Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
06-10-2013 02:08:38 | More by shand
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
05-11-2013 02:08:56 | More by RickS95
2.53/5 rDev -30.9%
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.
05-04-2013 01:24:07 | More by donkeyrunner
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
02-17-2013 01:15:06 | More by Cyberkedi
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
12-24-2012 03:20:24 | More by socon67
2.53/5 rDev -30.9%
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.
12-07-2012 07:32:28 | More by ThickNStout
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
11-04-2012 04:46:40 | More by superspak
3.8/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
11-01-2012 21:42:28 | More by TheBrewo
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
10-12-2012 01:43:35 | More by mdfb79
Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.