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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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2,905 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,905
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 188
Gots: 180 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of SMark
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer at 48º from a 22 ounce bottle. There was no date information located on the bottle. It was poured into an Imperial pint glass and a 2 finger rich, chocolate foamy head resulted. This lasted for about 5 minutes with lacing as is subsided. This was almost a black beer.

This was definitely a stout with that full bodied, slight chocolate aroma rising from the glass. The bouquet was very inviting.

Decadent coffee and chocolate lingered from the first sip. At first I thought about letting the taste subside before the next sip but then I came to my senses and started quaffing away. This was very nice and smooth with just a tinge of bitterness to give it a slight bite which I liked.

This beer lasted for a while in the mouth with good acidity and balance. There is nothing disappointing with the way this stout treated me.

The lacing continued throughout the first few sips and this evaluation. As I sit here looking at this dark and lovely beverage, I think it is time to terminate this review and get down to the task at hand. No excuses!

SMark, Oct 26, 2007
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TheKOshow, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of mophie
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Rogue. This is a great looking beer, pitch black with a light brown, foamy head. Oddly, the aroma is almost nonexistent. What strikes me is the carbonation, both the look of it as you swirl it in your glass, and the feel of it on your tongue. I couldn't detect much chocolate in the taste, but rather a very dark (almost burnt) espresso. Overall, a nice beer, and an impressive introduction to Rogue.

mophie, Feb 16, 2002
Photo of hustlemuscle
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a decent brown head that didn't last long.

A little swirl brings a smokey somewhat charred flavor to the nose.

A hearty swig followed by some contemplation allows one to pick out burnt malt that smooths out and ends in a slight tang of hops. A slightly fruity touch rests briefly on the toungue before giving away to the slightly tangy hoppy finish. So many flavors pass through the mouth on a single sip it is hard to pick them all out. Very nice.

Somewhat thick but also a little oily in the mouth.

So many intriging flavors really make this a nice beer to drink. The fact that I can't leave a bomber only partly emptied means I will sleep well tonight.

hustlemuscle, Feb 09, 2004
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Dizbro21, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

camelgar, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JLSIV, May 18, 2014
Photo of grynder33
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a chocolate soda type head, creamy chocolate aroma, chocolate coffee taste comes through in a gush at the first taste. The mouthfeel is not smooth at all, rather spritzy. Dark chocolate aftertaste, but not really to sweet. A very good stout, but not one of the 5 best beers in the world as per Stuart Kallen in his book 50 Greatest beers.Its not even in my top 5 list when it comes to stouts.

grynder33, Oct 29, 2003
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

wilkinswesley, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Rathakem, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Butchnasty, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of apintofknowledge
2.38/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Being a big fan of stouts, I was so happy to pick up a bottle of what seemed to be one of the highest rated stouts on BA. To this point, my two favorite stouts are Brooklyn Black Chocolate and Mackesons. So I was hoping to add a new one to my list.

The beer poured a dark thick almost black color with a reddish head... looked very good and made me anxious to taste. Hardly any aroma though... seemed very strange. Now for the taste... burnt, bitter and hoppy. Burnt like the way Starbucks overroasts their coffee beans. Hoppy... I've never had a stout with so much hops presence... not very typical of the style in my opinion. Bitter... this lingering bitterness in my mouth that I typically get from those over-the-top IPAs.

Just not my cup of tea... or mug of stout...

apintofknowledge, Jan 12, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DuffBeer14, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of sgoodship
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard a great deal about Rogue and believe it or not, this is my first of their brews. Their Shakespeare is not a bad place to start I would imagine.

A: Poured from a bomber as black and still as an underground cave. Nothing showing against the light. Nice 2 finger espresso stained head dissipated to a thinner constant companion. Nice lacing.

S: Really solid stale malty smell with a little coffee - maybe a touch of bitter chocolate and some hop fruit. Pleasant and deliberately understated.

T: A touch of caramel but mostly a bolder bitter roasted malt, nutty, oaty. Real meaty stuff. Finishes with a lingering bitter coffee and hop. Just a really nice balanced brew.

M: Medium body. Chewy. Creamy smooth apart from the carbonation which was more than I expected but calmed down nicely as the drink progressed.

D: Incredibly drinkable. The fact that it isn't too aggressive in any area and has a reasonably low ABV makes it a very easy drink to consume. Gets better and better as it warms up. Really nice stout.

sgoodship, Nov 16, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

blinker97, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AlbertVogler, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of rx-beer
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

rx-beer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of maek228
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted out of a 22 oz. bomber.

My overall impression of this stout can be summed up in two words "Damn Good". It was balanced and easy to drink. I expected this to be an in-your-face-stout but it was smooth, creamy, and easy going. The stout had the normal stout characteristics, black as night, coffee, chocolate, and burnt malt flavors...but what seperates this one from the pack is a hint of milk chocolate flavor. I liken this stout to Magic Hat's Heart of Darkness...quite similar

Shakespeare stout is hard to dislike, I'm quite glad to have had the experience of drinking it.

maek228, Jun 12, 2005
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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The body is blacker than black. Spinal Tap would describe it as a "pastel black". The head is a hearty nut-brown color, not wussy off white. Black liquorices is in the smell, and something smelled a little sour. The mouth feel is smooth, no doubt. The first impressions are a burnt toast / dark roasted malt flavor. Followed by some bitterness. The after taste starts as chocolate and then progresses to a coffee / espresso flavor. I think this stout is a little too "in your face" for my liking, "this one goes to 11". If they kept all the same flavors, but just dialed down their intensity so they blend together better I would probably love it.

danadeny, Aug 16, 2004
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

A- pours very dark almost black, with a nice tan head.

S- smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts

T- tastes similer to the aroma, roast coffee and chocolate with a nice balance of bitterness.

M- on the lighter side of full-bodied, very smooth stout.

D- this is an amazing beer, i will definitley drink it again!

jayfarley3, Jun 25, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

oldsailor, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nakedninjaturtle, Nov 03, 2013
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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