Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by cubedbee:
4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint glass, very deep black with no light coming through, even around the edges, two fingers of creamy beige head that vanishes a little too quickly, some scattered lacing. Nose is suprisingly full of flowery hops which are overlaid over a nice roasted espresso and powdered cocoa aroma. Taste has a nice smooth espresso taste upfront coupled with a slight sweet malt and oatmeal flavor, and then finishing with a nice dose of floral hops. The aftertaste is a blend of coffee goodness and hop bitterness that just leaves you wanting more. I enjoy hoppy stouts, even though generally the hops really dominate the roast, but this is an absolute perfect blend. Full bodied, creamy, and smooth, this is a pleasure to drink. Because of the balance, the great texture, and the fairly low ABV, the only limiting factor on how much I could drink is the price of these bombers. Really wish I could get these in 12 oz servings.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2006 19:47:24 | More by cubedbee
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3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.
Appearance: Pours a near-black with a small tan head that recedes swiftly. Lacing is nonexistent and carbonation fairly heavy.
Aroma: Smells like bitter chocolate, black coffee, oats and dark malts. The nose is about average strength - doesn't leap at you, but it's there.
Taste: Very tasty stout. Taste follows the nose but is more forward. Dark chocolate and oats dominate.
Mouthfeel: Velvet-smooth and fairly heavy. Pleasant to drink.
Overall: This is a really good oatmeal stout. I paired it with baked lemon tofu and noodle salad. It kind of screams out for more robust food than that, but it was a darn good companion anyway. If you like oatmeal stouts, seek this out.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 23:33:55 | More by illpass78
4.21/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed a pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Color is a nice inky oil slick black with reddish highlights near the bottom of the glass. Smells spicy and burnt, with some hop resins, nuts, and a slight red berry fruitiness hovering over singed caramel, wood char, and dark roast coffee. Palate is simultaneously roasted, nutty, and slightly tart, with coffee and chocolate flavors providing the base while redskin peanut, lemon rind, and chalky minerals add nuance. Reminds me of a thin to moderate bodied top-tier Irish dry stout with an extremely smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The smoothness has to be experienced to be believed. A drinkable oatmeal stout that has some hop presence and is curiously devoid of prominent sweetness. Screams "American" when compared with excellent British examples like Samuel Smith and not in a bad way.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 21:52:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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