Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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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:
3,452
Reviews:
1,612
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
480
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Bthchris
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice chocolate flavor, rich malts with a nice hop finish. Wonderful beer for the holidays or as a great dessert beer!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, opaque but still fairly muddy brown; one finger mocha head with good retention, plenty of lacing. Smells of roasted barley, milk chocolate, touch of espresso, a fair bit of earthiness, touch of resin, more roasted barley. Nice balance of roast and sweetness. Flavour is similar; more resin and earthy noble hops come across on the finish but it is a pretty balanced roasty and sweet milk chocolate brew with a nice bitterness on the backend, but not what I would call hoppy like Storm King. Not particularly bitter, but really just very balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, good carbonation, rich and appropriate for a cold evening. I can see why this was considered a game winner once upon a time, but it would seem that it has been surpassed, and for a long time.

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Photo of cwd
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trombone69
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FortyouncestoFreedom
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has this for the first time around Christmas. Drank it while I was eating Homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Let's just say, I gained 20 pounds that winter. This beer is near perfect

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very,very dark with nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate & oats. Taste is salty bitterness but not unpleasant, coffee, chocolate, roasted oats & hops. It feels thinner than it looks, lots of carbonation, but not a very stout amount of alcohol. Makes you want to write a sonnet. Very good for a busy bards.

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Photo of Wantedandlisted
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anatole
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooseo
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyB
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark pour with thick tan head. Flavour of cocoa powder, coffee, oatmeal cookie and tobacco. Hops come through as slightly citric and balance well. Mouthfeel is silky smooth oats, slightly oily with roasted acidity. Excellent

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a simple black with a good sized head. The aroma offers up chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, and sawdust. The flavor is lead by roasty malts, a fairly strong smokey quality, dark chocolate, plum, with a very dry finish. The mouthfeel is thin and light. Overall this is a decent beer. Maybe I am just not as into this style as I once was, but this doesn't do much for me. The is a lingering smokiness that never seems to integrate itself. Just never a huge fan of Rogue.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCarson410
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinlater
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bruno74200
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Roasted, earthy, burnt coffee. Good bitterness, a bit high carbonation. Very drinkable. Oatmeal astringency. A good session beer

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I think of an archtype, this is one of those. Classic formula. Hearty black pour, not used motor oil viscous but not coming in Newcastle brown ale thin either. Almost a full inch of tan head on the top. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malt, nothing done heavily but in conformity with style tradition.

Taste really hits the chewy and smooth notes, there's plenty of roast there, but it isn't acrid or bitter. The hopping is ample here, but never elevating itself beyond the malt. The format in a bomber is a little excessive price per oz wise, but its a solid beer.

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Photo of jsanmarco
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,452 ratings.
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