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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 lurpy1
2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

My wife picked this one. She fell in love with Hazelnut Brown Nectar and now swears unconditionally by all things Rogue. As for me, my recent Rogue beers while not terrible, have been disappointing, so it's against my better judgement that we go forward with this one.

After an attractive pour, this one falls off a cliff, with a imperceptible, musty, dog-in-a-swamp odor that wards off all normal beer smells. The taste hits all the right notes at first with grains and roasty malts, but it drowns in a sea of, uh, stank. There is a lot of unpleasant bitterness that makes finishing a pint a real chore. Mouthfeel isn't bad, but doesn't have the thick smoothness I expect in an Oatmeal Stout.

Dammitall, Rogues have gone from blah to outright bad on this one. This beer is borderline lousy. Hope I got a bad bottle. Last time I reviewed a Rogue beer I swear I was taking a Rogue hiatus. Apparently the hiatus ended, but that goes double this time.

lurpy1, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Hard Times Cafe in Springfield. My wife ordered one too and didn't like it. I got to experience TWO pints of this!

A: I'm on autopilot now with dark beers: Poured a very dark, chocolate brown color, with a very small head... too small perhaps, considering this on is only 6.1%.

S: Not much smell at all and it was almost as if no thought was put into this aspect. Still, I managed to dredge up a tinge of weak chocolate milk, roast, and yeast...Pacman yeast, that is....

T: It had a really nice cake batter-esque finish that reminded me much more of an Irish Dry stout rather than an oatmeal. Some mild chocolate notes, very little coffee, and the bitterness I got on the finish was primarily from the malt bill.

M: This one was fairly thick, but not slimey (something I often attribute to oatmeal stouts). The lacing was mildly splotchy.

O: This was one of my "starter" beers back when I was just getting used to craft brews, and to be honest, it wasn't as good as I remember it being. Still, I did just drink two pints of it with no effort whatsoever, so... there you have it...

NOTE: This is the EXACT same beer as the Chocolate Stout. The only difference is, with that one, Rogue uses a high grade (expensive) Belgian Chocolate.

Chaney, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of eristicrat
4/5  rDev -3.6%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of brewcrew76
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep black with a few finger creamy tan head that settles to a ring of foam.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark cocoa and light smoke.

T - Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and oats. The bittersweet chocolate lingers into the aftertaste.

M - Medium to full body, creamy and smooth.

D - Very smooth and tasty.

brewcrew76, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Domenic182
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Domenic182, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of sukwonee
5/5  rDev +20.5%

sukwonee, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -3.6%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jstewart1130
5/5  rDev +20.5%

jstewart1130, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

freduardo, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of jam354
4/5  rDev -3.6%

jam354, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of PhineasGage
3/5  rDev -27.7%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +20.5%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of SquidVicious
5/5  rDev +20.5%

SquidVicious, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a coffee black in color, with a dark cream colored head that dissipates quickly. SOme light lacing. Smells of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Tastes of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and oats. The mouthfeel is very smooth and medium bodied.

Overall, this is an excellent stout. It's got several flavors that come through and it's a good session beer, that is if you want to pay the $6 per bomber ...

JuicesFlowing, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of jhfinn420
5/5  rDev +20.5%

jhfinn420, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev -3.6%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rogue : Shakespeare Stout

22oz bottle. Pours black as night with a mocha head. Aroma of chocolates, coffee and some alcohol. In the taste, more of the aforementioned chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, char, espresso and very little booze or alcohol. The oats have made this beer silky smooth and goes down very nicely and easily. This bottle had some age on it, and was still very nice. Overall, a solid oatmeal stout with good flavors that went well together. Would be a fine dessert beer to pair with chocolate.

Stinkypuss, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" light brown head over extremely dark brown / almost black liquid.

S: Coffee, chocolate, oats.

T: Bitter up front with toasted malt and coffee flavours which transitions to oats in the middle and a slight chocolate finish.

M: Medium to thin viscosity and a very high level of fine carbonation.

O: Another overrated and overpriced beer by Rogue. I expected more given the price tag, and I prefer Anderson Valley's Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout a lot more to this one.

DaftCaskBC, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of AbbeyNORML
4/5  rDev -3.6%

AbbeyNORML, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of UnderPressure
5/5  rDev +20.5%

UnderPressure, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of StoutFest
4/5  rDev -3.6%

StoutFest, Dec 07, 2011
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,983 ratings.