Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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3,455 Ratings
Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,455
Reviews:
1,615
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
481
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,455 |  Reviews: 1,615
Photo of BeerNutta
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shakespeare Stout

A = Poured a dark brown/ruby with a thick foam head. That dissapated to form a fine lace on the surface of the beer.

S = Smelt of fine coffee beans and dark chocolate. There was however a slight wet sock smell which causes me to knock the score a little.

T = Initial chocolate taste that flows to a roasted coffee taste. Very smooth.

M = A little waterey. Needs to be a little more full bodied.

D = Drinkable.

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Photo of Bandi
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of syu3003
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the pdx airport via nitro line. Beautifully pours creamy black with two fingers head. Aroma not too apparent as it was served in a pint, but hints of a malty essence and oatmeal of course. Drinks thick and creamy and very delicious. Although nothing really stands out about this beer, it is very drinkable and balanced and extremely satisfying especially waiting for a flight departure. Highly recommend stopping by the rogue taproom at pdx, and a friendly bartender! Cheers!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Sheer black with a thick, robust beige head comprised of various sized bubbles. The head displays great retention and absolutely coats the glass in lacing.

S: Roast, coffee, chocolate.

T: The beer leads off with roast and chocolate flavors, followed by oats and coffee. The beer finishes with a hint of hop bitterness and lasting chocolate covered coffee bean flavors.

M: Medium body, with a smooth and creamy feel, yet with plenty of carbonation to give the beer some zip.

D: A solid oatmeal stout. I would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of divineaudio
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a weizen glass.

color is an opaque dark brown with very faint red highlights on the edges. a careful pour gave me a giant, rocky, 3 finger, light brown head that eventually calmed to a thin cap. leaves tons of sticky, web-like lacing in the glass. really an amazing looking beer.

smell is a healthy dose of roast and chocolate with notes of fig, molasses and cola.

taste wise, roasted malt and chocolate dominate the palette. the oats are there as is a bit of smoke and dark fruit, but really, it's all about the rich malt character. the bittersweetness in the finish hits more like a strong espresso than hops. gets more flavorful as it warms.

full in body and very rich, but with a nice smoothness. carbonation is just right.

very drinkable for such a rich beer, but i don't know that i'd want to have more than a bomber of this in a sitting. i feel like this one definitely pushes the style limits a bit. could probably hold it's own against much bigger stouts in a tasting.

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Photo of Cheesemoose
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into my standard pint glass.

A black pour, not pitch black, some brown notes, but there is no light shining through this baby. Brown mocha head rises up, with a solid 3 fingers of bubbly head. Dissipates rather quickly, but leaves an ice film layer on top. Lacing clings tight to the glass after each sip, but slowly starts to fall south to join the film.

Sweetened roasted character of the malts dominate the nose. A strong chocolate essence, but with the sweet it comes off as milk chocolate. A mild floral bitterness lurks below.

The taste wasn't overly anything. Kind of bland. Mild roasted malt flavors with a mild chocolate finish. Mild hop flavors, more of a grassy/grainy finish. Rather toned down, but perhaps that is the draw.

Creamy nature is quite nice. Very smooth and mellow. ABV is well hidden. Could drink a couple of these without thinking much of it.

The taste was the major drawback. Was expecting more, but perhaps that is the draw to this beer. A great balance that is super creamy. For me though, this is my not my Oatmeal stout.

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Photo of jcalabre
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally sampled on 9 May 2002. Great chocolate/coffee flavor. Wonderful aroma. In my opinion, this is a great stout to use to introduce beer geek wannabees to some of the heavier artillery. The chocolaty taste & nice aroma will ease them into the world of better beer.

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Photo of csiewert
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a thick black color with a trace of tan foamy head that retains slightly and leaves little lacing. The aroma has strong notes of coffee, chocolate and caramel. The taste starts smokey and has notes of caramel sweetness, then finishes with some chocolate and coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is slightly harsh and lingering. Overall a good oatmeal stout.

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Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Faint light will show through; still this is a near mahogany color. Hard to say, but it appears clear. Thick, long-lasting head. Only negative is the lack of lace (spotty at best).

Slightly chalky... but the rest is powerful, milky mocha. Some nuttiness in the background: almond and hazelnut come to mind. Very rich.

Holy coffee, Batman. Strong black patent malt flavor. Almost chewy. The finish is the bitter burnt malt tastes. The aftertaste is hoppy, but only after the swallow is complete. Relatively thin body for the style. High carbonation. (Interestingly, if I sip only the head, there's a metallic taste to the froth.)

Big flavor without being an extreme beer. Coffee lovers rejoice.

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Photo of Buebie
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber with no freshness date. Into my Omegang snifter.
Color is black, with a very slight redish glow at the edges of the glass. Big 3 finger brown head. Great retention and thick clumpy lace lines my glass.

Smell is very malty with big chocolate cake aroma. Smells a bit milky with a dairy buttery kick.

T/M: Big malty semi sweet chocolate up front, turning bitter. Carbonation zing at the middle, very smooth. Finish is woody, with a bittering bite from the hops. I want to say citric rind or some type of acidic citrus flavor that lingers.

Great brew, very rich in aroma and flavor. Like that hoppy surprise at the end.

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Photo of stuckonhops
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-- jet black...no light from my flame passes through...dark creamy sticky lacing and head...almost looks like bubbles in chocolate milk..

S--definet chocolate and coffee on the nose first...hops in the backround...cascade i believe...light oat smell...very inviting..

T--immediate roasted malts and chocolate flavors...gives way to slight hops but that could be due to the bottle sitting to long as the first time i had this the hops were very present..malty and a bit sweet but not at all near cloying..just right..

M+D-- thought it would be thicker than it is but it is still a touch creamy...making it very drinkable and easy going...can finish a whole bomber easily and then some..

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a red wine glass (I'm at a beach house). Rogue refuses to put a freshness date on their beers.

An excellent oatmeal stout. Good body. Could be smoother.

A – Pours a black opaque with a 2-finger dark tan rock head. Slightly viscous. A very thin persistent head. Little to no lacing.

S – Roasted malts, some coffee slight sweetness, maybe even some fruitiness.

T- Roasted malts, coffee, faint nuttiness. Some bitterness that seems more to be from the roasted grains than the hops.

MF – Medium bodied, medium dry finish, slightly sharp finish from the carbonation. Not as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts I have had.

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Photo of stcules
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black. Brownish head, not very beautiful to see.
At the nose it is silk, softness, smoothness. Very smooth. Sweet, with roasted notes, and a lot of cocoa and chocolate. Very good.
The taste it is infinitely soft and smooth, with stout character, sweetness, but with a good bitterness that makes it very well balanced. Obviously again roasted and chocolate notes. Good.
Medium body.
Great drinkability.

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Photo of almychristopher
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an easy pour brings out a nice thick tan head over a very dark beer, with some red highlights. the aroma is a very nice roasted malt smell, maybe some chocolate and coffee notes there, but the taste is where the malts really shine the coffee and chocolate are pronounced and fade away in a bit of bitterness that might be more due to the hops than the malt. the mouthfeel is full bodied, but with a bit too much carbonation for me.

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Photo of -DF-
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, almost black with creamy tan head which it retains very well. It leaves some lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted malts and fruity sweetness. Taste is chocolate and fruits and the alcohol is faintly noticeable. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a good one.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass a deep black. Several fingers of puffy muddy colored head reluctantly deflate while leaving some lacing on the glass.

The nose is almost smokey, some chocolate and even a little spice.

A sip is just silky smooth with low carbonation. Smokey chocolate hits me most predominantly with some nice subtle hop bitterness/spice to balance out the sweeter dark malts.

Really a nice stout. Almost too smooth, if that's possible - the flavors are supremely balanced and this makes for a very fine drink.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black with copious tan head with excellent retention.Smells of roasted malts, peat, leather, cocoa. Tastes sweet roasted malts forward, unsweetened cocoa without being bitter, well balanced hops and very clean finish. Medium bodied (2% milk) with minimal carbonation. Very smooth texture, easy drinkability, well balanced.

A tasty oatmeal stout, a classic and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GregBrewski
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a 22oz bottle. Poured a nice thick black color with a brown head, which stayed until the bottom. Smelled of chocolate and some spice. When it first hits your taste buds you immediately notice the sweetness and malt, some roastiness as well. The aftertaste is best noted with hops. Its a medium bodied brew with light carbonation, perfect for this style, could use a little more body though. Overall it’s a great stout with not too high ABV so not too difficult to drink.

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Photo of franksnbeans
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very dark brown, almost black with a big chocolate milk head that dies slow to a ring. Smells of mild cocoa, mild coffee and a slight hop twinge. Taste as it smells with coffee and roasty notes coming forth bigger and bigger as it warms. A nice bitter hop bite on the finish. Medium in the mouth and very smooth. Nicely drinkable. An american classic stout.

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Photo of scooter231
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stouts are not my most favorite thing ever, but this guy's from Rogue, so I had to give it a shot. It's a gorgeous looking beer- deep, dark brown, with a semi-thick chocolately colored head that rings around the glass down to the last drop. Smells lovely- chocolate, coffee, some toffee notes. Sweet, but dry.

Tastes lovely as well- more chocolate and coffee notes, as well as some caramel, and definitely some smokyness to it that balances really well. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, but not overly so. A hint of carbonation near the end of the sip.

This guy is pretty drinkable as well- a sipper, but drinkable. Very tasty concoction. Go get one.

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Photo of daythree16
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a mug. Black color with a one finger, fluffy, brown head.

Smell is chocolate malt and some citric hoppiness. Taste is similar with chocolate and some roasted flavors taking center stage, followed by a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Not a ton of carbonation. It's also not really heavy either. Pretty good drinkability.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high head that slowly faded away and is light mocha in color.
S: There are aromas of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some coffee flavors and hints of citrus from the hops. There is a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down rather easily although I'm not sure if I could have more than one of these at a time because of the bitterness and dryness.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle.

Pours very dark with no light being able to penetrate, small tan head that fades slowly.

Smell is heavy on roasted malt with hints of bitter chocolate and coffee, some caramel.

Taste is quite chewy, strong malt front with a bitterness that slowly builds up and lingers. Great carbonation along with a creamy taste. Although the taste is deceiving, feels like this could be stronger than the 6%.

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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,455 ratings.
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