Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by TheStove:
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Quenchers, poured into a standard pint glass. Pours nice and dark black with a lasting finger of cream. Progression down the pint leaves a nice faint lace the whole way down the glass.
Putting the pint to the nose there is instantly evidence of toasted malt and oatmeal. A drink confirms these flavors which last through the drink giving way to an interplay of hops and bitter chocolate. Subsequent sips have the hop character at the end giving way to more chocolate and light toasted oatmeal flavors. By the end of the pint the bitterness fades and is almost absent.
Easily drinkable. Something I'd call a summer stout; a stout tasty enough to hold it's own as a stout but not so thick and bold that you'd avoid drinking this in the sun or at a BBQ. This is reinforced by a lack of booziness, as well. I could see myself getting through a good number of these if I wasn't paying attention.
A great stout, exemplary of the oatmeal style.
Serving type: on-tap
08-25-2010 17:26:01 | More by TheStove
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Can't believe I haven't rated this. Pours nearly black under a large, lumpy tan head. The foam settles to a solid sheet in the surface; minor lacing. Smells of dark malt, subtle oats, roasted barely, and earthy hops with a slight soapy/floral note. Lots of chocolaty roast in the flavor and some citrusy hop bitterness. Creamy smooth, not quite full bodied, but appropriate for the style. I imagine I would have rated this one higher years ago, but hey, it's still a classic. Good, hoppy stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 21:06:52 | More by wedge
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,572 ratings.