M: Very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down easy, just a little filling, this one borders on being a coffee porter, which I like, a good twist on the Oatmeal Stout style. I liked this beer, but I’d just like to see a little bit more of a kick to it. (742 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Tap and Table in Emmaus for $6. It went great with the Cahill Porter Cheddar on the cheese plate. The body was light and very drinkable. I'd certainly have ordered more, if the night had allowed. The flavor has a mix of baker's chocolate, slightly sour roasted coffee, and that smooth oatmeal cookie taste. (317 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a fresh growler at the brewery today, man, that place is even crowded at 4:30 in the afternoon.
The color is a spot on jet black but the head is only temporary and unimpressive by stout standards. No lacing either. The nose is a strong blast dominated by roasted malt although there may be more there.
The taste is likewise strong and likewise dominated by several different malts. A bit of a sour taste initally but it's not an unpleasant thing and soon gives way to a mellow sweetness. Mouthfeel is very nice if not overly heavy. Overall though this is still a solid meal..God knows how many calories.
Nothing bad about this beer for stout fans. Very solid across the board. (691 characters)

Photo of Litterbean
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, nearly black in appearance. Tan head with a bit of lace.

Smells of rich, roasted coffee and dark chocolate.

Sweet tasting with a dry finish. Definite hints of chocolate and coffee, with a burst of sweetness towards the end. Dry finish. Not as thick as other stouts but very rich and satisfying. (306 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a large tan head that descends to a lasting thin cover. Sheets of lacing stick to the glass.

The smell is of chocolate with roasty, slightly earthy, notes.

The taste is of chocolate, hint of walnuts, with a roasty semi-dry finish.

It has a velvety smooth, slightly oily, medium body.

Very easy to drink, this is an enjoyable stout! (352 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dak black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a dry oatmeal scent along with loads of black patent and chocolate malts. The taste is good. It has a smooth black/chocolate malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with an oatmeal feel. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good oatmeal stout. It has good flavor and a kick ass aroma; a good drinker. (482 characters)

Photo of AaronRed
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark/black color with a nice tan head that dissapears by the time you have imbibed half the glass. A very appealing smell, sort of a sweet aroma- very fresh to say the least. As for the taste, this is a rich, sweet oatmeal stout, with nice mellowness to it. It's maltiness hit hard in the beginning, but my palate became used to it, so I did not perceive this beer as too sweet. I also do not think this beer is as heavy as other oatmeal stouts, which is a nice balance. I felt I could have had more of them, which is always a good sign (543 characters)

Photo of Imbiber
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned at The Ginger Man, Manhattan. Black in colour with a good tan head and good glass lacing. Aroma was moderately malty. Taste was smooth with roast malt dominating, with dark chocolate notes also in evidence. Dry, clean finish. A good, easy-drinking stout which benefits by being in cask form. (308 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Swung by the brewery after work to check things out and it was hopping. Beer was a deep watery black with off white bubbling. Smells great of chocolate roasted malts. Tastes just as nice, but the flavor has a lot more roasted character to ot. This is a really tasty oatmeal stout with a great body and fantastic drinkability. Almost like an oatmeal stout crossed with a porter from the watery porter tingle. Pretty thin for an oatmeal stout. (441 characters)

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