DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has got a very dark, opaque brown body, with a rich brown head. Wonderful lacing and impressive head retention. A truly beautiful stout!
A pronounced earthy hoppiness really fights for the main role in the aroma. However, the strong roasted malt profile is still the dominant. Dark chocolate and coffee, with some toasted bread notes.
The taste is kind of coarse at first, with a very pronounced bitterness and coffee notes. However, after a few moments, it becomes much smooth and a bit more complex. It has a very rich roasted malt profile, with almost tobacco-like notes. Dark chocolate, espresso, a bit of licorice, and oatmeal. The finish is bitter and malty. As the beer warms up, you may get some nice sweetness and a smoother finish. Tasty, yet very roasty, so not necessarily a beer for all.
Medium-bodied. Some carbonation can be felt at first. No real feel of alcohol. Not the most pleasant mouthfeel, yet it is quite alright.
For such a hoppy and bitter stout, this goes down very well. I would not call this a session stout, but this is certainly very drinkable nonetheless.
Sureshpa (380) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, molasses Appearance: Dark brown, red glow, soft can, beige medium bubble foam, staying head, full lace Taste: Chocolate, coffee, light bitterness and sourness, medium body, roast, malts, light bitter thin finish
androman (1845) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, Moor tap takeover. Nose is roasty. Body is black, head is big, brownish, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tobacco, smoked wood, dark chocolate, roasted malt, spices, ash. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty and hoppy medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, very unique, very tasty, such a strong flavor with this ABV is amazing, great one.
leghorn99 (240) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 10, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
La birra è di colore nero profondo, che lascia poco spazio alla luce; la schiuma è abbondante, compatta, di colore marroncino, dalla buona allacciatura e di ottima persistenza. Buonissima intensità al naso: il malto tostato dona uno straordinario aroma di cioccolato con essenza di caffè, mentre la ricchezza degli zuccheri e l’oscurità della birra, portano alla mente la dolcezza della melassa. Non è una presenza schiacciante, ma è evidente la discreta quantità di luppolo utilizzato. Tutto insieme una buona complessità olfattiva. In bocca conferma le sensazioni nasali, risultando corposa e di buon carattere: un ricco sapore di malto tostato, a seguire cioccolato, con un pizzico di caffè; fino a lasciare il posto ad un buon amaro da luppolo, ottimamente bilanciato dalla dolcezza dell’avena utilizzata per la creazione di questa Shakespeare.
rami_pl (2056) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rami Rami is drinking a Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout by Rogue Ales & Spirits at Powiśle
Nie czuje platkow, malo ciala. Ale fajnie kawowo palono czekoladowe, wytrawne, cos jakby lukrecja czy anyzek w tle? Kwaskowe posmaki.ok+
Jury (183) - RUSSIA - OCT 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Очень вкусный стаут, шикарны& аромат, красива& темная пена, отличны& вкус и послевк& Срок годност& до 12.10.16. (Bottle 0,355/ 6,5%)
rentonj7 (217) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like a million bucks. Deep opaque reddish brown with cookies and cream milkshake head. Coffee, soy sauce (props to below), licorice, toasted malts on nose. Chocolate, coffee (tastes like roasted coffee smells), oats, roasted barley. Lighter mouthfeel with creamy texture. Lingering finish with coffee bitterness. Very, very nice.
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle at home. BB 03/2017. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells of licorice, earthy, hazelnuts, some coffee, bitter chocolate. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, some licorice, coffee roasty, some charcoal, some vanilla, some spices. finishes lightly roasty with notes of vanilla, spices and some earthy notes. decent one, gets a bit thin towards the finish. overall quite good one though.
mateuszk (2158) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black in colour, small beige head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, espresso, some licorice and hint of pine. In taste lightly sweet, dry with roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate notes. Medium to light body, soft carbonation, creamy texture, finish os bitter. Tasty stout.
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at City Tap House in University City - nice dark color. Sweet chocolatey aroma and flavor. Very good.
gyhallmanti (307) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle split with SimonBlok, cheers for that. Pours a colour as black as my ex-girlfriends soul with a decent beige head which diminishes to a even thin layer. Aroma of oatmeal, soy sauce, caramel, coffee beans. Taste is fairly sweet, medi bitter with a dry bitter finish. Notes of caramel, coffee, peated malts, chocolate. Texture is oily to sticky, medium to full bodied with decent carbonation.