Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
87.7%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 3,463 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
Ranking:
#1,519
Reviews:
1,616
Ratings:
3,463
Liked:
3,037
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.87%
Alströms:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
484
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,463 |  Reviews: 1,616
Photo of DioS
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of silver0rlead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a jet black color with no light penetration, and a large tan colored head that leaves nice lacing all the way down the glass, another beauty from rogue. The aroma is a complex blend of coffee, molasses, dark chocolate and maybe dark currants...incredible smell. The taste begins with a sweet blackstrap molasses taste, followed by a dark currant fruity taste as well as dark, bittersweet chocolate. Then you get a nice roasted coffee flavor and the beer finishes with a dry, roasted, hoppy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and lightly carbonated which contrasts with the bitter finish of the beer quite nicely. Overall an exceptional stout, not the most drinkable but complex and extremely tasty. One of my favorite american stouts.

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Photo of bmmortale
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BlindPig
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- 1in mocha colored head, head stays for a long time. Head is pretty thick in feel. Beer is black or VERY dark brown. VERY little light gets through when held up to a light. At same time however does look inviting and not murky. Can’t see any kind of carbonation besides for the head. As head goes down its almost like craters form slowly in head.

Smell- Chocolaty smell probably the malt and also sweet hops coming through.

Taste- Coffee flavor, also chocolaty (not so much though). Pretty bitter aftertaste. Has a sweet taste to it which I believe is from the hops that do come through. Doesn’t have a very good balance between the malts and hops (malts out weighing the hops), but I believe that there’s not supposed to be in this style.

Mouthfeel- It’s a medium body but more on the thin side. Light to medium carbonation.
Drink

Drinkability- The more I had the better it tasted. Could drink a couple if there was nothing else to drink. Didn’t mind it but not the best.

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Photo of pants678
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cloudy brownish black, opaque, single finger creamy head.

Coffee and dark chocolate.

Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee, nuts as well. Bittersweet finish, not quite fruit but something along those lines. Might be the cascade hops, actually.

Very little carbonation, quite smooth.

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Photo of athomasPSU
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is actually my first time having Shakespeare stout. I usually don't drink rogue stuff. Not a huge fan but got this one because it's in the top 100.

Pours an awesome deep black with a super sticky tan head and awesome lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is not as strong as I hoped but not bad. Roasty and a bit of coffee type aroma. Not much.

Taste is good. Nice roasty character but I feel it's missing something. Like more caramel malt or more oatmeal.

The mouthfeel is not what I expect from a good oatmeal stout. Needs to be more frothy. Needs more body. I need to chew and oatmeal stout.

Overall I probably won't buy this one again. Much better always avaliable stouts out there. Try it but it's not one I'll be keeping around. Doesn't live up to the top 100 IMO

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Photo of Shilt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of twowheelssoar
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of MarioM
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Enola
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a deep black with a huge tan head. There is not a lot of lacing. The smell is grain and a small amount of bitterness. The taste is similar to a porter. There is a roasted flavor. The smootheness is not as good as I would like. The drinkability is ok but I think there are better options if I want a stout. Overall, a decent beer that is average for the style.

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Photo of DaveRinn
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of shadow1961
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Rogue's Shakespeare Stout pours out with a rocky brown head over a black
brew. According to the Rogue website, "Victorian England recognized Oatmeal
Stouts nutritional value and it is traditionally the drink of choice for nursing mothers
and athletes". Nose is of molasses, roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. There is
no apparent carbonation, and the head collapses into lace. Flavor is of dark malt,
unsweetened chocolate, and hops. Mouthfeel is tingly, aftertaste is of chocolate
and hops. This is a pretty good example of the breed, not as overbearing as some
stouts, yet still worthy of your respect. For the contemplative drinker, preferably in the
dead of winter. It doesn't say on their website or on the bottle but I get the feeling that
this beer comes in at 4-5% alcohol by volume.

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Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of zkoehn
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ledouge
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is very dark but not overly viscous. I like it. The head was big and fluffy, and it lasted very well. There isn't much lacing but it's still a good-looking beer.

The taste is very nice. I think the flavor defines what a stout should taste like. It's got hints of chocolate and coffee without having too much of anything. There's an appetizing taste of bitterness in the finish.

This is also one of the more drinkable proper stouts I've had. It goes down well without being short on flavor.

I'll have a tough time buying any other stout for at least a few weeks.

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Photo of gmfessen
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is black with a thick, sudsy, mocha colored head. Looks very viscous on the pour. Smell is a mix of chocolate, burnt coffee and cascade hops. The chocolate is most apparent. The taste is primarily malty, with the burnt coffee and chocolate malt being the most obvious. The hops are more for balance than for taste although there is a hint of cascade in the finish. There is a slight astringency as well that dries the mouth. The mouthfeel is full bodied and lightly carbonated and as I just said, has a dry finish. A drinkable stout and all-in-all a solid offering by Rogue.

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Photo of ant880
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of auxiliary
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Dark brown color, nice creamy dark mocha dead that left some lace.

smell - Roasted malts, coffee beans.

taste - Roasted coffee beans with some smokey taste present. Some bitterness present when it goes down.

mouthfeel - Medium and roasty.

drinkability - Not that of a beer, enjoyed it, Rogue makes good beers.

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Photo of Mark
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This big stout poured a very deep brown black, the head was bordering on brown. A roasty nose dominates and a good roasted finish coates your palate. A smooth yet very hoppy stout (66 Ibu's) very well balanced and decadent. It packs a wallop at almost 8% so a near perfect to perfect drinkability score, at least for me is denied. Excellent stout from a fine brewery.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep black, no light comes through. Dark tand head rests on top for quite a while.

Smell. an instant hoppiness, but under that is a sweet dark chocolate aroma. is sweet and bitter.

Taste. is roasty and chocolatey. i bit hoppy for the style. is nice. has that rogue "kick" i always taste in pretty much all their beers. roasted malts are all over this. they have a small taste of coffee, but not really much- and i wish there was more. aftertaste is also i touch of roasted malts and is bitter.

Mouthfeel is nice. Great balance. good carbonation. lots of hop presence.

Overall a great beer, but i just dont see it as being so high on the top 100 beers. But a truly an excellent beer!

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 87.7% out of 100 with 3,463 ratings
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