Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by barczar:
3.94/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can't see it in my Pub mug.
Roast malt, chocolate, and hints of Waffle House coffee form the initial aroma. There's a bit of nuttiness that emerges, possibly due to the oat presence.
Flavor is roast malt dominated, but not bitter until the finish. Notes of chocolate and roast fruitiness add complexity. There's an underlying toasted character.
Phenols surface late.
Body is moderate to slightly full, a little creamy, with low carbonation. There's an astringent note.
Roasty, chocolatey, with a hint of dark fruit. Not my fave stout, but fairly drinkable. Nothing exceptional, but good balance of chocolate and roast flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2013 05:01:15 | More by barczar
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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 2,571 ratings.