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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 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.

drseamus, Apr 28, 2007
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.

BBM, Apr 25, 2007
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.

BeefyMee, Mar 24, 2007
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.

beerphan, Feb 08, 2007
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 09, 2007
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.

warriorsoul, Jan 02, 2007
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.

lehows, Dec 22, 2006
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 11, 2006
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.

plaid75, May 27, 2006
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.

kpwill07, May 25, 2006
Photo of HimerMan
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stout in NYC.

Black in glass with a rather light color head that is thick and absolutely creamy in both appearance and taste. It looks somewhat like froth from a nice cappuccino!

Not an over powerful smell, if any - but I do not see this as a downfall, just nothing that makes it outstanding.

Taste is wonderful. Very rich in flavor, smooth as silk and has a great body with a full-flavored finish. A bit on the light side of stouts, as alcohol is clearly non-present. Definitely not filling and accompanies desserts and cheeses very well. Mouth-feel is a bit weak, due to the oats subtle flavor - as you pair it with the right food you can really bring out more of its flavor.

A standard of mine at the bar as it is reliable and delicious.

HimerMan, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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.

oberon, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of Stimack
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Stimack, Mar 04, 2006
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

WesWes, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

daliandragon, Nov 19, 2005
Photo of Litterbean
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Litterbean, Oct 03, 2005
Photo of alexwag
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at StoutNYC, 133 W. 33rd St. New York, NY.

A: Inky black with a mocha-colored head and pleasant lacing.

S: Sweet coffee, smooth caramel/toffee. Pungent and sugary.

T: Follows the smell -- slightly bitter/burnt coffee and chocolate, with mild carbonation to balance. Bitterness and malts fade together handsomely.

M: Pleasant, smooth, complex. Carbonation is at a good level to balance some of the sugar and not detract from the flavors.

D: A tasty stout to be sure, but gets a little trying towards the end -- probably because it's a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, I would get it again, so I guess that says something.

alexwag, Aug 23, 2005
Photo of PatandDavid
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at some bar in NYC, all I know is it is less than 5 minutes from CBGBs...we just stopped in for a quick one. Deep dark chocolate brwon, frothy tan head. Aroam was the expected roastyness, with an additional tangy quality as well. Malty, a pinch dry, the citrusy finish was unexpected as well.

PatandDavid, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of Biggness
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In the past I had only tried one other Oatmeal Stout, made by British Superpower Samuel Smith. Bluepoint certainly got something good here. If you are into dark beers this is a must try. The beer is very dark yet not full of the burnt flavor other dark beers posses. I have tried on many occasions to drink this all night, the only problem is I get full first. So I generally brink a Growler to an occasion, let a couple people try .... ??? an oatmeal beer??? but I hate oatmeal.... well so do I! But the beer is a classic

Biggness, Jan 16, 2005
Photo of ybnorml
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

ybnorml, Aug 18, 2004
Photo of gentlebubbles
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on cask at The Ginger Man

It's gorgeous. Let me admire its black body and creamy tan head, smell its sweet and sour hops. Yet somehow it looks thin. Sure enough, the body is quite thin.

It has nice tiny creamy bubbles, but I can't say it tastes all that distinctive: dark malt, bit of wine in the finish, like sherry or port, not particularly oatmealy. A decent stout. The more I drink, the more I think it's like Guinness without the nitro, it's a bit sour, a bit metallic, a bit sweet. But nothing much of anything.

gentlebubbles, Apr 02, 2004
Photo of Imbiber
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned at The Ginger Man, Manhattan. Black in colour with a good tan head and good glass lacing. Aroma was moderately malty. Taste was smooth with roast malt dominating, with dark chocolate notes also in evidence. Dry, clean finish. A good, easy-drinking stout which benefits by being in cask form.

Imbiber, Mar 19, 2004
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Billolick, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of MojoPin
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, 10 January 2004

The big-bubbled head of this malty, sweet, oatmeal stout is delicious and lasts to the final sip (or gulp, if you find it hard to pace yourself on your first glass).

The hops are present in the nose more than anywhere else, but I think that they are also responsible for the tasty tannic feel and lip-smacking, lightly bitter aftertaste which made me keep drinking until I was looking at the bottom of the glass.

There were too many selections at Mugs to have another of this particular brew, otherwise I would have been happy to stay with Blue Point for the evening.

MojoPin, Jan 11, 2004
Photo of BrewDoctor
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Cask @ Blind Tiger in 9/03.

This stout is pours a deep dark mahogany color with a thick to medium head that reminds me of fudge swirl ice cream or the froth in a cappuccino.

The smell was feint, but was mildy sweet, with hints of coffee.

The taste is mild, but definately malty. Malt flavor includes a light sweetness, roasted grains, and coffee. The hops didn't make an appearance until I was 1/2 done with beer. However, it was a welcome surprise. I spicy tone that helps the otherwise 'thin' flavor.

This brew was 'thin' on the palate and had very little mouthfeel. Almost non-existent until the appearance of the hops. Perhaps this one was served before it's time.

This brew has decent drinkability as it is light for an oatmeal stout.

I'd like to try this one in the bottle for another interpretation.

BrewDoctor, Sep 12, 2003
Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.