Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Color is nearly black, and opaque. An average pour produces a very large three finger khaki colored head with excellent retention and leaves tons of sticky lacing.
The nose has a nice light roasted malt character, with hints of dark bitter chocolate and light grassy hops. Pretty good so far.
The taste is much more bitter than the nose leads you to believe. Bitter chocolate, grassy hops and even a little bit of bitterness picked up for the roasting of the malts. Chocolate and sweeter malts balance it out a little, and right in the end I get a light coffee taste. Fairly complex and it all melds together nicely, great stuff.
Medium in body, with a smooth and creamy texture. Has an appropriate carbonation. Drinkability is great.
Overall, I'm really impressed with this stout. A very well crafted stout. Simple, yet refined. Complex, yet approachable. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2010 22:10:02 | More by Mistofminn
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