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 jws7968
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Too thin for a stout.

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Photo of Martine
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black into a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle. The head is tan and wilts from two fingers into cm froth after a short while, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.

The nose is all char, roasted grain, expresso, and bitter cooking chocolate, with a sweet fruitiness reminiscent of baked cherries, and earthy hops underneath it all. The aroma is overall very mellow, and there's something very akin to fine leather on occasion coming through.

One is smacked with more of that roast grain, char, burnt cooking chocolate, and expresso notes on the sip, before it morphs into oats, burnt toast, and large scale bitterness on the swallow. The aftertaste is all bitterness, strong cocoa, coffee beans, and charred grain giving it a very rich wallop. There is a fleeting sweetness which manifests halfway through as something almost fig-like, or plum-like before it bows to the enveloping rich character of the bitter expresso oatiness.

In the mouth it is medium-full bodied with some mouth-coating feel; carbonation is minimal, and alcohol dryness very low.

This is a very good stout, make no mistake; certainly it is rich and complex, and those big breakfast qualities do come through. If the flavours had more oomph, and the viscosity were more advanced I'd be loving this even more; I feel it just lacks in the thickness just that little bit.

NOTE: Mine says 6.5% ABV on the bottle, not sure if it's an addition.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
03/17/12
Earthy Chocolaty Aroma, not too strongDecent Tan Head, dark black color.Bittersweet chocolate notes, with stiches of sour fruit, cherry, raisins.smoothGave my only Guiness to my Wife to drink on St. Patricks Day; but I am not feeling Jealous.
**
03/13/13
Slightly Superior head to head with Rogue Chocolate Stout.
**

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful coffee-coloured head, dense and with a lot of persistence. Smell is rich, roasted malt, lots of coffee and bitter chocolate, with a nice herbal hop kick. All of which is repeated in the taste. It's a lovely, delicious beer, one that seems super-bitter at first, and yet becomes oddly mellow. Moderate body, mellow carbonation--quite drinkable.

It's a shame all the stories of Rogue's shitty business practices, for they make truly great beer. This is one of them.

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Photo of TetonMike
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zond
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeggutor
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThePeat
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bennybgood7
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy, roasty, with slight dark chocolate/mocha bitterness. Tremendous!

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

Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of microbrewlover
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a solid black color with a 1.5 finger head which dissipates quickly however some remains until the end. There is also a good amount of lacing.

The smell is full of sweet oats, chocolate, burnt coffee and toasted oats. There is also a hint of lightly spiced hops.

The taste, happily, follows the nose with oats dominating but balanced by the bitter coffee the whole way through to the end. The chocolate taste as well as the toasted oats underlie everything from start to finish. There is a very light taste of mild hops at the finish. The finish is just slightly dry however the feel is mostly smooth and creamy. Overall this is my new WOW beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

How curious that I have not reviewed this beer until now! I think that part of it was a reluctance on my part o open a 22-fl. oz. bomber by myself. Certainly, I am capable of drinking the whole thing, but it just seems selfish. I picked up this reasonable 12-fl. oz. bottle recently at The Fridge.

From the bottle: "Dedicate to the Rogue in Each of Us"; "100% Pure Rogue"; "World Champion Stout".

After Pop!ping the cap, I decided to go with a heavy-handed pour. This raised three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with great retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing cola highlights only at the edges. Nose was roasty, chocolaty and with a molasses/treacle bite. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was soft & creamy, but not overly carbonated. Instead, the liquid itself seemed to be like a dollop on my tongue. Mmmm. The taste was a little more bitter than I had expected, closer to black coffee and/or bittersweet chocolate than the nose had suggested. Finish was semi-sweet, slightly smoky, lingering with notes of coffee & dark chocolate. It strikes me as more of a dessert beer than one just to drink on its own, but that is me.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyg
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark and creamy. Very rich with nice chocolate malt taste. Nice tan head. Perfect coffee oat finish. Love it

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Photo of Calraven
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonofGene
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jhfinn
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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