Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,019 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,541
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 213
Gots: 227 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ML bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass

Appearance: Dark pour, not overly thick, got me a decent 1/4" head with a semi-aggressive pour. The light brown head diminished to be thin and spotty within a few minutes. Lacing started off sticky, but slipped away to almost nothing as my glass emptied.

Smell: I expected more to the nose but what I was able to get was roasted malts and oats, though mild for an oatmeal stout. Mild coffee and chocolate too. Not bad, but I expected a little more.

Taste: Roasted oats are present but not overwhelming. Impressive blend of oats, malt, coffee and chocolate. I'm surprised by the presence of a moderately bitter finish. I wasn't expecting that with an oatmeal stout. Hops are there, which I think brings out the bitterness with this beer. Lightly sweet finish with the bitterness wanting to stick around on the tongue for quite some time after my swallow. As the beer warms the favors are more pronounced. I would suggest letting this one breathe a few minutes to get closer to room temperature. I think the bitterness lessened as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation. Dry, but at times, creamy texture. The bitterness is present more in this beer that in other oatmeal stouts I've had in the past.

Overall: A pretty darn solid oatmeal stout, though my first "go to" would be Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. I haven't been disappointed by any beer made by Rogue.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on nitro at Rogue, Portland, OR

Poured black with a starkly opposing creamy tan head. Gotta love nitro. Aroma was as expected: dark roasted malts, toasted grains, notes of coffee and cocoa, with promises of earthy hops. Taste followed the aroma: dark malts and grainy oatmeal, roast and toast, cocoa, some coffee bitterness, and a hint of earthy hops. Smooth, though not as full-bodied as expected from a oatmeal stout on nitro...about medium-bodied I suppose, but still smooth and easily downable.

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout.

A: Dark brown/black with three-finger, tan, frothy head that lasted a long time. Really good lacing.

S: Some chocolate, oats and hops. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Very roasted flavor. Oats, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes the same as it starts.

M: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

O: This is an outstanding Oatmeal stout. Wonderful head, perfect roasted flavor and so creamy. I wish the nose was a bit more interesting. Overall, I liked this better than the Breckenridge.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i usually don't go for the nitro and i've re-realized why. i know why places push kegs with nitro but, for pounding on the bar, pick a lesser beer to do it with

the top 20% arrived a khaki froth, neatly sequestered from the 80% of blackness below

the nitro seemed to lock in the flavors of this otherwise pungent brew. i bet the tight bubbles don't burst and release their empyreal scents like they ought. once i tip a few sips, the cloud parts and singed delicious permeates. wonderful roastyroast

similar experience with tasting the beer: it feels subdued and nitro has a definite flavor (or at least contributes to a distinct flavor). the beer's balance between sweetness and stouty astringency is superb, and hop flavors even play a fantastic part on the stage

suuuper smooth oatness (and someone would probably try to convince me the nitro contributes to this, too). one of the most drinkable stouts around

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.