Founded in 1988 by some like-minded “Rogues,” Newport, Oregon’s Rogue brewery has grown from a basement brewpub to one of the nations top craft beer producers. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. The Shakespeare Stout, a year-round offering, is their American oatmeal stout.
ABV: 5.8 % | 60 IBUs
Pour: Dark chocolate brown with slight mahogany tones.
Head: A nice, thick beige/toffee.
Nose: Sweet, dark chocolate, fudge pie, roasted malt with a hint of smokiness.
Palate: Dark chocolate, sweet roasted oats, butterscotch, Very rich and creamy mouthfeel. Low alcohol presence.
Overall: Confession: This is one of my favorite stouts on the market. It does not quite have the WOW that you get from some of the bigger Imperial Stouts out there, but this is one that I could drink all night. Very well balanced and creamy on the palate. Available in 6PK bottles and 22oz. bottle. Highly recommended!
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4 Out Of 5 Pints