Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by ebrauser:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 22 to a pint glass.
Appearance: Thick 3-4 finger head with the consistency of a whipped jello almost. Some lingering lace. Pours a dark pitch brown which absorbs all visible light.
Aroma: Spicy hops with orange and cinnamon dominate the nose, without much sweetness but yet hinting at a looming malt background.
Flavor: Perfectly bitter with dark chocolate and coffee being the main culprits. A tad smoky and definitely containing a roasted flavor in the finish. It tastes a lot like eating a chocolate-covered coffee bean.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, which is a little light considering some oatmeal stouts chewiness. Very pleasant and definitely should be drunk more than once.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2010 05:09:12 | More by ebrauser
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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
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
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