Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours jet black, with very nearly no other shades of color, even at the edges. Huge, dark tan head tops this one off with fine bubbles, lasting for quite a while and leaving some small bits of chunky lacing behind. Aroma full of sweetness and roasted grain, and surprisingly a small dose of ashy, leafy hop on the nose. A faint, light cocoa aroma is present and becomes a little stronger as it warms up. Oats are also very apparent on the nose, adding a creamy and milky sweet aroma to buckle everything together. Should be a nice ride.
Shakespeare hits the palate with a very creamy body and a silky mouth feel - somewhat on the heavier side, but not quite chewy or "thick". The flavor is very robust and commanding - deeply roasted malts begin to lay the foundation for a nice collage of flavors. Nutty and woody flavors come marching through along with bittersweet cocoa powder and maybe the faintest hint of coffee or espresso on the very back of the tongue. The hop character is actually quite strong, and works surprisingly well; earthy, leafy, floral - they provide a nice, offsetting bitterness. The oats are also noticeable on the palate, more so in the aftertaste - but really, their biggest role is adding to the creamy mouth feel of the beer. Aftertaste is a bittersweet cocoa and earthy, roasted malt flavor with just a slight touch of left-over hop. Carbonation was medium, enough to produce a gigantic head upon pouring this one.
Solid oatmeal stout here, and actually one of Rogue's less expensive bomber offerings. Nice, robust flavors along with a friendly mouth feel and a low ABV make this stout super drinkable any time of the day.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 04:13:13 | More by tectactoe
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4.31/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep black in color. Not even a hint of color on the edges. Poured with a dense, creamy, mocha foam that reduced to a wispy cap. Rich roasted malt, chocolate, and grainy cereal aromas with lightly charred malt and hops at the end. Medium bodied with a creamy, velvety smooth feel and light crispness along the edges at the finish. Dark roasted malt and coffee up front followed by chocolate flavors into the middle. Hop bitterness quickly overwhelms the malty sweetness. Tangy hop bite is followed by intense pine and light citric hop bitterness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with chocolate and roasted coffee notes followed by a lingering charred malt and hop bitterness. Complex aromas and flavors with a silky smooth feel.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 23:26:24 | More by IronLover
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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