Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
Basically black in color, but with some brownnish-red highlights. Thick coffee foam settles slowly to an espresso crema-like cap.
Nose is all cascade, and a lot of it. One has to work to get any of the malt and coffee notes that one knows are there. These are easier to pick out as the beer warms.
Palate is out of balance for this taster - too much hop flavor. Not too much bitterness, but it tastes almost like a hop tea rather than a beer. There is some nice malt, coffee and bitter notes, but they are simply overwhelmed by the cascade flavor. Definitely a quality brew, but not to my taste.
10-10-2002 07:35:33 | More by Realale
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a 22 ounce painted label bottle with a brief description of the beer. When poured, it comes out a dark brown, very thick with no transparency. The head is a frothy brownish tan about an inch thick. The head gives way to a small amount of Belgian lace.
The aroma is chocolate and coffee with a definite malty smell. The taste is of chocolate and malt with a distinctive, but mile alcoholic flavor. There is a slight amount of hop flavor in the aftertaste giving it a very pleasant bitterness.
An excellent stout and one of my favorites.
02-20-2005 00:56:05 | More by abcsofbeer
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Dark brown almost black topped with a three finger tan head. Head fades slowly to a cap and leaves some nice lace on the glass.
S- Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a hint of coffee in the nose.
T- Heavy bittersweet chocolate that slowly changes to a slightly bitter finish of coffee. Finish is dry with a lingering final note of coffee and earthiness. Very well balanced.
M- Full bodied, with medium carbonation. Creamy and silky in the mouth, very smooth.
D- Very, and that's all that need be said. The 6.0% ABV is well hidden
Find it, drink it, and enjoy it.
10-07-2009 05:16:25 | More by ToddT
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
This is now officialy the best stout that I have ever had. This poured jet black with a medium sized brown head that turned into a nice pillowy froth on top of the beer. The smell was heavenly with the smell of coffee beans and a slight hint of plum. The taste just killed me with its perfect balance of hoppy, chocolate and smokey flavors all rounded out by a great coffee finish. This stout is balanced to perfection and is one of the few that I could pound back all night and enjoy every minute of it.
10-17-2003 09:41:11 | More by Dmann
5/5 rDev +20.2%
Grabbed a 22oz. bomber from BevMo! Had mine for dessert with some chocolates.
Pours a thick jet black with a thick sponge-like tan head, Awesome foamy lacing, so dark I can't see any carbonation.
Aroma of roasted caramel, chocolate and black coffee. Nice hoppy scent.
Buttery smooth texture. Big flavors of chocolate, and roasted caramel with a nice acidic hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dry tartness like black coffee on the back on the palate.
Perfect stout, great dessert beer. Awesome balance of roasted malts and bitter hops. One of my favorites!
12-29-2005 02:47:34 | More by SteveO1231
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
Impressive creamy light brown head sits on top of the ink black brew. Very appealing.
Vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate in the nose.
Coffee, dark chocolate, and savory roasted flavors dominate. Once the beer warms up a little fruit character is more apparent. Some orange. Very clean bitterness present.
Smooth mouthfeel that goes down easy.
Very nice beer that always seems to impress me.
05-15-2007 04:13:48 | More by bosco7
4.55/5 rDev +9.4%
A-pours black as night with thick tan head that leaves behind consistant lacing from start to finish
S-caramels,oak smokieness,along with some light hops and coffee aromas
T-the darkest of chocolate and robust french pressed coffee are the tits and ass of this stout along with french vinilla and hazelnut,rocky road ice cream,hops that create a boquet of caramels combined with honey roasted peanuts and sweet canadian whisky
M-creamieness for days,strong heavy body with teriffic carbonation that feels like a mad crazy whirlpool of 33 flavors combined in one hoppy waffle cone
D-smoothest Stout I've ever enjoyed,hands down!!!!
03-23-2008 07:45:34 | More by orangemoustache
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from the now infamous 22oz silk screened bottle. beautifully black with a two finger tan head. Good retention and lacing on this one. Lots of coffee and earthy tones in this one. A great smelling beer.
Big rush of dark and burt malt tower over the initial part of the taste. This is followed by a a very dry middle. The end seems to get that classic dry stout bitterness, but then you get a slight sweetness of coffee ice cream. I can't explian the finish. Quite different. It's got that classic big, fat, chewy, oily stout mouthfeel.
A really good dry stout.
12-01-2003 00:57:53 | More by yankeeheel
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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