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Our Oatmeal StoutOur Oatmeal Stout

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The People's Pint
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2004

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 85
Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with my neighbor, Thanks Bill.

Appearance: dark and creamy with a nice one finger tan head.

Nose: slight chocolate notes with some roast and a touch of sweetness

Taste: thin mouthfeel especially for an oatmeal stout. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, low bitterness

Overall: I'm so used to drinking big Imperial stouts that I forgot how drinkable lower gravity brews can be. I could easily have another pint of this.

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Photo of CoffeePorter
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a one inch white head.
Smells of chocolate and some cream.
Tastes some what buttery with notes of chocolate and very little coffee.
Mild carbonation.

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Photo of MDHopster
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice little oatmeal stout on tap at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA. Poured into a pint glass, it was dark with cereal malty nose and balanced oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee. found the mouthfeel to be thick and smooth, not watery as others have described, perhaps due to draft.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is pitch black with no clarity or bubbles coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet and bready oats, burnt molasses, and some dark fruit aromas.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, lingering bitterness, medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad oatmeal, but I would go with others. I was expecting more sweetness from the oats, but I will take it for what it is. Still a good beer though.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown/black with a dark tan head. No lace.

Some molasses and charred malt in the nose.

Nice french roast coffee and dark roasted malt. Some rich sweetness from the malt, and the oatmeal comes thru. Nice bitterness balancing out the end. Not an intense brew though.

A little watery for the style, but still on the full side.

Overall, a good standard oatmeal stout.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Opaque black with a quarter inch of beige head. The head sputters out rather quickly. Lacing is sparse and spotty. I'd expect better head formation and retention from an oatmeal stout.

S: Dirty, gritty yeast. Estery smell of white grapes and prunes. Roasted malt scents of fudge brownie and cocoa in the background. Starchy oats. Maybe just a light herbal hop scent.

T: Opens with hints of licorice and black pepper and juicy, slightly tart fruity tastes. Dirty yeast provides a backbone. Grape juice, plum, and tart raspberry. Sweetness comes mid palate with tastes of cola. Cocoa, caramel, and brownie. Turns smokey and starchy toward the finish. The finish is the shining point of this beer. It is smokey, oaty, and layered with chocolatey flavors.

M: Full and relatively thick in the mouth. A bit slick and oily. Almost no carbonation.

O: A fairly mediocre beer. It could do with a little more carbonation. The yeast flavors are a little too dominant, as with many People's Pint beers. There are some lovely malt tastes, but rather than let them be the foundation of the beer, the yeast seems to take on that role.

Notes: Not bad at $6 a bomber if you feel like taking a chance on it, but there are other oatmeal stouts I'd much rather have.

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Photo of JustHarmless
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a chalice glass.

A- Deep, black color with a thin cream colored head that dissipated quickly

A- Cocoa, chocolate, caramel and some coffee notes. Very sweet aroma

T- Cocoa upfront, followed by a milk chocolate, caramel and some slight bitter coffee on the backend

M- Low carbonation with a mouthfeel that is a bit watery for an oatmeal stout.

D- A nice, drinkable beer that could be a nice session beer with an ABV of 4.9%. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout. Not the best example of an oatmeal stout, I expected it to be a bit creamier and flavorful. However, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a tiny 1/16" head and looked initially like there'd be no head at all. Black as coffee. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is a much milder version of both the same. Goes down easy, otherwise probably the weakest oatmeal stout I've ever had. Hint of zing in the finish. To me this is about as average as any mass-produced stout in a grocery store.

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Photo of birchstick
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice blackish color with a caramel rim around the top. The little head that was there dissipated quickly.

S - really nice chocolate malt flavors come through the most dominantly, with a bit of burnt malt and some spreitzy hops coming through faintly. Really nice aromas.

T - the nose hives a very nice indiction of what's to come with this beer. It starts off with some sweet oat and chocolate malts. The sweetness gives way to the roasted barley, creating a nice burnt malt flavor. This beer then has one more flavor to reveal, spicy citrus hops that cuts through the other malt flavors. Pretty solid stuff!

M - the oats give this a nice thick body that foes down smooth

D - pretty solid oatmeal stout here. Nice, rich complexity with a low abv made me wish I had another to drink. Thanks to apollokim for the chance to try this one. Great beer from what seems to be a pretty cool little brewery.

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Photo of DIM
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: This had a black body and poured with a small, big bubbled head.

s: Heavy roast aromas with some chocolate notes and a hint of fruit.

t: Lightly sweet grains up front are quickly joined by some very strong roasty flavors. The finish is kind of nutty. Very satisfying, just what I was hoping for.

m: The carbonation is gentle, too gentle perhaps.

d: Thanks Eris, I really liked this one. This would be amazing on cask I bet.

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Photo of brewskier
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hard pour yields a very porous brown foam. Nearly opaque brown liquid completes the look of a quintessential stout.

Somewhat perfumey nose, floral and slightly spicy. A bit exotic, the pungent aroma entices the drinker to sip.

Very fresh-tasting. Some bitter roasted espresso notes to be sure, but plenty of nice zesty hops as well. The latter provide a citrusy zing that cuts through some of the heavier stout flavors and give this beer a very clean presence.

Mouthfeel is quite light, maybe a little thin for a stout, but still smooth and only barely punctuated by effervescence.

The lightness and crispness of this brew make it an immensely drinkable stout. It finishes very clean on the palatte, and is remarkably quaffable.

Bomber brought back from Northampton and enjoyed on 2/21/11.

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Photo of cbutova
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black with a creamy tan head. The cap is short lived but a nice frothy cloud and ring stay atop the ale. Nice spots of random webbed lace.

S- Dark roast profile with a kind of creamy caramel malt backdrop to it. Almost like a porter, I guess at lower than 5% that makes some sense. Cocoa is nice. A bit of vanilla.

T- Cocoa and caramel hit my palate first with slight earthy hops. Finish brings more of a roast malt feel and a bit more general hop flavor.

MF- Moderately thick body with less than a silky/creamy consistency than I would expect from the style. Carbonation is fairly low but fine for the rich flavors.

DB- A solid stout that reminds me more of the porters of today (porter v stout, who knows/cares). Brings some nice roast flavors to the table and drinks easily.

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer came out very thick and dark. It left no head with barely any lace around the edges.

The nose was of all black and chocolate malt nothing more

Pretty bland but not bad flavor. All black and chocolate malts just like the nose with a slight bitterness at the end up but nothing too powerful.

This is a thick beer that drinks easily just because it doesn;t have any extreme flavor characteristics.

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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A thick head with big bubbles around rises to 2 finger but fades semi quickly to a 1/4 finger head covering and stops. The beer is basically midnight black with no light coming through.

N: Hmmm.... somewhat strange. Starts with some oatmeal and creamy goodness as expected, but also has a different aroma right there with it. It's like a blend of smoked malt, molasses, corn syrup, and some other light sweet aromas. Kinda strange, and hard to explain. Also a touch of roast and caramel malts. A slight earthy hop aroma too.

T: Starts thick and creamy, rich. More oatmeal and slight creamy chocolate milk. Has a slight earthy bitter hop addition too, that adds some definite flavor with the bitterness. Also some roast and smoked malt, as well as more caramel, molasses, and slight bready malts. I also get a hint of a sour flavor, that is very reminiscent of infections I used to get in early days of homebrewing. If it wasn't for that infection-esque flavor this would be pretty tasty. A little sweetness in there with all the syrups.

M: Mostly thick and rich, creamy, with lower but decent carbonation.

F: Finishes semi bitter with some lingering earthy hops. Mostly dry, but has a slight syrupy sticky sweetness lingering. A slight metallic flavor comes out a bit, and that slight sour infection taste is noticeable but dwindled a lot. A touch of lingering roasted malt.

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Photo of JNeider
2.82/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love oatmeal stouts and this one was good but nothing to write home about.

A: Almost black with a cute little 1/4 finger head. Laces a little. Looked great, but once I really got into it, I was unimpressed.

S: Slight coffee aromas but not much else. Really lacking in this department. Unless you have the nose of a bloodhound this one is going to go largely unnoticed.

T: Bitter dark chocolate tones mixed with coffee and others. A little bit of nutty tones and some other stuff I couldn't quite put my finger on. The chocolate really dominates this one. Pretty complex for a stout.

M: Sweet with very little hops. The typical "thick" feel in the mouth as would expect from an oatmeal stout.

D: Nice to enjoy with a meal but to heavy to drink more than a few.

A good all around average stout

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Photo of gfreed
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In general I find TPP to be a bit uneven, but this oatmeal stout is a genuine score. Pours as black as the BA Web site's backcolor with a head that is lighter than expected; the color contrast is rather nice. Plenty of retention on the head with all kinds of lace. At first the aroma was spiked with cream with simple overtones of chocolate, raisins and even some grapes, but as the beer warmed up the cream went away and was replaced with cocoa and some round notes of plums, plus the raisins came to the fore. Very smooth yet dense body, feeling a tad thin at the end but not overly so. Extremely smooth taste thanks to the oats, with more raisins, chocolate and a bit of coffee stepping forward. Cream is also evident but as with the aroma, it disappears as the beer warms. Low ABV, low hops and gentle fizz make this thing eminently drinkable, especially during the cold months. Not sweet, dry enough not to be sticky but still very full taste... thank you, sir, may I have another?

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Photo of albern
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's not a bad looking beer with an inky black color and a nice brown head that is on the small side. The retention is okay, not much lacing. The nose doesn't smell particularly stouty or for that matter does the nose impart that much character. There is a slightly sweet aroma, maybe a bit of musty cardboard, maybe a tiny bit of chocolate. The nose is a bit odd.

The taste is a tad disappointing. The beer does not have the silky smoothness and creaminess of an oatmeal stout. The texture is a bit rougher. There is a bit of drying leafy hop that dries things up substantially, some roasted dark malts, there is a bit of metallic flavor, some not particularly inviting bitterness. There is some dark bittering chocolate flavors that are overly bittering and not overly tasty. In the very end and into the after taste, some nicer, subtle cocoa powder chocolatey goodness emerges and it is the best part. It's just not all that good getting to that point. This is a very mediocre oatmeal stout.

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Photo of deereless
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Thin head on a hard pour, deep brown to black with a little light that passes through at the edge of the glass, appears to have a low viscosity just based on the movement of the beer in the glass - 3.75, S: A grainy sweetness to the nose that mixes with a slight charring, some prune juice and dark pitted fruit aromas, little hops that I can perceive - 4.25, T: The hops that eluded my nose are present on the tongue and provide a semi-sharp citrus bite, dark molasses and ash - 3.25, M: Extremely silky up front ending with a hint of graininess - 4.50, D: A decent beer all-around, a pretty standard stout - 3.00

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Photo of Kegatron
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly deep black (although some garnet hues stand out along the bottom) with a tight finger of creamy mocha colored head. Retains with a smooth, yet no less creamy layer of foam, that leaves a solid cascade of lacing back. The aroma is chocolate and roast with some underlying smooth smelling oat accents. Lactose and buttery diacatyl float along the background, along with some floral or herbal smelling hop accents.

The taste is crunchy with dark roast and then the silkier sweet notes of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Lingering astringent roast and a moderate hop bitterness firm up the back. Very dry and toasty lingering feel to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a fairly sharp carbonation that helps bring out the roast and hops in this.

Not bad. Fairly tasty Oatmel Stout here but I did pick up some possible QC issues, with the butter in the nose and taste. I'd be interested in trying this at the brewpub some time.

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Photo of mbrasi
2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a head that dies quick. Aroma is roasted malt, some acid, and nuts. Body is thin, carbonation is mild, mouthfeel is oily. Taste is somewhat sweet yet acidic. Where's the depth to this brew? "Robust Flavor",,,hardly. The acidic flavor cleanses away leaving a slightly oat finish. Drinkability is the only plus on this one imo. All in all not impressed with this one.

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Photo of jwc215
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this 22 oz. bottle back from the brewery!

Pours opaque/pitch black with a thin light brown head. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of roast/ash with something that made me think: "What IS that?" Then it dawned on me - something like burnt rubber. A bit of an odd-ish tartness, too, didn't make this a great smell. Despite my initial reaction, further smells allowed other, more pleasant/expected aromas to come through, such as a sweetness with a touch of earthiness. Mollases and raisiny fruitiness come through. My score for it improved after further sniffs, but nothing to make it better than average (at best).

The taste is of ash, coffee, acidity with some astringency. An earthy bitterness balances the dark sweetness in the dry (slightly alcoholic, despite modest abv) finish. Tastes better than it smells, IMO.

The feel is more what I expect from a porter than a stout. It has a light to medium body. It has relaxed carbonation.

As it warms to room temp., it gets better, but ashiness is still a bit much. The aroma didn't really do much for me - the rubber-y and some tartness did not help it. The description on the label says that it is a "winter" brew. Maybe it's just me but it's not too "winter-y" (fine by me, since winter passed). Bottom line, it improves to be a decent brew, but nothing particularly special.

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Photo of FCC3
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review on this cool and fun site. This beer is dark and delicious, gives me a sizzling feeling on the tongue. A molasses sweet and pretty nose goes down great on this winter night.

I was drawn by the cool, grassroots looking label, and favorable tastings of oatmeal stouts in the past. This one is good, smooth, and tastes like more.

This really makes me want to visit their brewpub.

Thanks, and enjoy.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, obtained from one bif or another, consumed on a lazy sunday afternoon

appearance: ebony body, big tan head with a nice ring of lace, looks pretty spot-on for the style

smell: potent, creamy chocolate, toasted oats, overly buttery, lactose - interesting but as others have mentioned, a bit much on the diacetyl factor

taste: a touch sour and a fair amount of lactose, cocoa powder, buttery - not sure i can finish 22oz

mouthfeel: sour lactose , creamy

drinkability: not so great

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Photo of IBUnit63
1.76/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

22 oz. into a Mason jar. The bottle isn't notched but the label has "05-06-07" on the side - maybe they never re-printed. Put this into a Mason jar.

It's flat as a board but it has a deep licorice/espresso hue, so that counts for something. Nice and thick pour - not quite motor oil but heavy enough.

OK, this is the second time I've detected diacetyl in a PP bottle. This time it's pervasive. Goddamnit - what's up with their QC? The beautiful bride takes a whiff and mentions "microwave popcorn." Oof. Spot on.

The taste doesn't get any better. All diacetyl, all the time. Thick and cloying. Yuck. There may be some body in the background but it's impossible to bring out.

I can't really get beyond the melted butter consistency of this one. Somewhere there's a faint indication that someone put an effort in here but it's too easily lost.

Drain pour. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Third time won't be a charm with the People's Pint. Y'all gotta straighten out your QC and fast.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice dark brown color, some carbonation, very little tan head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some toffee/slight coffee. The taste is malty, slightly soury, with some toffee/coffee tones. Medium body. Drinkable, not bad, but would most likely not have again.

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