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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,926 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,926
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 190
Gots: 189 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Rod_J, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of sponberg
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can add little to the consecrating that's been done over this beauty by the reviewers who drank the bottles I wish I now had in front of me.

Rather than the charcoal that Drew noted, I picked up a "cleanness," a difficult to define taste/mouthfeel thing that I've noted most usually in beers from Maine (I know, this one's from the other side of the country) - maybe the water/yeast has something to do with it? "Cleanness" is a quality that allows all of the beers complexities to come through - think about the mouthfeel you get from water from an ice-cold mountain spring. The beer equivalent of a full-range electrostatic speaker.

Whatever. Please, sir, may I have another?

sponberg, May 11, 2002
Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

BigGold, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of rkuhnel
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 22 oz bottle poured very black. Head was light brown and about two fingers tall and left a nice ring of lacing. They actually make it beautiful because of the great head.

Nose is a very distinct roasted malt with chocolate.

What makes this brew so interesting is the exceptional smooth mouthfeel, and balance between the hops and chocolate. Both sweet and bitter at the same time. I do not know how they do this but it works.

Excellent finish and great flavors make this a simply excellent stout

rkuhnel, Dec 04, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of JC333
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JC333, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of baiser
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured smooth and creamy, pronounced coffee/roasted aroma. Taste was like a rich espresso, with bits of bitter chocolate, finished with a nice hop flavour. This is a rich and creamy stout that will leave you wanting more. Well crafted, and worth every bit of hype it gets. Well done.

baiser, Apr 22, 2005
Photo of CrazyMike
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is completely black with a small amount of brown head that slowly settles. Smell is very sweet with a hint of oats, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Excellent combination.

Sweet chocolate taste with a mixture of oats and caramel. Picked up coffee and roasted malts as well. Medium-heavy bodied, but creamy, with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering malt/oat taste.

Overall, this is an excellent stout. It has a great mixture of tastes and goes down smooth. Definitely something to savor.

CrazyMike, May 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Beerzebub
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque black, thick dark tan head. Smells like cocoa and shortbready, biscuity caramel malt, coffee, toast, floral white wine notes. Smells rich and appetizing.

Tastes like rich dark chocolate and caramel malt, bitter dark roasted coffee, and bitter floral hops. More hoppy than most stouts, but not at all overly bitter; the balance between bitterness and rich malt is well struck. Fairly dry. Finish is bitter cocoa and coffee, lingering. Fairly rich, creamy mouthfeel, with a touch of stickiness.

This is a delicious stout, with its own West coast interpretation of the style.

Beerzebub, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of Redwood21
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid brew

A: the appearance lasted and lasted, it had a dark "syrupy" like color almost black with a very dark brown tan head

S: chocolate and coffee

T: smooth burnt toast with a roasted morning coffee taste. there is a hint of chocolate malt but not more powerful very good, and easy to drink

notes-this was a good beer, and i had it right after a diff stout, both were good and yet different

Redwood21, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep opaque blackish brown, with a tiny shade of red. Nice fluffy dark brown head, some good lacing.

S: Big roasted malt smell, with some chocolate, and more malt.

T: Very impressive. Huge flavor here, as the nose would lead on. Very roasted taste of malt and chocolate. Slight coffee bitter backing.

M: Nice and smooth, creamy. Low carbonation that does wonder.

D: Incredible, low ABV and gigantic flavor make this brew an absolute pleasure to drink.

mostpoetsdo, Jan 21, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Flying Saucer.

Came to the table with little head, as with most beers from FS. Held up to 7 pm late afternoon sunlight through the window this beer didn't allow any light through. It left a light amount of whispy thin lace down the glass.
The nose was wonderfully dark chocolate and roasted malt.
I had high expectations for this beer, and it lived up to all that I've read. Bitter dark chocolate flavors cut through first. Roasted malt and a light hop bitterness finish.
I will definitely have many more pints of this. It was very easy to drink. By far the best stout I've had so far.

rtratzlaff, May 23, 2006
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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is a deep rich brown with a caramel head. It is delightful in the nose - smells of sweet whole grain hearty bread. It is bitter at the first sip, then mellows a bit to a full rounded tatse - bitter up front sweet and hearty in the back. It is well balanced for a heavy beer and is very drinkable even for someone not aquainted with big beers. The beer is little heavy but would pair nice with a roastbeef sandwhich or definitely sweet deserts.

Chickenhawk9932, Jul 24, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am really starting to love Rogue. This beer poured a nice dark brownish black with a great head of brown bubbles. The taste, oh the taste! Great roasted coffee, with hints of chocalate and other delectibles. Went down smooth, almost too smooth, as I pounded the bottom of the empty bottle like I was looking for some more ketpcup. A great beer.

bewareOFpenguin, Feb 07, 2003
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Black with a thick tan head.

S- Lots of toasted and burnt malt.

T- Nice mix of toasted and burnt malt. Reminds me of toasted bread crusts. Leaves a very pleasant lingering toasted flavor.

M- Really full up front and thins out toward the back.

D- Really nice stout that isn't overpowering.

TommyW, Oct 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

j0hnc2468, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tabhill, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Jon
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout exemplifies balance just as well as or better than any stout I've tried. Pours opaque with a frothy brown head that lasts indefinitely. Nose is of the roasted variety with a bit of chocolate and coffee characters. Taste is nearly unsurpassed. Notes of hoppy bitterness, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee are all there. Excellent mouthfeel. Finish lingers for what seems like forever. It's hard to get enough of this blissful stout.

Jon, Dec 01, 2002
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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black into my snifter with a little less than two fingers of dense mocha head that has moderate retention and heavy lacing.

S - Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee and oats.

T - Follows the nose, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate that carries throughout, also a coffee like bitterness that really lingers on the palate, faint oats and molasses, slightly metallic.

M - Kind of thin for a stout, perhaps over carbonated and leaves the palate rather dry.

O - Decent beer, glad I gave it a whirl but not overly impressed.

StoneBrewFanatic, Sep 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mcorwin, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of MmmIPA
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Black body with a thick brown head.Brown lacing on the glass.Lighter color head towards the center of the glass.

S-Burnt nuts,fruit and hints of coffee.

T-Roasted nuts and fruit.The fruit is maybe oranges.

M-Thick and creamy,goes down very smooth.Some minor carbonation on my tongue.

D-I like this stuff.I think im getting a taste for Stouts and this stuff in a great example.Very Good.Highly Recommended.This is a very easy stout.

MmmIPA, Nov 20, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jmmy3, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 31, 2012
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,926 ratings.