Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A huge thanks to Chris (caguiar) for this beer and nightcap. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours into my tulip with a dark black color and two fingers of lovely looking mocha colored head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing.
Smell – A heavy dose of bittersweet cocoa, toasted malts, slight coffee and vanilla, and oats.
Taste – Spot on to the aroma. A wonderful roast characteristic up front mixed with bitterness from it, which then becomes the bittersweet cocoa. Not much sweetness here to be honest (a positive as long as the beer isn’t ashy and completely without any sweetness i.e. Teddy Bear Kisses). Coffee, a bit of licorice and dark fruits.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, creamy, and nice carbonation.
Overall – The price tag was left on, and at 3.99 a bomber, holy cow. A fantastic beer for that price. I’m hard pressed to find a better value for a beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2012 03:19:09 | More by SpdKilz
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4.59/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Very dark brown - not quite black. Decent mocha colored head as you would expect for the style.
Smell - coffee, chocolate, alcohol, slight hops
Taste - Very nice. Consistent with the scent - coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. A noticeable hop presence for the style. Reminds me of Stone Smoked Porter in terms of the hops...something I really enjoy for the style as it balances things out a bit.
Mouthfeel - Nice but nothing amazing. Lower carbonation.
Overall - I really enjoy this beer. For a non-imperial stout, one of my favorites. @ $10 for a six pack in MA it's a great value. Will become part of the normal rotation.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 00:19:11 | More by MHowa
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.