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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,927 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,927
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 191
Gots: 189 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

trxxpaxxs, May 11, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

spoony, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Altair
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Altair, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jayman931, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JC333, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Prospero, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KarlMcGowan, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

williamjbauer, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JulianB, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

rhoadsrage, Dec 20, 2005
Photo of Zachb4au
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JMS1512, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

nhirsch04, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

bpascale, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

hsus0225, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep deep black with a big tan ice cream head. Smell is nice maltiness, slight copper, and bitter chocolate. Taste follows with really roasty malts and some slight coffee. Bitter chocolate on the finish. Good unusually noticable hop bite on the finish, not overwhelming, but more pronounced than you find in most stouts (excluding imperial stouts). A great brew, but not one for beginners, very complex, I like it. great beer. Pacman rules.

AKBelgianBeast, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of BillyB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle pours a deep dark maroon to burnt reddish-brown color. Thick brown head leaves nice lacing.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel, hazelnut.

Taste is quite bitter for a stout. Still oily, full bodied mouthfeel but a drier, hoppier mouthfeel and taste than I expected.

Pretty drinkable and balanced but has a bitterness and citrusy hop zest that most stouts don't have. Nice.

BillyB, Feb 26, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Ciocanelu, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

WillyOsler, Oct 11, 2012
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,927 ratings.