Blue Point Oatmeal Stout - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 87
Photo of PEBKAC
4.48/5  rDev +22.4%
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
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
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
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
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
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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
4.68/5  rDev +27.9%
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 -4.9%
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 +9.3%
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
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
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
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
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
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
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
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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
4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
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
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +9.3%
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
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of HimerMan
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of Stimack
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of Litterbean
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of alexwag
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of PatandDavid
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Blue Point Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.