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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Mancer

New York

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark brown color with a weak yellow head. The lacing seemed weak for a stout and barely stuck. The initial smell was coffee. The initial taste of the beer was the coffee, which led to some oat flavor and finished with a light maltiness. The brew had a light body with light carbonation.

The key word with this beer is "light." Everything about this beer is light. Sure the coffee smell was nice, but I really wanted a thick and creamy stout, not a dark light beer. I can't say I would seek this beer out anywhere.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 03:52:08 | More by Mancer
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negroobserver

New York

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

C: Dark. Chocolatey.
S: Nutty tones.
T: Mild nutty taste with mild coffee flavor. Medium body, but still light. Tastes more like a nut brown ale than a stout.
C: Medium Carbonation.
WYDA?: Would drink again if it's the only "stout" in the bar.
C+ / B-

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 16:54:09 | More by negroobserver
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trocketsauced

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-14-2012 14:06:37 | More by trocketsauced
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ant880

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-22-2013 19:14:59 | More by ant880
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nearly black with a small head of dark tan foam atop, just an island really.
Smell is of mainly roasted malt and wet cardboard with a touch of hops.
Taste is cardboard, hops, malt and, I believe, burnt toffee.
Medium body and medium effervescence. A decent brew but just middle of the pack for style. No sweetness to speak of either. So, nothing special here.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 03:26:37 | More by PorterLambic
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kbettenh

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-27-2013 21:06:11 | More by kbettenh
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Skramer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-19-2013 19:30:35 | More by Skramer
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-06-2013 22:14:40 | More by JamesGWittel
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-06-2013 04:53:43 | More by morebeergood
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adam42381

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/17/11.

Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark woody brown with a 1/2 finger medium tan head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Earthy malt with a light touch of roasted malt.

Taste: Roasted malt up front followed by sweet citrus in the middle before ending with unsweetened chocolate at the finish. Aftertaste is unsweetened chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. You wouldn't want more than a couple.

Overall: Decent beer overall. It doesn't taste anything like what I expect from an oatmeal stout. I wouldn't recommend this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 16:30:04 | More by adam42381
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is poured out a little thinner looking than I expected. The color of the beer was a dark brown and doesn't look too much like a stout to me. The head was thin and basically vanished into nothing. The smell of the beer was a little roasted. The taste of the beer was toasted and a little dry. The mouthfeel was very thin in my opinion. Overall I wasn't super thrilled with this beer, I might try it again but not if it's from a cask.

Serving type: cask

11-16-2011 01:57:54 | More by Knapp85
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BrewDoctor

Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Cask @ Blind Tiger in 9/03.

This stout is pours a deep dark mahogany color with a thick to medium head that reminds me of fudge swirl ice cream or the froth in a cappuccino.

The smell was feint, but was mildy sweet, with hints of coffee.

The taste is mild, but definately malty. Malt flavor includes a light sweetness, roasted grains, and coffee. The hops didn't make an appearance until I was 1/2 done with beer. However, it was a welcome surprise. I spicy tone that helps the otherwise 'thin' flavor.

This brew was 'thin' on the palate and had very little mouthfeel. Almost non-existent until the appearance of the hops. Perhaps this one was served before it's time.

This brew has decent drinkability as it is light for an oatmeal stout.

I'd like to try this one in the bottle for another interpretation.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2003 19:06:27 | More by BrewDoctor
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Bung

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at VGBG.
Dark brown pour, very light tan head. Laces pretty well., bu this is a lighter looking stout.

Somewhat subdued aroma, some roast malt, dark chocolate, oak.

Taste matches pretty well, not real powerful either. Toasted malt, a twang from the oat. Some chocolate, finishes with faint coffee.

On the thinner side, borderline watery. Very easy to drink though. A warm weather stout.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 20:28:40 | More by Bung
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gentlebubbles

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on cask at The Ginger Man

It's gorgeous. Let me admire its black body and creamy tan head, smell its sweet and sour hops. Yet somehow it looks thin. Sure enough, the body is quite thin.

It has nice tiny creamy bubbles, but I can't say it tastes all that distinctive: dark malt, bit of wine in the finish, like sherry or port, not particularly oatmealy. A decent stout. The more I drink, the more I think it's like Guinness without the nitro, it's a bit sour, a bit metallic, a bit sweet. But nothing much of anything.

Serving type: cask

04-02-2004 00:45:38 | More by gentlebubbles
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Strong aroma has firm tones of roast coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and molasses plus a hint of honey. It is sweet but not cloying or repulsive. Pours a deep sable just a whisker or two above black with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Flavor, unfortunately, does not quite live up to the very tempting aroma. It has the mocha and molasses tones that the aroma promised, but these are on the wan and watery side. Texture has watery body and not much fizz. Finish is smoky with coffee, chocolate and caramel notes. OK, not great, but worthy of at least a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:15:06 | More by Cyberkedi
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Gmann

New York

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with a huge pillow khaki colored head that slowly settles.

The aroma is disappointing for a stout. Really not much there, perhaps some grain and light metal.

Light roast in the flavor, some grain. Not much of a bitterness from the roasted barley. Kind of similar to a Guiness but not nearly as grainy. Just a very muted flavor. Not much oatmeal flavor except for the fact that it might neutralize the roasted barley. I must say there is a nice smoothness to this beer.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Very balanced, perhaps too balanced. Drinks very easy and I love the lower ABV.

Not a flavorful stout. However it does provide a roasty brew with low abv which is rare. A couple of notches above your standard Guiness (not Foreign Export).

Serving type: growler

10-16-2011 03:36:43 | More by Gmann
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RickS95

Indiana

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber

It's extremely dark. There's simply nothing light about it. The head is a bit thin and not all that impressive and that's what keeps the score down.

As you'd imagine, it's a malt bomb. There's a bit of a chocolately scent to it, but caramel dominates. Slight anise and vanilla hint to it.

There's some malt to it, as well as a splash of hops, but it's lacking in lots of things. Caramel is all that really comes through and it mostly tastes like a watered down coke.

Needs some work. It's got a thin, watery feel. Somehow, it finishes with a carbonated bite but there's something missing that binds everything together. It's got a smoothness to it, but the watery feel early on and the carbonated feel in the swallow keep the smoothness underwhelming.

It's an easy drinker. ABV is only moderate at best. There's no alcohol or hop presence. It looks and smells pretty good, but it tastes and feels more like a water down soft drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:08:56 | More by RickS95
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mdfb79

New York

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at New Beer Distributors in NYC. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my DFH tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks really nice.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Very nice nose; like it a lot.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, cream, coffee, and some sweet dark fruits. A little light and weak; pretty average taste.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is a little too thin for me, and a little watery.

o - Overall a pretty decent stout. The beer looks great and smells awesome, full of coffee, roasted notes, and chocolate. The taste is okay, though a bit weak, and the body is a little too thin. Not my favorite oatmeal stout or BP beer, but worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:43:35 | More by mdfb79
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served ina wellington glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, well let me rephrase that pretty much black with a light head, it rises but drops to nothing before sipping.

Smell: Bland coffee-chocolate scent but real light.

Taste: It isn't crazy impressing but still good, I like the coffee notes and malt finish. Lightly bitter with a chocolate feel that is appetizing

Mouth: Has a slightly peculiar after-taste light to medium carbonation but still crisp.

Overall: I have and you have had better oatmeal stouts, granted for the price it does the job. Not meant to wow, it just enough. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 04:55:00 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This had a black body and was served to me with medium sized, big bubble head.

s: Fairly mild overall, I found some nutty roast with hints of coffee and chocolate.

t: Again, on the mild side, but very smooth. Roasted nuts with some coffee bitterness at the end.

m: Thin and a bit watery, not liking the cask conditioning on this one.

o: There is a pretty good stout here, but the cask hinders this one I suspect.

Serving type: cask

03-23-2011 15:48:56 | More by DIM
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far333

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: cask

11-05-2007 00:42:22 | More by far333
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KidsDoc

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at icehouse waterfront restaurant with wife on new year's day

A: nearly black with amber hues. Thin light tan head, bubbly

S: nothing very strong. Mild roated malts, chocolate, bready/oat aroma

T: light bready malt, sweet chocolate up front. Mild hop background to finish.

M: fairly light for a stout and the oatmeal doesn't build much into this one. I felt it had a bit too much carbonation as well taking away that smoothness I usually look forward to. Finished clean

D: fine for a meal or by itself. easy to drink aside from a little too much carbonation. Reasonable abv for style

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 05:22:56 | More by KidsDoc
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Brad007

Vermont

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 04:31:28 | More by Brad007
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2005 12:44:14 | More by PatandDavid
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-15-2013 18:19:10 | More by Kjanisch7
Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.