Ipswich Oatmeal Stout | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
ipswichalebrewery.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep, rich and malty with hints of chocolate and coffee. It's what espresso would be if it had the gumption to be beer. We use two different hop additions, specially selected crystal malts, roasted barley and oatmeal to give it a soft and silky mouth feel. Makes a great dessert or meal.

Added by UncleJimbo on 12-03-2001

BEER STATS
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#2,911
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
912
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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Photo of twosheds
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown with tan head.

Has kind of a molasses and dried fruit smell.

Taste and mouthfeel are super smooth. Chocolate is the dominant flavor, but also getting some coffee.

Really nice oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mamaraza
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of egrandfield
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fills a PBGC Dimpled "Sparkles" Mug with a very, very dark brown directly from the bottle. This is black and syrupy in the mug while a one inch, dense, creamy chestnut head eventually deposits patchy lace.

Bittersweet chocolate reaches out from the mug. Toasted malt, cashews and dark chocolate are more prevalent while sipping. All are slightly more pronounced in the finish.

Roasted malt bitterness joins with almost-burnt toast on entry. Bakers' Chocolate and nuts fill the middle while coffee joins in the finish. Mild, but lingering warmth, makes the chocolate sing and draws out more sweetness.

A creamy full body compliments the smooth texture of Jersey cotton. Mild alcohol, soft carbonation, and light astringency fill out the palate.

This Stout worked well ushering in the Spring. It would seamlessly add to any conversation, especially with a soft, nutty cheese. Thank you Louise and Rodney.

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Photo of bobstockwell
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark.
Expected oatmeal like scent.
Classic taste of a stout, with a slight coffee like after taste.

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Photo of TomWight
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roberto11232
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjmj51
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nsfenxer
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coshag
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrRB
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite nice oatmeal stout. Dark and reasonably thick. The nose is somewhat muted, but shows plenty of roast. The palate is pure and linear. Very enjoyable but lacks depth. [12 oz. bottle into goblet glass]

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Photo of matthewrdale
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rdoggg
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with an eggshell white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Subtle lace ran here and there.
The aroma had some sweet to bitter stifled milk chocolate sweet nibs biting into some roastiness and clinging to some toast, dark bread and nuts.
The flavor was moderately sweet again and pulling in some light notes of milk chocolate, nuts, dark bread and then some earthiness seemed to present a light back end sort of taste. Aftertaste was somewhat oaty, nutty, dark bread and some milk chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Nice smoothness along my tongue with the same finish.
Overall, definitely a nice oatmeal stout well worthy of having again.

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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