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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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93
outstanding

3,053 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,053
Reviews: 1,550
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 223
Gots: 255 | FT: 6
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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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a killer stout! Deep black with a solid thick brown head atop. Great hoppy aroma with lots of coffee as well.

Quite thick and creamy in the mouth. Complexity is off the charts. Has so many flavors to pick out; coffee, almond, dark chocolate, and some burnt malts. Plenty of hops in there as well to balance things out perfectly. Old Bill makes a great stout!

Photo of sirdrinkwell
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a deep, opaque black like any respectable stout, with dark tan head that fades to leaves a subtle ring around the glass along with some oily lacing.

S: smell is slightly understated, but the expected roasted maltiness and coffee scent is certainly detectable

T: i'm in love!! this stout hits it on the money with the formula, a delicious mouthful of chocolate, coffee, and malty goodness.

M: mouthfeel is perfect; extremely smooth on the palate with a perfect carbonation balance.

D: i'll drink again without hesitation!

Photo of kshizzle101
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into pint glass

A - Black in color with a 3 inch tan head, very thick

S - creamy chocolate scent, some roasted malts

T - chocolate up front, malts linger for awhile, a strange but pleasant taste which must be from the oats

M - thick and creamy, a little stickiness. perfect carb

Overall - great oatmeal stout. rogue usually comes through big time with their stouts and porters and this one does not let down.

Photo of Mistofminn
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Color is nearly black, and opaque. An average pour produces a very large three finger khaki colored head with excellent retention and leaves tons of sticky lacing.

The nose has a nice light roasted malt character, with hints of dark bitter chocolate and light grassy hops. Pretty good so far.

The taste is much more bitter than the nose leads you to believe. Bitter chocolate, grassy hops and even a little bit of bitterness picked up for the roasting of the malts. Chocolate and sweeter malts balance it out a little, and right in the end I get a light coffee taste. Fairly complex and it all melds together nicely, great stuff.

Medium in body, with a smooth and creamy texture. Has an appropriate carbonation. Drinkability is great.

Overall, I'm really impressed with this stout. A very well crafted stout. Simple, yet refined. Complex, yet approachable. Great stuff.

Photo of callmemickey
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown/black body, finger width khaki cap, good retention and lacing.

S: Mostly roasted malts, slight chocolate finish, floral overtones

T: Very nice. Slightly roasted. Slightly toasted. Slightly chocolate-d. Its a very subtly beer, not as in your face as a lot of american stouts these days.

M: Smooth and creamy. Clean finish. Soft carbonation.

D: A delicate stout. 6% abv is a nice treat. This is what i'd call a great pub stout. You want a nice beverage, but you don't want to be overwhelmed.

Photo of turbine2475
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 2 finger head that slowly disipates into a brown lace...very opaque with a small amount of dark residue on glass upon shifting

S: cream, malt, and cocoa

T: Toasted oats with a dark chocolate start and a mocha finish

M: Deceptively light with an inviting sweetness

D- Enjoyable brew and a must have for stout lovers

Staple american brew for converting guiness lovers

Photo of brewandbbq
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one gravity poured from the cask at NERAX last nite.
Served in great condition,light carbonation, perfectly chilled and a black beauty. Little to no head and opaque. Aromas of roasted malts,bitter chocolate and a hint of licorice.
Flavors are more complex than the bottled version with a big drying bitterness standing out. Roasty and chocolaty with buiscuits and oreo tops. Underlying hops and fruit with a lingering, drying finish.
A great beer that lends itself very well to cask. It would be better through a beer engine.

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 sockeye101
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stumbled upon this at my local grocery store and was eager to bring it home and give it a try. It poured a deep black color with a very thick dark head. Aromas were of burt malts and coffee and a little chocolate. It had a very good flavor, intense coffee, chocolate and burnt malts, with a bitter little bite at the end. A very intense and flavorful beer, not for the average drinker!

Photo of Bierman9
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard a lot of good things about this sucka, and I wasn't disappointed. Black color, a huge, tan, creamy head, and excellent lacing. Very nice nose: a mix of roasty, malty and chocolate notes. Presented itself well in the body/smoothness departments. Superb flavor! Roasted malt and bitter chocolate in a rich mix, along with some hops at the dry finish. Good stuff!

overall: 4.3
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of ism
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque black with deep red edges, topped with a creamy 2-finger tan head. Moderate retention for the ABV, little lacing. Chocolate malts in the nose are carefully tinted with somewhat piney hop notes. Gentle carbonation with a slight astringency up front excites the tongue, followed by the caress of a medium-full silk body, carrying roasted malt with an undercurrent of oatmeal, and a slight citrus to brighten it. Goes down clean, with oatmeal and citrus bitterness emerging in the aftertaste.

Very pleasing and enjoyable, drawing in the best features of roasted malts and oatmeal, with expertise in dropping in the right amount of bitterness. Fairly straightforward but easily sessionable. Great for that transition to or from winter, on a cool evening.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the usual Stout black with that always lovely tan head.

Smells of roasted malt with the freshness of hops.

It has a great hops bite as soon as it hits your tongue but soon changes to an almost burnt chocolate taste. The specialy grains give is a nice smooth mouthfeel.

Rogue always has pretty solid brews and this is just another one of them.

Photo of Hibernator
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this out of a 22 oz brown bottle and served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a jet black color. Dirty brown head that looks fluffy. Awesome lacings.

Smell is roasted malts and coffee.

Tastes of chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Slighty ripe bitterness on the finish. Robust and full flavored.

Great American stout.

Photo of crayphish
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass this stout had a dense light coffee colored head and intense black color. I really liked the contrast of the head and beer. Toasty chocolate and hops in my nose. Some acidic coffee as well. Taste is hoppy chocolate. Very nice. The coffee comes through here as well, but the bitter hops dominate. Mouthfeel is very chewy but dry. Finishes clean for being such a big beer. I finished two bombers in a sitting and could have honestly gone for a third. A great beer.

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a 16 oz nonic.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is s pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Oats, roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and some smoke.

Taste: Smokey, ash, bready oats, bittersweet chocolate,

Mouthfeel: Chewy, full bodied, bitter, low carbonation, and a bit smooth.

Overall: Pretty solid oatmeal stout. Smooth and balance of flavors.

Photo of drizzam
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good buddy cdkrenz for this Christmas gift.

A - Poured into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is a dark opaque black color. HUGE tan head that sticks around forever and leaves gorgeous sticky khaki lacing.

S - Very aromatic nose on this brew! As soon as I popped the top I could smell a nice sweet chocolate scent emanating around the room, suspended on a body of roasted malt. This is all looking very good so far.

T & M - The taste is a lot more bitter than I would have assumed from the nose, but that even seems to tone down as I drink it. Bitter roasted malts with a nice chocolate finish. A nice touch of coffee in there as well. Smooth and creamy with a medium to full body.

D - I'm very impressed by this Stout! A very well crafted American Stout, one that all other stouts should be measured by. If you haven't tried this yet...get out there and buy a bottle. You will not be disappointed.

Photo of erica
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a case to share over the weekend, it was a good choice since we had no fridge... This is a nice stout in general, colour is blackish brown with a big brown head that is nice and fluffy and takes a while to go down enough to drink. Then again I think I poured it way too fast so it got all excited and super foamy at first. That's ok. It didnt smell like much to me, but it was roasty and kind of hoppy, some coffee aroma in there. Taste was very good, very roasty and toasty, coffee, teeny bit of molasses or something sweet, but just a hint, and hops. Definitely more hoppy than sweet, but not at all bitter. Mouthfeel was towards the thin side to me but just about perfect, and drinkability is good because of this. I was happy with this stout and would get it again.

Photo of Richardberg
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Deep brown (almost black) color with ruby fringes. Rich, thick tan head that lingers forever.

S: some of each - caramel malts, alcohol, sweetness, touch of hops. Nothing too distinctive.

T: classic bold stout flavor up front with lots of roasted malts and chocolatey overtones. Finishes with a mix of aromatic hops and bitter chocolate. Delightful journey of flavor.

M: rich, moderately thick, low carbonation, very dry finish.

D: moderate ABV and well crafted flavors make this an easy & accessible favorite.

Photo of adamette
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 650ml brown bottle with white and blue colored label of Shakespeare holding a mug of beer into my Samuel Smith pint glass. Purchased for $4.99 at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor a few weeks ago. No observed "best by" date.

A Great looking medium brown creamy head over a completely black body that lets no light through and head leaves a nice, curtain lacing. This is a great look. 4.5

S Dark roast malt which is a greated dark roasted way with possibly some dark chocolate aromas. Repeated smells reveal a nice hop presence. 4.0

T Deep, dark roast malt for the first 2 thirds and then, like a tide coming in, hops fill up the last third but the aftertaste is a distant dark roast malt. I really like this taste. It is bold, bodacious, ridiculous. 4.5

M Initial impressions are the smoothness derived from the creamy head. Then I get the dark roast malt bigness followed by that wave of hops. This is a very big, active beer with lots of layers of feel. 5.0

D Fair to good due to its absolute size, ABV and darkness which drives the drinkability down for me. 3.5

Notes: I am really impressed with this beer which is not my favorite style and, frankly, the brewer is not my favorite either.

Photo of JsBeers
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hero27
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle.

Impenetrable black color. Frothy beige head that sits around forever.
Aromas of dark chocolate..tastes very much the same, with a bit of coffee-ish bitterness. Let this baby warm up a while before drinking. It's definitely best at cellar temp or warmer..it really lets the flavors come out. Very soft, smooth mouthfeel.

Not as "big" a stout as one would expect. I've had this brew quite a few times in the past, and every time I crack open the bottle, I envision it to be some 9%, thick, burly stout. It's really just a well-crafted stout that doesn't try to do too much..it just blends together exceptionally well. There's no excuse not to try it.

Photo of Brent
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as sweet as an English stout, nor as dry as an Irish. A unique middle ground.

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

A - Dark black with deep walnut hues on the edge. A fairly large, sticky, cloudy, frothy cafe colored head. A bit above average retention that settles into a thin layer of lace and then later just a ring of lace.

S - Very nice smelling with plenty of coffee aroma and a fair amount of hops as well with citrus being strongest but some others. Some chocolate/cocoa and some other roasted aromas. Good amount of earthy aroma.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, but it isn't as enjoyable or as good as I had hoped for in comparison to the nose. Coffee and roasted barley and oats provide a lot of the flavor. Pretty well hopped as well with some citrus and earthy flavors being the strongest. Some sweet chocolate and a touch of caramel.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth and fairly creamy and chewy feel. Pretty good but not the best feel in regards to other oatmeal stouts.

D - Pretty easy to drink beer and tasty. Although with the onslaught of roasted flavors and hops make it a bit more difficult to keep drinking it all night.

Notes: A nice beer with a lot of roasted and hop flavors. Lots of coffee flavors as well. I thought this was a good beer and it was tasty, but it wasn't top notch.

Photo of runner440
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty great. Big roast notes in this oatmeal stout. It is ridiculously drinkable, and this bomber is disappearing before my eyes. There are big notes of roast and coffee with a bit of chocolate in the taste. This stout should always been in any stout lover's refrigerator.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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