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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,115
Reviews: 1,567
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 242
Gots: 301 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

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
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Appearance: Black even for a stout, kind of absorbs the light. Weak shortlived tan head.
Smell: Hoppy burnt smell is probably the best way to describe it.
Taste: Not very bitter with roasted malt flavors and earthy flavors. Not particularl bitter use of hops, they provide a vegitative taste that really compliments the OATS in this OATMEAL stout.
Mouthfeel: smooth and chewy
Drinkability: real smooth, could drink all night.

This is an oatmeal stout if I ever did taste one! it has rolled oats in it and is smooth as glass and chewy and sweet and delicious and everything an oatmeal stout is. This is not an American stout. Good stuff and I will attempt to find six packs of it. good good good.

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Mighty fine stout. Aroma of roasted burnt malt, coffee, and hops! Jet black pour with a medium dark brown head and some lacing. Velvety smooth mouthfeel this one slowly slides down the gullet with a bitter hop finish incredibly good. Nice rich flavor aside from the roasted malts there is a strong coffee presence along with some chocolate and toffee flavors. A mild smokiness comes about which is unexpected and well received. What's fantastic about this stout is the enormous hop presence, bitter biting and right in line the hops really round out this great brew. Nicely brewed.

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12oz bottle, no freshness date
A 4.25 - thick and black, creamy light brown head hangs around for awhile
S 4.25 - roasty, chocolate, oat, smoke, earth
T 4.25 - roasted barley, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, earthy
M 4.25 - creamy and smooth, fullish body, very balanced, finishes semi-bitter and pretty clean with some slightly chalky dark cocoa lingering
O 4.25 - very impressive oatmeal stout. I don't know why I don't go for more Rogue beers, but for some reason I don't.

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The legend...

A: A somewhat aggressive (and ill advised) pour leads to two inches of delicious espresso creme brulee colored head. Head retention is stellar, with phenomenal lacing left on the glass. The receding head can only be described as champagne like. The individual bubbles mingle together to form larger air pockets, which then pop under the pressure of the foam. Absolutely wonderful. The body of the beer is an excellent opaque black.

S: Sweet cereal malt intermingled with excellent hop bitterness. Mild chocolate and mocha notes are present, although not nearly as dominant as Rogue's Chocolate Stout. (Big surprise there, huh!) The light cocoa notes are also overlapped by a more mellow espresso note.

T: This is where things get a little rougher. The beginning palate is a jumble of varying flavors that smack of grains and earth. A very subtle barnyard flavor is also present. The mid palate is more hop oriented, with the bitterness of the hops really coming through. The finish, however. Whoo boo, the finish is excellent. All the rough edges transition beautifully to the finish, which is more reminiscent of the scent of the beer. Mild chocolate and mocha lead into bitter coffee bean and espresso nuances. The lasting flavor is similar to that first time you tried black coffee with your dad. It just stays and stays.

M: I've always been a fan of the way stouts and porters feel on the tongue. This beer is no different. In fact, it stands above most other stouts in this category. The feel is almost perfectly balanced. Many stouts are thick to the point of being viscous, but this beer has a lively carbonation that kicks in at exactly the right time to keep this beer from being flabby.

D: One of the easiest stouts to drink that I've ever imbibed. (Sam Smith's Oatmeal has a slight edge.) Who cares if the beer is thick and rich. It tastes too damn good to not want more.

I'm still fairly new to the world of stouts. If anybody reads this review and thinks of a stout on this caliber, I would love to know.

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