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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,985 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,985
Reviews: 1,537
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 202
Gots: 207 | 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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Photo of sachie23
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

sachie23, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep opaque blackish brown, with a tiny shade of red. Nice fluffy dark brown head, some good lacing.

S: Big roasted malt smell, with some chocolate, and more malt.

T: Very impressive. Huge flavor here, as the nose would lead on. Very roasted taste of malt and chocolate. Slight coffee bitter backing.

M: Nice and smooth, creamy. Low carbonation that does wonder.

D: Incredible, low ABV and gigantic flavor make this brew an absolute pleasure to drink.

mostpoetsdo, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of RWLawman
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

RWLawman, May 23, 2014
Photo of Rootdog316
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Shakespeare Stout poured a very rich dark brown color. Poured about a half inch head, creamy in color. There is definitely a hint of oats and a definitive chocolate aftertaste. Certainly one of the best stouts that I've ever had before. Recommended to anyone.

Rootdog316, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev -3.6%

reitzbrewing, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Kingcurio
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Kingcurio, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of sacfly
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz, no date
Pours a dark, black/brown color with only a hint of red highlights on the edges. Thin head of medium sized brown bubbles. Aroma is very roasty and sweet, with a hint of soy sauce. Pleasurable taste with a heavy sweetness balanced by roasted grains. This stout definitely achieves its dark color with a heavy dose of dark crystal malt. Just enough chocolate malt and roasted barley to keep this from being too sweet. Aftertaste is were the chocolate malt truly shines. Almost a milk chocolate finish, fades into bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, most likely from the oats. Great stout.

sacfly, Feb 14, 2007
Photo of NappyB
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

NappyB, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of jaluria
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a viscous dark, opaque black with a tan colored head that was thick, leaving behind quite a bit of lacing. Large, intense bubbles cover the surface, even after the head dissipates. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, dry sherry, and black coffee; just wonderful. Refreshingly smooth with dark chocolate flavors that start off subtle but grow more intense as the beer warms. The sweetness of the beer is never overpowering or all-encompasing. Hints of smoke and burnt sugar are just wonderful, adding great depth and flavor. Creamy and textured in my mouth, this beer has a dry and bitter finish, very much dominated by coffee/expresso flavors. All together, this beer works on every level and is a joy to drink. Try pairing this with gourmet dark chocolates or cheesake...just incredible!

jaluria, Jan 09, 2006
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CasanovaCummins, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of battlekow
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some of Shakespeare's stuff is pretty dark, but Shakespeare Stout a nihilistic black, with a big head the color of creamy coffee. The little black bubbles peppering the head make it look alluringly like a chocolate chip cookie. Smell walks the line between dark chocolate and prunes. Huge roasted flavor, to the point of being burnt, that overwhelms the "mellow chocolate aftertaste" promised by the bottle. More pruniness, but it mixes well with the other flavors. Good, velvety mouthfeel. Drinkable for awhile but the burnt flavor lingers and dissuades futher consumption.

battlekow, Oct 23, 2005
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.

xgrigorix, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet-black with a large mocha head that retains decently before settling to a bubbly swirl atop the beer. Nice sheets of lace form from the dense, creamy head.

S: Roasted malts predominate: coffee, burnt caramel, and some light toffee. Strong hop aroma, as well. Not as intense as I'd like, but still solid.

T&M: Wow. Rich, complex, and bold. What a beer! Rich dark coffee flavor melds beautifully with citric/leafy hops, burnt caramel, and some faint dark fruits emerge, as well. The finish is long and complex--it really makes the beer. This is probably one of the best straight-up stouts that I've ever had. Body is medium-full with a creamy feel that is quite exemplary.

D: This is a beer to be savored. Despite this, it's still very easily gulped down. A masterfully crafted beer by Rogue.

BamaBeerBuff, Jul 19, 2008
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

alalvarez75, Jan 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

GregoryMo, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Sunn, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Brian700
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a dark opaque color with a dark chocolatey head. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. The taste is also of roasted malts and chocolate. It tastes like tootsie rolls and coffee. The mouthfeel is pretty decent. medium carbonation. Its a very drinkable beer overall. I would definately recommend it.

Brian700, Jun 12, 2005
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

plinythederek, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive looking beer, the Darth Vader of stouts if you will. Right off the bat you can tell some serious time was put into this beer. Off color head that hung around for a while, is not lacing the far side of the pint glass.

Heavy chicory and smoke aromas. Taste comes through as a bit harsh and is dominated by the smokiness of the beer. Aftertaste is a little too bitter for my liking in this style.

If you look at this beer as comfort food you'll find that too much of anything albeit tasty might not be exactly what you needed.

FLAbeergutinMASS, May 14, 2005
Photo of Vengeance526
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a large, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

Smells strongly of roasted malt upfront, with some chocolate and coffee mixed in, along with a touch of smoke in the background.

Tastes of bitter chocolate and roasted malt start things off, followed by a lighter presence of toasted bread and coffee. A mild touch of citric hops shows up at the end and lingers into the finish.

Smooth mouthfeel but seems to be lacking a bit in body. Feels a little thin, but not too noticeable. A nice balanced stout overall. Good to have on occasion.

Vengeance526, Sep 12, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank a 22 oz bomber of this all on my own, in celebration of finishing my dissertation. Pours an opaque black with a ruby-brown head. Nice head to it, it dissipated a little quickly, but not too bad. Lovely smells of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, something tart like cherries. Tastes of much of the same: opens sweet like the chocolate and molasses, finishes nicely some bitterness from the coffee. Rounded out with flavors of toasted oats and some of the dark fruitiness. Good mouthfeel - nice thickness for the style, without being overpowering. Overall, a very well-crafted stout. Wonderfully drinkable, very enjoyable.

ndekke39, May 31, 2007
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,985 ratings.