Ipswich Oatmeal Stout | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Oatmeal StoutIpswich Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Photo of mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received this one in the Secret Santa BIF from joepais; thanks Joe. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. One inch of head lasts throughout drinking it and very light lacing is left on the glass. Looks like a great stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, and toasted malts. Pretty nice and roasty, and a good amount of chocolate

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, cream, toasted malts, and oatmeal. Very nice again, and a tiny step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink. Great body for an oatmeal stout....just perfect.

o - Overall a very nice oatmeal stout. The taste is very nice and the body is almost perfect; a very nice option if you're in the mood for an oatmeal stout. One of the better ones in the style I've had in a while.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Mendocino Oatmeal Stout.

A: Dark brown with a three-finger, tan, creamy and frothy head that lasted a few minutes. Really good lacing.

S: Nice roasted aroma. Chocolate and coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Burnt malt flavor and roasted coffee. Really nice roasted malt finish.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy and slightly warm.

O: This was a really solid Oatmeal Stout. I liked it better than the Mendocino.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, smoky aroma has tones of chocolate and caramel and just a hint of roast coffee. It pours a rich, opaque coffee brown with a very thick, mostly fine-bubbled, rather persistent tan head. Flavor has a firm burnt wood overtone and caramel, semi-sweet chocolate and roast coffee notes, plus just a hint of licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side for a stout, but still has a good fizz to it and leaves a smoky, slightly sweet finish. I look forward to trying more Ipswich offerings.

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Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that sticks around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is nice and strong, it smells like roasted malt, oats, coffee, chocolate and a bit of vanilla. The taste is just like the aroma, it's all roasted malt, oats, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. There's good balance between the roasty, sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little creamy and coating with good carbonation. I have to say this is a pretty good overall brew, it's one of if not the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had. It's an excellent deal for just $5.99 a bomber, I definitely recommend this one!

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Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long time drinker, first time reviewer.

Nose is smooth, sweet, rolled oats, a bit of dark chocolate.

Mouth and taste: nicely chewable body, carbonation is high for this style. Lingering boozey coating on tongue, not a sticky feel at all. Roasted malts, powdery oats, cocoa powder. Warm. Light for a bigger 7% stout. Feels even lighter with the biggies I've been drinking from the stout family lately. Definitely looks and smells bigger than it is, which always throws me off about this guy, no matter how many times I have it.

Still solid. Enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Ipswich Oatmeal Stout from Ipswich Ale Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 891 ratings.
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