Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 200
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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: 200
Photo of woosterbill
4.29/5  rDev +15%
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.

Cheers! (1,004 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
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). (776 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
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) (259 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of david18
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

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10/27/10

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. (538 characters)

Photo of DIM
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
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. (533 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 PorterLambic
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (359 characters)

Photo of aerozeppl
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
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. (675 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 socon67
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (551 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 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 shand
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
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. (529 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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. (691 characters)

Photo of RickS95
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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. (952 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
2.53/5  rDev -32.2%
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. (485 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 DNICE555
2.65/5  rDev -29%
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. (927 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
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! (598 characters)

Photo of adam42381
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
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. (676 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 Stimack
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap while at David Copperfields the other night. Brew was poured to a opaque black color with a frothy tan head that had fantastic retention and left chunky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is also fantastic with strong notes of chocolate malt, nice roasted scents mixed with a pleasant oat smell. The taste is very good, a little harsh with a burnt flavor at the start but breaks away to a smooth creaminess of caramel and oat flavors. Does have a hop characteristic and is noticeable but plays nice. Over all this is a fine brew, what I feel a oatmeal stout should be like. Characteristics lend it to a great seasonal (colder months) session brew. If you can give it a try, I don’t think you will be upset. (734 characters)

Photo of drseamus
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at Mahar's. It was much better on cask than when I had it on draught.

A: This poured very dark with a good mocha head that glows a garnet color in the light.

S: There is a good roasty aroma from this beer.

T: The flavor matches the aroma with it's roastiness. It is very smooth with a good amount of residual sweetness.

M: This was a medium bodied beer which seemed to suit the beer somewhat nicely. The amount of roastiness to body did seem a bit weird.

D: This had pretty good drinkability and would make a great session beer. (560 characters)

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