Ipswich Oatmeal Stout
Ipswich Ale Brewery

Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout
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Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #32
Ranked #4,056
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Sep 10, 2023
Dec 03, 2001
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.
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Rated: 4.02 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a small head of light brown head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading slowly over time and leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a roasted malt and oaty smell mixed with some coffee and a bit of brown sugar. Along with these smells comes notes of fudge and crème. Other light notes of brown bread and caramel are there as well, giving a dark and roasty smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a very roasty and toasty flavor mixed with lots of coffee and some nice oat flavors. Other flavors of toast and roast as well as some caramel and cocoa are there as well. There is a bit of a brownie like flavor as well as some notes of nuttiness. Toward the end the sweetness and roastiness increase a bit, leaving one with a rather dark and roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thick and chewy with a moderate carbonation. For the big rich flavors the feel is good and makes for a nice slow sipper.
Overall – A decent oatmeal stout nice for a cooler fall day. Rich in flavor and very representative of the style.
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by dd53grif from Michigan

May 02, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 22, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a can from Beer of the Month. Pours a thick, dark brown with a sizeable head. You can smell the roasted malt, and the taste is even more dominant. Also a good bit of roasted chocolate. A very flavorful beer. I drank it side by side with a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, which is smoother with a vanilla sweetness. But Ipswich held its own - and was its own version of stout.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Dec 20, 2022
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I gave a mixed review to a previous sample of this beer; it turns out that was an improperly-stored sample. This is my updated rave review for Ipswich Oatmeal Stout:

This brew is black and viscous, with an expansive, lingering tan head.

The aroma is rich and earthy. Something about the nose also makes me want to describe it as creamy.

The texture of the brew is creamy, too. The carbonation level is perfect.

The beer abounds in delicious semisweet chocolate flavors. The finish is long, with malt and hop flavors melding beautifully.

This is a glorious beer, with some of the richness of an imperial stout but more drinkability. This is very possibly my favorite stout!
Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am trying this beer off the tapper at the brewery as part of the "Classic" four sample flight. It poured a dark opaque with nice tan cascading head that left a spotty lace. The scent had subtle malt and roast notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was a subtle sweet roast and chocolate malt base with hints of coffee presence. The mouthfeel was smooth in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a great beer.
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reminded of this beer by the How many Beers of Fame have you reviewed? post. I did not realize that I had not review this brew before. I have had this many times before, looking forward to trying again.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black appearance with a large, mocha colored head and lots of lacing; a real treat for the eyes. Charred malt aroma, with notes of coffee, smoke and bittersweet chocolate. Roasted malts rule the taste, but sufficient hops help maintain a good balance. Smooth, full bodied mouthfeel that is nicely carbonated. Dry, bitter, lingering finish. Very enjoyable.
Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very fine beer.

Pours a very nice deep deep brown, almost black. Rich brown head.

No noticeable smell.

Very smooth taste - full bodied and slightly sweet.
Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by TrojanRB from Texas

Sep 18, 2019
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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