Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Spotlight on Ipswich Oatmeal Stout
Well, it sure does feel like fall has arrived. Or at least we can pretend it has. After the scorching hot summer we had, the cool temperatures and dampness in the air are a nice change of pace. What better way to celebrate this sneak preview of fall, then to run out and grab some of the delicious fall seasonals that are now available. While you are stocking your cart full of Imperial Pumpkin Ales and Oktoberfest Marzens, be sure not to overlook one of the other great offerings of the season, the Oatmeal Stout. One in particular that we just released is the ever-so-yummy Ipswich Oatmeal Stout. With its rich notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, this stout is robust, yet smooth and creamy at the same time. Ipswich crafts this ale using three different hop additions, specially selected crystal malts, roasted barely and oatmeal to give it a soft and silky mouth feel. Whatever they do, it works.
On ratebeer.com, it is has received a whopping 96 out of 100 points, and Beer Advocate puts it in the 'Outstanding' category with a 'A' rating. Jason Alstrom, one of the Beer Advocate brothers, said, "This is one stout I can't get enough of, one of the most drinkable, full-bodied ales I have run into in a long time. A treat for any die hard stout fan especially if you enjoy oatmeal stouts."
So with all that said, go out and give it a try for yourself and let us know what you think!
Ipswich Brewery was founded in 1991, but it wasn't until four years later that the Oatmeal Stout rolled off the bottling line. Other offerings from the brewery include their Original Ale, Dark Ale, India Pale Ale and a variety of seasonal and limited releases. Coming up next: Ipswich Winter Ale!