Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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2.8/5 rDev -32.7%
Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter glass. Pours opaque black with a thin beige head. The nose lacked rich, creamy chocolate and oatmeal that I expected. Picked up more coffee and some green herb notes instead. The taste is of more chocolate, going into a burnt cocoa or even liquorice or charcoal. The palate medium bodied, there is a creamy texture in the middle section and a dry (unfortunately slightly astringent) finish. Expected more out of this one bc of its high rating. Not going to be on the bandwagon on this one. Sorry.
02-06-2012 22:47:51 | More by CuriousMonk
2.83/5 rDev -32%
Black/Dark Brown with a super thick, creamy, and persistent latte head.
Smells malty sweet light coffee and a little hops
Tastes are malty and light coffee as well. Not as full in flavor as I hoped for. The funky acid taste towards the end was also unwelcome.
Very smooth and greasy. Ends dry. the taste of alcohol is faintly present.
Not as good as I was expecting it to be. The full and roundness of a great or even good beer just weren't there. Decent and palatable.
07-28-2012 17:38:35 | More by Burlyn
2.86/5 rDev -31.3%
The color was quite dark and the moderate head was a beautiful tan color. I was looking forward to this one after reading some of the very good reviews. However, this brew had a bitter aftertaste that I could not get away from. Perhaps I got an off bottle and will make another try..
04-02-2013 22:45:36 | More by DS31
2.93/5 rDev -29.6%
Black thick pour with a slightly oil look to it. Nice big foamy brown lasting head. Smell is fairly heavily hopped, with a rich roastiness in the background and a bit of dry cocoa. Taste is roasty, with medium to high carbonation, and was well hopped. Slightly overcarbonated, a bit dry, and bland, although the body was full and rich. Okay, but far from one of my favorite stouts. Just boring overall, and needed some sweetness to make the flavors pop a bit more.
02-24-2008 18:45:32 | More by JDV
2.95/5 rDev -29.1%
hmmm Rogue... this company is beginning to get under my nerves... all of their dark beers seem to have the same acidic, pungent, chocolate and coffee flavour. Perhaps this is some weird form of conditioning... the first Rogue beer I ever had was the Double Chocolate Stout... anyway...
It looks alright, black with weak lacing, the head was big but it is gone now. The smell is what I described above... Acrid yet savory. I would probably rate the beer higher if it was a regular stout as opposed to an oatmeal. The smooth, creamy, thick oatmeal character is not there (at least not enough).
For the quality and the price, this one is definitely a pass.
11-28-2010 22:31:43 | More by EwaldEichstaett
3/5 rDev -27.9%
A: pours a dark definitive brown. One finger loose toasted wheat head takes it's time falling down to a thick sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.
S: toasty, smells of pine bark, evident bitterness on the nose here for me. hints of coffee, cocoa beans. Not bad, not what I had expected either. nice. Slightest hint of graham and cinnamon as it warms.
T: More coffee than anticipated, but def less than an east coast coffee beer. Bitter in the back. Not very complex. Plenty of oats, toasty oats.
M: Heavy with medium to high carb. Dry and cloying at the same time. Wish the carb was a bit lower and the beer was smoothed out more.
O: Decent beer, but not a go to for stouts, or oatmeal stouts. Uncertain of the greatness this beer has acheived provided the beer is quite simple.
04-02-2011 16:31:24 | More by harrymel
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,855 ratings.