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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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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:
#1,534
Reviews:
1,618
Ratings:
3,470
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
488
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,470 |  Reviews: 1,618
Photo of nightgardener
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferretferret
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Goodness, this is a bizarre one. A splash of saccharine sweetness blasts the tongue before it's washed away by this bizarre, almost indescribable bitterness, with pepper sprinkled in on the finish. Far, far from the worst of the type, but, honestly, the taste is almost identical to Rhinelander's Chocolate Bunny, with a bit of pepper sprinkled in. And Chocolate Bunny is cheaper!

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Photo of Casey_L
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kds2437
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Overall, a great oatmeal stout.

Look: Blacky black black with brown head and sweet lacing that can't stop won't stop.
Smell: Citrusy from the hop presence. Dark and roasty, burnt. Like a tobacco pipe.
Taste: Roasted malts, burnt sugar, and ever-present hop bitterness.
Feel: Smooth and sparkly. Substantial, but not thick or chewy.

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Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint glass.
L: Black color with a massive beige foam head.
S: Coffee, milk, caramel.
T: Bitter chocolate, milk.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Great stout. Worth a try.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eblue33
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with thick, sorry, brown head that didn't last long.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee and hints of dark chocolate.

Tastes coffee and light smokey roasted malts. Fades to a dry and bitter finish with roasted malt and coffee linger and light smoke. Lighter side of medium body and medium, smooth carbonation

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Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into pint glass in January 2017. There was no bottled-by or drink-by dates on the bottle, but I drank this within 1 month of purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a thick tan/brown head. Head remains thick for a while, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted coffee and malts. There is some hoppiness as well as some sweetness like caramel, but overall the roasted coffee dominate the others.

Taste: There is a nice balance between the flavors. There is coffee flavors with some smokie roasted flavors, a little chocolate flavor, and hop flavors to enhance the taste and add some complexity. There is some sweetness like chocolate and caramel. There is a medium alcohol presence as with other Stout.

Mouth-feel: Very thick, but with an extremely smooth and creamy body.

This is an excellent oatmeal Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth and really enjoyable to drink. Overall one of the best Stouts I have tasted. I will buy this again.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a fantastic oatmeal stout. Pours very dark brown/black; opaque even when held up to the light. A nice tan/brown head when poured, but not overly high even on a hard pour which hints at the excellent (not too high) level of carbonation to come which helps with the velvety smooth mouthfeel. Head dissipates relatively quickly for the style & little lacing remains on the glass while drinking. Tons of coffee in the aroma. The coffee continues in the taste with a touch of dark chocolate, nice smooth dark malts and some nice toffee/caramel sweetness. I want another one of these! Sadly, they're not readily available to me & I picked up only one on a recent trip to the States. I will have to embrace my long-time oatmeal companion, which previously had no rivals - St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. We will weep together at the disappearance of my new friend. Well done Rogue.

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Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 3,470 ratings
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