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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 129
Gots: 41 | 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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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the look of this beer. A gorgeous soft, bubbly, light (but not too light) brown sits atop the black brew. Some lacing clings to the glass. The nose brings milk chocolate, roasted coffee, nuts, oats, and a hint of vanilla. The taste doesn't bring as much of the smell to the table. You get hints of cocoa and coffee and roasted malts. Each sip goes down smooth with a silky mouthfeel. Sticky on the lips too. Overall, a good example of the style and can see why it is considered a classic in the area.

ChrisL24481, Apr 18, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hmmm, this beer has been sitting on the shelf for eight months (Bottled on 07/12/2013) and it’s pretty low in ABV. Still, it’s unfiltered, so the extra time on yeast may have produced some interesting flavors. Plus, it’s a classic that you can’t get it my home state – picking it up was an easy choice. Cheers!

A: Pours incredibly foamy; a mountain of creamy tan head rises up above a pitch black body. After about five minutes the head has finally collapsed to a half-inch of retention, leaving an unbroken layer of thick lacing on the inside of the glass. Classic look.

S: This is not a creamy, chocolaty nose. Instead, what you get is a balanced blend of hickory smoked meat, light-roast coffee, chestnut, and a touch of pretzely malt. Like a pub beer, it’s nuanced and traditional.

T: Mild chocolate and mineral water flavors blended with a crisp bitterness of roasts and hops. Warm, slightly nutty tastes of pecan, maple syrup, Hershey’s chocolate, and brown sugar-cinnamon oatmeal provide a modest base, but are soon overtaken with a bitter smoke and hop character, a prickly upswing of dry pine, campfire, herbal sassafras, and a salty yeast taste of brine. Aftertaste continues along that path: dry and grassy, the hops find a quick peak of crisp bitterness but die out rather slowly.

M: The carbonation is strong, as expected – the cap nearly flew off when I cracked the bottle – but in a rich, silky way; think cappuccino foam, not champagne fizz. The body’s wonderfully creamy, as well, adding depth to a brew that’s already bigger than its ABV.

O: A classic for a reason – what a satisfying, drinkable beer. The call-and-response between the creamy sugars and the bitter hops and roasts makes this interesting enough to stay satisfying throughout, and that doesn’t seem too typical in a low-alcohol beer. I thought that there would be some noticeably dull flavors in here due to the age of this bottle…turns out, that’s not at all true. Great beer.

BarryMFBurton, Mar 11, 2014
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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.