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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

646 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%


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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mattster

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Notes, originally tasted 12 December 2008.

Opened 12 fl oz bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Pours no head with light lace atop a dark - opaque black brew.

No major smell but malts; Taste is of coffee and chocolates, but not overly so. Very nice smooth filling mouth feel. Some but light aftertaste.

I wish I had more of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 03:58:07 | More by mattster
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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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