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Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Cyberkedi, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Durge, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of DmanGTR
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

DmanGTR, May 19, 2008
Photo of woosterbill
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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!

woosterbill, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of Gmann
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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).

Gmann, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
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)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of cosmicevan
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

cosmicevan, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of Bung
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Bung, May 08, 2011
Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

smithj4, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

lupercmda, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
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.

donkeyrunner, May 04, 2013
Photo of david18
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

david18, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of DIM
3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

DIM, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +9.6%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Burt, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

aerozeppl, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of far333
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

far333, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of PorterLambic
3.25/5  rDev -11%
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.

PorterLambic, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of NJBeer265
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
Photo of CHickman
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

CHickman, May 20, 2012
Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jzlyo, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev -11%

morebeergood, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of shand
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

shand, Jun 10, 2013
Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.