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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Oatmeal StoutBlue Point Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
83
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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%


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.

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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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nassaubeercop

New York

4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2011 14:34:01 | More by nassaubeercop
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PEBKAC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-01-2008 20:11:09 | More by PEBKAC
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DmanGTR

New York

4.43/5  rDev +21%
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.

Serving type: growler

05-19-2008 21:24:50 | More by DmanGTR
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-23-2008 23:15:04 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2007 04:52:11 | More by BeefyMee
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this on Thursday...consumed on Sunday.
Deep, dark black with no light passing thru...a half finger of tan head sits on top for just a few minutes...very little lacing compared to others in the style.
Very inviting aroma...mild sweetness with a hefty dose of dark chocolate. Just a hint of vanilla and coffee.
Taste is real good...huge chocolate profile, rich and hearty.
Some decent hops too...not too green, but more bitter than sweet.
A hint of espresso too, but the chocolate flavor dominates...the oats add some nice depth to this full-bodied brew.
Easy to consume with the abv @ less than 5%...at $8 for a refill, I'd be all over this one time and time again.

Serving type: growler

01-02-2007 00:36:59 | More by warriorsoul
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-19-2005 06:42:58 | More by daliandragon
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Litterbean

New York

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-02-2005 23:38:31 | More by Litterbean
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 01:03:53 | More by chinchill
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2013 15:35:15 | More by Cylinsier
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark brown color with a slightly off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, somewhat meaty. Brewed with oatmeal but not nearly as smooth as some of the more famed versions of the style. Thin, boring, not really flavorful. Roasted malt, faint hops, bit of coffee. Thin, over force carbonated mouthfeel. Most American breweries take on this style and are much more inspired. Sub par.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 23:59:44 | More by Stinkypuss
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godlessape

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours an extremely dark brown body with a tan head that vanishes, completely, within a minute.
The aroma is dominated by the roasted malt, with notable dark chocolate notes.
The flavor is rather flat in all regards--the roasted malt, the coffee notes as well as the chocolate and the non existent oat flavor. Nothing jumps out at all and nothing says "nicely balanced".
The mouthfeel is light and thin and just as underwhelming as the taste.
Overall, given the fact that Blue Point is a great brewery, this is an astonishing dud.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:01:36 | More by godlessape
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Bromine

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 11:25:43 | More by Bromine
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shand

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Well, this is a weird beer. It looks tasty, the mouthfeel is great, the aroma is solid if perhaps a touch over-roasted, but there's something just a little bit off on the taste. If I knew more about how to catch beers with infections that haven't fully taken over yet, I might be able to describe it better, because I have a sneaky feeling that's what's going on here. There's a tart, slightly fruity flavor in the back that really doesn't fit the beer's flavor profile. It's too bad, because this would be a tasty one otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:08:38 | More by shand
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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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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The latest offering from my Long Island beer haul.

Dark brown with a peaceful blanket of beige retention. Leaves a few flakes of retention but not much. A dusting of lace if you will.

Char, ash and Raisinettes at first sip. That ruckus fades after a bit and leaves a quite pleasing dry roast oat aroma.

Tastes like watery chocolate and odd roast malt. There's an off flavor there that this beer is soaked in and I can't place it exactly but another review said chlorine - that's about right. Chlorinated.

This wasn't very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 01:24:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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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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socon67

New York

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour with a white foam. Lacing streaks down the glass. Foam retention is minimal.

S - Nice scent of dark chocolate, toffee, and oat flakes. There is a slight smell of sweet maple syrup as well.

T - Has an early sweetness of rich chocolate. The body of this beer is full of rich, dark, malt. Finish has a hearty finish of oatmeal, and syrup.

M - For a 5% stout this feels much heavier. Balance is good. Easy drinking stout. Leaves a rich cocoa flavor on the palate.

O - One of me favorites from Blue Point. Wish this was in a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 03:20:24 | More by socon67
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 3.99. No bottling date. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours flat black with a half finger head that neither stays around very long nor leaves lace.

Sweet, metallic and a bit earthy sour nose.

Bitter dark chocolate, sweet sourdough bread, burn caramel and sour cherries.

Thin but slightly oily feel with light but apparent carbonation.

Overall a dissapointment. There are way too many good stouts around for me to ever revisit this.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 07:32:28 | More by ThickNStout
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, oats, toast, light char, herbal, molasses, and dark fruitiness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of oats, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, light char, toast, bread, toffee, light citrus, and light herbal. Lingering notes of oats, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, light char, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; no cloying on the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 04:46:40 | More by superspak
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 21:42:28 | More by TheBrewo
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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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vfgccp

New York

3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 23:23:17 | More by vfgccp
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 15:24:34 | More by dbrauneis
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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.