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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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2,741 Ratings

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

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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Photo of drinknewbelgium


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had this a while ago recovering my notes from last summer

pours black with very tan head that is thick smells of chocolate roasted coffees and malts also there tasted of chocolates with roasted coffee and one can detect the presence of some hops this all mixes together to make one great beer

ive had this beer many times and i definitely recommend it to anybody who loves stouts

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2006 08:12:07 | More by drinknewbelgium
Photo of FightingEntropy


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer, and was really excited to get it on site at Rogue for a taste. Creamy tan head won't go away--even on the second draft I had in a plastic cup. Chocolate on chocolate in the nose and taste, and smooth and creamy big malt makes it a very easy beer to drink for as good as it is. Maybe my favorite American stout after Storm King.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2006 00:56:56 | More by FightingEntropy
Photo of GregBrewski


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a 22oz bottle. Poured a nice thick black color with a brown head, which stayed until the bottom. Smelled of chocolate and some spice. When it first hits your taste buds you immediately notice the sweetness and malt, some roastiness as well. The aftertaste is best noted with hops. Its a medium bodied brew with light carbonation, perfect for this style, could use a little more body though. Overall it’s a great stout with not too high ABV so not too difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 23:44:05 | More by GregBrewski
Photo of badbeer


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice black color with a tan colored head leaving pretty good lacing. Smell was roasty, chocolate-y, and hoppy as well. Taste was full of chocolate upfront, followed by a roasty and hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was a little less than full bodied, with medium carbonation. Certainly a good beer worth a visit once in a while, I just don't seem to pick it up that often. Pretty much a must try, and should be widely available enough, that this is no problem.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2006 02:35:44 | More by badbeer
Photo of MaxxDaddy

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Jet black with light caramel head. Aroma had a hint of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth beer, and the mild chocolate aftertaste was great. Wasn’t a very sweet chocolate, but rather bitter. Guinness was basically the only other stout I had tried before this one, and I must say this was an eye-opener. Excited to try more now.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 17:10:09 | More by MaxxDaddy
Photo of techdiver


4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dense opaque black with a nice three finger head that dissipates slowly. Has a chocolaty smell, but more of a coffee taste at first that gives way to a chocolaty finish. Temperature plays a key role here, takes on an edginess if too cold. This one is just right and so smooth. After the too chilled bottle yesterday I was partial to their Chocolate Stout. Now, I just don't know.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2006 20:50:21 | More by techdiver
Photo of wanker


4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A delicious stout. Just sweet enough, without being cloying. Lovely syrupy aftertaste. As drinkable as they come.

Is this my favorite stout of all time? It just might be. Rogue got everything right on this one.

The only negative thing I can say about this stout is that it is a bit pricey. I paid around $4.25 for a 22 oz. bomber. But I wouldn't hesitate to pay it again to enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 21:53:37 | More by wanker
Photo of jubnat


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very fine beer. It pours very dark, black brown, dark tan head. It has a very sweet smell to it, yet the taste is somewhat bitter. Very good flavors, its toasty, chocolaty, hoppy. Very drinkable. Tastes similar to Rogue's chocolate stout, but it is more bitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 01:50:10 | More by jubnat
Photo of nortmand


4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Red hued black pour with a sturdy, lacy brown head.

Bitter roast smells mingle with resinous hops in the nose.

Slightly sweet and chocolatey up front, ends with a bitter kick of roast and hops. It's got that in your face hoppiness that melds well with the other flavors in the beer that I've come to expect from Rogue beers.

Full bodied, smooth as silk and very drinkable. Another kick ass beer from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 18:16:16 | More by nortmand
Photo of Manosbeeroffate


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another find at PDQ market, Rockland. Pours pitch black, not even direct sunlight can penetrate through. Smells very roasty and coffee like Tastes like unsweetened cocoa, burnt malt and a nice dry sensation. Overall...good. I like. Can't drink one after another but this is what Guiness drinkers should be drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 01:46:52 | More by Manosbeeroffate
Photo of MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black opaque body with thick tan head, looks similar to the bar harbor. More mild than many stouts, but still more hoppy than I like my stouts. Roasted malt and hop permeate the scent and taste. Fairly full-bodied. Its good,but I think their mocha porter might be better.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2006 00:48:22 | More by MrHurmateeowish
Photo of jazappi


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

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very Dark, Started with a small head and went away to a very thin layer of head, lacing down the entire pint glass to the end.

Aroma: Very Sweet, and Coffee like

Taste: Very coffee taste, hint of chocolate

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable, smooth, and good tasting.

Overall: I once had a Rogue beer that I didn't like at all, so I decided not to drink rogue beers, after reviewing the Rogue reviews on BA, I decided to give them a try again. I am glad I did, this was a great beer, and one I will enjoy again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2006 14:34:39 | More by jazappi
Photo of GimpyCane


3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: poured black w/ a 2 inch mocha hue head. Head fully lasted and left a good amount of lace on glass.

smell: mild roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of coffee

taste and mouthfeel: light to medium body, slightly watery, lively carbonated, starts semi sweet and ends chocolate/coffee bitter.

drinkability: very easy to drink

Although I like this brew. I was expecting a little more from this stout. Make no mistake I will continue buying this brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 23:40:25 | More by GimpyCane
Photo of hckyfn9999


4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 04:07:26 | More by hckyfn9999
Photo of edbeered


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours an opaque brown-black with a smooth tan head and ample lacing. The smell has overtones of coffee and chocolate. The taste is creamy, with toasty malt, chocolate, coffee, a hint of plums, and just a tiny whiff of hops. The flavors blend artfully together. The mouth feel is rich, creamy, and smooth. This is a fine stout and I'm really glad to have found this on tap(at the Arcadia Cafe)in the Twin Cities.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2006 00:03:41 | More by edbeered
Photo of lpayette


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

22oz Bomber.

Appearance- Almost pitch black. The head is very responsive to how hard you pour which I'm always a fan of. Head is light brown and produces tons of brussells lace. Very impressive. You'd be hard pressed to find a better looking stout.

Smell- Aromas of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal, darkly roasted barley, and salt water.

Taste- Again, chocolate chip chookies and oatmeal. Roasted barley with a bit of smokiness lie heavily in the aftertaste. Warming alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel- Thick and full-bodied, yet moments of thinness- which make this just a bit easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2006 03:50:15 | More by lpayette
Photo of rsyberg01


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - 22 oz. bomber. No freashness date.

A - Black. Head doesnt ever really become big and stays at a patchy blanket on the surface of the beer.

S - Big roasted malt character. Tangy twinges from a fruity character, possibly plum or cherry.

T - Roasted coffee, toasted caramel, slight fruity flavors similar to those in the nose. Roasted oats, bitter hop hits in the finish. Slight chocolate in the finish as well.

M - Coats the palate and tongue very nicely. Pretty dry as well.

D - A great sessionable stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 20:48:49 | More by rsyberg01
Photo of mnj21655


4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured pitch black with a light brown head a lots of lacing. Smells a bit like a combination of caramel, chocolate and coffee but the malts dominate. Taste is excellent, roasted malts dominate but there is a hint of black coffee at the finish. Nice mouthfeel, just a bit lighter than some other american stouts but enjoyable none the less. In terms of drinkability this beer is great. The ABV isn't too high and with such a great taste I really can't give this any lower score. Overall this is an excellent interpretation of the style and I would highly reccomend this to anyone who enjoys stouts.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 04:25:49 | More by mnj21655
Photo of Rudgers73

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber.

A- Dark brown, almost black. Dark tan fizzy head. Very mild carbonation.

S- Rich, burnt, smokey.

T- Very burnt, undertones of charcoal and ash. Slight sweetness trying to peak through but overall very roasty.

M- Definitely a dryer stout. Heavy and chewy.

D- I solid stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 02:12:32 | More by Rudgers73
Photo of wavz


4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark Mocca Brown

S- Smokey Chocolate

T- Deep aromas of Smoke with Coffee and hints of roasted chocolate.

M- Nice and smooth, nice balance of taste and carbination.

D- A warmer for the upcoming winter months, easy drinker with tones of home.

This is one of the best stouts that I have ever tried, and I keep coming back for more.


Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 04:00:19 | More by wavz
Photo of OStrungT


3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark brown color with a thick dark brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has a chocolatey aroma. I can also detect some burnt malt caramel sweetness. It has a surprisingly hoppy aroma also. A slight coffee aroma is present.

This beer has a chocolate like flavor. It is considerably more biscuity than I expected. Very bready. It has a slight coffee flavor.

This beer is very creamy. It goes down smooth, leaving a biscuit like aftertaste, with a little chocolate. This beer is low in carbonation, just right for the style.

This beer might be a decent session beer. It is not high in alcohol, and it is not too aggressive.

Overall: I am not too taken back with this beer. I have had many better stouts in my time. As with most Rogue offerings, I think it might be just a little over rated. This is the firts bottle I have had in over a year. I think it will be over a year before I have another bottle. It is not bad, just mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 21:43:46 | More by OStrungT
Photo of wolffman17


4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shakespeare Stout pours deep black with a frothy, milk chocolate head that leaves chunks of lace behind.
Roasted malt and citric hops dominate the aroma. There's some sweetness and mocha present also.
The taste is very similar to the smell. Rich, roasted malts are paired well with a big hoppiness. Not the slightest hint of alcohol. An enjoyable dry bitterness lingers for a while.
There's no issues with drinkability here. I'll take it anytime.

Thank you Rogue for blessing us with this quintessential American Stout. It will always be one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 21:03:44 | More by wolffman17
Photo of arguemaniac


4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fairly viscous pour reveals an oil-black color with a creamy brown, moderately well retained head. Brown, roasted aromas come through, as do subtler hints of dark fruits. The flavorful plate features a complex array of roasty, dark flavors including big cocoa, loads of rich coffee, some tasty hints of caramel, a nice touch of fairly balancing malty sweetness, and some hoppiness which, while certainly noticeable, is somewhat eclipsed by the coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick but smooth and the impressively lengthy finish is dominated by intense coffee bitterness.

Very nice, a flawless example of the style. It’s complex, rich yet very drinkable and features a lengthy and very satisfying finish. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 00:56:03 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Jet black body, rays of ruby along the bottom edges. Massive cascading head is at first a deep "wet" dark tan, but it "dries" out to a lighter tan. Fluffier, too. Rises above the rim and dentable too. Excellent lacing. Looks seriously damn good.

Very enticing roasty aroma. Plenty of coffee, laced with some cocoa.

Similar sensations in the taste. Roasted coffee, blended with some chocolate bits. Oatmeal smoothness balances off the hop nip at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium-to-full. Not oily slick, instead, lighter than expected, but it works well. Outstanding drinkability.

Beer as comfort food ? An exceptional "everyday" stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2006 04:49:22 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of tgbljb


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an absolutely pitch-black color with impressive tannish head. Modest lacing. Smell is a complex mixture of bitter chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, roasted malt, and burnt toast. Flavor has all the ingredients of the smell and is nicely balanced by a firm hoppy bitterness. Rich, full, creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. An excellent beer for a cool autumn evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2006 03:37:37 | More by tgbljb
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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