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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,852 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,852
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 183
Gots: 163 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
9 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington & Klages, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate, Rolled Oats & Roasted Barley.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

1/5  rDev -76%

03-01-2012 04:10:00 | More by Beerboi1123
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PopGun

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -51.9%

11-17-2013 01:22:35 | More by PopGun
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2/5  rDev -51.9%

02-24-2014 01:34:34 | More by ohiobeer29
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

2/5  rDev -51.9%

12-29-2012 21:11:18 | More by CwrwAmByth
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neorunner

Virginia

2/5  rDev -51.9%

09-12-2013 15:34:09 | More by neorunner
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scarnold8

Indiana

2/5  rDev -51.9%

01-13-2013 19:19:47 | More by scarnold8
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Ilacquin

Indiana

2.1/5  rDev -49.5%

Poured a pitch black with a nice thick dark tan head. Head left little lacing, as I wasn't able to drink much of this brew.

Aroma was non-descript, a little malty and not very strong.

Not sure what went wrong with this- taste was potent and bitter. A little malt and hop character, but the "bite" was so overwhelming I couldn't gather much else. Not sure if this was a bad bottle (skunked?) or what, but the overall experience was foul. This was the first time I have ever poured a beer out without finishing it. I enjoy a lot of stouts, and this was NOT the flavor or bite I usually associate with a good stout.

I sincerely hope this was a bad bottle, but it will be quite a while before I spend $5 to try it again.

05-17-2004 19:40:38 | More by Ilacquin
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SmashPants

Australia

2.2/5  rDev -47.1%

Bottle: tall brown 650mL bottle, transluscent craft beer label.

Appearance: a good start - pitch black in colour with a two-finger tan head that leaves great lace as it dropped to a rocky one-finger.

Aroma: an unpleasant and musty earth-like nose. Not nice at all - smells of bad nuts and dirt.

Taste: follows the nose - no subtelety behind this beer. A musty dankness - earthy and unpleasant.

Aftertaste: lingers too long - I don't like this one.

Mouth feel: lighter in body than I would have expected, with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a very expensive and very poor beer. I would avoid this at all cost - it is an uninspired and uninteresting version of the oatmeal stout. Another poor beer from Rogue.

06-02-2013 05:39:19 | More by SmashPants
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imthaschmidt


2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

12-25-2012 05:43:20 | More by imthaschmidt
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -44.7%

This bottle has close to a years worth of age on it if not a years age. Pours a deep deep brown, basically black, but from what I can tell from the pour is relatively clear. Decent brown head which recedes pretty quickly. Dark fruit especially figs on the nose along with anisette and faint touches of chocolate. Gonna give it a moment to breathe. With a little time the malt comes across really nicely on the nose as chocolate chip cookie dough. Some other not so pleasant scents still arise however.

Chewy mouthfeel with a deep roasted character. A little watery on the finish with subdued bitterness. Classic rogue crispness. Flavors include chocolate, licorice, anisette, coffee, alcohol and touches of nail polish. More so all over the place then layered. Clean finish though. Hap hazard flavors and a flimsy body unable to pull them all together. Not sure if it's the age or just the pac man yeast that has ruined beer. At least it's different than most of rogues other offerings i've had.

Drinkable but I dont see what all the hypes about.

03-08-2012 03:44:08 | More by jtierney89
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apintofknowledge

New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -42.8%

Being a big fan of stouts, I was so happy to pick up a bottle of what seemed to be one of the highest rated stouts on BA. To this point, my two favorite stouts are Brooklyn Black Chocolate and Mackesons. So I was hoping to add a new one to my list.

The beer poured a dark thick almost black color with a reddish head... looked very good and made me anxious to taste. Hardly any aroma though... seemed very strange. Now for the taste... burnt, bitter and hoppy. Burnt like the way Starbucks overroasts their coffee beans. Hoppy... I've never had a stout with so much hops presence... not very typical of the style in my opinion. Bitter... this lingering bitterness in my mouth that I typically get from those over-the-top IPAs.

Just not my cup of tea... or mug of stout...

01-12-2005 01:51:29 | More by apintofknowledge
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eggman2814

Illinois

2.39/5  rDev -42.5%

I'm a huge Rogue fan. Love the Black Lager, Pumpkin Patch and more.

A: Black leads into a thick hot cocoa head with a ruby crust that disperses quickly and leaves little lacing

S: Toasted malt, slight maple syrup notes

T: dusty chalky swiss miss

M: Thin and dry, ends in cotton mouth

O: Must have been a funky batch

12-06-2013 03:17:02 | More by eggman2814
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -40.4%

My wife picked this one. She fell in love with Hazelnut Brown Nectar and now swears unconditionally by all things Rogue. As for me, my recent Rogue beers while not terrible, have been disappointing, so it's against my better judgement that we go forward with this one.

After an attractive pour, this one falls off a cliff, with a imperceptible, musty, dog-in-a-swamp odor that wards off all normal beer smells. The taste hits all the right notes at first with grains and roasty malts, but it drowns in a sea of, uh, stank. There is a lot of unpleasant bitterness that makes finishing a pint a real chore. Mouthfeel isn't bad, but doesn't have the thick smoothness I expect in an Oatmeal Stout.

Dammitall, Rogues have gone from blah to outright bad on this one. This beer is borderline lousy. Hope I got a bad bottle. Last time I reviewed a Rogue beer I swear I was taking a Rogue hiatus. Apparently the hiatus ended, but that goes double this time.

12-21-2011 04:33:00 | More by lurpy1
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

12-06-2013 02:06:43 | More by Mbpike
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

05-30-2013 09:37:10 | More by tjsmith910
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ceraphin

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

05-10-2012 12:58:05 | More by ceraphin
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

12-04-2012 03:10:00 | More by chippo33
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ejw127

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

12-03-2011 22:21:07 | More by ejw127
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birdsellam

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

05-19-2013 18:14:35 | More by birdsellam
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -39.2%

Reviewed 9/6/2006 (22oz bottle):

Pours a dark brown/black colored body, with a huge head, lasting, brown/light brown in color. Has a very stout-y aroma, coffee, but not much else. Has a coffee taste, and is rich. Somewhat watery. Okay, but not my thing.

01-23-2009 03:48:05 | More by jujubeast6000
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Indybeer

Indiana

2.63/5  rDev -36.8%

22 oz bomber. Poured a pure black with a massive chocloate head that slowly receded. Lots of lacing on the glass. Now here is where things go south for me on this. The aroma was all hops, I could barely detect anything else. he same with the taste. It reminded me more of drinking an IPA instead of a stout. Did I get a very young bottle that wasn't ready? I find it hard to rate this, not being like any other stout i've had. It's not bad but not what was expected.

10-25-2003 05:41:54 | More by Indybeer
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chilly460

Virginia

2.63/5  rDev -36.8%

A - Pours an inky black with chocolate brown head, very nice looking beer.

S - I pick up mostly a malty scent, with some chocolate tones. Not the big aroma I expected.

T - Burnt coffee dominates, overly astringent. Never get to the "roastiness" that I expected.

M - Quite thin for the style.

D - Fair, but the bitter/astringent taste keep this to one beer.

I don't know if I got a bad bottle or just an off day as far as taste goes, but this beer did not match previous reviews. Will try again soon.

08-27-2009 23:58:28 | More by chilly460
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BierDrinker

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.71/5  rDev -34.9%

Pretty much an opaque black colour with a tan head the hangs around for awhile with a small amount of lacing.

A confusing aroma. Sweet, floral but a metallic smell to it.

Medium strong flavour on the bitter side. Notes of toast, coffee and herbal.

Medium body with a lively amount of carbonation. I found it a bit astringent and again, metallic feeling. Like the sensation from licking stainless steel if that makes sense?

A longer than average bitter finish but not intense.

As far as stouts go, this one is a little too light and bitter for my tastes. The subtle metallic smell and taste kind of threw me off. I'm new at paying attention to what I taste, so I could be mistaking that sensation for something else.

03-02-2013 01:37:01 | More by BierDrinker
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -34.4%

Rogue Shakespeare Stout has an extremely dark-colored, opaque body. The head is large and brown, with big bubbles, good retention and good lacing.

The aroma is a little bit off-putting the coffee is bitter and not especially aromatic; at first it just smells a lot like soy sauce.

The flavor is an improvement on the aroma, but I still don't love it. The coffee tastes a little bit more like coffee, but not like any kind of coffee I would want to drink; the flavor is dominated by an acrid bitterness, and not a pleasant bitterness that would come from hops. The coffee flavor is bringing the bitterness. Besides that, there are roasted malts and a little bit of chocolate malts and bright, hops in the finish.

The mouthfeel is solid, with a big creamy feel to it.

I can't say I'm a fan of Shakespeare Stout. I doubt I'll be trying this one again.

12-19-2010 13:11:35 | More by Hojaminbag
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

01-11-2014 16:26:12 | More by TheBigBoy
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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,852 ratings.