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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 205
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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: 205
Photo of Knapp85
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of Gmann
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
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).

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Photo of nassaubeercop
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Growler from local beer store poured into a tulip glass. Served chilled but not cold.

A- Black with thin cream colored head which dissipates quickly and leaves an espresso type crema.

S- Vanilla and chocolate with faint roasted coffee notes.

T- My favorite feature of this beer. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, malt and a little smokiness.

M- A little thin and watery for a stout but goes down smooth. Light carbonation felt in bubbles on front of palate. Leaves a pleasant toasted malt aftertaste on back of palate.

Overall I like this beer a lot, somewhat reminiscent of a coffee or a chocolate stout.

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Photo of Bung
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.07/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of wcintula
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Surf Bar, Brooklyn.

Looks decent, black body with big brown head, but dissipates fast. The smell is weak but but chocolate and roasted aromas can be picked out here and in the flavor. The body is very thin. Maybe they should just multiply the recipe by 1.5, because it just seems all around weak.

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Photo of DIM
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of devinoconnor
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of negroobserver
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
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-

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Photo of KidsDoc
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
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

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.81/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of SkunkWorks
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
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.


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Photo of Sammy
2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Draft at Prime 16. Very watery, black with some head and lace. Water tasted clorine. Not working. Some chocolate malt,malting and some roast but not really a sweet stout style. Fairly weak for the style. I could use this for cooking however.Passable.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of Mancer
3.07/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

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Photo of Durge
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another welcomed discovery at My Place in Newtown, CT this beauty poured into a pint glass is a dark opaque black with a fair oatmeal colored head and beautiful lacing. The aroma brings mild charcoal and some wheat hints. The flavor follows suit with stronger charcoal and a very nice herbal hop. Medium plus body with a dry finish that also brings some chocolate touches. Very nice and plenty drinkable for the style.

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Photo of DNICE555
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Plan B Double Date night review. The only blue point brew I have thought was decent was the hoptical illusion. The rest have left a lot to be desired. Hopefully this one will change my opinion.

A - Received a pint at the table with zero head and zero lacing. Looks thin and oily. I feel like I could fill up a ballpoint pen and write with this stuff.

S - Weak malty aroma with a shot of coffee. Not impressed.

T - I have had some good hearty oatmeal stouts before. This is not one of them. This is like an anorexic version of one of those tasty stouts. No bold statements - weak flimsy malt backbone with some low grade coffee grounds and chocolate thinly dispersed within.

M - Flat bud light.

D - It's so weak and light it'll go down fast but I'm not looking for a stout to chug. If you want to fill up your beer pong cups with a stout - use this one. If you want something with any character at all - avoid this one.

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Photo of dudecandle
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Near pitch-black body with one-finger head when served. The head disappeared, and never came back. I agitated perhaps more than I've ever agitated before without seeing a speck of head. Granted, when it comes to stouts, it's more likely, but still a bit surprising.

S: Smoke, and some delicate dark fruit. Chocolate was there, and maybe some coffee was drowned into the smoke as well.

T: Smoke. The chocolate and a bit of a toasted grain were there as well, but in the end, as the beer warmed, it didn't open up, it closed up to the point where all I could taste was the smoke. Horribly disappointed.

M/D: Given the dominance of the smoke, by the end it felt like drinking toasted gasoline. I couldn't finish the pint, and I always finish my pints. It was a beer that started off well, and just fell apart completely in all aspects.

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Photo of david18
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
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.


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.

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Photo of TheBCrew
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at Pizza Plant. Poured black with a dense creamy tan head. Roasted aroma and taste to match with subtle chocolate and coffee notes as well and a dry roasty finish. Very creamy - if I hadn't seen it come out of the beer engine I may almost have thought that this was nitro-tap. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 8/9/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a hardly there light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, of sweet roasted malt. Flavor of the same sweet roasted malt, weak palate. Tastes like your typical mediocre stout. Meh.
6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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