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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,741 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 170
Gots: 130 | 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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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-10-2013 15:31:54 | More by jackrodgers77
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SetarconeX

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A nice, deep, dark, murky brown, with a head that looks like it came off a cup of hot cocoa. Truly unique.

Smell: Like rotting mocha.

Taste: Bitter. Hoppy. Chocolately. Your first sip of the stuff will make you want to immediately spit it out. A few sips later, however, and the complexities of the taste start to come out at you. The bitterness hits you like a slap across the face, waking you up enough to notice the chocolatey undertones. Quite impressive.

Mouthfeel: The taste makes it feel a lot thicker than it probably is. Goes down smoother than you'd think, considering the bitterness.

Drinkability: Wish I had a lot more of this stuff. Not to sound yuppie, but this is a beer for the refined palate. 2/3rds of your friends will hate it. Nonetheless, this is an absolutely wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 05:11:29 | More by SetarconeX
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silenius

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown with hints of red where the light manages to peek through. The head is about half a finger thick and looks like ovaltine.

I really don't get much off the nose on this one. At first when it was colder it was soy sauce and molasses, but warmer I get even less. Some coffee, some chicory, a little burnt toast in there too. Not much smell.

Taste is nice. Rich deep coffee and toast flavors predominate with some very subtle chocolate and molasses notes in the back. Solid nice stout that isn't cloying. As a matter of fact, there is really nothing sweet in this beer at all.

Mouthfeel is the right thickness. Not too thick and not too thin. A good mouthfeel. There is a slight prickly sensation from the carbonation, but that adds a nice dimension.

I suppose if I were in a stout drinking mood, this one would go nicely one after another.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 02:08:56 | More by silenius
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a cask into pint glass at Gingerman in NYC

A- Bark black head with 2 finger creamy tan rocky head. Minimal lacing that faded quickly.

S- Chalky earth with coco/roasted coffee and citris undertones.

T-Pungent hops,malts and coffee but modest ABV which i expected more of from Rogue. No bitterness in the finish which I credit to the cask.

M: Medium Heavy and sticky/oily coating the pallet with smokey covering.

D- I was incorrect i thinking this was a RIS rather than an American Stout. A heavy earthy beer that I would only recommend to an experienced stout lover.

Serving type: cask

06-27-2008 13:02:51 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2011 18:24:41 | More by Desaparecido
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-06-2013 04:02:53 | More by pheelingIt
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2012 04:53:59 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 1 PT.6 Fl Oz bottle

Poured a velvet black color with a tan two finger creamy looking head that stayed for a while.

Smells of purple grapes, bittersweet chocolate, plums, and some roasted caramel malts.

Nice sweet creamy taste upfront with a minimal hop bitterness in the end. Unforuntaley for me the flavor does not hold through and it leaves me wanting more out of it.

Not to heavy, a litte thin and lacking more flavor. Dont get me wrong its a good stout but theres better ones out there.

This has good drinkability cause its not a heavy stout. I would consider doing a session with this

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 23:35:00 | More by tr4nc3d
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-17-2012 15:58:12 | More by rocklibster
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bkilpatr

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/30/08. I had this on tap a few years ago and remember enjoying it a lot, so I picked up a bottle from the store recently.

Pours black with almost two fingers of light brown head. The head quickly dissipated and didn't leave any lacing on the glass. Aroma is of creamy chocolate, and very slight hops. Nothing spectacular, but not bad.

Taste is very nice. Roasted malts, especially coffee. There was a complete lack of coffee in the aroma, but it's definitely there in the taste. Very bitter as well. Very low hop taste, which I like for this stout.

Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation seems a bit high, but not bad. Full, strong body. Drinkability is great. The ABV is low (6%) and despite the full body, goes down easy. I keep wanting more.

A very good stout - one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 02:07:23 | More by bkilpatr
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jstewart1130

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-17-2011 03:33:37 | More by jstewart1130
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madvermin

California

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thin black, with a decent amount of head.

Smells of bits of coffee, and generally of pleasant dirt, a little bit of pine in there too.

Tastes very earthy, with chocolate and oatmeal sourness in there a bit.

Thin texture was pleasing in this case, this was an easily likable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 08:06:47 | More by madvermin
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black color with thick brown head. Smell of dark roasted malts predominantly. Taste is like a strong cup of french roast coffee - that level of roasty, bitter flavor. Surprisingly bitter and well-balanced by the hops. Pretty smooth and creamy feel too. Just what I expect from an oatmeal stout. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 17:01:13 | More by TheRealBigC
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 16:00:19 | More by UnderPressure
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-24-2014 03:02:54 | More by Rod_J
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jacobseyb

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark, mostly opaque brown with a two finger golden brown head. Aromas of chocolate primarily with some hints of citrus blending in. Taste is definitely the roasted malts and chocolate though I thought I detected a bit of a metallic zing at the very end (not sure what that was about). Very nice feel for a stout carbonation was not over abundant and the hops added some oiliness on the finish. Overall a very good, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 03:49:01 | More by jacobseyb
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 24 oz Bomber

Appearance: Deep and dark black/brown. Pours with a thick brown head that quickly settles. Nice lacing.

Smell: Predominantly malt and caramel aromas, light hint of coffee

Taste: Very crisp with a sensual maltiness. Malts and barley remain on the pallet after swallowing. This beer has a very light hop flavor as well. The sweetness of this beer lingers long after swallowing.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, remains on the pallet for a long time.

Drinkability: 6% ABV makes this a very easy going stout. My glass was gone before I knew it, even though I was attempting to take my time. A very nice example of an American Stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 01:50:18 | More by ZeroSignal
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-22-2011 14:18:19 | More by Caterwaul
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johunnic

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-20-2012 01:35:42 | More by johunnic
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NappyB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-07-2014 02:50:33 | More by NappyB
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soper2000

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22 oz bomber

I love how rogue labels their bottles with all of the ingredients and degrees plato/IBU's and what not, just had to get that out of the way.

Poured a midnight black with a small tan head that diminished very quickly. Smell was full of roasted malts with hints of coffee, extremely pleasant. Taste is of roasted malts balanced extremely well by hops. I couldn't pick out any specific hops but the bitterness is definately there. This is one creamy stout. It goes down nice and thick. I feel like i could have a couple bombers of this a night and be content. A wonderful stout from Rogue, I can't wait to get my hands on their imperial!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2004 00:51:00 | More by soper2000
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2012 22:24:01 | More by Polasiuss
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franksnbeans

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very dark brown, almost black with a big chocolate milk head that dies slow to a ring. Smells of mild cocoa, mild coffee and a slight hop twinge. Taste as it smells with coffee and roasty notes coming forth bigger and bigger as it warms. A nice bitter hop bite on the finish. Medium in the mouth and very smooth. Nicely drinkable. An american classic stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 00:53:50 | More by franksnbeans
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-31-2012 20:43:50 | More by GeoCait
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-26-2013 17:55:58 | More by Shnanign
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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