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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,008 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,008
Reviews: 1,540
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 211
Gots: 215 | 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 Shiky556
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jscottp
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Abad
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of nklatt
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awww yeeah; this is the good, good stuff.

Photo of Sudmissle
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In my opinion, the Stout class is the style that U.S. microbreweries have have done the best job with. This one is very competitive, with a expresso dark color and a thick perfectly developed 1 inch head. The flavor is strong and intense with a combination of toasted bread, nut and coffee notes, but it is smooth and dry enough so as to be very drinkable as a session beer, if those words can be used when describing a stout. Has a wonderfully thick mouthfeel that makes a syrupy lace on the side of the glass. In a class this competitive, I could not say this is necessarily the best Stout, but it is surely in my top 10, which really is saying a lot given the volume of solid competition with British and U.S. breweries producing quite a few memorable Stouts.

Photo of smitty1080
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-luscious thick black pour creating a tan creamy head.

Smells-slightly flowery, kinda piney, toasty

Taste- hoppy in the beginning, then to bittersweet chocolate, finished with a slight burnt malty taste.

Mouthfeel- smooth, tongue coating, heavy

Drinkability- the alcohol is not a big concern in this one but it does take alot out of the senses with the wide spectrum of the hops and malt.

Photo of joeyels
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black in color, like looking into space, with a thin beige head. Smells of coffee beans and tastes the same with a light chocolate quality. Very nice carbonated mouthfeel. Smooth finish with a slight aftertaste, almost like an espresso. I felt as if it were quite filling, almost a decadent beer, very rich in taste. I think this would be best served after dinner, or with a rich chocolate dessert. Overall, a delicious beer.

Photo of jake87
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

FINALLY! I've been looking for this beer for months! Recently moved to Laramie, WY for school and found it here. Well the wait was worth it.

L.Opaque dark brown to black with a thick light tan head that lasts, along with good lacing
S.Toasted wheats along with chocolate and a good coffee smell
T.mmmm... well it starts with a good chocolate taste followed by a nice bitter hop/coffee taste that fades into the back of the mouth leaving a pleasant aftertaste
F.Very smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation, very nice

Wow... Rogue has outdone itself, such a nice change from the average(aka crappy) college party beers ie. budbudlightkeystonemillerbusch... blah blah blah

Photo of GlassFreeek
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into an imperial pint glass.

A: black like a stout with a two-three finger mocha colored head. Nice consistency and creamy look to it.

S: roasted malts, hoppiness, a little chocolate and a smidge of oatmeal.

T. Nice! Bitter enough to keep you interested with a very roasted dark character. Like a bitter dark chocolates almOst.

Mf. Very full and carbonated. Great rich, dense mouthfeel. This is a little more to it than normal stouts. Which I like.

Overall I will be drinking this beer again for sure. I enjoyed this one for sure, it was super fresh as well.

Photo of BruceWineworks
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark as night brown, almost black with chocolate brown lacing.

S: chocolate oats and toasted malts, hints of coffee drift in.

T: smooth taste of chocolate, coffee and oats. Slight bitter taste.

M: rich and creamy feel.

D: one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. Rogue never let's me down. I'm sure I'll get it many times again.

Photo of SamBzkr
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Melicita
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich dark brown with a nice froth. Smells exactly like most stouts--malted with some hints of dark chocolate and honey. A little yeast as well. Taste is very roasty with dark chocolate flavor throughout. There is a hopped zing in the finish, which is subtle but evident. Good.

Photo of xgoodyx
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bill_B
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PaterMorse
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A good to very good stout (getting progressively better as warms). Doesn't so much stand out due to any particular attribute so much as because it's so very well balanced. No instrument gets too loud in this one (unlike Rogue Double Chocolate); everything working in near perfect harmony.

A: Hard to describe the head because it's gone in a blink. (A later "hard pour" revealed a camel-colored head, still pulling a disappearing act after brief cameo. What emerges from beneath the vanishing head, though, is a nice dark stout -- essentially think "Coke, no ice". Some crimson coloring if you look deep. A nice web of suds stretches across the surface, with semi-moderate stickiness on the sides after a sip.

S: Earthy, oats/barley. Faint hint of chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, but all very, very faint (so much so that the foregoing description was a bit strained -- and perhaps even subject to wishful thinking). NOTE: A nice roasty, red fruit, and chocolate aroma kicks up after the beer breathes/warms for a while.

T: The subtle, nearly non-existent aroma precedes what I thought was a subtle, nearly non-existent taste. Even at that, I wasn't complaining. Too many beers seek to be too cute by half (with an overly artificial or "try too hard" infusion of ths or that -- Rogue Double Chocolate among them, in my estimation). This started out as just a nice, pleasant, smooth stout with a velvety, balanced taste. GIFT FOR THE PATIENT: However, as with the aroma, the beer takes on a more lively, forward nature after it warms a bit. Again, roasted chocolate / coffee aftertaste, with faint hint of vanilla. Very nice.

M: Extremely well balanced; excellent feel. Medium to full bodied. Thick, rich, creamy. Ranks among the most memorable in this category.

O: Again, it's a beer that pleases the impatient, rewards the patient. Starts out as a beer that doesn't seem overly complex -- unless complex in delivering an absolutely simple, balanced stout. Out of the refrigerator, I'd rate it as very good but not terribly exciting or fun; one dimensional (but one that excels in that one dimension). As time (and the beer's chill) wanes, it becomes even better -- with a more complex taste. On the bright side, whether you're the type to knock it back fast and then tell your latest war story or sip it over conversation, you'll find this beer very drinkable, imminently enjoyable.

Repeat? I don't waffle due to indifference for the beer; it's very good. And if it came in 4- or 6-packs, it might become a staple (like Founders Breakfast, Thirsty Dog's Siberian Night Imperial, Plead the Fifth, Left Hand Milk Stout, Samuel Smith's Imperial, etc. But alas, in the bomber bottle, though better priced than some of Rogue's other offerings, I'd probably just hold off and serve it with a group of friends over -- ever-confident, thouth, that it would be rated a "winner"...

Where Enjoyed? It's a great party starterwith friends -- appealing, I'm sure, to many different tastes/preferences. Given its excellent harmony, it's also pretty good over some cool jazz / classical music (which is nice, since a lot of my favorite beers are better over AC/DC or George Jones). And might I add it's also a nice pour to close out St. Paddy's Day (or to re-enact it on any given evening).

Two Words? Warm Harmony

Photo of Stickydates
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tunic
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jazappi
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very Dark, Started with a small head and went away to a very thin layer of head, lacing down the entire pint glass to the end.

Aroma: Very Sweet, and Coffee like

Taste: Very coffee taste, hint of chocolate

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable, smooth, and good tasting.

Overall: I once had a Rogue beer that I didn't like at all, so I decided not to drink rogue beers, after reviewing the Rogue reviews on BA, I decided to give them a try again. I am glad I did, this was a great beer, and one I will enjoy again and again.

Photo of BuzzCP
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of exparte
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

BIg chocolate aroma mixed with floral hops. Pours pure black with a thick, rocky brown head. Loses some points because the head dissipates a little too quickly for a stout. Tastes of bitter hops with chocolate and roasted malts. A bit thin on the palate but the carbonation is pleasant. Lingering chocolate and bitter finish. This is a pretty damn good stout but it leaves a bit of room for improvement.

Photo of turnerr79
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Obtained at the Rogue Ales Public House in Portland, OR.

Poured by the Rogue pro beer tender. Firm head that stayed around to chat for a while.

Rich nose, deep creamy malty.

First sip is Oh So Creamy stout. Unsweetened cocoa flavor lingers on the palate.

Very easy to drink. One pint is not enough.

Instantly my my fav Rogue brew.

Photo of mebalien
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of OldManRJM
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of crzyd12
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick creamy head that rivals a cold-deck pint of Guinness. Color is a deep brown, rivaling the bottle. The head lingers as I drink the beer leaving long laces along the side I tip to my mouth. The smell of the beer is the only part that is lacking. I catch only a hint of roasted malts and chocolate. The beer tastes wonderful. This is where I found the roasted malts and chocolate flavors I yearn and some well balanced hints of hops to round out the beer. It is velvety on the tongue and the flavors linger as I swallow. Quite drinkable although the 22oz bottle can take awhile to finish.

Photo of imrichbeeeatch
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Draught at the Rogue Public House in NW Portland. Pours rich frothy head that looks similar to espresso. Dark ink black not allowing any light to pass through. Smells strongly of roasted malts, nice chocolate, and sweet cream. No hops are present in the aroma. I know they are in there, but the roast overpowers them. First taste is bitter, but not from hops, from roast. Almost astringent. Chocolate and espresso fill your mouth next, very nice, followed by a sharp almost harsh bitterness. Again from roast not hops. NIce full, rich, slick mouthfeel. Oily and coating, from the oats one can presume. I decided to sit on this for a while and let it warm up seeing as it was very cold from the tap. At first it seemed to bring out this harshness even more, but after a few drinks, it went away. It is so much better slightly below room temperature. Definite balance. A decent beer.

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,008 ratings.