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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,046 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,046
Reviews: 1,549
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 224
Gots: 251 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

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
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Photo of epyon396
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Beerzebub
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque black, thick dark tan head. Smells like cocoa and shortbready, biscuity caramel malt, coffee, toast, floral white wine notes. Smells rich and appetizing.

Tastes like rich dark chocolate and caramel malt, bitter dark roasted coffee, and bitter floral hops. More hoppy than most stouts, but not at all overly bitter; the balance between bitterness and rich malt is well struck. Fairly dry. Finish is bitter cocoa and coffee, lingering. Fairly rich, creamy mouthfeel, with a touch of stickiness.

This is a delicious stout, with its own West coast interpretation of the style.

Photo of rkuhnel
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 22 oz bottle poured very black. Head was light brown and about two fingers tall and left a nice ring of lacing. They actually make it beautiful because of the great head.

Nose is a very distinct roasted malt with chocolate.

What makes this brew so interesting is the exceptional smooth mouthfeel, and balance between the hops and chocolate. Both sweet and bitter at the same time. I do not know how they do this but it works.

Excellent finish and great flavors make this a simply excellent stout

Photo of baiser
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured smooth and creamy, pronounced coffee/roasted aroma. Taste was like a rich espresso, with bits of bitter chocolate, finished with a nice hop flavour. This is a rich and creamy stout that will leave you wanting more. Well crafted, and worth every bit of hype it gets. Well done.

Photo of CrazyMike
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is completely black with a small amount of brown head that slowly settles. Smell is very sweet with a hint of oats, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Excellent combination.

Sweet chocolate taste with a mixture of oats and caramel. Picked up coffee and roasted malts as well. Medium-heavy bodied, but creamy, with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering malt/oat taste.

Overall, this is an excellent stout. It has a great mixture of tastes and goes down smooth. Definitely something to savor.

Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Redwood21
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid brew

A: the appearance lasted and lasted, it had a dark "syrupy" like color almost black with a very dark brown tan head

S: chocolate and coffee

T: smooth burnt toast with a roasted morning coffee taste. there is a hint of chocolate malt but not more powerful very good, and easy to drink

notes-this was a good beer, and i had it right after a diff stout, both were good and yet different

Photo of jrempel
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rtratzlaff
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Flying Saucer.

Came to the table with little head, as with most beers from FS. Held up to 7 pm late afternoon sunlight through the window this beer didn't allow any light through. It left a light amount of whispy thin lace down the glass.
The nose was wonderfully dark chocolate and roasted malt.
I had high expectations for this beer, and it lived up to all that I've read. Bitter dark chocolate flavors cut through first. Roasted malt and a light hop bitterness finish.
I will definitely have many more pints of this. It was very easy to drink. By far the best stout I've had so far.

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am really starting to love Rogue. This beer poured a nice dark brownish black with a great head of brown bubbles. The taste, oh the taste! Great roasted coffee, with hints of chocalate and other delectibles. Went down smooth, almost too smooth, as I pounded the bottom of the empty bottle like I was looking for some more ketpcup. A great beer.

Photo of TommyW
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Black with a thick tan head.

S- Lots of toasted and burnt malt.

T- Nice mix of toasted and burnt malt. Reminds me of toasted bread crusts. Leaves a very pleasant lingering toasted flavor.

M- Really full up front and thins out toward the back.

D- Really nice stout that isn't overpowering.

Photo of Sunn
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cfadams17
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Jon
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout exemplifies balance just as well as or better than any stout I've tried. Pours opaque with a frothy brown head that lasts indefinitely. Nose is of the roasted variety with a bit of chocolate and coffee characters. Taste is nearly unsurpassed. Notes of hoppy bitterness, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee are all there. Excellent mouthfeel. Finish lingers for what seems like forever. It's hard to get enough of this blissful stout.

Photo of Lerxst
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On nitro-tap at Kickbacks

A-Black as night with a inch and a half creamy khaki head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing. Looks really good.

S-Understated and tame. Some roasted malt and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Nose needs to be more prominent.

T-Bready malt, hints of chocolate and coffee as the nose suggested, a somewhat sour, astringent back end that isn't very pleasant.

M-Rich and creamy.

D-The sour and astringent back end really hurt the drinkability.

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black into my snifter with a little less than two fingers of dense mocha head that has moderate retention and heavy lacing.

S - Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee and oats.

T - Follows the nose, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate that carries throughout, also a coffee like bitterness that really lingers on the palate, faint oats and molasses, slightly metallic.

M - Kind of thin for a stout, perhaps over carbonated and leaves the palate rather dry.

O - Decent beer, glad I gave it a whirl but not overly impressed.

Photo of mcorwin
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of MmmIPA
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Black body with a thick brown head.Brown lacing on the glass.Lighter color head towards the center of the glass.

S-Burnt nuts,fruit and hints of coffee.

T-Roasted nuts and fruit.The fruit is maybe oranges.

M-Thick and creamy,goes down very smooth.Some minor carbonation on my tongue.

D-I like this stuff.I think im getting a taste for Stouts and this stuff in a great example.Very Good.Highly Recommended.This is a very easy stout.

Photo of jmmy3
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of RWLawman
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Shnanign
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,046 ratings.