Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Blue Pants Brewery

Chocolate Oatmeal PorterChocolate Oatmeal Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 9.45%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
110
From:
Blue Pants Brewery
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  9
Gots
  30
SCORE
89
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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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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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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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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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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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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mholdefer from Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2019
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harpus from Alabama

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

Jan 17, 2015
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StuartCarter from Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A: almost jet black

S: roasty coffee

T: coffee, dark chocolate, caramel

lovely beer with a lingering roasty sweet coffee after taste. Delicious.

Dec 08, 2014
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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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grumpygerman from Alabama

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 25, 2015
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Robyn from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Nov 27, 2014
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animal69 from Louisiana

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

Jan 31, 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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weagle from Alabama

3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 17, 2016
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 01, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dec 26, 2014
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jkermitj from Mississippi

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque brown with two inch tan head. Smells likes iced coffee. Taste -- mocha! Smooth mouth feel. My favorite Blue Pants so far.

Jan 11, 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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bushwack from Alabama

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Jun 07, 2015
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mattjp03 from Alabama

2.97/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 25, 2018
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AlexFields from Tennessee

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2016
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garuda from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 05, 2015
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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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alephzero from Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Dec 05, 2014
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crobinso from Colorado

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

Feb 26, 2017
Chocolate Oatmeal Porter from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 110 ratings