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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: ½ gallon growler with no freshness date, some in for about the beer on the back.

Appearance: Ample lace in a swirly wispy tan clump. Nearly ink black in colour.

Smell: Sweet and soft with hints of a charcoal like smokiness, espresso like roasted grain and a dash of yeast and hop are the make up of this complex aroma.

Taste: So damn creamy and smooth with a light carbonation and full body. Big mouthful of roasted character that comes in waves. First it is a dark chocolate flavour then leads more towards espresso and faintly smoky charcoal like flavours. Some sweetness on top is soft and melds well with the roasted character. Light punch of hop bitterness and tobacco-like flavour hit in the middle and lingers with the roasted grain far into the after taste. Finishes semi sweet with hints of yeast as well.

Notes: This is one stout I can’t get enough of, one of the most drinkable full bodied ales I have run into in a long time. A treat for any die hard stout fan especially if you enjoy oatmeal stouts.

Serving type: growler

09-10-2002 13:43:16 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ordered on-tap @ Cambridge Commons. An absolute black coloured beer with a thin whispy tan head. Clean flowery/herbal/citrus aroma that is near pungent with subtle hints of oats. Robust. Smooth (oats), yet coarse at times (hops). Balanced, yet constantly shifting. Major flavours picked-up are chocolate, coffee, touch of raisin/prune. Firm unshifting foundation, full-bodied. Dextrin sweetness lingers about, with some near lacto characteristics (milky).

Now this is my kind of stout. A stout with some actual flavour going on.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2002 09:47:04 | More by Todd
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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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