Category Archives: Stout

“Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout” from Rogue Ales (Newport)

In the beginning there was toasted barley and oats, and clearly a splash of molasses somewhere along the line. But deeper down the glass, like the travails of a long-forgotten nineteenth-century storybook hero, mystical events were transpiring within my mouth. … Continue reading

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“Steam Fired Stout” from Fire Mountain Brew House (Carlton)

Supposedly, Oregon harbors 67 (probably more) hops-obsessed, dangerously thirst-quenching sects, where groups of like-minded workers toil contentedly in secret dank chambers, churning out, like pot-bellied alchemists, the liquid gold that we seek. But, alas, through the arcane manipulations of the … Continue reading

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“Survival 7-Grain Stout” from Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland)

Get ready for a double-shot of shit! This did-they-taste-it-first? organic/sustainable concoction could have come from moldy compost buckets inside the dilapidated shed of some Carhartt-wearing neo-hippie. But it didn’t. It came from an actual brewery – and this saddens me. … Continue reading

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