Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales
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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
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
From a 22 oz. bottle poured into a large wine glass. Pitch black color with thick, brown head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Plenty of chocolate flavor rounded out with ample roasted barley/coffee flavor. Slight herbal hoppiness. Flavor of roasted coffee, plenty of bitterness. Hint of dark chocolate and a touch of citrus. Full body without being overly sweet.
12-05-2010 22:08:55 | More by goldbot
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Light-swallowing, black pour with a thick, long-lasting bronze head. Smell is less intense than expected, but typical roasted malts certainly are there. A bit of licorice and a nice bite of hops as well. Velvety, wonderful mouthfeel smoothes out the sharp flavors--toasty malts, bittersweet chocolate and noticeable astringency. At first I thought this was "merely" very good, but that sells this stout short. Very well done, indeed.
04-06-2004 03:49:21 | More by BitteBier
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
22 oz bomber.
Pours a crude oil black with a very nice light brown head. Lacing is present but not that impressive.
Aromas of burnt toffee, chocolate, and coffee are on the forefront. There is also a very nice floral hop aroma that is lacking in many other American Stouts.
Taste is absolutely amazing. This is what a stout should taste like with all the complexities that make beer great. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, and hop bitterness all play a part to balance out perhaps one of the best stouts I have had in a long time.
While this is a fine stout, I would have to say that one of it's major drawbacks, for me anyways, is the fact that 22 ozs is more than enough of such a rich concoction. This stout it in some instances too rich for it's own good. A fine beer indeed, but perhaps a little too much.
05-15-2004 03:26:03 | More by LuckySevens82
3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
Pours a deep black, with a creamy dark head, quickly dimishes to almost no lacing. Aroma is roasty, smoky, some chocolate, lightly hoppy (floral mostly). Flavor is strong with the chocolate and roasted malts (coffee), with a mild hops bitterness showing in the finish. Very smooth and creamy in the mouth.
04-09-2003 12:09:58 | More by goz
District of Columbia
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
I haven't ever been a huge Stout fan, so hopefully this will bring me out of my rut. Pours a deep black color with no visibility at all, even when held up to the light, and there is no head at all. Very thick in consistency too. The smell is sweet and nutty, more like a brown ale than I expected. Very similar smell to all the other dark Rogue Ales...
The taste is definitely distinct. No sweetness, mostly an assault of coffee and chocolate. In the middle of the sip you can taste the nut, and it ends with a dry bitter taste. Very overwhelming all over. I really have to judge this beer by style and not personal preference, but anyone who is looking for a kick-you-in-the-balls stout, this is definitely for you.
04-03-2005 16:27:06 | More by Toddv29424
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
Pours inky black with a short crown of dark tan head. Very little lacing and impossible to find carbonation. If it's there, I can't see it. Aroma is heavily dominated by dark roasty malt, espresso, some hint of bourbon and maybe a dark chocolate bar w/dried cherries in it. Complex flavor hints at Guinness with a very dry and tangy upfront attack, almost no residual sweetness but it's there. Lots of espresso in the flavor. Evolves into this espresso slowly and with great complexity. Finish is very long, with a touch of hop bitterness, but mostly characterized by a full espresso City Roast that lasts and lasts. Very delicious and generally ok priced at $5.49/bomber. A classic in the style and worth seeking out.
09-19-2010 23:21:24 | More by SolomonGrundy
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
A little thicker than other Stouts I've had, this was a very dark black/brown with a very small head. No retention whatsoever on the glass. I can only describe the appearance as "creamy", if that makes sense; just as I described the Sam Smith's as watery. The aroma was wonderful, very dark fruit, malts, yeast, chocolate. Then I tasted it. The balance of really good ingredients and subtleties of flavor made this beer excellent in my mind. It started off with a sweet, dark fruit taste, hints of yeast, malt, chocolate and mild caramel faded into oatmeal. I definitely wasn't expectin the oatmeal but it only grew more intense as the glass warmed. It was smooth and creamy, warming and the bottom of the glass was as tasty as the first sip. Excellent brew.
12-11-2005 17:20:06 | More by sinistrsam
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
A- Pours a deep and dark, nearly black, chocolate brown with a cocoa brown head.
S- Scents of cocoa malts, piney hops, and sweet/ sour yeast back tone.
T- Leads with a cola taste. Mid palate is of perfectly moderate sweet malts. Finishes with nice green bitter hops.
M- Could be a bit heavier on the palate for a stout. Not a fan of the thin stout.
D- Its a solid stout would be really good it it had just a heavier viscosity. The flavors are not overbearing neither is the ABV so definitely session able.
01-18-2009 16:47:11 | More by UA8
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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