Ipswich Oatmeal Stout | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
887
Reviews:
405
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 887 |  Reviews: 405
Photo of KMillard
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heavy in malts and bitter hops. Dry up front and little sweet after. Classic early microbrew style, glad it's still around. But, this is chock full of dark malt flavor, perhaps too much for some.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with a modest cap of khaki foam. Aroma smells of toffee, dates, cocoa, and raisins.

The taste features prunes, dates, molasses, and roasted malt that strike a tenuous balance with a hefty dose of zesty, earthy, herbal hops. A crescendo of semi-sweet chocolate and toffee manifests itself well into the finish. Medium-light body and fine carbonation make for the expectedly smooth mouthfeel of an oatmeal stout.

Overall, this is a smooth, tasty oatmeal stout that's easy to drink. My only minor gripe is that it's a little more hop-forward than I prefer for the style.

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Photo of JonSchwartz
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ben1313
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is a mix of oatmeal and bakers chocolate. Thick yet smooth, this beer is sweet and easily passes over tongue yet has balance and a pleasant dryness on the finish.

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Photo of mds1101
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rliu917
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Nice head. Fairly potent.

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Photo of DrewJS
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PX316
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EatonHops
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdub
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head that slowly died down, but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and chicory are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate malts and chicory along with notes of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and only slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as smooth compared to other beers in the style, but is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Agent47M
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with a thick tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malts and espresso with just a hint of dairy. This carries over to the taste, with a little char, a little coffee and a nice dry, Irish stout-like finish. Medium bodied, a bit chewy, with just enough carbonation, like an oatmeal stout should be. Awesome, old-school stout here.

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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 887 ratings.
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