Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

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.

Photo of DNICE555
2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Photo of dudecandle
3.03/5  rDev -17%
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.

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.

Photo of TheBCrew
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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)

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.

Photo of PEBKAC
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Rudgers73
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an american pint glass at the Tap & mallet.

I was surprised at how good this one was on cask. The body was light and nutty with roasted malts towards the end. The mouthfeel stayed very light a smooth for the whole drink. The smell was full, rich, and nice. And the drinkability was pretty good as well as it was very easy to drink, light bodied and pleasant. I like this beer cask the best so far. Hope to have it again.

Photo of CHADMC3
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Point Oatmeal Stout

· Appearance: Black color, no light shining through with a rich creamy head.
· Aroma: Malty and smokey, perhaps some chocolate.
· Tasete: Again picked up some smokiness as well as chocolatey malt and perhaps some oat/nut character.
· Mouthfeel: Very palatable and smooth.
Drinkability: Great beer to enjoy with a meal, but average overall. A little smokey compared to others I’ve enjoyed.

Photo of BeerLover729
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thick creamy three finger head with an dark tan hue when Jess pours it from the cask into the plastic Blue Point pint cups in the tasteing room at the brewery. A soft toasty stout aroma with detectable undertones of coffee. Creamy and crisp taste fadeing to a faint coffee flavor with a smooth dry finish thats got something to do with the use of oats. Light, crisp, and silky body with cask creamy carbonation. Delicious beer greatness.

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.

Photo of drseamus
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of BBM
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Was fortunate enough to try this one on cask at BoBBiQue. And I love this normally, so this was a treat. It poured a thick jet black into a pint glass with a brown head that clung to the edges of the glassware. Aroma was roasted nuts, coffee, slight oatmeal, and sweet crystal malts.

That roasted coffee/nut flavor, combined with a thick, sweet molasses taste, and just a hint of bitterness in the finish round out this beer perfectly. The lack of carbonation and warm temperature really allow these flavors to develop, creating a wonderfully complex palate. Mouthfeel is full, rich, thick, and the finish is creamy. Delightful.

Overall this is the best Blue Point has to offer, and on cask it's even better. If you can find it, certainly try it.

Photo of BeefyMee
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

Photo of beerphan
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap -> pint

Pours mostly black with deep red highlights. The small head soon fades to a small puddle of suds and leaves little lace behind.

Nose: Toasted grain, little coffee, some sweet dark fruit, caramel.

Rich roasted malt flavor with some sweet cocoa. The smooth finish is slightly dry and oatey toasty. Overall slightly sweet.

Smooth mouth, a little dry, a little thinner than expected.

I hope i can find a case of this stuff somewhere, very rare to find an oatmeal stout on tap (besides at a brewery). Very sessionable
brew.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of warriorsoul
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of lehows
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a thick and dark tan head. Aromas were great from this beer. Big roasted barley and malt and delicious coffee/chocolate as well as some nice hop character in the background. Not as sweet tasting as say, Sam Smith's, but it works in it's favor here. Very smooth with rich flavors of roasted malt and coffee.
Because it is not as sweet, it's drinkability is very high. Just an all around great oatmeal stout to be had here. Couple this with the Blueberry Ale to make a great Black & Blue. Mmm.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of kpwill07
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pizza Plant: I love you. Yet another great brew from the Pizza Plant cask.

This stuff is dark. Motor Oil dark. But hey, it's what I expected. It comes with the territory.

Served at a little less than room temperature. Full bodied, not too thick. Alcohol isnt much of a factor with this beer.

I'm a big oatmeal stout fan, so I knew I would like it before I even tried it; that being said, I would say this is middle-of-the-road for a beer of this type. It's no samuel smith, but worth the cash all the same.

Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.