Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.4/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A- poured a very thick light caramel color head that dissipates slowly into a rocky 1 inch head after a few moments. The color is one shade off of the black scale with a slight reddish brown hue.
S- Caramel and chocolate aromas with some slight metallic notes, not off-putting.
T- dark chocolate malt and smoky flavors upfront with a little bitter burnt finish.
M- a pretty decent balance between coating and crisp. There's a little bite to it but enough smooth coating to make it drinkable.
O- I may have had about half a dozen Oatmeal Stouts in my time, so I have not nailed down the definitive character yet, but this is a good cold weather beer. It's a little smokier than I prefer, but the chocolate and roasted malt do come through.
edited 10 minutes later to add that I starting picking up some faint vanilla flavors after the beer sat a minute or two.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 21:13:59 | More by BCraig
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