Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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 cant 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
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
More User Reviews:
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.