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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 131
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
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Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-03-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a black dark brown color with an inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts and earth. Flavors of vanilla, espresso, and roasted malts. Sweet, but not overkill. Bittersweet coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice amount of roasted malt and smoky flavor to go with the coffee and chocolate. Just the right amount of alcohol burn. Really good Oatmeal Stout worth having again for certain.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at yardhouse in Dedham, MA. Pours an oil thick deep black with a tan/brown head. Smells of serious roasted and baked malts and a bit of semi sweet cocoa.
Taste is of chocolatey roasted oaty malts.
This is a serious oatmeal stout; yet sooth, light, and full of body. Lots of character and flavor built in here.
Really nice brew. Worth a try for sure.

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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black like oi with a nice thick mocha head. A big rich and roasty aroma of barley, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor matches the aroma quite well with with the addition of a nice hoppy, bitter finish. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. A freakin awesome oatmeal stout, very very bold for the style IMO. I love oatmeal stouts, maybe my favorite style of beer, and this is my favorite oatmeal stout. This beer is so damn good.

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of tkelley
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a bulb style glass. It had been hiding in my closet rather than my fridge, so there isnt any chill to take the edge off.

Really dark, silty brown body with a light brown head. Not a lot of foam on top, but it lingers wonderfully and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell is not overpowering at all. Roasted malt is the most prominent, but there is more hopiness there than there normally is in an oatmeal stout. I think the oatmeal provides a good smooth cereal scent to balance out the roast and the hops. There are obvious chocolate and coffee notes, but that might just be the roastiness.

Taste is great. This is one of my favorite beers. The roast is so warm and wonderful. There's enough alcohol presence that you notice it and helps you take it easy, resulting in a longer period of enjoyment.

Ipswich makes a very smooth product, and it shows here. Its velvety and slick. Really nice. Just... great. It is a pleasure to drink this beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RuckusDu
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Looks quite nice. Poured a one finger light cocoa head. Head sticks around for a while. Body is black with only the slightest brown light coming through. Some pretty good lacing.

S - Lots of dark aromas and very pungent. There are some raisins on the back end. Chocolate, molasses, and some cocoa.

T - The bitterness hits you right away. Kind of like a sour milk type. In the back there is some milk chocolate and coffee.

M - Very well done. Nice and full bodied with good carbonation. It is a highlight.

O - This is a great beer, but I just can't get over the sour-milk like flavor which dominates it.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a black body with a foamy, tan-hued head.

Smell: Heavily toasted, charred bread crumbs with chocolate chips, slight espresso, oven-toasted oats, and a vague fruitiness.

Taste: Toast and roast and plenty of oats with bittersweet chocolate morsels. Medium-light sweetness. Faint dark fruitiness. Pinch of average-priced espresso powder. Underlying hops providing ample bitterness along with the roast tones of the malts. Roasty, lightly chocolaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. It's smooth enough.

Overall: It's fine. Would've preferred a skosh less in the IBU department and just a bit more silkiness in the mouthfeel. Still, it's fine. Fine, fine.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer is pitch black with a milk chocolate brown head that is very creamy and lingers nicely.

S: Chocolate and grain with some alochol.

T: Extremely freakin smooth. Burnt coffee with chocolate and cereal, possibly the most drinkable stout I've ever had.

M: Creamy with low carbonation, very enjoyable.

O: Definitley getting more of this. I'll be goiung to this once I get sick of hops for a while. Awesome beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Full disclosure: I don't remember

Black body, orange highlights, creamy light-brown head. Ok retention, nice lace. Good lookin' beer.

S: Spicy chocolate, light coffee, and not much else. Pleasant, but a little understated.

T: Bitter roastiness starts things off, with dark chocolate and coffee being the dominant flavors. Some caramel sweetness creeps in ahead of the bitter, roasty finish, but this is much more on the dark, burnt end of the stout spectrum.

M: Thin, frothy, and a bit disappointing.

O: This wasn't bad by any means, but it paled in comparison to the Velvet Merlin that I drank immediately before this. A little too thin and bitterly roasty for my tastes given the style. It does hide its substantial ABV well, though. I'd happily drink this again, but I won't be seeking it out.


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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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