Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.53/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Paid $4.99 or so for the 22 oz. bomber...
The beer pours just like a less art-sy Guinness, head retention is limited to 20 minutes, and dissipates down to a ring around the glass, specs of lacing on the glass and the base of the beer has a nice swirl of lacing as well. Pretty standard smell of a "better brews" stout; roasted coffee, oats, malts, and caramel.
The words to best describe the taste are: complementary and well-balanced. Starts off with the smooth creamy head, the blend of coffee-malts-oats, and a the end contains remaining cream on the mouth with a clean/sweet aftertaste, very impressive! Low carbonation, moderate heaviness, and creamy in the mouth, and yes... thumbs up to nominate it as the ideal session stout (at 6.0%), hands down!
Final Thought: You definitely get what you pay for with this bad boy. The use of quality ingredients and precision of detail must be used to implement this world class beer. On-tap please!
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2008 01:44:31 | More by mobyfann
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