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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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87 Reviews
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Reviews: 87
Hads: 202
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 87 | Hads: 202
Photo of Brad007
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head into my glass. Robust for the style. Looks very tempting as it is.

Light cream with roasted malt notes. Seems about average in that department.

Ditto for the taste. Roasted malt with just a bit of cream. Acrid. Passable.

Silky smooth but the carbonation kills it for me. Should be turned down a notch.

Not bad but not as good as I was hoping. (389 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at some bar in NYC, all I know is it is less than 5 minutes from CBGBs...we just stopped in for a quick one. Deep dark chocolate brwon, frothy tan head. Aroam was the expected roastyness, with an additional tangy quality as well. Malty, a pinch dry, the citrusy finish was unexpected as well. (303 characters)

Photo of far333
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Ginger Man, NYC,

Inky black with no light showing through. A light brown head of tight bubbles sits about an inch high and slowly recedes leaving lacy legs up the insides of the glass.

Light aroma of oak, smoke, and cocoa. Flavor fairly matches the aroma, with more smokey charred oak and powdery cocoa. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, yet tannic at the same time.

Not too complex, fairly average all around. (420 characters)

Photo of SkunkWorks
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Bench Bar and Grill in Stony Brook, NY. Served in a pint glass.

Look: dark brown, not quite black but kind of hard to tell because the bar was dimly lit. Dark ruby highlights at the corners. Thick, two finger foamy head that is surprisingly light for a stout.

Smell: not a whole lot here. Some dark grains and some oat aromas.

Taste: follows the nose, unfortunately. Not as flavorful as I would have liked this beer to be. There are some dark grain flavors but not much in terms of complexity.

Feel: on the thin side of medium bodied. Not much carbonation. No real bitterness.

Drink: this could easily be sessioned since its fairly accessible, light in alcohol, and isn't that bitter. I had two while we were at the bar without any problem.

Overall, this is an okay beer. Its nothing special so I wouldn't bother seeking it out but if its on tap I'd give it a go. I was honestly a little disappointed with it because I had tried a few stouts at the brewery (forget which) and liked them. Maybe its just because I've been drinking lots of doubles lately but it was thin on flavor. (1,106 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 1/13/12.

Arrived a very dark black with a thick brown head that has great retention. The nose has notes of faint coffee and chocolate. The taste is similar. There is a significant presence from the oats, but the primary flavors are coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel is a bit thin with little carbonation.

This beer is refreshing and drinkable, but underwhelming. It's true to style but there's nothing that stands out for me. (459 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours black with a light tan film for a head.

Mild smokey and toasty aromas with a hint of cocoa.

Flavor is smokey and toasty, some light coffee bitterness.

Medium body with a soft carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty decent stout, okay flavor, but not fantastic. There are better oatmeal stouts. (307 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with cola highlights. Nice tan head with great retention and lace.

S - Fresh grain oatmeal

T - Graham cracker, light char, dark cocoa, oatmeal.

M - Light body, and a little light in carbonation

O - I've been drinking this beer for years, it's about time I rate it. (278 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews.

A – Poured out black as night with a nice deep tan foamy head that stayed around and left nice lacing.

S – Lighter then expected but still had nice roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aromas. Vanilla.

T – Follows the nose with a nice roasted malt taste to start. Blended flavors of chocolate, vanilla and coffee leave you with a sweet taste that reminds me of a milk stout. Coffee flavor finishes it up with a touch of bitterness.

M – Medium bodied with low carbonation. Creamy.

O – Pretty decent stout. Aroma and taste were weaker then expected but still it’s tasty. Would love to see a more aggressive version of this. (670 characters)

Photo of nomad
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown, just about black. Had a small sized head populated by very thin bubbles. Great lace - quite thin but never budged no matter how many sips I had, and it left marks as the pint got lower.

Very soft nose - roasted malts, more toward the coffee type but lightly so. Some sweet oatmeal scent as well. Taste was very smooth and drinkable. The hops were very light, appeared a bit on first taste and disappeared again until the end of the subtle finish. Tasted was similar to nose: soft coffee toned, but mostly a soft (again) sweet oatmeal. Mouthfeel was a pretty average thinness.

In all, a highly drinkable beer since it is very smooth and subtle about its oatmeal stoutness. Ain't close to, say, Sam Smith Oatmeal by any standard, but an easy beer to throw back. (784 characters)

Photo of devinoconnor
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was super excited to try this stout, but overall was a little bit let down.

Poured a nice dark color with a hint of gray.

Smelled oaky, less oatmeal though than anticipated.

Taste is rather boring. Not a whole lot going on. Somewhat bland.

A balanced stout, but just lacking a bountiful amount of oatmeal flavors.

Just ok. (332 characters)

Photo of ybnorml
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very dark brown nearly black ale with a light brown head that was quick to leave. Big roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. The flavor starts out with that roasted malt bitterness and finishes smoothly with those hints of chocolate and coffee. A marleous robust mouthfeel but maybe too much for multipile drinks. (331 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some hints of very dark brown and red when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark beige head that reduces but has very good retention properties - leaves about 50% of the original head covering the surface evenly throughout the drinking of the beer. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of roasted malts with oat, chocolate, and very light floral hop notes.

T: Light to moderate flavors of toasted oats and roasted malts. There are additionally some very light notes of chocolate and char.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Enjoyable and very easy to drink with the lighter body and lower ABV. This beer is pretty close to being sessionable and is a great value beer ($3.99). (825 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears with a dark cola ruby brown body it's dark when not held to the light and it forms a moccha tan head leaves behind fine lacing after dwindling slowly. Aromatics have dominant dark roasted malt features like mild coffee and dark chocolate, semi soft oatmeal grains as well, not bad. Flavor has powdered cocoa notes and a blend of leafy hop flavors hitting the palate, as it warms a bit more oats come across with a soft smooth mineral character. Dark roasts provide a mild bitterness with more dark chocolate and mild coffee not as sweet as some Oatmeal Stouts out there but this one does a good job of supporting the other two solid Blue Point brews I've tasted thus far. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation very smooth but I like more fluffy character and a bit more overall body from my oatmeal stous references to compare would be like Wild Goose's, McClausen's, or Troeg's versions. Drinkability is definitely not an issue here great example of a classic style just so many beers to choose from out there, I'm sure I will revisit this offering try it if you find it draft only in the Burgh. (1,110 characters)

Photo of Stingray5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64oz growler best before 9-15-03. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Impressive lacing. Aroma is very toasty malt, with some nutty notes. Medium mouthful, a little on the thinner side for a stout. Taste is more toasted malt with a distinct bitterness, mostly espresso-like but some chocolate hints as well. Small cameo appearance by The Oats. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a decent oatmeal stout, but there are better ones out there. Also seemed on the expensive side for a growler ($7.29 at a local beverage store) considering I live only 15 minutes away from the brewery. (598 characters)

Photo of CHickman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with brown at the edges, a foamy 1 finger tan head that faded a little slower than average time, leaving spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of oats, roasted grains, coffee beans, caramel, light floral hops, brown sugar, wet bread and chocolate or cocoa powder; very wholesome like a cereal, the oats and roasted grains ruled the nose.

Tastes of oats, roasted grains, crackers, coffee beans, caramel, very light licorice, light floral hops, burnt wood or charcoal, wet bread like cardboard, chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee grinds and a little vanilla. The finish is acrid, roasted and has a light bitterness like a coffee stout more than an oatmeal stout, but it’s good none the less.

Mouthfeel is creamy, thin and watery smooth, with very light and almost fizzy carbonation, a chewy medium body and crisp bitter finish that trails off sweet with roasted coffee and grains. The oats and coffee jump out at first and then give way to chocolate malts, and what seems like herbs or light hops that leave it slightly bitter.

Easy drinking for a chewy beer, this was above average and more flavorful than a standard Guinness. Definitely worth trying, the low ABV makes it quite sessionable. (1,219 characters)

Photo of CHADMC3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Point Oatmeal Stout

· Appearance: Black color, no light shining through with a rich creamy head.
· Aroma: Malty and smokey, perhaps some chocolate.
· Tasete: Again picked up some smokiness as well as chocolatey malt and perhaps some oat/nut character.
· Mouthfeel: Very palatable and smooth.
Drinkability: Great beer to enjoy with a meal, but average overall. A little smokey compared to others I’ve enjoyed. (419 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated 22 oz bottle served in a snifter.

This Oatmeal Stout pours very dark mahogany but is clear and the bottle lacks sediment. The small tan head is short-lived and lives scant lacing.

Hints of dried fruits, bourbon(!) and faint coffee add to the flavor which is, as expected, dominated by roasted grains. The oatmeal is evident in the aroma, flavor and soft feel. No burnt grain.

Feel: Well chosen low carbonation. Medium-full bodied. Nicely smooth. (459 characters)

Photo of Bromine
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable beer. When this brew arrived very little head was left. Not sure if it dwindled down before arrival or what. Loved the nose. Nice chocolates, coffee, roasted. Complimented this brew with some red velvet cake, went very well! The decadent notes in the beer with the decadent flavors of the cake are hard to beat. Nice smooth mouth feel. Definitely something I would drink again. (392 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. The beer arrived in a Middle Ages Brewing Company pint glass and showed a deep brown, black coloring. With light we got red flecks around the edges. It held a half finger tall head of light brown bubbles showing mediocre retention. Light arms of lacing were left around the glass. Carbonation appeared light, and no sediment was noted. The aroma was bright with milky and sour lactics, white sugar sweetness, strawberry and black cherry fruitiness, and deeply charred malts that don’t quite cut the sugars all the way down. The malts showed tin with warmth, along with a surprising buttery quality. The latter mixed with a phenolic character, giving a vibe very much like sunscreen. Our first impression was that the flavoring was even, with surprising sweetness and fruitiness. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with toasty malts, fig syrup, and a huge raw vanilla bean freshness. The middle peaked with medicinals, warm almond nuttiness, and roasty chocolate and coffee malts. Smoke was faint, but apparent. The finish showed a big revival of the vanilla, with a final flash of sweetness that was otherwise relatively absent before this point. This was in the form of strawberry and melon, while lactic sourness acted to cut any remaining flavors from the mouth. The aftertaste showed more lactics, vanilla, and a lighter maltiness, with dirt, steel, char, and white sugar. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was light. Steely astringency thoroughly dried the mouth, which was otherwise nicely coated with a contributory cream, smack, and pop. All froth, however, is entirely absent by the end. The mouth was placated. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. There were nice fruity and buttery inclusions, adding a big degree of depth, and surprising layer of complexity. The flavoring showed equally as robust qualities, with that huge vanilla off the bat. This both added to, and helped to cut, the sweetness. In the end the balance was set by the malty tone, and the beer is fun to drink. (2,154 characters)

Photo of MojoPin
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, 10 January 2004

The big-bubbled head of this malty, sweet, oatmeal stout is delicious and lasts to the final sip (or gulp, if you find it hard to pace yourself on your first glass).

The hops are present in the nose more than anywhere else, but I think that they are also responsible for the tasty tannic feel and lip-smacking, lightly bitter aftertaste which made me keep drinking until I was looking at the bottom of the glass.

There were too many selections at Mugs to have another of this particular brew, otherwise I would have been happy to stay with Blue Point for the evening. (619 characters)

Photo of jeffthecheff
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with red highlights. Thin brown head fizzes away quickly.

Aroma has slight chocolate notes as well as a potent, roasty coffee. Oatmeal doesn't add much to the nose, but the aroma is potent for it's strength.

Flavor is a bit less potent than the nose. Slight caramel and roast notes with a dry, bitter finish. Good hop presence on the finish with a drying, and slightly acrid roast.

Palate is light on body but with too high of carbonation. Still drinkable enough for me to order another. (510 characters)

Photo of kpwill07
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pizza Plant: I love you. Yet another great brew from the Pizza Plant cask.

This stuff is dark. Motor Oil dark. But hey, it's what I expected. It comes with the territory.

Served at a little less than room temperature. Full bodied, not too thick. Alcohol isnt much of a factor with this beer.

I'm a big oatmeal stout fan, so I knew I would like it before I even tried it; that being said, I would say this is middle-of-the-road for a beer of this type. It's no samuel smith, but worth the cash all the same. (518 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at the Gingerman NYC. pours black with a dark tan head, good retention andcreamy lace. Nose, roasted malt and and abit of yeast. Medium bodied, roasted malt, licorish, coffee flavors. Light to medium bodied, some what of an oily note in the mouthfeel. Decent stout, was not overwhelmed by this one in general. (317 characters)

Photo of SixpointJMH
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep, deep brown. nearly black. topped with a decent, lasting head. smells heavily of roasted coffee, which is immediately apparent in the taste as well, along with a bit of oatmeal and sloght chocolate sweetness. very bold and hearty, but rather smooth at the same time. not what i expected, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. i'm happy that for the time that i'm stuck on the island, there's at least one local brewery producing decent beers. i thought i'd be hard pressed to find one. (493 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured jet black with a thin creamy off white head that slowly faded away. No carbonation was visible in the form of rising bubbles, but it is difficult to see given that the beer is opaque.
S: The smell is slightly sweet and has aromas of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: Like the smell, strong flavors of chocolate and roasted malts are present in the taste along with some notes of oatmeal.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. The beer is rather smooth and coats the mouth. Not much carbonation is evident.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and packs in a lot of flavor without seeming to be very filling, which makes this one sessionable. (657 characters)

Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.