Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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Reviews by SouljaSaia17:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well I am back, finally and happy to be reviewing some new beers with some old treats. This beer is an old treat for me as I have had one before but didnt review it. Got a six pack of this for $5, as it has aged a year.
A: Pours a dark roast color with a solid 2-in caramel colored head, leaves some lacing as it slowly dwindles down.
S: Smell is of oats, roasted malts and dark chocolate with a little bit of a toffee aroma at the back end.
T: I get some raisins up front with the dark chocolate following. The flavor ends with some toffee notes, a little caramel and roasted malts on the after taste.
M: Mouth feel is sweet, a little more watered down than a gold standard oatmeal stout, but the characteristics are very much the same.
O: This along with Breckenridge is widely available at my local liquor store down the street. I love Breckenridge much better than this, but that doesnt discredit the beer at all. It is an excellent Oatmeal stout and very much appreciated for those who live in my neck of the woods. Another beer well done Massachusetts!
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2012 23:50:34 | More by SouljaSaia17
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4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hmmm, this beer has been sitting on the shelf for eight months (Bottled on 07/12/2013) and it’s pretty low in ABV. Still, it’s unfiltered, so the extra time on yeast may have produced some interesting flavors. Plus, it’s a classic that you can’t get it my home state – picking it up was an easy choice. Cheers!
A: Pours incredibly foamy; a mountain of creamy tan head rises up above a pitch black body. After about five minutes the head has finally collapsed to a half-inch of retention, leaving an unbroken layer of thick lacing on the inside of the glass. Classic look.
S: This is not a creamy, chocolaty nose. Instead, what you get is a balanced blend of hickory smoked meat, light-roast coffee, chestnut, and a touch of pretzely malt. Like a pub beer, it’s nuanced and traditional.
T: Mild chocolate and mineral water flavors blended with a crisp bitterness of roasts and hops. Warm, slightly nutty tastes of pecan, maple syrup, Hershey’s chocolate, and brown sugar-cinnamon oatmeal provide a modest base, but are soon overtaken with a bitter smoke and hop character, a prickly upswing of dry pine, campfire, herbal sassafras, and a salty yeast taste of brine. Aftertaste continues along that path: dry and grassy, the hops find a quick peak of crisp bitterness but die out rather slowly.
M: The carbonation is strong, as expected – the cap nearly flew off when I cracked the bottle – but in a rich, silky way; think cappuccino foam, not champagne fizz. The body’s wonderfully creamy, as well, adding depth to a brew that’s already bigger than its ABV.
O: A classic for a reason – what a satisfying, drinkable beer. The call-and-response between the creamy sugars and the bitter hops and roasts makes this interesting enough to stay satisfying throughout, and that doesn’t seem too typical in a low-alcohol beer. I thought that there would be some noticeably dull flavors in here due to the age of this bottle…turns out, that’s not at all true. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 05:06:28 | More by BarryMFBurton
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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