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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,906 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 188
Gots: 181 | 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 DS31
2.86/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The color was quite dark and the moderate head was a beautiful tan color. I was looking forward to this one after reading some of the very good reviews. However, this brew had a bitter aftertaste that I could not get away from. Perhaps I got an off bottle and will make another try..

DS31, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of JDV
2.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Black thick pour with a slightly oil look to it. Nice big foamy brown lasting head. Smell is fairly heavily hopped, with a rich roastiness in the background and a bit of dry cocoa. Taste is roasty, with medium to high carbonation, and was well hopped. Slightly overcarbonated, a bit dry, and bland, although the body was full and rich. Okay, but far from one of my favorite stouts. Just boring overall, and needed some sweetness to make the flavors pop a bit more.

JDV, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of EwaldEichstaett
2.95/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

hmmm Rogue... this company is beginning to get under my nerves... all of their dark beers seem to have the same acidic, pungent, chocolate and coffee flavour. Perhaps this is some weird form of conditioning... the first Rogue beer I ever had was the Double Chocolate Stout... anyway...

It looks alright, black with weak lacing, the head was big but it is gone now. The smell is what I described above... Acrid yet savory. I would probably rate the beer higher if it was a regular stout as opposed to an oatmeal. The smooth, creamy, thick oatmeal character is not there (at least not enough).

For the quality and the price, this one is definitely a pass.

EwaldEichstaett, Nov 28, 2010
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2.96/5  rDev -28.8%

thelargeone, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jamisonspitzer, Dec 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

N1CK, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

AWS2111, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

sansho, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Mersh, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Dave_Treat, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

BrewtalHonesty, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

spamages, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jk3, Mar 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jjm2503, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a dark definitive brown. One finger loose toasted wheat head takes it's time falling down to a thick sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: toasty, smells of pine bark, evident bitterness on the nose here for me. hints of coffee, cocoa beans. Not bad, not what I had expected either. nice. Slightest hint of graham and cinnamon as it warms.

T: More coffee than anticipated, but def less than an east coast coffee beer. Bitter in the back. Not very complex. Plenty of oats, toasty oats.

M: Heavy with medium to high carb. Dry and cloying at the same time. Wish the carb was a bit lower and the beer was smoothed out more.

O: Decent beer, but not a go to for stouts, or oatmeal stouts. Uncertain of the greatness this beer has acheived provided the beer is quite simple.

harrymel, Apr 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

whatsajessica, Mar 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

bwarren82, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,906 ratings.