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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,086 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,086
Reviews: 1,560
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 234
Gots: 281 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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 cameraman
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A dark, midnight black color pours in the glass with a nice beige head that laces very nicely. The aroma of the dark malt and chocolate comes through on the first scent. Those aromas come through in the taste, and then more scents and flavors start to show themselves. Some coffee and hop flavor come through after the first intial swallow. A rich mouthfeel thick, like two percent milk in the consistancy, but is very smooth going down. This not a session beer by any means. The intense flavors and the rich mouthfeel, make this a wonderful sipping beer. This beer is a joy to have in a glass.

Photo of hckyfn9999
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color (nothing but black, no ruby/garnet hues) with a huge tan colored head.

Smell is of chocolate and roasted malts, not too strong on the smell.

Taste is of sweet chocolate initially followed by some coffee and some roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a tad more carbonated than I would like but still good and I could drink this stuff all night. A very solid stout that I do not purchase enough.

Photo of Ragingbull
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For the purposes of this review the beer came from a bottle. That is unfortunate as I have had it on tap and recall liking it much better. That may be part of why one might say my scores are a touch low.

Dark brown or light black in color with moderate prickle so that the beer resembles cola in the glass. Very light head and a malty nose with hints of chocolate roasted into the flavor and texture. Fresh and light attack with the roasted coffee and chocolate towards the front end and the bitter towards the finish. The finish is pretty crisp and leaves a little bitter in the aftertaste.

Photo of SkunkWorks
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a wine glass. Served at Mirabelle Tavern, Stony Brook NY on September 17, 2010.

Look: deep brown with a tan head. Not much in the way of head retention but a good amount of lacing nonetheless.

Smell: a lot of chocolate and dark roasted malts. Not much else here.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Dark chocolate seems to dominate for me along with some coffee and a small amount of hoppy bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied, not much in the way of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

Drink: very high. I finished this quicker than I intended to. I could use this as a session beer.

Overall, very solid beer worthy of a top 250 spot. I will probably have again and would recommend you try this one out for yourself.

Photo of allboutbierge
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had the good fortune to have a glass of this on tap at D's the past weekend. This is my first run-in with Rogue Ales.

Dark and black color with light brown head with a pale tannish head. Aroma is typical roasted hops and malts. Flavor is similiar and is very well balanced. Not a very hoppy-bitter stout like SN. I repeat, this beer is extremely well balanced. This makes it easy to drink and appeasing to someone who might have been turned off by some other imperial stout. An easy drinking brew, but it might become a little boring after a few.

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
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 DesMoinesMike
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew at El Bait Shop on St. Patrick's Day so it was in a plastic cup, so that might have affected the taste slightly. Even so, it was fantastic.

The glass came filled with this dark, perhaps light absorbing beer that had a creamy dark brown head that didn't surrender until the end. Several sniffs detected some toffee notes. Several gulps detected toffee and mocha flavors. IT WAS SUPER SMOOTH, an 8.5 out of 10 for smoothness. The taste lingered for a bit and was very appreciated. I will definately have this one again sometime.

Photo of djmichaelk
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark brown, with some highlights around the edges. A finger-width of head sits on top, before dropping down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing to speak of.

S - Lots of roasty goodness -- dark coffee, cheerios, and oatmeal are in the lead, followed by toasted bread and burnt sugar.

T - The oatmeal really comes through, giving it that cereal taste and smell that I love from this style. Plenty of coffee flavors, plus a bit of chocolate in the background. Not very sweet, and the alcohol is nowhere to be seen (tasted?).

M - Kind of a letdown here, with the carbonation just being too much. It keeps it from that velvety, viscous feel that I crave from my stouts.

D - Pretty high. The relatively low abv and the light mouthfeel make me think I could sit and drink a four-pack of these big bottles.

O - Although the cost is a bit high, this is a good beer. I can't believe that I waited this long to actually review it, since I've had it a few times. Definitely one to seek out on tap if you have a choice.

Photo of Jackal
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of drizzam
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good buddy cdkrenz for this Christmas gift.

A - Poured into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is a dark opaque black color. HUGE tan head that sticks around forever and leaves gorgeous sticky khaki lacing.

S - Very aromatic nose on this brew! As soon as I popped the top I could smell a nice sweet chocolate scent emanating around the room, suspended on a body of roasted malt. This is all looking very good so far.

T & M - The taste is a lot more bitter than I would have assumed from the nose, but that even seems to tone down as I drink it. Bitter roasted malts with a nice chocolate finish. A nice touch of coffee in there as well. Smooth and creamy with a medium to full body.

D - I'm very impressed by this Stout! A very well crafted American Stout, one that all other stouts should be measured by. If you haven't tried this yet...get out there and buy a bottle. You will not be disappointed.

Photo of Sunn
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Johnny_Duck
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CortexBomb
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice and dark into the glass with a surprisingly large amount of head which quickly dissipates.

Nice aroma dominated by grain and coffee. Taste is very creamy with some chocolate undertones, and is smooth with a medium amount of bitterness which sticks around in your mouth for a while, but is a bit dry for my tastes.

Biggest disappointment with this is the mouthfeel, it's not atrocious by any measure, but I was expecting this stout to coat my mouth, and it didn't deliver on that at all, some thickness is definitely there, so it's not as though it's a complete bust, but it's enough to keep it from scoring better than good. The smoothness makes for high drinkability though, surprising for a stout with this much character to be high in that category, but it is.

Overall a high quality brew, I don't think it usurps my favourites by any stretch, but definitely something I'll revisit.

Photo of dfried
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
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 PatronWizard
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to glass during season opener of The Shield...

Black with brown head. You should see this one. It's very pretty.

Strong nice stout scent.

Something hits the old taster up front followed by bitter chocolate. Serious stout.

So thick. Full bodied. Serious business.

I'm surprised this one isn't higher on the top 100. I would easily prefer this over something like storm king or old rasputin.

Overall: totally solid stout

Photo of sponberg
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can add little to the consecrating that's been done over this beauty by the reviewers who drank the bottles I wish I now had in front of me.

Rather than the charcoal that Drew noted, I picked up a "cleanness," a difficult to define taste/mouthfeel thing that I've noted most usually in beers from Maine (I know, this one's from the other side of the country) - maybe the water/yeast has something to do with it? "Cleanness" is a quality that allows all of the beers complexities to come through - think about the mouthfeel you get from water from an ice-cold mountain spring. The beer equivalent of a full-range electrostatic speaker.

Whatever. Please, sir, may I have another?

Photo of Beerzebub
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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 Vlaminck
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of gspeer711
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of diamondlie
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

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 Shnanign
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,086 ratings.