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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:
#1,419
Reviews:
406
Ratings:
894
pDev:
9.59%
Bros Score:
4.56
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
106
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 894 |  Reviews: 406
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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Photo of rclangk
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerCon5
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of smithj4
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmoses11
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Poured into pint glass. Two finger head disappears quickly. Nice stout

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Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 08/03/2016. Kinda bummed that this is the most recent bottling that I could find. And it was purchased at a popular store that rotates its stock often. Oh well.

Still really solid. Proper roasted malt, dark chocolate, and light char character in the nose and flavor. Also a hint of hops in the finish, imparting a nice balance and flavor profile. Feel is silky and fantastic, with a touch of bitterness and the typical cloying stout quality. Can't believe I've waited so long to review this wonderful beer; one of my favorite stouts and a go-to during the winter months.

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

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

Photo of LJSchoppert
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stein
L: Absolutely black, with a thin tan head
S: Chocolate and spice
T: Sweet coffee, with some spicy hop character
F: Thick and syrupy, with a surprising bit of prickliness
O: Pretty awesome stout. Not a ton of oatmeal character, but a pretty awesome stout

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Photo of DuncanBishop24
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A short belated review on one of the best Oatmeal Stouts I've tasted. Ipswich Oatmeal Stout is a dark thick ale, full-bodied, malty, hoppy, and delicious. Hoppy for a stout I should say, as Ipswich early on was heavy on the hops. Truly a great beer.

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

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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