Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
Rogue Ales

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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #34
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,877
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Reviews:
1,634
Ratings:
1,889
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 30, 2001
Wants:
  346
Gots:
  489
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout
Notes: 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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Rated: 3.75 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Apr 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Looks dark brown almost black with a nice foamy tannish head.
Smells malty, sweet, chocolate, coffee.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a nice stout that I would definitely drink again.
Apr 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Argento from Rhode Island

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by ChazBoner from Tennessee

Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. Pitch black colour, low tan head. Very nice roasty and hoppy aroma, some sweetish bakery notes in the background. Nice roasty flavour, not overdone, notes of good coffee, hints of dark chocolate. A very good stout in my book.
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Rogue in Newport. The color is opaque black, with a nitro head and huge frothy bubbles that are retained on a solid crown. The smell is super oaty, sweet, mollasses, cream, and dark rich malt, not much toast. The taste betrays the smell with licorice and rich oats up front, shifting into sarsparilla and rich toasted malt, finishing on a lingering hop notes and mollasses sweetness. Finish wise this is a dry stout for me, and the mouthfeel is thin for a typical stout and finishes moderately dry, which i find interesting.

This is a great oatmeal stout that stands out different from others that rely on heavy cloying sweetness so often. Great job!
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2020
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

3.1/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A- This one pours a very dark brown color and is fairly hard to see through, but some light does pass. The head is rich and creamy, about two fingers in thickness initially and settles fast into a thick layer of foam above the brew itself. Carbonation appears to be about average for the style, while the lacing is tan colored, with very little in terms of cling around the inside of the glass. Decent looking overall

S- Lots of cocoa initially, which gives way to a slightly soapy tang. Underlying notes of black coffee, grassy/grainy oat flake, dark fruit remnants, dark chocolate nougat malt sweetness, and dare I say a piney quality that reminds me of the outdoors....interesting!

T- There is some citrus peel zest, piney resin and overall this isn't good for the style. Unfortunately, it overtakes the chocolate/coffee/char that I was hoping for. As for the more traditional flavors, they are there, but are all over the place, and are more noted on the finish than rather in the middle of the taste. There is a weird lingering aftertaste that is more of hops than anything. The oat dryness is present and I think this is enhancing what I am not liking about the flavors here, which is unfortunate, as I normally like a good Oatmeal Stout.

M/O- Medium bodied and the carbonation is fairly robust too, providing more of a pale ale vibe than anything. Drinkability is poor for this reason and overall this falls short in what I was expecting this to be. Rogue is generally a favored brewery with its offerings in my opinion, but this is about as interesting and enjoyable as a Shakespearean play. Not good.
Mar 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a stout glass.

Pours a very dark-brown (nearly black) opaque with a creamy dark tan head that lingers for the last finger, giving way to exceptional foam and lacing.

Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, dark coffee roasted malts, and dark fruits.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee and roasted grain. And then---the main event arrives in midstream. BIg oat flavor rises above the din, with the grainy oats blending with some subtle but solid dark fruit flavor. Deceptively hidden grassy and earthy hops augment the coffee and chocolate bitterness and bring it all home.

The brew is just shy of full-bodied, with the grainy oats providing a drying finish. Very drinkable for the style.

Exceptional representation of the style.
Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by nodnaut

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Pitch black, no light passes.

Nice khaki head which dissipates but doesn't disappear.

Strong lacing.

Mild cocoa nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Oats kick in with the taste; hops are clearly present as well.

A lot going on here; the oats & hops mixing creates an odd metallic effect on my tongue. For all that it's really drinkable and certainly unique.
Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
If you like dry oatmeal stouts, you'll like this one. Rogue makes good stuff, but I expected just a bit more here. It's very oatmeal-heavy, with just a bit of creaminess but not as much as I'd have thought, and a bit of smokiness as well. Yes, it's very dry.
Sep 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle, 19559... poured into a nonic)

L: relatively high-rise dark tan foam stand on pour; collapses slow, holding a tight, creamy construct; dark brown liquid, reddish highlights... chunky collar and dark tone to foam remains; a few nice wide bands of lace

S: dark chocolate milk, chocolate cake; subtle toasty-roasty and char notes; earthy, woodsy/piney background hop essence... shows a lil old leather as it goes

T: smooth roasted barley wash up front, cakey malt middle, hint of dark coffee in the finish; big robust piney bitter afterburn humming with the charred roast in the aftertaste; back end is relatively dry - majority of sugars express burnt caramelization... roast and bitter last a long time; delicate toffee-ish sweetness builds

F: the bitterness, roast, and ample carbonation fray the ends, balancing out the husky milkiness of its body... alcohol plays real light... feels like a meal unto itself; soft oily, resinous residual film

O: takes me back!... this used to be a regular (bomber-size) swill of mine back in the early aughts - moved on to other breweries, styles... don't see this too often anymore; happened to find this at State Line, thought I'd take a trip down fuzzy-memory lane (1403)
Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.03 by brandoneast from Texas

Jun 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by NastyNorseman from New York

Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Feb 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Muss42 from Michigan

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Impetuous from Montana

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by TDougher from Texas

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by dwiech from Texas

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by Spaten454 from Texas

Jul 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Khimera. Dry and bitter,with soft roastyness and some chocolate and coffee notes.Nice but I expected more smooth and creamy body and stronger flavors
Mar 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by chebode2 from Germany

Mar 17, 2018
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 3523 ratings