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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
213
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
23.24%
 
 
Wants:
5
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27
For Trade:
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Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 213
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of nassaubeercop
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Growler from local beer store poured into a tulip glass. Served chilled but not cold.

A- Black with thin cream colored head which dissipates quickly and leaves an espresso type crema.

S- Vanilla and chocolate with faint roasted coffee notes.

T- My favorite feature of this beer. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, malt and a little smokiness.

M- A little thin and watery for a stout but goes down smooth. Light carbonation felt in bubbles on front of palate. Leaves a pleasant toasted malt aftertaste on back of palate.

Overall I like this beer a lot, somewhat reminiscent of a coffee or a chocolate stout.

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Photo of socon67
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour with a white foam. Lacing streaks down the glass. Foam retention is minimal.

S - Nice scent of dark chocolate, toffee, and oat flakes. There is a slight smell of sweet maple syrup as well.

T - Has an early sweetness of rich chocolate. The body of this beer is full of rich, dark, malt. Finish has a hearty finish of oatmeal, and syrup.

M - For a 5% stout this feels much heavier. Balance is good. Easy drinking stout. Leaves a rich cocoa flavor on the palate.

O - One of me favorites from Blue Point. Wish this was in a 6 pack.

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Photo of dwarbi
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, thick, choppy head. It sort of looks like seafoam, but in a nice sort of way. Head remains and coats the glass down as the beer empties. Smells a little sweet, somewhat fruity. tastes light, with subtle flavors, making it very drinkable

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of drseamus
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours completely black from the bottle into a brandy tumbler, even when held directly up to the light. A blend of white and café colored bubbles mix with each other to form a two colored swirl, one finger head.

Smell: It's absolutely sexy. Huge, chewy, toasted oat smell. I get soft notes of candied raisins and plums too. They fade and take a backseat to the smell of rich bitter dark chocolate malt. Coffee and caramel. Mild vanilla bean ice cream smell (from the lactose and oats).

Feel: At 5.3% abv it has a fairly thin feel to it, yet it's still chewy and thick enough for you to swash around and savor like a meal in a glass. Slates your thirst but finishes dry.

Taste: The beer is too tasty to put down and stop drinking. Bittersweet dark chocolate and vanilla beans dance upon the savory, soft, and decadent flavors of roasted oats and porridge. Subtle coffee bean flavors. Prominent aftertaste of raisins and black currant.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of TheBCrew
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at Pizza Plant. Poured black with a dense creamy tan head. Roasted aroma and taste to match with subtle chocolate and coffee notes as well and a dry roasty finish. Very creamy - if I hadn't seen it come out of the beer engine I may almost have thought that this was nitro-tap. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of HimerMan
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at the Gingerman NYC. pours black with a dark tan head, good retention andcreamy lace. Nose, roasted malt and and abit of yeast. Medium bodied, roasted malt, licorish, coffee flavors. Light to medium bodied, some what of an oily note in the mouthfeel. Decent stout, was not overwhelmed by this one in general.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep, deep brown. nearly black. topped with a decent, lasting head. smells heavily of roasted coffee, which is immediately apparent in the taste as well, along with a bit of oatmeal and sloght chocolate sweetness. very bold and hearty, but rather smooth at the same time. not what i expected, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. i'm happy that for the time that i'm stuck on the island, there's at least one local brewery producing decent beers. i thought i'd be hard pressed to find one.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured jet black with a thin creamy off white head that slowly faded away. No carbonation was visible in the form of rising bubbles, but it is difficult to see given that the beer is opaque.
S: The smell is slightly sweet and has aromas of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: Like the smell, strong flavors of chocolate and roasted malts are present in the taste along with some notes of oatmeal.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. The beer is rather smooth and coats the mouth. Not much carbonation is evident.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and packs in a lot of flavor without seeming to be very filling, which makes this one sessionable.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice reasonably priced bomber found at just $4.99 for a 22oz bottle. ABV is now clocked in at 5.2%

A - Color is a very nice dark brown, almost pitch black with a full inch of creamy mocha head. Looks nice.

S - Smells of a decent Oatmeal stout not over the top in roast or chocolate malts and just a touch of burnt sweetness.

T - Not bad overall. As it warmed it got more lactic and bitter but the roast shined thoughout the entire experience.

M - ABV was on par for a light boded beer but it had a smooth creamy medium body.

Overall this is a well crafted oatmeal stouts but I like mine a touch sweeter. Exceptional session ability since it went down smooth even when it was room temperature (sipped on it for over an hour).

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, oats, toast, light char, herbal, molasses, and dark fruitiness. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of oats, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, light char, toast, bread, toffee, light citrus, and light herbal. Lingering notes of oats, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, light char, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; no cloying on the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Durge
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another welcomed discovery at My Place in Newtown, CT this beauty poured into a pint glass is a dark opaque black with a fair oatmeal colored head and beautiful lacing. The aroma brings mild charcoal and some wheat hints. The flavor follows suit with stronger charcoal and a very nice herbal hop. Medium plus body with a dry finish that also brings some chocolate touches. Very nice and plenty drinkable for the style.

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Photo of kpwill07
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with red highlights. Thin brown head fizzes away quickly.

Aroma has slight chocolate notes as well as a potent, roasty coffee. Oatmeal doesn't add much to the nose, but the aroma is potent for it's strength.

Flavor is a bit less potent than the nose. Slight caramel and roast notes with a dry, bitter finish. Good hop presence on the finish with a drying, and slightly acrid roast.

Palate is light on body but with too high of carbonation. Still drinkable enough for me to order another.

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Photo of MojoPin
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, 10 January 2004

The big-bubbled head of this malty, sweet, oatmeal stout is delicious and lasts to the final sip (or gulp, if you find it hard to pace yourself on your first glass).

The hops are present in the nose more than anywhere else, but I think that they are also responsible for the tasty tannic feel and lip-smacking, lightly bitter aftertaste which made me keep drinking until I was looking at the bottom of the glass.

There were too many selections at Mugs to have another of this particular brew, otherwise I would have been happy to stay with Blue Point for the evening.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. The beer arrived in a Middle Ages Brewing Company pint glass and showed a deep brown, black coloring. With light we got red flecks around the edges. It held a half finger tall head of light brown bubbles showing mediocre retention. Light arms of lacing were left around the glass. Carbonation appeared light, and no sediment was noted. The aroma was bright with milky and sour lactics, white sugar sweetness, strawberry and black cherry fruitiness, and deeply charred malts that don’t quite cut the sugars all the way down. The malts showed tin with warmth, along with a surprising buttery quality. The latter mixed with a phenolic character, giving a vibe very much like sunscreen. Our first impression was that the flavoring was even, with surprising sweetness and fruitiness. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with toasty malts, fig syrup, and a huge raw vanilla bean freshness. The middle peaked with medicinals, warm almond nuttiness, and roasty chocolate and coffee malts. Smoke was faint, but apparent. The finish showed a big revival of the vanilla, with a final flash of sweetness that was otherwise relatively absent before this point. This was in the form of strawberry and melon, while lactic sourness acted to cut any remaining flavors from the mouth. The aftertaste showed more lactics, vanilla, and a lighter maltiness, with dirt, steel, char, and white sugar. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was light. Steely astringency thoroughly dried the mouth, which was otherwise nicely coated with a contributory cream, smack, and pop. All froth, however, is entirely absent by the end. The mouth was placated. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. There were nice fruity and buttery inclusions, adding a big degree of depth, and surprising layer of complexity. The flavoring showed equally as robust qualities, with that huge vanilla off the bat. This both added to, and helped to cut, the sweetness. In the end the balance was set by the malty tone, and the beer is fun to drink.

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Photo of Bromine
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable beer. When this brew arrived very little head was left. Not sure if it dwindled down before arrival or what. Loved the nose. Nice chocolates, coffee, roasted. Complimented this brew with some red velvet cake, went very well! The decadent notes in the beer with the decadent flavors of the cake are hard to beat. Nice smooth mouth feel. Definitely something I would drink again.

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated 22 oz bottle served in a snifter.

This Oatmeal Stout pours very dark mahogany but is clear and the bottle lacks sediment. The small tan head is short-lived and lives scant lacing.

Hints of dried fruits, bourbon(!) and faint coffee add to the flavor which is, as expected, dominated by roasted grains. The oatmeal is evident in the aroma, flavor and soft feel. No burnt grain.

Feel: Well chosen low carbonation. Medium-full bodied. Nicely smooth.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/21/2016. Sampled on July 12, 2016.

It pours deep dark brown with a modest head. Opaque.

The aroma has a touch of chocolate malt and cooked oatmeal. Low hop profile.

The body is thin to medium.

The taste brings out some nice sweet dark malt, oatmeal, and chocolate characteristics with a mild and clean finish.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Stingray5
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64oz growler best before 9-15-03. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Impressive lacing. Aroma is very toasty malt, with some nutty notes. Medium mouthful, a little on the thinner side for a stout. Taste is more toasted malt with a distinct bitterness, mostly espresso-like but some chocolate hints as well. Small cameo appearance by The Oats. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a decent oatmeal stout, but there are better ones out there. Also seemed on the expensive side for a growler ($7.29 at a local beverage store) considering I live only 15 minutes away from the brewery.

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