Chocolate Oatmeal Porter | Blue Pants Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bronze Medal 2015 World Beer Championships

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,338
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
109
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by Karibourgeois:
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of andyboy252
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of ttroha
3.53/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of mholdefer
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StuartCarter
4.25/5  rDev +6%

A: almost jet black

S: roasty coffee

T: coffee, dark chocolate, caramel

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

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of weagle
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkermitj
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of bushwack
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattjp03
2.97/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garuda
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of alephzero
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of crobinso
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate Oatmeal Porter from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 109 ratings