Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,187 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 259
Gots: 336 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

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
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Ratings: 3,187 | Reviews: 1,584
Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate, caramel, bread crust, and roasted grains in the aroma along with a touch of flowery hops. The body is black and opaque with a deep mocha head. The flavor is intensely roasty but smooth. Lots of coffee grounds and bitter, spicy/grapefruit-like hops. The finish is bitter and tart. Silky with low carbonation but a good bite.

Consistently flavorful throughout, particularly thanks to the roasted grains and bitter/citrusy hops. Just enough carbonation to be satisfying but little enough not to interfere with the smoothness of the texture. Solid and straightforward.

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

one of their best beer imo

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Really didn't find this stout to be anything special. No outstanding flavors. Not sure why it's rated so high.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasty!! Smooth stout. If that makes since. Haha. Great taste.

Photo of kim_thayil
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

first of all, it smells delicious. it's like those super chewy chocolate candies. riesens, i think they're called.

it pours black as night. and light doesn't penetrate it at all. i actually held it up to a light bulb and it was like "yeah, (frank) that".

it has a thick dark tan (almost brown) head that sticks around and gets kind of lumpy after a while before it dissipates, sticking to the glass the entire way.

it's creamy and smooth and goes down easy. it's delicious and refreshing when it's cold and it gets even better as it warms up a little bit (you can really taste the riesens). it's the perfect amount of sweetness. it's definitely there but not even close to being overpoweringly sweet.

Photo of MarkWilkinson
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is how a stout *should* feel, not too thick, but not watery. A solid stout with good carbonation, pairs well with spicy food.

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's good. Not my style of beer but I can recognize how good this beer is.

Photo of mta11c
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Decent head for a stout, dissipates quickly. Almost no lacing. Heavy roasted malt aromas with a hint of sweet/fruity chocolate all of witch are prevalent in the taste. Also tasting hints of dark coffee. Medium Light mouthfeel but a good amount of carbonation.

Photo of Rodrigolucca
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An incredible sensation with the richest smell and taste.

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -3.4%

A: Pitch black with a hint of copper when held to the light, a finger of dark grey brown head.


S: Chocolaty, milk chocolate, sweet, coffee, Chocolate Charleston chews.


T: Dark chocolate, chocolate milk, toasted notes like dark brown toasted bread, very light sweetness.

M: Medium thick creamy and smooth, light foaming powder carbonation.


O: Excellent. Got in Chiang Mai, Thailand, drank Dec 12th, 2014. Some would say an oatmeal stout pairs with anything. Dare you to try it with Thai "Stinky Beans and Shrimp with Red Curry Paste" then rethink it.

Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev -3.4%

650 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours very dark - black with a beige head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.

Photo of DrunkAl
1/5  rDev -75.8%

Awful.

Photo of findango
4/5  rDev -3.4%

- malty, almost fruity aroma
- smooth, sweetness at the start; drying, burnt, thin finish

Photo of rjs246
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Oh my god yes. Love affair with Stout rekindled.

Photo of souvenirs
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

I wanted to like this more than I did. Malty and bitter. My friend said she picked up chocolate, but I wasn't getting much of it. Maybe a hint of cocoa. I'm not getting the flavours I'd expect from this style. Maybe my taste buds are dead? Definitely no strong flavours. Finish slightly smokey.

Photo of kemoarps
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep black body, big fluffy brown/beige head. Simmers down before settling in at about a finger. Massive lacing.

Sweet nose primarily. Almost like rosebuds. Chocolate syrup and oat-ified body.

A little thin and reserved. Sweet chocolate syrup/bitter bakers cacao combine. There's a bit of bitter, and it's got some black coffee to it, but there's also the cacao contributing. Smoothe and easygoing, just wish it were a bit thicker/chewier/more pronounced. Small bubbles, but persistent. The carbonation punctuates the bitter coffee finish.

Photo of Richardbeerlover
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Great imperial style

Photo of xboxhueg
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Huge coffee taste, super thick brew. Awesome.

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

It tastes like some kind of coffee soda. Unless you are a fan of this style, I'd say avoid it. There's nothing good about drinking an alcoholic version of black coffee and club soda. It is not "bad" though; just not my cup of tea. (Bear in mind, I am a fan of dark beer and the various styles from which they originate.)

Photo of Gregg03
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

From one of favorite breweries, Rogue, from Oregon. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout is my standard for Oatmeal Stout, and this is almost as good. Rogue seems to alway knows how to make sure the brew has character. This outmeal stout is smooth, and, at the same time, has that kick that Rogue loves to add. Pours thick, little lacing or head, a bit musty espresso followed by a slight bitterness. Excellent, maybe great, but not perfect.

Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz bottle, no freshness date
A 4.25 - thick and black, creamy light brown head hangs around for awhile
S 4.25 - roasty, chocolate, oat, smoke, earth
T 4.25 - roasted barley, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, earthy
M 4.25 - creamy and smooth, fullish body, very balanced, finishes semi-bitter and pretty clean with some slightly chalky dark cocoa lingering
O 4.25 - very impressive oatmeal stout. I don't know why I don't go for more Rogue beers, but for some reason I don't.

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Roasty and bitter, but there's not enough depth here for me. Would like some sweetness or something else (vanilla, toffee, hops?) to distinguish this beer. As it warms up, the coffee turns more towards espresso. Wish it were not just a one-note beer.

I probably would never visit this again, although it's perfectly drinkable. There are better stouts for the money (looking at SN Stout)

Photo of mac31
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle to tulip

Big Chocolate from start to finish. Layers of chocolate keep resurfacing throughout the taste. Sweet toasted/ roasted caramel. Moderately acrid and smokey. Chocolate milk, milk chocolate, tootsie roll, and cinnamon all come to mind with this brew. Soft, earthy, mild spicy hops counter balance the malt profile. Nice clean (noble?) hoppy bitterness as well. Dark chocolate/cocoa noted in the finish.

Here's where the beer loses me. It's a thinner bodied and creamy beer. I like the creaminess. The thinness of the beer coupled with the moderate to moderate high carbonation is too much for me, for the style. If the beer had more body and less carbonation I would enjoy this beer much more. All things said, this is a good beer. The beer gets high praise, I think there are others that should get equal marks or higher. Glad I tried it.

Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

22 oz bottle.I`ve got to say that I was underwhelmed by this Oatmeal Stout.I have had better Oatmeal stouts that weren't rated near as high as this. Youngs Oatmeal was a lot better. That`s why i have to go with a low rating just wasn`t that good.Too much alcohol up front and not enough flavor.Motley out.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin, light brown head that has good retention and moderate lacing. Nice aroma of sweet toasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, hint of vanilla. Flavor follows, with toasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a drier, mildly hoppy finish with slight astringency. Medium bodied, lighter than I'd expect from an oatmeal stout. A nicely made, flavorful stout that does not quite have the body and rich mouth feel I've experienced with most oatmeal stouts. Stout flavor profile is near perfect with just a little dryness in the finish.

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
92 out of 100 based on 3,187 ratings.