Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that sticks around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is nice and strong, it smells like roasted malt, oats, coffee, chocolate and a bit of vanilla. The taste is just like the aroma, it's all roasted malt, oats, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. There's good balance between the roasty, sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little creamy and coating with good carbonation. I have to say this is a pretty good overall brew, it's one of if not the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had. It's an excellent deal for just $5.99 a bomber, I definitely recommend this one!
11-25-2011 00:27:51 | More by bluejacket74
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
Long time drinker, first time reviewer.
Nose is smooth, sweet, rolled oats, a bit of dark chocolate.
Mouth and taste: nicely chewable body, carbonation is high for this style. Lingering boozey coating on tongue, not a sticky feel at all. Roasted malts, powdery oats, cocoa powder. Warm. Light for a bigger 7% stout. Feels even lighter with the biggies I've been drinking from the stout family lately. Definitely looks and smells bigger than it is, which always throws me off about this guy, no matter how many times I have it.
Still solid. Enjoy.
11-24-2011 00:27:56 | More by CheezyBlaster
3.38/5 rDev -18.8%
A : pours a thick and completely black color with a small tan head. The head disappears quickly onto just side lacing. nice spidery lacing.
S : first sniff is very sweet and roasty. a bit of bittersweet chocolate and some coffee. A slight bit of heat on the end.
T : First sip is very astringent and almost phenolic. Roasty and a bit of coffee linger. A nice bitter and fresh hop in the tail end of the beer, which is creamy with a hearty pumpernickel type flavor.
M : heavy brew that is full bodied and delightful. Chewy and easy in the finish.
Overall a very good beer except for the overly astringent and almost plastic tasting beginning. I don't know if it is super roasted and supposed to be that way or if there was a problem somewhere. if this beer didn't have such a bad beginning it would be amazing. I'll have to try it again and hope for better results
11-15-2011 04:41:06 | More by Thads324
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.