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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

723 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 130
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my duvel goblet

A- nice looking beer. Dark black, a bit bubbly, with a lighter mocha head, thin head. Dissipates quickly

S- Strong oatmeal scent. Chocolate, and coffee, a bit of a sweet fruity smell

T- Roasted malts, balanced between bitter and sweet. The bitterness seems to come from a bitter chocolate and the coffee, and there is a sweetness, like a mocha sweetness. There is a lot of oatmeal.

M- Thin. Too thin for the style. Carbonated.

O- this is an excellent beer. Great deal. tastes great. Great representation of the style

StoryOfTheGhost, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of daliandragon
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I saved this one for a full week despite really wanting to pound it. Surely that is worth something. poured into the Ithaca tapered pint glass my brother gifted me last summer. A handsome jet black and dark tan head that rises (and falls) like Icarus A real, heavy, syrupy pour, as I would expect. Nose is oats, coffee, and baker's chocolate. Dense and appetizing.

Very interesting in taste. The thick, heavy chocolate malts are like a brick; concrete and immovable, with coffee, molasses, and chocolate, yet halfway through, the hops kick in. This is unexpected. Medicinal and floral in nature, they teleport this beer, especially the finish and aftertaste, to a different place. Before this, I enjoyed a (very good) black IPA and I'm having a little deja vu. Certainly, this is smooth and tasty, and very well handcrafted, but I'm slightly resenting the hop takeover, as to me that's not what oatmeal stout is about, so to speak.

daliandragon, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of LordBleull
5/5  rDev +19.9%

LordBleull, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with half an inch of light tan head. Thin webbed lacing clings.

The nose has a warming and quite rich oatmeal scent. There is some cocoa and leather.

The taste is roasty and well rounded with ample oats and bitter cocoa. Roastt and pleasant with a balanced sweet/roasted flavor.

The mouthfeel is light medium with a light amount of carbonation. Creamy, smooth and drinkable as hell.

Overall, liked it a lot. Holds strong, with stand up qualities.

ChugginOil, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of dlello2
4/5  rDev -4.1%

dlello2, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 1/8" deep mocha head. The body looks dark as coffee. Smell has lots of coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt. Taste mirrors and even exceeds the smell. There's a deep richness and a medium weight. Perhaps a little overroasting but it contributes to the flavors. This far exceeded my expectations. In fact this degree of flavor intensity usually comes from an Imperial Stout, which it's obviously not.

MoreThanWine, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of ahq514
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into english pint glass.

Pours black with a nice two finger mocha colored head. Appears to have low carbonation. Light lacing.

Smells slightly sweet with a touch of oats. Rich malt with a nice dose of roast, slight coffee aroma. Touch of earthy hops but not much else in the way of hops.

Fairly straightforward oatmeal stout. Slight creaminess, although less so than a lot of other oatmeal stouts I've had. A little bit of sweetness up front, and then a nice dry, roast comes in and dominates the finish.

A little bit creamy. Lighter body than I would prefer and a light carbonation.

A good oatmeal stout, but nothing that stands out. There are a handful of other ones I'd rather grab, but its still worth trying.

ahq514, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received this one in the Secret Santa BIF from joepais; thanks Joe. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. One inch of head lasts throughout drinking it and very light lacing is left on the glass. Looks like a great stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, and toasted malts. Pretty nice and roasty, and a good amount of chocolate

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, cream, toasted malts, and oatmeal. Very nice again, and a tiny step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink. Great body for an oatmeal stout....just perfect.

o - Overall a very nice oatmeal stout. The taste is very nice and the body is almost perfect; a very nice option if you're in the mood for an oatmeal stout. One of the better ones in the style I've had in a while.

mdfb79, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of chimaylvr
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

chimaylvr, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev -4.1%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Mendocino Oatmeal Stout.

A: Dark brown with a three-finger, tan, creamy and frothy head that lasted a few minutes. Really good lacing.

S: Nice roasted aroma. Chocolate and coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Burnt malt flavor and roasted coffee. Really nice roasted malt finish.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy and slightly warm.

O: This was a really solid Oatmeal Stout. I liked it better than the Mendocino.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Luchman
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Luchman, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Daniel9913
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Daniel9913, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Bilco, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, smoky aroma has tones of chocolate and caramel and just a hint of roast coffee. It pours a rich, opaque coffee brown with a very thick, mostly fine-bubbled, rather persistent tan head. Flavor has a firm burnt wood overtone and caramel, semi-sweet chocolate and roast coffee notes, plus just a hint of licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side for a stout, but still has a good fizz to it and leaves a smoky, slightly sweet finish. I look forward to trying more Ipswich offerings.

Cyberkedi, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NHSTEVE, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of 11millsown113
4/5  rDev -4.1%

11millsown113, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of gkatsoris
4/5  rDev -4.1%

gkatsoris, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of redliner8
5/5  rDev +19.9%

redliner8, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of PJKSR02
5/5  rDev +19.9%

PJKSR02, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of splendidsplinter
5/5  rDev +19.9%

splendidsplinter, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of codon2004
5/5  rDev +19.9%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev -4.1%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.