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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

672 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 118
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-03-2001)
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a true black with touches of mahogany at the edges. A fat finger of foamy, tan head settles toon to a frothy quilt. Layers of lacing tier the inside of the glass.

The aroma carries dark roasted malt with a slightly charred edge, as well as dark dried fruit and a mellow oat note as promised. Toffee, molasses, light coffee, and cocoa join the fray as well. The slightest tinge of alcohol bleeds through.

Upon sipping, a coffee note is much more prominent, casting an edge along a line of molasses, dark chocolate, dried fruit, and earthy oats. Hops present in a muted way, crisping as much as providing a flavor reference. The alcohol is just as mild here as in the aroma. A dark malt bitterness is seared as a very crisp dryness moves into a lingering finish. It's not overly involved or complex, but rather just enough of both to blend into a fine flavor profile.

Full bodied, it's slick, dusky, sweet, dry, and sinewy all at once.

I found a bottle of this at a friend's house and had no idea what to expect. So to call it a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. It's got some guts, and some very enjoyable traits that make it an effortless quaff. And despite an ABV that could sneak up on one, it's a warm welcome as well. I'll gladly keep my eyes open for other offerings by Ipswich in the future, not to mention this one in particular.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 15:31:50 | More by Foxman
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No visible "bottled on" date.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Black with slight ruby highlights at the bottom when seen through light. Inch tall tan head receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Dark chocolate

t: Black coffee and dark chocolate forward followed by a building hop bite which seemed to penetrate the sides of the tongue. Bitter finish.

m: Medium and quite smooth. Some carbonation tingle.

o: A very good stout, though less sweet than an oatmeal might be. Gives the impression of being a modern American oatmeal stout due to the relative bitterness. A bit surprising from Ipswich/Mercury, which I think of as leaning towards British styles.

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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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