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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,618 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2618
Reviews: 1516
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


Brewed by:
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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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Scotchboy

Idaho

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

22oz bomber, a gift from a friend of mine, poured into pint glasses and shared with the wife.

A: Pours a very dark and opaque with an oily body, dark brown head and modest lacing.

S: Dark roasted malt, acrid burnt notes, anise & licorice, modest hopping, dark caramel, slight herbal oiliness.

T: Mostly dark malt with well-rounded hopping and earthy/herbal notes. As strong as it is there isn't a strong roast or coffee presence until a moderate bitter finish and aftertaste. Faint smoke and earthiness. Light tart cherry? Very faint alcohol burn.

MF: Moderate body with some slickness, light to medium carbonation.

O: A decent oatmeal stout, not earth shattering but pleasant and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 15:34:48 | More by Scotchboy
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours dark and black with only a light light of reddish brown color at the bottom. Huge six fingers of deep tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of deep roasted malts. Big hints of chocolate and oatmeal. Coffee, nuts, and a good amount of molasses and brown sugar. Hints of burnt caramel and toffee. Fairly sweet and creamy. Also a noticeable presence of earthy hops in the background.

Taste: Like the smell leads, very roasty and pretty sweet. Big taste of roasted malts with big notes of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, cream, and nuts. A pretty sizable load of brown sugar and molasses adds to the sweetness. Some earthy hops add a little balancing bitterness in the finish. Very solid.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and slick. Sweet and slightly sticky but not overly syrupy.

Overall: A very good oatmeal stout. One of the better American versions of the style. Good roasted flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 06:38:21 | More by MattyG85
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a borderline pitch black color. The head is a huge four finger light mocha color with frustratingly high retention, a wonderfully creamy texture, and huge clumps of lacing on the glass.

S: Light oats, mild chocolate, and some solid roastiness. Nice, but a little weaker than I like.

T: At first, it's vaguely sweet, likely from the oats. There's little opening flavor here, it's mostly concentrated after the midtaste and finish, which is not only strong with roast (slightly acrid and excessively strong at times), it also tastes overhopped, to an extent. It's not a well melded hop profile as with Storm King, it's a 'clashing with the stout base' profile. At least the hops don't completely overpower the palate with grapefruit and pine; still, it's hardly a paragon of balance. Finally, enough sips will cause a slight lactic acid 'twang' to accumulate. I expected a lot more from this, but it's decent enough.

M: Creamy at first, before becoming prickly dry with a little lingering stickiness and low carbonation. Little to complain about here, Rogue got this part of the beer right. On the other hand, it's not as drinkable as it should be, but that's due to the unbalanced flavor profile more than anything.

O: I'm wondering if I served this too warm - but then I realized I had Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout at a similar temperature, and was far superior to this in just about every manner. I'd definitely try it again, just to confirm whether or not my fears are true. All in all, it's far from bad, just disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 20:11:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I gotta watch my pour. I got huge head on this in a standard pint glass. Well, better luck next time.
Pours so deeply dark brown it might as well be called black. Dark tan head leaves good lace but drops a bit quick for my tastes, lasting maybe 2 minutes until remaining just a thickish island and ring.
Smell is toasted malt, wet newspaper, smoke, bittersweet chocolate with light coffee and hop notes. Decent balance.
Taste is toasty malt, wet newspaper, smoke, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Balance is better. Gets ashy in the aftertaste and and some alcohol presence. None of the the sweetness expected from an oatmeal, either.
Medium bodied, light effervescence, slightly watery aspect. Drying to a slight extent. Needs more body and some sweetness. This isn't a good a beer as I had hoped, especially with the high rating it got. Oh well, one man's poison.... A good beer, but not great, imo. In fact, nearly every beer lower than this (#56 today) on the "Beers of Fame" list I prefer over this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:58:35 | More by PorterLambic
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syu3003

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the pdx airport via nitro line. Beautifully pours creamy black with two fingers head. Aroma not too apparent as it was served in a pint, but hints of a malty essence and oatmeal of course. Drinks thick and creamy and very delicious. Although nothing really stands out about this beer, it is very drinkable and balanced and extremely satisfying especially waiting for a flight departure. Highly recommend stopping by the rogue taproom at pdx, and a friendly bartender! Cheers!

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-24-2012 05:16:07 | More by syu3003
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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

Served on nitro-tap in a tulip shaped glass

Appearance – Served a nearly pitch black color with a wonderful thick light brown nitrogen formed head. The head was very persistent and lasted the entire drinking experience.

Smell – The aroma was of roasted malt and cocoa with a sugary sweetness. The sweet aromas were hard to plac,e but seemed to be mainly of molasses and brown sugar . Mixed with these was a light burnt smell that overall created a nice balance to the sweet aromas of the sugar.

Taste – The taste started out of roasted malt and a lighter oat flavor. The cocoa that was detected in the nose quickly came to the tongue. It started out sweet when it arrived due to a nice molasses sweetness the accompanied its arrival, but the molasses started to fade more toward the middle of the taste as some roasted coffee flavors began to develop. These bittered the brew a bit and left a nice, more dry, roasted and cocoa flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The creamy nitrogen driven body coated the mouth, bathing it in all the wonderful flavors of the brew. Being a nitro the effervescence was lighter, this accentuating all those wonderfully slightly sweet dark and roasty flavors.

Overall – This was one fine tasty beer. The nitro pour suited all the darker roasted flavors very well giving an overall creamy and satisfying brew.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-10-2012 19:51:28 | More by Darkmagus82
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znichols

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark, nearly straight black with a slight brown hue when held to the light. Eggshell head lasts quite a bit and creeps to the edge of the glass. Solid lacing, too. Good lookin' stout!

S- Deep roast on the nose with hints of earthy, piney hops and a coffee note as well. Smells decent but doesn't really jump out at you.

T- Good roasty flavor following the aroma. Dark cocoa and coffee with light hop flavor in the finish. Lasts quite a while. Again, a very nice flavor but nothing that really attacks the taste buds. Not really any booze detectable. Fairly dry. Pretty solid.

M- Pretty creamy with a slight oily aspect. Moderate to low levels of carbonation. Really nice stout body.

O- This is a pretty quintessential Oatmeal Stout with a creamy, fairly thick body and good roasty flavor. Expect light coffee and cocoa with hints of earthy hops. Try it if available but don't kill yourself looking for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:06:48 | More by znichols
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bigpapa1080

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured almost obsidian black with a nice dark tan 2 finger head into a pint glass.

S - Malty with strong hints of chocolate. Despite being 69 IBUs it did not smell bitter whatsoever.

T - Malt with chocolate and oatmeal, similar to Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout.

M - Very creamy, feels like it should almost be a milkshake. Super smooth although not too heavy. Lingers on the palate for a bit after swallowing, but in a good way.

O - This is my new favorite stout, and to top Samuel Smiths and Alaskan is very good (to me at least). Would make a great ice cream beer float if that's your thing.

Note - I had mild sinus congestion when I wrote this, so some categories might be a bit off.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 05:53:16 | More by bigpapa1080
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

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

650ml bottle poured into 20oz nonic.

A - Pours with a gargantuan head of thick, dark-tan foam. Pitch black in the glass, and also when held up to the light. The head soon settles down to a creamy cap that leaves a web of sticky lacing.

S - Roasted malt and coffee bean, with strong cocoa tones and molasses. A nice balance of roasty and sweet going on here, with some chocolaty notes and brown sugar coming through noticeably. There's a mild woody character as well. Could use a bit more oomph here, as it comes across a tad timid.

T - Opens up with roasted malt, cocoa, and brown sugar upfront, and finishes with molasses, dry herbal hops, and more charred maltiness to balance the sweeter opening. The aftertaste is plunged into mild espresso astringency with herbal hops and roasted malt. It's got bite, but it's not too abrasive. In fact, this could use a little more flavor even. Overall, this is smooth, balanced, and well crafted, but could have ratcheted up the flavor a bit.

M - Not quite as mouth-filling as I was expecting. For a brew at 6.50% ABV this has definitely got some real size to it, there's no denying that, and it's probably in large part to the oats used in the brewing process. Carbonation is low, and the body is creamy, viscous, and smooth, with some stickiness to it.

D - A solid stout from a solid brewery. I know Rogue is a bit of an afterthought for many American BAs, but they're basically the only American craft brewery that ships a wide catalogue of beer up to Western Canada, and I'm thankful for that. While this doesn't pack the punch that a lot of bigger, imperial stouts do, it's still a dark, smooth, and drinkable beer, even on a hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 22:09:34 | More by Converge
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mactrail

California

3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beautiful dark appearance in the glass with an impeccable beige head to match. Bone dry on the palate but a nice sudsy mouthfeel with great carbonation.

The first flavor is bitterness. Dark chocolate and not a hint of sweetness. Overpowering burnt malt taste. Dark, charred flavors, barely a hint of caramel or even burnt sugar.

It is kind of like a nitro pour, with the big creamy foam. It's just so bitter and strongly, severely flavored. From the 22 oz bottle, which cost $7 in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 06:02:55 | More by mactrail
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

tap

Pours jet black, quarter inch tannish white head with very fine particles of carbonation dissipates slowly, almost not at all. The carbonation leaves rings up the body of the glass as well, below the surface of the beer, like a nitro pour would, although I don't believe this was a nitro pour.

Smells of roasted coffee, cocoa and toasty malts. Simple, but good balance.

Tastes of oat malts, toasty bready notes, bitter but not acidic coffee, some bitter hop, and a hint of brown sugar.

The body is medium and exceedingly, almost ridiculously creamy and smooth. The word "silky" comes to mind. The carbonation is velvety.

This is a really good stout, I'm starting to wonder if I had a nitro-pour now because of texture. I didn't see the tap myself so I don't know. But this is everything I'd want from an Irish style stout, with the added bonus of oatmeal malts and great flavor to boot, something that sometimes falters in lower ABV stouts. I would have this again. And again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 23:31:52 | More by Cylinsier
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TheSixthRing

California

4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours jet black, with light penetrating only the thinnest edges. Head is a light cocoa powder color, 2 fingers thick and excellent retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Darkly roasted malts. Chocolate and mocha. Faint notes of oat. I could live off this smell.

Taste - Perfectly roasted malt. Unsweetened chocolate and coffee, with notes of caramel and oat. A faint touch of smoke lurks below. Hops are bitter citrus, like orange pith, and compliment the malt complexities without flaw. Superb balance. Dark but refreshing. Finishes with slightly bitter dark chocolate and light smokiness. So amazing! My perfect oatmeal stout!

Mouthfeel - Full body. Beautiful, silky smooth and creamy.

Overall - This is only like, my favorite beer ever. when I'm drinking a Shakespeare, I don't have a care in the world. Sensual qualities. Sexy smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 03:11:22 | More by TheSixthRing
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TheCondor

Missouri

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

I have heard so much about this beer, I knew I had to try it out. Going in, I expected it to compete with Samuel Smith’s, which is a tall order by itself. But it says right on the bottle “world champion stout,” so the guys at Rogue are obviously not afraid of their beers being pitted against the best. Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass, a little was drank at refrigerator temperature but mostly allowed to warm for a bit before consuming. I was also eating Ghiradelli chocolate while drinking this.

Appearance – Poured as black as used motor oil and almost as thick, with a big pillowy three finger head that was just nothing short of dominating. Respectable lacing, nothing too wild. Just as an example, my wife (who doesn’t drink craft) was in the room, and I took the bottle cap and set it right on top of the head, which of course it stayed there. I then exclaimed to her that “that’s what a beers head is supposed to do!”

Smell – Chocolate, coffee, caramel, big malts. I could pick up the nose much better when it was at fridge temperature than I could after it warmed. The head of the brew really produced some fantastic aromas, so I would recommend trying the nose while you still have a head.

Taste – Excellent, nothing short of awesome. Coffee and a hint of caramel up front, followed by an intense malty backbone and the chocolate character. So well balanced as to be seamless in transition.

Mouthfeel – Same as the taste, excellence defined. A nice, bittering aftertaste, smooth and relaxed at the finish. Real nice and thick, but goes down so easily as to be frightening. Silky.

Overall – This is an outstanding beer. Superb in every category, easily sessionable at 6.1% ABV, smooth, silky, tastes great, everything about it is quality. While I have had Rogue beers before, this is my first review of one, and I hope to convey this beers outstanding qualities as best I can. I don’t know if I can make the call between this and Samuel Smith’s, the only reason I may call it for Samuel is strictly price. Where I am Smith’s is $4 a pint, Rogue is $8. Otherwise, those two beers are neck and neck. Highly recommended, expecially with some Ghiradelli or Godiva chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:16:21 | More by TheCondor
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber while having some dinner at The Black Pearl in Ann Arbor. Pours thick black with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some coffee and mostly roasted barley and other grains. Thinner than expected on the palate, but still pretty hearty. Flavors of toasted coffee, dirt, bitter chocolate. Very nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 19:58:56 | More by BMMillsy
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WesM63

Ohio

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

Poured into a Deschutes Tulip

A: Beautiful deep dark brown, almost black. Rocky mocha 2finger head with excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Chocolate, coffee and lots of malts.

T: Tiny bit of hops up front the all sweet roasted malts baby. Tiny coffee bitter finish.

M: Thick and creamy. Full body and moderate carbonation.

O: Rogue does it again. This is a perfect example of the style and always a treat. To bad its hard for me to find :/

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:57:41 | More by WesM63
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Durge

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Happy to find this at Pies & Pints in Middlebury, CT this stout shows a solid black color with a big, never-die chocolatey colored head with lots of luscious lacing. The aroma is a very subtle chocolate-grain, but hard to place. The flavor brings charcoal-dark chocolate and grass hops. Charcoal-malt emerges as the dominant theme but it’s very nicely blended into a highly drinkable, yet tasty brew. This is creamy smooth and velvetty in feel, really wonderful and inviting. Body is solidly medium with a bit of a dry/resinous feel. Very nice and a stout I would easily have any time!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 03:22:23 | More by Durge
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BrownNut

Florida

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

A - Black as midnight. Shining a bright flashlight into this does nothing. The light doesn't penetrate a full millimeter into that murk. Lovely textured tan head that lingers. Lots of lacing.

S - Mildly sweet caramelly earthy malt

T - Less sweet than some I've had, with a mature bit of char character that turns into a dry dark chocolaty bitter on the back of the tongue in the afterswallow and exhale and lingering aftertaste. Just a touch of tartness.

M - Just as satisfyingly thick and luscious as you want it to be. It's been a while since I had a nice thick beer and this hits the spot. So nice to pull on.

O - Mild like you'd expect, but with just enough subtle character to rescue it from being bland and put it into the nicely done category. I'd call it a mature oatmeal stout, like what they tried to do with the Arch Deluxe. It's hard for this style to score highly due to its innately mild and subdued character but this is pretty well done. I put this up there with Samuel Smith's.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 23:23:28 | More by BrownNut
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shakespeare on tap at Pony Bar, served in a 14-oz pint.

Appearance: Beautiful nitro pour, intensely black with a foamy mocha head I just wanna bite! Outrageous lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, hops. Stickiness. Nice barnyard-farm aromas. But all very muted due to the nitro serving.

Taste: Hop-forward, then roasty-toasty. Smooth but rich, with a strong bitter coffee feel. The chocolate is less intense in the mouth as opposed to the nose. Some dairy, milk powder.

Mouthfeel: As expected, creamy and rich, easy to drink. A little too bitter at times, but fine. Dry like a classic Irish stout. Water, please! Full voluptuous body all around, like a curvaceous ebony mama.

Overall: Nothing earth-shattering for sure, pretty simple overall but oh-so-pleasant and drinkable. You could session this all day and have fun.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-03-2012 05:51:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

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

Pours black with tan one-fingered head in snifter. Tons of thick, sticky lacing. Head lingers for some time too.

Smell is heavy with chocolate and dark toasted malt. There is also a hoppy character to it as well.

Taste is heavily dark chocolate and roasted malt. Little bit of coffee and caramel. Lots of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Medium bodied beer.

Overall this was good. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:28:53 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

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

Pour is black, with a nice off-white head.

Smell is dry, with what smells like a dark chocolate bitterness and some coffee but hops also come to mind.

Taste is slightly sweet, with a nice roasted malt presence. Chocolate, but with a dark fruit flavor reminiscent of a Belgian Quad or BBQ.

Finishes chewy and slightly bitter, but still very balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:02:15 | More by VncentLIFE
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bomber from the Wegman's in Syracuse

Appearance - Black colour with a huge size fizzy and frothy brown head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, smoke

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and a roasted/burnt flavour. There is also some light touches of dark fruit and a smokiness. It ends with a grainy chocolate aftertaste with some light bitterness.

Overall - Crazy drinkable and delicious. The beer has a fantastic balance and the appearance in the glass is near perfect. Another solid brew from Rogue that deserves its high reviews.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 17:06:52 | More by spinrsx
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle has close to a years worth of age on it if not a years age. Pours a deep deep brown, basically black, but from what I can tell from the pour is relatively clear. Decent brown head which recedes pretty quickly. Dark fruit especially figs on the nose along with anisette and faint touches of chocolate. Gonna give it a moment to breathe. With a little time the malt comes across really nicely on the nose as chocolate chip cookie dough. Some other not so pleasant scents still arise however.

Chewy mouthfeel with a deep roasted character. A little watery on the finish with subdued bitterness. Classic rogue crispness. Flavors include chocolate, licorice, anisette, coffee, alcohol and touches of nail polish. More so all over the place then layered. Clean finish though. Hap hazard flavors and a flimsy body unable to pull them all together. Not sure if it's the age or just the pac man yeast that has ruined beer. At least it's different than most of rogues other offerings i've had.

Drinkable but I dont see what all the hypes about.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:44:08 | More by jtierney89
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BrianGaynor


4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pours thick, black as night with a light brown finger and a half head.

Smell: roasted malts and coffee! Not a very strong smell, though.

Taste: strong coffee and roasted malts. Very good taste. Alcohol taste lingers at the end.

Mouthfeel: thick in the mouth with a lot of carbonation

Overall: the more I drink the lower the score gets, unfortunately. The carbonation is off-putting to me. Still a great beer, though. I wouldn't hesitate to get it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 02:22:54 | More by BrianGaynor
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DM1293

California

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

Saw someone mention this in the forums and was curious. I had looked over Rogue's stuff, but wasn't willing to try it...this one said "Oatmeal Stout" and the last one I had was fairly good, so I gave this one a shot.

I love the full-bodied taste and the sweetness that undercuts the bitterness. Its not enough to cut it entirely, and it does sit on the palate and bite afterward. But really, this is strong, rich and smooth. The chocolate-y coffee notes are there, and thus make this beer definitely a new favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 00:59:21 | More by DM1293
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Kornoms

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on nitro-tap, pours incredibly smooth and took quite a while for the head to settle. The smell is very light, hints of oatmeal and malt. The Oatmeal gives the taste a sweetness which we really enjoy. You can taste the oatmeal, malts, and overall roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is amazingly smooth and so easy to drink. Overall this beer was extremely enjoyable and very well done.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-24-2012 19:43:21 | More by Kornoms
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,618 ratings.