Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,013
Reviews: 1,541
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 213
Gots: 221 | FT: 4
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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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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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 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.

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RWLawman
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Sunn
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Photo of Kingcurio
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

Photo of Absolut
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Shnanign
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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.

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.

Photo of ATXRyan
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,013 ratings.