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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,935 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,935
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 192
Gots: 190 | FT: 4
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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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

TommyTheHat, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

mendvicdog, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

alwaysplayin, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

ShanePB, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not impressed with this beer. It seems more like a bock than a stout. The thick, creamy head appeared promising, but fell flat within a minute or so.

Yes, there's subtle hints of chocolate and coffee. Yes, there is a deep dark color and rich head, but the taste is rather dry and bitter. Too light for a stout imo.

I will say that this would be a good session beer for all of the above observations.

bewley, Jan 20, 2004
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

It tastes like some kind of coffee soda. Unless you are a fan of this style, I'd say avoid it. There's nothing good about drinking an alcoholic version of black coffee and club soda. It is not "bad" though; just not my cup of tea. (Bear in mind, I am a fan of dark beer and the various styles from which they originate.)

xxxcjbcxxx, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

adamcobrien, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

MonicaC, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Rast, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

cfrances33, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

gtg079x, Sep 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Triglycerides, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

hardrock, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

hit728, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

fishguyac, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmm, an American stout... haven't had a small stout in awhile, but here we go.

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours about a finger and a half of a dull mocha brown, very murky colored. Decent retention with some thick lace patterns. I haven't seen a head with this color is awhile. Color is a dark dark brown, call it black.

Aroma: Big roasted malt profile, with a nice touch of grassy hops present. A lot of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and oats.

Taste: Very sweet and syrupy. The hops are there with all the roasted malts and things are matching up very well here. I get the oats, caramel, and chocolate again. This is really hard to drink.

Mouthfeel: Tons of carbonation here, full bodied. Not even that smooth or silky for a stout. This beer just isn't clicking.

Overall, I have a feeling I won't be able to finish this, and if I do it will take me several hours. This beer doesn't flow at all. Maybe I got a bad bottle, in which I will reevaluate next time I drink it, but this beer isn't very good at all. I can't recommend this even in the slightest way.

mothman, Nov 07, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Vukusich, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

AlkaholTester, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Roasty and bitter, but there's not enough depth here for me. Would like some sweetness or something else (vanilla, toffee, hops?) to distinguish this beer. As it warms up, the coffee turns more towards espresso. Wish it were not just a one-note beer.

I probably would never visit this again, although it's perfectly drinkable. There are better stouts for the money (looking at SN Stout)

tkdchampxi, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours black with a thick light tan head that just keeps coming. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of sweet roasted malt. Body is somewhat light for a stout but it's decent. An alright stout. Not much going on flavor-wise.
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20
3.4/5

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 08, 2008
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3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been drinking Shakespeare Stout for years but hadn't had one for awhile... I have to admit, while it's good, it's not the amazing experience that I remember. I think that I've gotten to enjoy stouts less and less over the years...

Poured with a medium brown stupendous head that lasted for quite awhile... pitch black in color.

Aroma is fairly non descript, with roasty and coffee notes predominant as well as a definite hop presence.

Taste is composed of a few elements, chiefly coffee and dark chocolate, with some very interesting spicy hop notes that taste a little of black pepper or chile pepper... hard to say exactly what it is that's in there but it adds a nice twist. It's also got some dark cherry to the flavor and I can definitely taste the oatmeal stout character from the oatmeal Rogue adds to it.

Mouthfeel's a bit thinner than I'd ask for... fairly drinkable.

I had this with a bit of gouda... didn't really add much to the flavor. I think this would be best enjoyed with a bit of sweet chocolate, or a steak.

Overall a good stout, but I find myself finding the standard stout less and less likeable over the years and finding imperial and Russian stouts much more interesting.

johnbonham1980, Dec 04, 2006
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3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beautiful dark appearance in the glass with an impeccable beige head to match. Bone dry on the palate but a nice sudsy mouthfeel with great carbonation.

The first flavor is bitterness. Dark chocolate and not a hint of sweetness. Overpowering burnt malt taste. Dark, charred flavors, barely a hint of caramel or even burnt sugar.

It is kind of like a nitro pour, with the big creamy foam. It's just so bitter and strongly, severely flavored. From the 22 oz bottle, which cost $7 in San Diego.

mactrail, May 17, 2012
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 2,935 ratings.