Blue Point Oatmeal Stout | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Oatmeal StoutBlue Point Oatmeal Stout
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
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 90
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1/5  rDev -73%

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1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of wac9
1.18/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is one of the worest i hae had for a oatmeal stout it smell and taste boozy nothing good here big disappiontment here

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Photo of BeccaH
2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of ThickNStout
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 3.99. No bottling date. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours flat black with a half finger head that neither stays around very long nor leaves lace.

Sweet, metallic and a bit earthy sour nose.

Bitter dark chocolate, sweet sourdough bread, burn caramel and sour cherries.

Thin but slightly oily feel with light but apparent carbonation.

Overall a dissapointment. There are way too many good stouts around for me to ever revisit this.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.6/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The latest offering from my Long Island beer haul.

Dark brown with a peaceful blanket of beige retention. Leaves a few flakes of retention but not much. A dusting of lace if you will.

Char, ash and Raisinettes at first sip. That ruckus fades after a bit and leaves a quite pleasing dry roast oat aroma.

Tastes like watery chocolate and odd roast malt. There's an off flavor there that this beer is soaked in and I can't place it exactly but another review said chlorine - that's about right. Chlorinated.

This wasn't very good.

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Photo of DNICE555
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Plan B Double Date night review. The only blue point brew I have thought was decent was the hoptical illusion. The rest have left a lot to be desired. Hopefully this one will change my opinion.

A - Received a pint at the table with zero head and zero lacing. Looks thin and oily. I feel like I could fill up a ballpoint pen and write with this stuff.

S - Weak malty aroma with a shot of coffee. Not impressed.

T - I have had some good hearty oatmeal stouts before. This is not one of them. This is like an anorexic version of one of those tasty stouts. No bold statements - weak flimsy malt backbone with some low grade coffee grounds and chocolate thinly dispersed within.

M - Flat bud light.

D - It's so weak and light it'll go down fast but I'm not looking for a stout to chug. If you want to fill up your beer pong cups with a stout - use this one. If you want something with any character at all - avoid this one.

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Photo of NJBeer265
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of wcintula
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Surf Bar, Brooklyn.

Looks decent, black body with big brown head, but dissipates fast. The smell is weak but but chocolate and roasted aromas can be picked out here and in the flavor. The body is very thin. Maybe they should just multiply the recipe by 1.5, because it just seems all around weak.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Sammy
2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Draft at Prime 16. Very watery, black with some head and lace. Water tasted clorine. Not working. Some chocolate malt,malting and some roast but not really a sweet stout style. Fairly weak for the style. I could use this for cooking however.Passable.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark brown color with a slightly off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, somewhat meaty. Brewed with oatmeal but not nearly as smooth as some of the more famed versions of the style. Thin, boring, not really flavorful. Roasted malt, faint hops, bit of coffee. Thin, over force carbonated mouthfeel. Most American breweries take on this style and are much more inspired. Sub par.

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Photo of godlessape
2.82/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours an extremely dark brown body with a tan head that vanishes, completely, within a minute.
The aroma is dominated by the roasted malt, with notable dark chocolate notes.
The flavor is rather flat in all regards--the roasted malt, the coffee notes as well as the chocolate and the non existent oat flavor. Nothing jumps out at all and nothing says "nicely balanced".
The mouthfeel is light and thin and just as underwhelming as the taste.
Overall, given the fact that Blue Point is a great brewery, this is an astonishing dud.

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2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 8/9/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a hardly there light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, of sweet roasted malt. Flavor of the same sweet roasted malt, weak palate. Tastes like your typical mediocre stout. Meh.
6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

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Photo of shand
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Well, this is a weird beer. It looks tasty, the mouthfeel is great, the aroma is solid if perhaps a touch over-roasted, but there's something just a little bit off on the taste. If I knew more about how to catch beers with infections that haven't fully taken over yet, I might be able to describe it better, because I have a sneaky feeling that's what's going on here. There's a tart, slightly fruity flavor in the back that really doesn't fit the beer's flavor profile. It's too bad, because this would be a tasty one otherwise.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brief impressions from a brown glass bottle picked up for $4.99 USD at a Brooklyn bodega:

Nice cascading khaki colour head with a soft even consistency. ~5-6cm in height with good (~5-7 minute) retention. Leaves a nice layer of even coating on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Body colour is, predictably, an opaque solid black. No yeast or sediment is visible within.

Aroma brings notes of sweet chocolate (malt), caramel, Whoppers-redolent malted milk balls, and a hint of roast along with the requisite dark malt sweetness. Suggests a beer that's too sweet for an oatmeal stout, lacking adequate balancing bitterness from roasted barley or other means (coffee, char, burnt sugars, etc.). Aromatic intensity is average.

Texture is light and thin bordering on watery, but has a nice smoothness and wetness to it - owing to the smoothening oats the style is named for. Well-carbonated with a nice softness and creaminess to it. Unrefreshing (to style). More body and dryness would help. The label calls it "silky" - which is a bit of a stretch, but I see what they're going for.

But texture is hardly the main issue here. It's indeed a bit too sweet in terms of (im)balance, but the most fundamental problem here is the lack of depth of flavour; there are no vivid deep expressive notes - just some shallow chocolate malt, the usual generic dark malt sweetness, and maybe some caramel/hints of roast. Build is too simple to interest discerning drinkers, and I don't require much of an oatmeal stout - just a nice one-two punch of robust dark malts and roasted barley; this doesn't deliver. Average flavour duration and intensity.

To style, there are no overt hop flavours. I find no overt off-flavours. No yeasty notes.

Overall, it's drinkable fare but it's also a bit of a shrug of a beer - but then what can one really expect in a $5.00 bomber? Oh, wait, actually a lot - see Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. Blue Point needs to go way bigger on the roasted malt(ed barley), get rid of the crystal malt & give this more body, and commit to more complexity (coffee wouldn't hurt, but if this delivered in terms of style basics it wouldn't need it). I can't imagine any drinker who's aware of both brands reaching for this over, say, Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout - and that's a lot cheaper and more widely available than this. Heaven forbid this try to compete with Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, let alone Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast or other style paragons. I imagine it's successful because of Blue Point's niche "budget bomber" approach, but it's not a beer I'd buy a second time unless the selection at a given store was bleak. Not bad - just mediocre.

C (2.92) / AVERAGE

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