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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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2,886 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,886
Reviews: 1,529
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 184
Gots: 174 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Stumpy29er, Jan 08, 2012
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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 14, 2008
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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

LouDogg114, Mar 26, 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

SammyJaxxxx, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hsus0225, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of abcsofbeer
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce painted label bottle with a brief description of the beer. When poured, it comes out a dark brown, very thick with no transparency. The head is a frothy brownish tan about an inch thick. The head gives way to a small amount of Belgian lace.

The aroma is chocolate and coffee with a definite malty smell. The taste is of chocolate and malt with a distinctive, but mile alcoholic flavor. There is a slight amount of hop flavor in the aftertaste giving it a very pleasant bitterness.

An excellent stout and one of my favorites.

abcsofbeer, Feb 20, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of ToddT
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown almost black topped with a three finger tan head. Head fades slowly to a cap and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a hint of coffee in the nose.

T- Heavy bittersweet chocolate that slowly changes to a slightly bitter finish of coffee. Finish is dry with a lingering final note of coffee and earthiness. Very well balanced.

M- Full bodied, with medium carbonation. Creamy and silky in the mouth, very smooth.

D- Very, and that's all that need be said. The 6.0% ABV is well hidden

Find it, drink it, and enjoy it.

ToddT, Oct 07, 2009
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Patlee3324, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

KegsAndEggs, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Reappropriated, Dec 03, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is now officialy the best stout that I have ever had. This poured jet black with a medium sized brown head that turned into a nice pillowy froth on top of the beer. The smell was heavenly with the smell of coffee beans and a slight hint of plum. The taste just killed me with its perfect balance of hoppy, chocolate and smokey flavors all rounded out by a great coffee finish. This stout is balanced to perfection and is one of the few that I could pound back all night and enjoy every minute of it.

Dmann, Oct 17, 2003
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

AWS2111, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BigBarley, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BigGold, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rickythejeweler, Mar 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Grabbed a 22oz. bomber from BevMo! Had mine for dessert with some chocolates.

Pours a thick jet black with a thick sponge-like tan head, Awesome foamy lacing, so dark I can't see any carbonation.

Aroma of roasted caramel, chocolate and black coffee. Nice hoppy scent.

Buttery smooth texture. Big flavors of chocolate, and roasted caramel with a nice acidic hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dry tartness like black coffee on the back on the palate.

Perfect stout, great dessert beer. Awesome balance of roasted malts and bitter hops. One of my favorites!

SteveO1231, Dec 29, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Absolut, May 15, 2013
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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