Shakespeare Stout

Shakespeare Stout

My review.

From: Rogue Ales Brewery / Brewer’s on the Bay in Oregon, United States
Style: American Stout

overall: 3.75
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

I couldn’t really detect a scent. (But then, I may have allergies acting up.)
But the pour was great! Deep, rick, thick black. Opaque.
The head is a full finger thick, and is indeed thick. Dark, dark brown and rich. Slow to dissipate, but does dissipate completely.

I started it cold. It tasted both sweet and bitter at the same time. At first all I could get was a slight coffee taste. Hoppy. And, a little flat aftertaste like the end of a Bud. That part wasn’t pleasanr. But I don’t know if it was because I got used to it, or getting warmer improved it, but that flat, bitter, sour aftertaste didn’t last through the first glass, and not at all in the last two glasses.

Did I mention the bottle is large enough to fill too smallish pilsner glasses?

After it warmed up a bit, I started tasting a cocoa flavor. Not chocolate, but cocoa. Almost like a cafe mocha… but with hopps.

Creamy mouthfeel. And not a sticky creamy that causes that back of the pallate linger. But just a rich consistancy.

Kind of heavy–I felt full after the whole bottle. I don’t even want to think of how many calories this liquid bread has! *grin*

[ serving type: bottle ]