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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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894 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,417
Reviews:
406
Ratings:
894
pDev:
9.59%
Bros Score:
4.56
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
106
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 894 |  Reviews: 406
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4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 894 ratings
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