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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,836 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,836
Reviews: 1,525
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 181
Gots: 159 | FT: 3
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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zerofear13

New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Snatched the 650ml bottle from Community Beverage back in early-August and had the will power not to drink it until last night. Poured out deep dark brown, almost black. Very little head with moderately-gentle pour. Lacing was amazingly thin. Smelled of roasted hops/malts, sweet malts, chocolate , and coffee. Delicious taste. Quite full-bodied and the roasted flavors are quite pronounced. Unlike Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout (one of my personal favorites), this brew has a more subtle chocolate and coffee taste and the alcohol level is perfect. Deliciously smooth and a wonderful brew. Completely warranted of its high ranking and rating.

09-16-2007 16:44:35 | More by zerofear13
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troutmask96

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a deep black with a minimal tan head. The chocolate malts that are used in processing are definitely apparent in the smell, which emits coffee as well. Taste is just sensational, with a smooth, creamy flavor and somewhat bitter and sour finish. Right up there with Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout as my favorites of the genre...

05-28-2006 03:37:41 | More by troutmask96
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madvermin

California

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a thin black, with a decent amount of head.

Smells of bits of coffee, and generally of pleasant dirt, a little bit of pine in there too.

Tastes very earthy, with chocolate and oatmeal sourness in there a bit.

Thin texture was pleasing in this case, this was an easily likable beer.

01-15-2011 08:06:47 | More by madvermin
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McStagger

California

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

The legend...

A: A somewhat aggressive (and ill advised) pour leads to two inches of delicious espresso creme brulee colored head. Head retention is stellar, with phenomenal lacing left on the glass. The receding head can only be described as champagne like. The individual bubbles mingle together to form larger air pockets, which then pop under the pressure of the foam. Absolutely wonderful. The body of the beer is an excellent opaque black.

S: Sweet cereal malt intermingled with excellent hop bitterness. Mild chocolate and mocha notes are present, although not nearly as dominant as Rogue's Chocolate Stout. (Big surprise there, huh!) The light cocoa notes are also overlapped by a more mellow espresso note.

T: This is where things get a little rougher. The beginning palate is a jumble of varying flavors that smack of grains and earth. A very subtle barnyard flavor is also present. The mid palate is more hop oriented, with the bitterness of the hops really coming through. The finish, however. Whoo boo, the finish is excellent. All the rough edges transition beautifully to the finish, which is more reminiscent of the scent of the beer. Mild chocolate and mocha lead into bitter coffee bean and espresso nuances. The lasting flavor is similar to that first time you tried black coffee with your dad. It just stays and stays.

M: I've always been a fan of the way stouts and porters feel on the tongue. This beer is no different. In fact, it stands above most other stouts in this category. The feel is almost perfectly balanced. Many stouts are thick to the point of being viscous, but this beer has a lively carbonation that kicks in at exactly the right time to keep this beer from being flabby.

D: One of the easiest stouts to drink that I've ever imbibed. (Sam Smith's Oatmeal has a slight edge.) Who cares if the beer is thick and rich. It tastes too damn good to not want more.

I'm still fairly new to the world of stouts. If anybody reads this review and thinks of a stout on this caliber, I would love to know.

08-29-2007 04:32:24 | More by McStagger
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

On tap at World of Beer.

A - pitch black with a soft, off white, creamy head

S - roasty, nutty, faint coffee

T - roasted malt, coffee, creamy, a bit of charcoal

M - full bodied, creamy, smooth, low carbonation

This is a nice, easy to drink stout. The nitro tap adds a great mouthfeel and a creamier taste. The roasted malts and traditional stout flavors are on point and balanced. Overall, this was a very enjoyable pint.

09-18-2012 00:56:35 | More by tdm168
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beergoot

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A black abyss poured into a glass! Impenetrably black and crowned with a thick, chunky tan head; lacing galore. Rich, roasted malt grain aromas with a light, flowery, nearly citrus-like background scent. Deep roasted malt flavors; charred bread crust; bitter chocolate; soothing combination of hop bitterness with a slight alcohol presence. Rich, smooth mouthfeel; sugary sweet with a touch of dryness.

Big, black, and beautiful! I don't drink too many Rogue beers, but this oatmeal stout packs a lot of sensory delights. Must get more...

05-05-2013 21:14:21 | More by beergoot
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

01-26-2012 02:01:56 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

07-01-2013 00:47:49 | More by Flounder57
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kshizzle101

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

04-29-2013 03:12:53 | More by kshizzle101
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Pours a deep black with browns around the edges and two full finger of dark khaki colored head. The foam is really light and frothy and takes forever to settles. Big lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is malt, wheat, milk chocolate, slight caramel and a touch of vanilla. This beer smells nice.

T: It starts out sweet and fluffy with a good bit of milk chocolate, malt, and caramel. The beer get s a bit roasty in the middle, and the roast and sweet mix well in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's flavorful, but light on the palate. It's smooth and moves well from first sip to the finish. Nothing lingers for too long after the beer is gone.

O: Nice beer. I'm actually impressed with this beer. The flavors are nice, it drinks well, and it's not too filling. Very drinkable. I'd buy this again if I was in the mood for it.

05-11-2013 17:12:48 | More by trxxpaxxs
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spoony

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

From a 650 ml bottle (undated) into a snifter.

A-An aggressive pour produces two fingers of short-lived mocha-brown foam. The head drops pretty quickly into a collar. There is a stray finger of lacing left behind. The beer is nearly black and completely opaque.

S-The smell is smooth and well-integrated, but concentrated with roasted malts that verge on charred, but lack any acrid or acidic scents. There is a lightly bitter hop note hiding under the malts.

T-The taste, like the smell, is very smooth, but concentrated and intense. Coffee on the front, with a little kick of bitterness, gives way to smooth, milky chocolate and caramel on the finish. Unlike some oatmeal beers, this one never slips into pure creaminess, but rather, stays on the aggressive side of things.

M-The feel is light to medium body for the style with smooth, but active, carbonation.

O-It is great to finally try this classic of craft beer. For me, the reputation is mostly deserved...you get solid flavors, smooth feel, great drinkability, and no gimmicks. What is most impressive is how smooth and drinkable this beer is without losing either the oatmeal character or the more aggressive, coffee/roasted malt flavors.

09-12-2013 02:07:22 | More by spoony
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Altair


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-22-2012 00:47:40 | More by Altair
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Jayman931

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-28-2013 23:58:43 | More by Jayman931
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-27-2014 20:02:30 | More by Doomcifer
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-24-2014 04:23:18 | More by Prospero
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2011 18:07:17 | More by bpfrush
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KarlMcGowan

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2013 10:53:10 | More by KarlMcGowan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2012 20:17:14 | More by williamjbauer
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-31-2012 16:07:10 | More by mrosenfeld32
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-20-2011 23:32:59 | More by dsauter
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2013 00:46:10 | More by JulianB
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-This beer pours a deep silky black body with a brown creamy head. There carbonation at the rim of the glass is rigorous enough to keep the head going.

S- The smell of dark slightly sweet black malt and some hints of dark chocolate has a faint earthiness to it.

T- The nice flavor or roasted dark malts is smooth and has a slight sour note to it from the oatmeal. The finish has a slight tangy flavor with a soft hint of hop bitterness. Notes of dark roasted coffee come through as it warms.

M-This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizz flavor mixed with some silky texture. There is a very faint alcohol warmth in the finish as it warms.

D- This is a very good stout, which focuses on the malts and the hops are just for support. Very smooth and nice to drink but it still has good complexity and character.

12-20-2005 03:04:17 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2012 16:45:34 | More by Zachb4au
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-22-2014 15:59:15 | More by JMS1512
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bpascale

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-24-2013 02:41:14 | More by bpascale
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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