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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,782 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 174
Gots: 140 | 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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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wmtxbb

Illinois

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

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Dark molasses with a soft off-white head.

Smell: Oatmeal and chocolate malts, grainy chocolate like scent.

Taste: Coffee, chocolate. Lingering chocolate bitterness in the mouth.

Drinkability: heaven in a bottle during the winter. This is a great oatmeal stout. Not quite as good as Samuel Smith's, but good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 00:04:32 | More by wmtxbb
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BeardedRiker

Texas

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

I hadn't had a Rogue in awhile so I picked up this guy. Yesterday was a good pale ale and I thought I would change it around with a good stout.

As with most stouts this one poured out nicely leaving a thick bubbly-creamy head that was sort of a coffee with creme color. The beer itself was a dark chocolate color.

It smelled as I expected it to be. It was a bit sweet like chocolate and had coffee as well. Hops came out in the aroma too.

Like many stouts I drink I let it sit out for awhile so that it would be a bit warmer. I am able to taste more if I do so. The Shakespeare is definitely complex with chocolate sweetness but also bitter like dark chocolate and coffee. The hops made themselves known too. Although it's complex I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. It wasn't too complex for me but perhaps the complexities didn't all add up for a beer that I enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 20:10:44 | More by BeardedRiker
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nickd717

California

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

On tap at Rogue Ales Public House in SF.

Black color with a creamy tan head.

Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and hops.

Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, toast, and a little chocolate although not nearly as assertive as in their chocolate stout.

Nice oatmeal smoothness on the palate. Fairly full body.

A very enjoyable beer overall. Rogue is underrated on this site I find. Maybe it's their price point.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 17:33:49 | More by nickd717
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GregBrewski

Michigan

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
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thekanna

Maryland

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

A: Dark brown bordering on black hue, with a gorgeous mocha- or chocolate milk-colored head.

S: Strong, earthy chocolate smell, like dark chocolate milk mixed with rolled oats. Espresso and molasses are also present, but subdued.

T: Strong dark roasted malt flavor; high-cacao dark chocolate mixed with coffee and spices, like an Aztec chocolate drink. There's a slight almost undetectable sweetness in the end rounds things up nicely.

M: Very smooth, with just enough carbonation to remind you it's beer.

D: A highly drinkable stout; I think this should be called their "Chocolate Stout" instead because of the strong chocolate theme throughout.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 06:27:58 | More by thekanna
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

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

Pours black, off white head, a fair amount of lace and a medium carbonation. It looks like a stout.

Aroma of charred malt and a faint note of citrus hops, a delicate note of ale yeast and coco chocolate powder.

Flavor of roasted barley and a fair balance of subtle cascade hops. Extremely drinkable, dry and refreshing finish.

Wonderful proper ale, recommended!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 00:46:55 | More by bloberglawp
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Phillyphilms

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from bottle into Chimay challace and was very dark, almost black with luscious creamy head that breaks down fast but leaves a ring behind.

Smells is of heavy roasted malt with notes of chocolate and coffee with a tail of the alcohol which puts this near a session stout at 6%.

The carbonation hits you first with a creamy turn into a nice roasty malt backbone. Great crispness from high carbonation that finishes quick and clean.

Medium body for the style and more carbonation than I would expect which makes this a nice drinking stout that could easily turn into two or three before you know it. I can see myself going back for more and a nice offering from the fellas at ROGUE.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 05:31:08 | More by Phillyphilms
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

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

I know it’s not the quantity but the quality we rate here….but…..for my 200th beer, I noticed a Rogue glass in my cabinet and a Shakespeare Stout in my fridge….so I thought – what the hell!

What an interesting pour – thick and oily with a nice rocky head. The aroma is heavy of roasted malt. The flavors swirl on my tongue – heavy with roasted malt and sweetness for balance. The mouthfeel is definitely heavy – just shy of chewy. This beer has the character of something suitable of Shakespeare’s time.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 00:43:38 | More by barefootbrewer
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rsyberg01

California

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
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tviz33

New York

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

22 oz bottle to pint glass

A- Pours jet black with a tall creamy brown head that sticks around for a while, leaving lots of nice lacing

S- Brown sugar, roasted coffee, oats, and a noticeable hop presence.

T- Fairly sweet, very roasty and earthy. Brown sugar is also detectable. Little alcohol burn, if any, and finishes with some balancing hops.

M- Quite creamy and smooth with a medium body. Low amounts of carbonation. Despite the sweetness, it's not too sticky.

O- A very good oatmeal stout that is about as balanced as can be. Not quite as good as Sam Smith's in my book, however.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:50:51 | More by tviz33
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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
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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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Nick3

California

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

Poured into a Guinness imperial pint glass. Beer is pitch black and forms a frothy, tan colored head. Nose is roasted malts, cocoa, and molasses. Taste is dominated by a roasted bitterness and unsweetened cocoa or dark chocolate. Well balanced and easy to drink. Appropriate carbonation with a medium to full body. Finish is dry with a touch of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 05:54:20 | More by Nick3
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tconboy

Minnesota

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

Pours a dark jet black with a nice thick tan head, nice thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy, chocolaty, malty, sweet caramel. Great complexity, rich chocolate flavor with nice sweet caramel notes. Very easy to drink because of the incredible balance and smoothness. Definitely glad I picked this up. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 08:16:05 | More by tconboy
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Twerknasty

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start off to say that this beer really smells quite different, and not good in my opinion, the palate differs though. I will start off with the good to say there is plenty of chocolate marsh mellows, but really has quite a bit of medicinal notes that are very present. The beer almost smells like a cleaning agent to some sort, to what causes this i'm not certain. To the palate- a different story. The taste infuses chocolate, cinnamon and gingerbread that has a balance of some bitter hops. I like this beer, but the nose is incredibly weird. One of the few beers where the nose is off, and the taste is on

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 04:06:59 | More by Twerknasty
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

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

Been on a stout kick lately and this has to be the highlight so far. Poured from bomber into chalice. This is one hell of a black beer, nick thick and creamy mocha head forms with good retention and average lacing. Smell is of toasted grains, coffee, and a touch of alcohol, something about the smell seems just a little off or out of place. This beer tastes amazing, everything a stout should be. Nice dark, malted grains, a hint of coffee, some chocolate (slightly bitter) and a small touch of hops which I normally dont detect in stouts but I like the presence. The mouthfeel is incredible, nice and thick, low on carbonation, it just seems perfect. The lower ABV makes this an easy drinker. Definitly enjoyed best at a warmer temperature and its meant for slow sipping.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 02:22:37 | More by bunnyhustle
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

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

A: Black, nearly imperceptible to see through. Thick two fingers of brown cookie dough head. Consistent lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of toffee.

T: Thick oat flavor all the way through. Great transition from oats in the nose to roastyness from middle to rear. Almost a finish of burnt grain hanging about.

M: Leaves a not too heavy feeling on the palate. Mouthfeel though does take a bit of the 6% with it.

D: Its very good, nothing overpowering or lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 23:25:16 | More by BasementBer
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billyzoom666

Wisconsin

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

Poured from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle into a pint glass. A medium pour leaves a thick milk chocolate colored head. It's pitch black with a bit of red tint on top. Big time lacing with this thing. There's a slight scent of chocolate and an almost woody smell. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering. Tastewise, this has a nice hit of smoke up front and then surprises with an almost fruity flavor on the back. What a surprising treat. Good stuff! This is super smooth for a stout. The drinkability is high on this, which could lead to trouble for me. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 04:13:31 | More by billyzoom666
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ckollias

Maryland

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

Enjoyed this 22oz bomber out of large snifter glass

A: Dark black with a thick dark brown one-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Strong coffee and roasted malt aromas fill the nose. Very pleasant hints of oatmeal and caramel.

T: As with the smell the strong coffee and roasted malts dominate this brew. Dark rich ale with a roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Slightly hoppy and smooth.

M: Medium body and carbonation

O: Awesome oatmeal stout. Easily drinkable and finished my whole 22oz bomber in no time at all and had wishing I had another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 22:13:57 | More by ckollias
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drinknewbelgium

Pennsylvania

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
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

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

Jet black. Large head – creamy dark brown, pretty good retention and lacing.

Some nice American hops pop out first – citric and floral. Then some chocolate and roasted sweet malt – strong and nicely balanced.

Sweet thick rich dense malt. Caramel sweetness roasted dark chocolate and lighter espresso notes. Fairly strong American hop flavor (mainly citrus with floral and spicy notes) and medium bitterness. Roasted barley earthy woody bitterness notes. Finishes medium-light bitterness and a little malt and citrus hop sticks around. Creamy oat touch.

Medium-full body, creamy smooth. Medium carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Notes: Now this is a stout. One of the best I’ve had. Stronger/bolder than Sierra Nevada’s. thick and dense stuff, it just keep coming out of the bottle and I am filling.

More Notes: Okay, I feel sick. This is soo much stout. I can’t handle it. You have beaten me Rogue! Death by tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 03:46:48 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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champ103

Texas

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

A: A great looking stout. Opaque black, no light gets through. A large foamy tan head forms to leave plenty of lace.
S: Plenty of rich malt and oats in the nose. At first smell I would say this is an oatmeal stout.
T: This is a very thick beer with plenty of dark roasted malt and tons of oats and chocolate.
M/D: A creamy and rich beer. Very smooth and easy to drink. A sipping beer only in the since that I want to saver everything.

I would say that this is miss labeled. This seems like an oatmeal stout in every way. Anyway, what ever it is labeled, this is a great stout. A beer that should not be missed.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 07:13:41 | More by champ103
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NickRivers

California

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

A&S - Pours pitch black with plenty of mocha head, smells of coffee, dark malt, bready alcohol, slight hop presence through the smokiness.

T&M - Thick, roasty, smokey, bold malt flavor turns to a thick and sweet coffee end with hints of dark chocolate, balanced throughout by a nice hop flavor and sticky yet crisp mouthfeel.

O - Overall an amazing beer, as a fan of porters I really like this one for its smokiness and hop character as appose to overwhelming chocolate and bready alcohol found in some stouts.

Pretty good stuff, as I mentioned I love porters due to their drinkibility and mouthfeel. Not too many styles have the ability to sip or slurp all the while enjoying every bit of it. I was turned off to the brew in terms of the brewery. Im not attracted to Rogue at all, I don't digg their choice of styles, I wish they made more lighter beers, but after siipping on this one for a bit i've started to appreciate Rogue not as a brewery but as crafters. They really do put a lot of craftsmanship into their products and i've sorta learned to enjoy them as a fine bottle of wine, not comparing it to others like it but rather enjoying each drink for what it is and how much soul the brewer has put into each bottle. Go out and buy one, if your a fan of stouts your in for a treat. Stay thirsty my friends!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 09:01:38 | More by NickRivers
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acrawf6

Louisiana

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

Pours out a deep black, no light comes through. Dark tand head rests on top for quite a while.

Smell. an instant hoppiness, but under that is a sweet dark chocolate aroma. is sweet and bitter.

Taste. is roasty and chocolatey. i bit hoppy for the style. is nice. has that rogue "kick" i always taste in pretty much all their beers. roasted malts are all over this. they have a small taste of coffee, but not really much- and i wish there was more. aftertaste is also i touch of roasted malts and is bitter.

Mouthfeel is nice. Great balance. good carbonation. lots of hop presence.

Overall a great beer, but i just dont see it as being so high on the top 100 beers. But a truly an excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 02:58:40 | More by acrawf6
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Brew House Grill

A--Dark brown with a small tan colored head. Very little lacing.

S--Coffee, with hints of chocolate and prune. Not a huge amount of aroma but it is there.

T--Roasted coffee and mild chocolate. A hint of prune / raisin Aftertaste bitter roasted malt (in a good way) and chocolate.

M--Very rich and full bodied. This is a very pleasant and easy drinking full stout.

D--Lovely, refreshing stout. Went well with my AYCE king crab...didnt overpower the meal at all. One I could drink again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2007 11:31:35 | More by Deuane
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,782 ratings.