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Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
212
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
5
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27
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Photo of alexwag
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at StoutNYC, 133 W. 33rd St. New York, NY.

A: Inky black with a mocha-colored head and pleasant lacing.

S: Sweet coffee, smooth caramel/toffee. Pungent and sugary.

T: Follows the smell -- slightly bitter/burnt coffee and chocolate, with mild carbonation to balance. Bitterness and malts fade together handsomely.

M: Pleasant, smooth, complex. Carbonation is at a good level to balance some of the sugar and not detract from the flavors.

D: A tasty stout to be sure, but gets a little trying towards the end -- probably because it's a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, I would get it again, so I guess that says something.

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Photo of PatandDavid
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at some bar in NYC, all I know is it is less than 5 minutes from CBGBs...we just stopped in for a quick one. Deep dark chocolate brwon, frothy tan head. Aroam was the expected roastyness, with an additional tangy quality as well. Malty, a pinch dry, the citrusy finish was unexpected as well.

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Photo of Biggness
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In the past I had only tried one other Oatmeal Stout, made by British Superpower Samuel Smith. Bluepoint certainly got something good here. If you are into dark beers this is a must try. The beer is very dark yet not full of the burnt flavor other dark beers posses. I have tried on many occasions to drink this all night, the only problem is I get full first. So I generally brink a Growler to an occasion, let a couple people try .... ??? an oatmeal beer??? but I hate oatmeal.... well so do I! But the beer is a classic

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Photo of ybnorml
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very dark brown nearly black ale with a light brown head that was quick to leave. Big roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. The flavor starts out with that roasted malt bitterness and finishes smoothly with those hints of chocolate and coffee. A marleous robust mouthfeel but maybe too much for multipile drinks.

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Photo of gentlebubbles
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on cask at The Ginger Man

It's gorgeous. Let me admire its black body and creamy tan head, smell its sweet and sour hops. Yet somehow it looks thin. Sure enough, the body is quite thin.

It has nice tiny creamy bubbles, but I can't say it tastes all that distinctive: dark malt, bit of wine in the finish, like sherry or port, not particularly oatmealy. A decent stout. The more I drink, the more I think it's like Guinness without the nitro, it's a bit sour, a bit metallic, a bit sweet. But nothing much of anything.

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Photo of Imbiber
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned at The Ginger Man, Manhattan. Black in colour with a good tan head and good glass lacing. Aroma was moderately malty. Taste was smooth with roast malt dominating, with dark chocolate notes also in evidence. Dry, clean finish. A good, easy-drinking stout which benefits by being in cask form.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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 MojoPin
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
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 BrewDoctor
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Cask @ Blind Tiger in 9/03.

This stout is pours a deep dark mahogany color with a thick to medium head that reminds me of fudge swirl ice cream or the froth in a cappuccino.

The smell was feint, but was mildy sweet, with hints of coffee.

The taste is mild, but definately malty. Malt flavor includes a light sweetness, roasted grains, and coffee. The hops didn't make an appearance until I was 1/2 done with beer. However, it was a welcome surprise. I spicy tone that helps the otherwise 'thin' flavor.

This brew was 'thin' on the palate and had very little mouthfeel. Almost non-existent until the appearance of the hops. Perhaps this one was served before it's time.

This brew has decent drinkability as it is light for an oatmeal stout.

I'd like to try this one in the bottle for another interpretation.

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Photo of Stingray5
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of AaronRed
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark/black color with a nice tan head that dissapears by the time you have imbibed half the glass. A very appealing smell, sort of a sweet aroma- very fresh to say the least. As for the taste, this is a rich, sweet oatmeal stout, with nice mellowness to it. It's maltiness hit hard in the beginning, but my palate became used to it, so I did not perceive this beer as too sweet. I also do not think this beer is as heavy as other oatmeal stouts, which is a nice balance. I felt I could have had more of them, which is always a good sign

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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 dwarbi
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
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 nomad
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown, just about black. Had a small sized head populated by very thin bubbles. Great lace - quite thin but never budged no matter how many sips I had, and it left marks as the pint got lower.

Very soft nose - roasted malts, more toward the coffee type but lightly so. Some sweet oatmeal scent as well. Taste was very smooth and drinkable. The hops were very light, appeared a bit on first taste and disappeared again until the end of the subtle finish. Tasted was similar to nose: soft coffee toned, but mostly a soft (again) sweet oatmeal. Mouthfeel was a pretty average thinness.

In all, a highly drinkable beer since it is very smooth and subtle about its oatmeal stoutness. Ain't close to, say, Sam Smith Oatmeal by any standard, but an easy beer to throw back.

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