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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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2,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,891
Reviews: 1,530
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 184
Gots: 177 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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 DocJitsu
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque very dark brown with an Irish coffee froth colored head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee bean. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Not unappealing, just not complimentary of the flavor. Nothing like a good, creamy, viscous fluid to deliver flavors of chocolate and coffee so nicely. A lot of chocolate flavor is noted with some underlying coffee. Coffee bitterness lingers long after the beer is gone. I'd been really excited about trying this one, but I'm disappointed.

DocJitsu, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jeanphony, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Stumpy29er
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Stumpy29er, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of caverog
4/5  rDev -3.8%

caverog, May 10, 2013
Photo of SpongeRuiner
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SpongeRuiner, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of sachie23
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sachie23, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Popsinc
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 650ml bottle. Very dark, black pour with a huge tan head.

Smell: The nose was huge on roasted malts. Plenty of chocolate hints throughout.

Taste: Rich and chocolatey. Lots of roated malt but not too sweet. Medium body and a great balance.

Mouthfeel: Rich and chalky. Very creamy body that dries towards te finish.

Drinkablilty: Rich and endulgent but yet the body is light enough to enjoy on almost any occasion. A lovely example of an irish stout.

Popsinc, Jun 29, 2003
Photo of mobyfann
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid $4.99 or so for the 22 oz. bomber...

The beer pours just like a less art-sy Guinness, head retention is limited to 20 minutes, and dissipates down to a ring around the glass, specs of lacing on the glass and the base of the beer has a nice swirl of lacing as well. Pretty standard smell of a "better brews" stout; roasted coffee, oats, malts, and caramel.

The words to best describe the taste are: complementary and well-balanced. Starts off with the smooth creamy head, the blend of coffee-malts-oats, and a the end contains remaining cream on the mouth with a clean/sweet aftertaste, very impressive! Low carbonation, moderate heaviness, and creamy in the mouth, and yes... thumbs up to nominate it as the ideal session stout (at 6.0%), hands down!

Final Thought: You definitely get what you pay for with this bad boy. The use of quality ingredients and precision of detail must be used to implement this world class beer. On-tap please!

mobyfann, Nov 16, 2008
Photo of Mavajo
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark near-black with a fluffy light brown head with excellent retention. Mild spotty lacing. Taste and aroma are dark chocolate and roasted malts with hints of cocoa and roasted coffee - a bit of that dark chocolate bitterness lingers on that back of the tongue. Carbonation is mild with an overall smooth, full mouthfeel. Typical stout drinkability.

Mavajo, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this was the first Oatmeal Stout I ever had years ago, either Rogue or Stoudts Fat Dog.

Poured from 22oz bomber into my Claret.

Appearance-Pitch black, a little light shines through when held up to the light. 2 inch foamy, big bubble mocha head. Very appealing.

Smell-Malty, Smokey, some bitter chocolate and a light yearst aroma.

Taste-Burnt and Smokey flavors throughout the whole sip. Upfront some subtle coffee and malt flavors, and towards the end a nice bitter chocolate. Very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel-Refreshing and Crisp, a bitter dry finish. Medium bodied.

Overall-I was planning on drinking this one slow and calling it a night, but the bombers gone. I really liked this beer.

SWMeyer4141, May 04, 2011
Photo of CaptainIPA
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark ebony with a rich and creamy, caramel-colored head.

S: Chocolate, malt, oats, brown sugar and honey.

T: Chocolate malts, earthy oats and roasted barley. A kiss of honey and a trace of vanilla. Smooth and mellow. Grainy on the finish.

M: A tad thin. Aggressively carbonated.

D: Huzzah!

CaptainIPA, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of zachattack555
4/5  rDev -3.8%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Brunite
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into my standard pint glass.

A: Pours black with some faint brown notes. A tan mocha head rises up, with a solid 3 fingers of bubbly head. This beer pours like a nitrotap beer. Thousands of cascading little bubbles. Holds well and leaves a nice layer on top.

S: Sweetened roasted character of the malts come through. I also get some chocolate/cocoa notes. Nothing hop-wise.

T: The taste was mildly sweet, creamy & mellow. Not overpowering but the roasted malt is evident at the outset along with a chocolate finish. Just a hint of oats. Nice.

M: Creamy & smooth. This is like a nitro as I said...which I happen to like. But the flavors are there.

D: I loved this brew. Creamy....smooth...roasty...chocolate....a little chewy grain from the oats (perhaps). I like this despite the higher price bomber being all that is available in my area. Does this come in sixers? It should. This ranks right behind Sam Smith in my book.

Brunite, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of ejw127
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

ejw127, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of truesolution
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

truesolution, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of jdubjacket
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nearly black color with minimal lacing.

Smells and tastes exactly like a strong coffee. Unfortunately, that's all it tastes like. I remember this beer being much more complex. But, after having it tonight, I feel as though it's a decent stout, but there are definitely better ones on the market.

jdubjacket, Oct 27, 2007
Photo of LouDogg114
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

LouDogg114, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Sunn
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Sunn, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Realale
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basically black in color, but with some brownnish-red highlights. Thick coffee foam settles slowly to an espresso crema-like cap.

Nose is all cascade, and a lot of it. One has to work to get any of the malt and coffee notes that one knows are there. These are easier to pick out as the beer warms.

Palate is out of balance for this taster - too much hop flavor. Not too much bitterness, but it tastes almost like a hop tea rather than a beer. There is some nice malt, coffee and bitter notes, but they are simply overwhelmed by the cascade flavor. Definitely a quality brew, but not to my taste.

Realale, Oct 10, 2002
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Patlee3324, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

SammyJaxxxx, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Mlawrence
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Mlawrence, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of hsus0225
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hsus0225, Jan 03, 2013
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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