Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by phideltashaggy:
3.48/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a standard US tumbler
*side note* This is my first stout besides Guinness, so take this review with a grain of salt
A-This one one of the prettiest beers I've ever seen. Almost completly black with a medium thick brown head. Perfect lacing.
S- Roasted malts are the main scent.
T-Not as sweet as one might expect. The main flavor I got was of roasted malts. The finish is a weird battle; some sips there is a nice burnt chocolate finish, then the next will be very dry and hoppy.
MF-About the same thickness of a standard guinness, possibly thinner.
D-I think this is a nice beer to nurse at the end of a long day, but I can't see myself drinking more than one.
Overall, this is not quite what I was expecting from a craft stout, but that just shows me that there are many things to learn about beer. I look forward to reviewing more very soon.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2010 22:13:30 | More by phideltashaggy
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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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