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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 207
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

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: 207
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 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 oberon
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Pizza Plant,poured a near opaque black with just a hint of ruby in the body with a creamy mocha colored top that stuck around till I finished my pint.Unsweetened chocolate and earth dominated the aromas,not very sweet at all flavor wise unsweetened chocolate and earth dominated the flavors almost like a dry stout.Body was a tad thin but it lent to its drinkability as it went down easily.One of the few stouts I have had on cask,a flavorful if no frills oatmeal stout.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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).

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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 tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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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 Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown hue with a two finger large bubbled head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell was all coffee and a nice roasted grain aroma. A lingering sweet aroma as well.

The taste was dominated by coffee and roasted malt. A nice sweetness cut by an appropriate hop presence.

The mouthfeel was full, but clean.

A good drinkable stout. A nice American adaptation of the style.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice reasonably priced bomber found at just $4.99 for a 22oz bottle. ABV is now clocked in at 5.2%

A - Color is a very nice dark brown, almost pitch black with a full inch of creamy mocha head. Looks nice.

S - Smells of a decent Oatmeal stout not over the top in roast or chocolate malts and just a touch of burnt sweetness.

T - Not bad overall. As it warmed it got more lactic and bitter but the roast shined thoughout the entire experience.

M - ABV was on par for a light boded beer but it had a smooth creamy medium body.

Overall this is a well crafted oatmeal stouts but I like mine a touch sweeter. Exceptional session ability since it went down smooth even when it was room temperature (sipped on it for over an hour).

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Photo of Brad007
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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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 Cyberkedi
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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