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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,983 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,983
Reviews: 1,536
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 202
Gots: 207 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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Photo of shoemz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

shoemz, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

RKel888, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -3.6%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Swim424
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into Houbrau mug

A-black with a chocolate colored head. very little if no light coming through.

S-fairly chocolatey. A little oatmeal.

T-oatmeal upfront finishing with chocolate. A bit hoppy but mostly just chocolate. Not getting much, if any coffee.

MF- fairly thick. not that carbonated leaving a slight oatmeal aftertaste.

O-really good. Much better than I was expecting when I bought it. I highly reccomend this one.

Swim424, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jnjander
4/5  rDev -3.6%

jnjander, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of wildshire
5/5  rDev +20.5%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev -3.6%

steveh, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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.

Siriusfisherman, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +20.5%

rogueleonardi, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

rogerthegill, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

VaTechPhilly, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of gatorguy
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep brown color, nearly black. has a light brown head, two fingers worth.

S - Coffee, chocolate, earthy oats

T - Well balanced stout here, all the flavors mesh great. Starts off with some coffee flavor, transitions to chocolate, then to the earthy oats. Hop bitterness is mild and compliments the brew well.

M - What you would expect for a stout, somewhat heavy but has good carbonation.

O - Excellent oatmeal stout, one that I will seek out more often.

gatorguy, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of shand
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug.

Funny how Rogue gets hated on all the time on BA, yet brews like this get very good reviews. One thing's for sure, this beers is a looker. It's a deep brown color with a large mocha head that leaves nice lace down the mug. The aroma is pretty stout-y, with plenty of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of grainy oat. The taste mostly follows this, with a nice amount of roasted malts dominating the show, with some roasty coffee and grainy oat on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I'd like, which seems to be par for the course for Rogue's stouts. The drinkability is quite good though. Overall, it's a solid stout that I think would be well-suited for six-packs. Let it hit warm up a bit, it really helps bring out it's flavor.

shand, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ale207, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a large, lasting dark head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, chocolate and soft coffee. Very appetising.
Same story with the flavours, roasted malt, faint chocolate and oats. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.
Nice soft carbonation.
Very easy drinking.

CrazyDavros, Jan 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

bcal16, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

xenjoiii, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

alpenglocken, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Jan 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mbabble, Jan 18, 2012
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,983 ratings.