Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,541
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 213
Gots: 227 | FT: 4
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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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Of all the Rogoues I have tasted this is probably one of the best if not the best. Allthoug I also really like the Nut Brown Ale I had while in Oregon.

Anyway; This dark and creamy stout has a very brown head that sets it off from other stouts. Also there is a rather surprisingly good hoppiness to this stout. This is no Guiness - So don't drink this wanting to compare to guiness. It is not creamy but more buttery in texture. a very good stout. If you want a comparison try Old Rasputin.

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow. How nice does that head look?

Real nice.

A frothy, thick tan head tops a black body. The head eventually settles, but clings onto the side of the glass for dear life. That's a fine looking stout.

Smell is really nice as well. Chocolaty. Maybe a bit of coffee in there. Not overpowered by anything in particular. A nice balance, but nothing that makes me say WOW!

The taste. WOW!
That did it. An amalgamation of coffee, chocolate pudding and beer. Oh so smooth. Nothing that smacks you in the face and says 'hey! taste me!" Instead, it's just a rounded, smooth taste.

Mouthfeel is really nice. Creamy smooth.
Drinkability is a bit hampered, only because of how heavy this beer sits in your tummy. It's fantastic. But just a sipping beer.

Photo of Landfill21
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a dark black color with no light getting through.

Has a smell of oatmeal, oats and molasses

Has a nice smooth taste, cant taste much alcohol and very complex taste of oats, malts and molasses.

Has a heavy mouthfeel, very complex beer, good drinkibility, beer goes down very smooth

Photo of hooligan
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Dark tan head that is both creamy and lacy, sticks to the side of your glass as you drink it. Massive roasted smell compared to other stouts, with a hint of astringency. BIG Roasted barley assault upfront on the palate with a strong hop bitterness and no hop aroma, slight aftertaste of licorice and bitter chocolate. Thick mouthfeel that also seems to "fizz" on your tounge slightly. This is a big, bold, black and beautiful stout, and why I love the style... very heavy, which is what I drink a stout for...

Photo of hustlesworth
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- 3in puffy chocolate mousse head really dark brown with great retention and lots of sticky lace over a deep brown almost black brew with orange/ruby highlights.

S- oats and coffee, roasted malt, slight cocoa and sour hops, toasty wood, mushroom, dark burnt fruit, soy sauce, hop resin, dark rum, molasses

T- slightly smoky charred wood, soy sauce, burnt granola, a dab of citrus (from the hops?) cigar tobacco, toasted oats, earthy soil, and a coffee ground smoke aftertaste.

MF- crisp and resinous, mid-low carbonation, coating and filling

D- a very worthy stout

Photo of kosmoraios
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a tan head that dissipates after a few moments, leaving a bit of lace on the glass.
The aroma is not overpowering, and has hints of pumpernickel bread, dark rye perhaps, chocolate, and a tinge of grapefruit.
The taste is excellent. Nice and smooth, with deep toasted hops and chocolate, and a bit of citrus. Almost a hint of good coffee. The hops and yeast give that perfectly balanced bitterness that I so enjoy in a stout.
Mouthfeel is a bit creamy with ample carbonation, and a bit of bite from the hops. It is quite drinkable, as it doesn't have an extraordinary ABV%. This ale is highly recommended by me for an American stout. I generally enjoy most of Rogue's offerings, though.

Photo of halo21
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a 22oz capped bomber. Cost $2.99.

Pours a dark brown to black with hints of red. Thicher chunky head with tones of carmel.

Smells of esspresso, chocolate, and barley. Reminds me of a dark maduro cigar.

Tastes as it smells, with more bitterness. No real taste of alcohol. The after taste is rich and chocolaty, with something that reminds me of hard pretzels. It feels a little less thick than one would think baised on the colors. Its smooth and is something I enjoy sitting and drinking pint after pint of.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, the beer is a dark black with some brown highlights under the light. The head is a chunky, light, foamy chocolatey color with good staying power. Aromas of coffee, nut, chocolate, and a little bit of pepper. The flavors are coffee first and foremost, and some slightly sweet chocolatey malt that helps to balance the bitterness. Earthy tones highlight, and there is a robust quality that does not go unnoticed. The beer is light and crisp in mouth, despite the heavy flavors. The aftertaste is bitter roasted coffee again, but with a touch of booze and rich, dark chocolate. Smooth and crisp finish, this beer is light and easy to drink. Very easy to consume in large quantities. Tasty.

Photo of Gavage
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours black in color with a one finger caramel colored head. The head falls quickly, but remains a thick surface foam. Spotty lacing develops.

Smell: roasted malts and coffee, with some hints of dark chocolate.

Taste: follows the nose, as bold roasted malts, strong coffee, molasses, and a stronger than normal bitterness is rounded with some soft chocolate and prune tones.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, with a very dry lightly crisp finish. Medium-heavy in body. Roasted tones and coffee linger well into the aftertaste.

Drinkability: superbly drinkable stout, as the full robust flavors leave you wanting another taste quickly. A great stout everyone should seek out.

Photo of Long813
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black, opaque.1.5 finger creamy,dark brown head. Fine lacing after each sip

S: Black licorice, smoky, hops, espresso hint of chocolate

T: Well balanced to create complex flavours to keep you guessing. Bitter aftertaste.

M: Creamy with a crisp alcohol following

D: A wise choice at any time. This isn't to strong or weak in any spectrum - very well balanced.

Photo of YonderWanderer
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque brown/black with a three-finger head of dark foam that settles fairly quickly.

S: Chocolate up front, with a hint of coffee in the background. Lots of roasted qualities to the malt in this one as well. A hint of hops comes through to provide balance.

T: A wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and roasted malts balance out in this one, blending in a hint of hops as well. This is a very well-crafted stout, and damn tasty.

M: Smooth and creamy, with a nice subtle hint of carbonation.

D: This is another outstanding stout from Rogue. This and the Chocolate Stout are by far two of my standards in that category. Very drinkable, and very delicious.

Photo of bort11
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz silkscreened bottle, poured into an Imperial pint glass. Head starts off as a creamy, chocolate milk colored froth, but quickly finishes to thin ring. Body color is black, pure black that no light can penetrate.

Smell is of a roasted coffee, with notes of toffee and chocolate hinted. Taste starts off as a strong black coffee, but then shifts to a sweeter toffee/chocolate combo, and then finishes with a mild hops bitterness. The bitter/sweet/bitter combo is very interesting.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and slightly creamy. I think I would have liked it to be a bit creamier, but still very enjoyable with dessert. I have yet to go wrong with a Rogue beer. Good stuff.

Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a bold black hue with a huge (three finger) brown head. It left nice lacing as I drank it.

S - The first smell I noticed was the chocolate. I also detected a little caramel and the hops were present, too.

T - It has a distinct chocolately/coffee taste. Some of the hop flavors came through as well. Slight bitterness, too.

M - Soft and creamy. It is a heavy drinking beer.

D - Wow, it is very good. But because it is such a heavy beer I can't imagine having more than one in a sitting especially with a meal.

Photo of garcia2a
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an old fav. The beer pours almost flat, with a scant microhead. That caramelly brown color gives way to a nose that carries rosted malt and chocolate in balance. The body is smooth and suprisingly nimble with a silky mouthfeel. The taste is that of malt, chocolate and if you close your eyes, you can get an extremely fleeting berry in the aftertaste. The color leads one to suspect that this will be heavy in the mouth, but as I said, just not true.

Honestly, this is a year-round beer. It is great to drink, use in beef stew, or just simply drink some more. Let's face it, tough to go wrong with rogue.

Photo of mavbrew
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz. bomber into OCB mug.

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with a finger thick, dark tan colored head that leaves some lacing.

S: There is a nice roasted characteristic in the nose, with hints of chocolate coming through as well. There is also a slight hop aroma.

T: There is a massive roasted flavor that hits you right up front, a serious taste explosion from the malts in the palate. This is followed by hints of coffee beans and chocolate. The finish is dry and has some bitters from the hops, not much but a good amount.

M: Medium bodied with a nice tingly carbonation. Creamy feel and a nice roasted feel throughout.

D: Rogue really knows how to make a nice stout, although personally I prefer Chocolate Stout, this is a great beer. It has some great flavor and a nice feel overall.

Photo of ZeroSignal
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 24 oz Bomber

Appearance: Deep and dark black/brown. Pours with a thick brown head that quickly settles. Nice lacing.

Smell: Predominantly malt and caramel aromas, light hint of coffee

Taste: Very crisp with a sensual maltiness. Malts and barley remain on the pallet after swallowing. This beer has a very light hop flavor as well. The sweetness of this beer lingers long after swallowing.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, remains on the pallet for a long time.

Drinkability: 6% ABV makes this a very easy going stout. My glass was gone before I knew it, even though I was attempting to take my time. A very nice example of an American Stout.

Photo of aubuc1
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured in to a tulip pint glass.

Pours a black with a thick tan head.

In the smell I get a roasty, lightly hoppy, and a chocolatey finish.

Taste is slightly hoppy sweet, chocolatey. Very interesting balance.

Mouthfeel is very dry from the hopping, and very drinkable.

This is very different from what I thought it would be. Hoppy yet balanced. Good chocolate in a regular stout.

Photo of infi
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic pint.

Pours a thick dark and black color that allows a small amount of light through it. A vigorous pour helped create a nice thick tan/brown head that has a good amount of lacing as you drink. The aroma is full of malt and the roasted barley. There is definite chocolate and a small amount of coffee in this stout too. The smell is a huge component of this beer. The taste is equally as good too.

The initial taste is full of the roasted malt and grain with some of the bittersweet or dark chocolate and cocoa coming in towards the end. I can pick up a few coffee undertones after a few sips too. The beer is damn smooth and creamy and has a small amount of carbonation going on. This stout has a light to medium body and very rich. I'd say this stout has such a high drinkability. A bomber of this would be easily be finished in a night's session by myself.

Photo of danielocean03
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque black from a 22oz bomber with a foamy, mocha-brown full two finger head that slowly gave way to moderate sticky beige lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate,caramel, coffee, and a pleasurable roasted malt sweetness present as well. Taste is slightly sweet, mainly chocolate and dark roasted coffee, nice undertones of malt and caramel balance the bitterness. This stout is lighter bodied with lighter levels of carbonation well matched to the style. Goes down nice and smooth, finishes with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Overall a well done beer, smooth and refreshing, would purchase again.

Photo of pants678
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cloudy brownish black, opaque, single finger creamy head.

Coffee and dark chocolate.

Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee, nuts as well. Bittersweet finish, not quite fruit but something along those lines. Might be the cascade hops, actually.

Very little carbonation, quite smooth.

Photo of dfried
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black in color, frothy caramel colored head. Rich chocolaty and roasted coffee aroma, quite sweet and creamy. The tasted is quite creamy and chocolaty as well, with a lot of roasted coffee flavor. there is almost a hint of sherry and/or dark cherries before the sweeter malt flavor comes through.Right sticky mouthfeel. Bready, almost like burnt toast like after taste that I liked. Definitely full bodied, but pretty damn drinkable becasue it tastes to good.

Photo of xgrigorix
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Twenty two ounces of black magic! Absolutely black, with dark brown highlights around the edges of the glass. A creamy looking dark tan head slowly settles into a nifty looking halo.
Nose is of roast coffee.
Full bodied and creamy. Burnt roast, espresso, and malt flavors up front. Hops cut right through all of those roast / burnt flavors to deliver a dry finish that has a lingering chocolate flavor. Quaffable in an extreme way.

Photo of mithrascruor
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a very nice black color with a dense, foamy tan head. Good retention, and nice lacing.

Smell: Great roasted malt aroma with oatmeal, and some nuttiness. There's a bit of coffee and chocolate as well.

Taste: Bitter roasted malt flavors, with a hint of cream and dark chocolate. Not much sweetness. Bitter aftertaste as well.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate, slow carbonation. Generally smooth.

Drinkability: Mild ABV, easy to drink as long as you're ok with roast bitterness.

Very nice oatmeal stout, especially if you enjoy bitter flavors. One to get again, now that I can find it locally again.

Photo of usualpulp
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very black color, with a thin brown head. The head doesnt stay as long as expected. There are slight smells of coffee beans and chocolate on the first sip. Upon first taste one notices spice and malt, and a hint of coffee and clove. This is a good example of a stout, not quite as creamy as i would have liked, but very good as far as stouts go. I would definately reccomend this beer to my friends.

Photo of armock
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a very dark brown with a tan head

S - Is of roasted malt chocolate coffee and caramel

T - Follows the smell mostly coffee with hints of caramel

M - Good amount of carbonation for a stout

D - this is an excellent stout it has a good taste to it this definitely worth trying someime

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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