Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Blue Pants Brewery

Chocolate Oatmeal PorterChocolate Oatmeal Porter
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Porter - American
4.02 | pDev: 9.45%
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Chocolate Oatmeal PorterChocolate Oatmeal Porter
Notes: Bronze Medal 2015 World Beer Championships
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 110 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured an opaque dark with ecru ring head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had earthy and roast notes. The taste had faint molasses with roast highlights. The mouthfeel was very light with subtle carbonation. Overall it's an ok beer.

Feb 12, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying from a 12 oz. can in the Huntsville airport. This is pretty good. It kind of surprised me. Not anything crazy, but just solid. Chocolate and oat like with some nice hop presence that I enjoy.

Sep 29, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/19/2018. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown color wiht a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coffee, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coffee, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, coffee, toffee, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an excellent American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Not overly roasty/charred. Very rich and well rounded porter malt complexity; balancing earthy hops and mild fruity yeast. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Aug 25, 2018
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Compared to other porters of this ilk I have had, this one seems kind of weak. The mouthfeel is smooth yet watery. It's not terrible, but I typically prefer my porters to be a bit more heavy on the palate

Jul 31, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into Funky Buddha snifter.

Silky black shiny body with a creamy bubbly cap of khaki, 1 finger tall. Nice loops of lace as the head recedes.

Grainy aromas of Maris Otter and a clean cut of roasted barley. The malt bill on this is incredibly simple and straight forward. Maybe a hint of dark chocolate malt. Hints of cocoa, milk, and oats. Slight metallic presence.

Flavor is much like the nose. Grainy, roasted, quite peppery, slightly metallic, with hints of dark chocolate and milky sweetness. Some far off nutty flavors can be sampled as well.

Feel is creamy but leaves an undesirable starchy feeling on the palate. Nice mild-moderate carbonation level.

Overall, the Chocolate Oatmeal Porter is one to check out if you're curious. For me it didn't blow my socks off and is about the same as any regional year-round porter.

Jul 18, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours like a melted chocolate bar. Silky smooth, the deepest brown with clean hazelnut highlights, and a frothy dark tan foam on top.

A very nutty aroma is met by dark chocolate, extra toasted bread, and mineral water.

The flavor is overall quite sweet. Molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate steal the show. The mineral aspect in the aroma is very present in the finish.

This seems exceptionally dry and spritzy. As mentioned before, it's on the sweet side, but does have a decent roasty balance.

Overall, this is a decent porter. Perhaps a revisit is necessary, but this is not a beer that I would go seeking out again. Cheers.

Mar 23, 2018
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with a brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Taste has a nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose and cocoa powder flavors. Medium bodied and finishes with a sweet chocolate flavor.

Feb 13, 2018
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown colour. Roasty oaty, slightly sweet chocolate malt, slightly bitter nose, and notes of bourbon vanilla. Smooth and rich, tastes like bittersweet chocolate, mocha, dutch processed cocoa, and a dry, light roasty finish. Medium bodied, carbonated well. A straightforward porter.

Aug 09, 2017
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This fine porter pours a murky dark brown with a moderate head of
off white foam that settles to a thin ring, subtle pool, and shows no lacing.
Nose of rich chocolate, cola notes, subtle cream, and light char with mild oats.
Flavors follow the nose with a lightly char touched chocolate flavors with a
touch of cream and marshmallow with a mild oatmeal mildness that encompasses
this fine brew. Nice mouth feel; medium carbonation, medium body, and a lightly
dry chocolate touched finish.

Overall; a stellar porter.


May 23, 2017
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Coolguy_chris from Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Dark sludgy brown, I didn't get any head (insert joke). Got a good strong chocolate smell, but didn't get much chocolate flavor. Kinda reminded me of a smooth brown ale. Very carbonated. Pretty good beer, but nothing that really stands out in my opinion.

Feb 08, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 5/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of chocolate, hint of coffee, and a hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight dark citrus, hint of hop, and a hint of coffee. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma and body, too carbonated.

May 27, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at the brewery. The appearance is a black color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt with some chocolate . A really good porter.

Mar 07, 2016
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RockRuler from Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I had the Chocolate Oatmeal Nitro Porter poured into a pint glass at the brewery. Beautiful looking beer with dark chocolate coloring and brown foamy head. Big chocolate aroma to the nose. The big chocolate smell doesn't quite translate to the taste which I was expecting. Has a nice creamy smooth mouth feel which I think is due to the nitro. A solid brew that I would drink again. Cheers!

Feb 19, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Porter Bar goblet.

Appearance: opaque and near black with a short tan head that quickly reduces to a ring.

Aroma: light aroma of dark roasted grains. Hints of vanilla and oats.

Flavor: Lightly sweet; Short on dark roasted grain flavor. Hints of chocolate, oats, toffee and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with light carbonation; smooth.

Overall: a decent oatmeal stout; improved with warming.

Dec 06, 2015
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had on draft into pint tumbler. The roast on this Chocolate Oatmeal Porter is rather surprising considering the name, and may be a bit aggressive for some.

Oct 31, 2015
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wattoclone from California

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, deep black-brown with billowing head. Aroma is mildly pleasant with chocolate notes. This is an exceptionally smooth and tasteful porter with chocolate notes. The oatmeal and chocolate malts deliver a balanced brew, good to the last drop. My wish is that this was available in my state.

Mar 12, 2015
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Mahogany brown with a tan quarter finger head that dissipates fast. thick lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, oatmeal, toasted malts.

T: Follows nose. So decadent. Sweet and sensual. The chocolate and oatmeal blend for a great dessert beer.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Outstanding, Blue Pants. I'll drink this one again. Yum.

Feb 01, 2015
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bongobeer from Alabama

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking, dark porter with a tan head and good amount of lacing. Great roasted malts, chocolate and coffee taste with a medium creamy feel. Great Alabama porter... that can compete with some of the big boys!

Jan 27, 2015
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FUMath from Alabama

4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours jet black and just looks like its going to be a rich experience, love the label as well.

Smells heavenly
Awesome Oat and Chocolate Character
Tons of Body
Awesome winter porter

Jan 07, 2015
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TheSleepyMonkey from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best beer I've had from them. Pours a solid dark brown, smells like coffee and chocolate. Lots of roasted notes and chocolate in this beer. Really well done!

Jan 07, 2015
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ttroha from Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Hop City Birmingham. Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Medium carbonation. Nice body.

Dec 28, 2014
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andyboy252 from Alabama

5/5  rDev +24.4%

Appearance: Dark Brown, Almost Black, Nice tan-brown head, 1.5 fingers, great lacing

Aroma: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, slightly caramel, toast, light esters from English Ale Yeast.

Taste: Lots of dark chocolate, grainy oats, backed up with sweet caramel and toast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Full Bodied, medium carbonation, slick mouth feel from oats. Exactly what I would expect.

Overall: A great beer from a brewery that is quickly gaining my favoritism for beers in Alabama.

Dec 09, 2014
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beergutbrew from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass. November 2014 bottle date.

Pours dark brown to black. Tan head. Aromas come through as dark roast and dark chocolate followed by oats, maybe a hint of coffee but mostly dark roast and oats. The taste, Roasted malt backbone, balanced with oats with the dark chocolate coming through in the end and especially more as the beer warms, hops are present but do not dominate the flavor. Mouthfeels is solid, silky mid carbonation almost silky smooth.
I've had this on draft and on nitro. The nitro being my favorite, but not due to flavor changes, that's just my preference.
Great Job Blue Pants.

Dec 03, 2014
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Roxie_B from Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: Black and opaque with 1.5 fingers of tan head
Smell: Coffee, Pecan Shells, Dark Malts, Bitter Chocolate
Taste: Malt forward, acrid coffee, oats and bitter chocolate, nutty finish.
Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy with low but persistent carbonation
Overall: The chocolate becomes more pronounced as this warms up. I have a fondness for the way this one showcases fine quality malts. This is the most oatmeal-y of oat beers I have ever had.

Nov 10, 2014
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richj1970 from Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass. Bottle date was muddled, but this was just released, so I think it would be less than 1 month old.

A: Pours black with hints of rich dark brown. Two to three finger tan head that settles to a thin cap and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Bitter dark chocolate, warm hot breakfast cereal, and charred wood.

T: Unsweetened chocolate, steel cut oatmeal, and roasted malts.

M: Full bodied, tending towards stout territory more than a porter. Nice creamy finish.

O: Very nice job. I need to go pick up some more of these.

Nov 09, 2014
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 110 ratings