Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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93
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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: 220 | 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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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark, just like it should be, and a lovely cappuccino colored head. There was some nice lacing, but it disappeared after a while, but there was always a ring clinging to the glass. Just a delicious looking stout.

Smell: Right up front a lovely blend of roast barley, hop, and chocolate bitterness, followed by bready smoothness and a little tinge of yeast. More great stuff.

Taste: Just fantastic, the bitterness of this beer is done so well, and the oats give that classic smoothness and the roast barley helps you tame that chocolate character. Yet again, more great stuff.

Mouthfeel: This is the only place I have a bone to pick with these guys, the carbonation is a little to forward in my opinion. However, this is easily cured by giving the beer a couple swirls in the glass and allowing it to warm to room temperature. Also, as stated previously, the oats work wonders in the smoothness of this fine stout.

Overall: Maybe my favorite oatmeal stout, just a fantastic beer to have with a desert, or even as a desert by itself. The wide availability of this beer makes it even better, an absolute must have in the stout category. If you haven't had this, grab it the next time you go to the store.

Photo of BigFatOgre
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bourassa23
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GregStoner
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BeerFink
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque black from a 22oz bomber and generates a generous helping of frothy brown head. Nice powerful aroma of chocolate and smooth malt. Some coffee and roasted notes as well as a little caramel. Flavor is large, but remarkably smooth. Hints of black malt nip at the tongue, while big coffee and chocolate flavors smooth things over. The big malts eventually allow room for a hint of citrus hops. Finish is a nice blend of the hops, roasted grain, and a bit of sweet caramel. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, but nothing terrible. The hop presence makes for a very interesting take on the American stout.

Photo of techfed87
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge mocha like head. Color is a cloudy black.

Smell is of dark malts, with a hint of a syrup-like sweetness to it as well.

First sip has a sour like bitterness to it. It's a kind of earthy carbon that reminds you of a very fine coffee.

Mouthful is also very satisfying, with a chewy thickness to it that gives off a coarse aftertaste.

A very good stout!

Photo of JayNat
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bcm119
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout looks as delicious as it tastes. The head retained its fine froth the entire time I drank it. Viscous, black stout with a reddish, coffee colored head. Slight coffee/burnt aroma; burnt toast nose leading to a very slight sweetness at the rear of the palette. Nice chewy mouthfeel, probably due to the oats. Maybe a hair too much carbonation in my 22-oz bottle. Finish is quick and hoppy; aftertaste deliciously roasty and bitter. One of my favorite stouts- nice and dry but not thin.

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jtw5877
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only reason I am not rating this a 5, is that I have never rated a beer perfect yet! Pours a deepest darkest brown hue, with a solid tan head. Superb flavors abound, Chocolate is right beside toffee, coffee, and caramel, with enough hops to keep everybody in line, one great beer!

Photo of bassmantin
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this one for a while due to its high rating. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. This is a good looking beer.

Smell is delicious, roasted malts, chocolate. It smells almost like a good porter. Taste is fantastic. Sweet, thick roasted malts, a strong chocolate flavor, good hop balance. Not an overpowering stout, but a great balance of flavors. I could drink this all night.

This could be one of my regular beers.

Photo of Homerbag
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark black/red with thick one finger head that did not retain well.

The unique thing about this is the hop profile that this give out. I was not expecting the hop along with the coffee and chocolate. I won't go as far as to say this is complex, just unique. The citic hop blends well with the coffee and chocolate notes that I was expecting.

The taste is good like I rated it. All aromas are prevalant in the taste in a good blance. Nothing is obnoxious, but each flavor is distinct. Feel is a bit on the thin side but over leaves a good aftertaste.

Overall a good drinking stout. A little outside the box with the strong hops, but well received. Could easily be a session beer when you want to go a little darker.

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

Hops in the nose to start, with a little scent of coffee.

Pours a robust three-finger head with good retention - larger bubbles on the outside surround a creamy smooth interior head of a surfer-tanned color.

Creamy smooth sensation in the mouth when sipped, as the carbonation continues down the palate, carrying with it the bold hop flavor tempered by chocolatey, turbinado sugar malts and a lingering impression of leftover devil's food cake.

Excellent overall. Something Sir John Falstaff would have enjoyed for sure.

Photo of ommegoose
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle. Pint glass.

Thick and black coming out of the bottle. No light escapes. One of the darkest brown heads I've seen on a beer. Pretty strong amount of lacing. Retention is medium.

Nice smell that just screams "stout" as soon as the bottle's open. Milky and sweeter than the beer actually tastes. Roasty malt and hint of chocolate. Nicely done.

Lots of burnt malt. Bold flavors. Some chocolately flavor, but more espresso-like. I really would have liked more sweetness. Pretty well hopped, but I sense this has sat on the shelf for a while. Still bitter, but lacking hop flavors. Finishes dry and with some leafy hop bitterness. Some suggestions of oxidation too. Since Rogue does not bother to date their beers, I can't know for sure how old it is.

Surprisingly thin and acidic. Medium at best. The acidity costs this some points. Could stand to be creamier, less carbonated.

Eh, I was hoping for more here, especially from something with such high reviews. I liked the Chocolate Stout quite a bit more, and I think the added sweetness did it for me. I've heard the two are almost the same beer.

Photo of Faina
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mbpike
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of TheWillMitch
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Indybeer
2.63/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber. Poured a pure black with a massive chocloate head that slowly receded. Lots of lacing on the glass. Now here is where things go south for me on this. The aroma was all hops, I could barely detect anything else. he same with the taste. It reminded me more of drinking an IPA instead of a stout. Did I get a very young bottle that wasn't ready? I find it hard to rate this, not being like any other stout i've had. It's not bad but not what was expected.

Photo of henrysunset
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opaque brown to even black, Poured a one-inch tan head.

Strong scent is hard to pinpoint, but not as sweet and chocolately as some other stouts i've had.

In the mouth, it feels a little thinner than other stouts. I can taste a little bitterness and some of the cholocolate tones that get stronger after you swallow it down.

Aftertaste from a big swig is incredible. chocolatey tone is very strong, a very light smoky flavor beneath that gives it some depth. The flavor lingers beautifully.

If it were readily available and priced right, I would drink this all the time. The only thing I would like is for it to have a little more flavor and thickness when it's in the mouth. The aftertaste is perfect.

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

Wow, This beer pours an incredible dark brown which is just a few shades short of black. The generous and rocky head is also a deep tan that I've rarely seen.

The aroma is that of coffee and toasted malts. You can smell the roasting malts and the citrusy character of the cascade hops.

Tastes so rich and so incredible malty. The roasted flavor covers the palate and rests in the back of the mouth. As the beer goes down the hop bitterness comes into play at equal strength. The malts are not overwhelmed by the hops, and the hops are not overwhelmed by the malts. This is a perfectly balanced beer, and tastes so smooth.

Goes down easy, the carbonation is appropriate for a stout, not too high at all. Feels wonderful in the mouth, this beer is thick, but not syrupy by any means.

Tastes great, smells great, and a joy to look at. I will buy this again and again.

Photo of ReverendJon
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of boss302
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Shakespeare oatmeal stout, draft

A Dark, can't see thru it. Small head, but with fine bubbles. 4 

S Chocolaty and not much else. 3.5 

T Deep roasted malt taste. Rich lingering roastyness. No hop flavor to speak of though there is bittering.  There is a little sweetness initially, but it fades to the roast 4

M Medium thick mouthfeel. A little thinner than I expected, more of a medium bodied beer. Carbonation seemed about right.  Nice lacing.  4

D A good repeatable beer, would have another. 4  

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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