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:
3,446
Reviews:
1,611
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
328
Gots:
480
For Trade:
6
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Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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

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

Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, 5.8% ABV, 69 IBU. Pours medium to thick, black, with 4+ fingers of head, lots of lacing. Nose is malty sweetness and coffee, taste is malt, strong coffee, moderately bitter coffee close. Real nice mouthfeel. Overall a decent oatmeal stout, though could be a bit less bitter for my taste.

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

Photo of Homerbag
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark black/red with thick one finger head that did not retain well.

The unique thing about this is the hop profile that this give out. I was not expecting the hop along with the coffee and chocolate. I won't go as far as to say this is complex, just unique. The citic hop blends well with the coffee and chocolate notes that I was expecting.

The taste is good like I rated it. All aromas are prevalant in the taste in a good blance. Nothing is obnoxious, but each flavor is distinct. Feel is a bit on the thin side but over leaves a good aftertaste.

Overall a good drinking stout. A little outside the box with the strong hops, but well received. Could easily be a session beer when you want to go a little darker.

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

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 GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatandDavid
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout. Dark as night when served, some cola colored highlights. Low head. Chocolate in the aroma. Taste I found to be chocolate to start, roasted coffee bean to finish. Easy to drink, nicely balanced, good flavor. I enjoyed this brew, even though stouts aren't my favorite style.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - 9 bucks at a pub when this bottle goes for around 8 at the store? Can't pass that up, now, can I?

This beer pours a solid, light-sucking black, with the barest of red cola edges when stabbed at the overhead light, and three fingers of puffy, frothy, and quite creamy mocha head, which leaves some decent patchy snow rime lace around the glass as things slowly slip away.

It smells of somewhat musty dry milk chocolate, gritty and grainy caramel malt, metallic vanilla, dry-roast coffee beans, muddled dark fruit esters, and masked earthy hops. The taste is well roasted chocolate malt, oaten breakfast cereal, day-old coffee, a wee bit of oily nuttiness, and some bitter earthy and pine hops.

The carbonation is moderate, if a tad fizzy at the same time, the body a sturdy medium weight, quite smooth, and even a bit creamy. It finishes just off-dry, the bittersweet chocolate becoming even more pronounced.

A pleasantly solid example of the style, offering the expected silken bearing, as well as the well-rounded flavour, if not the weight or ABV, of a much bigger beer. I'm sure the ol' bard would have appreciated this one.

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Photo of Roadog
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, appropriately, at Shakespeare's in Kalamazoo.

First off, I have to mention this was only $3.75 for a 20 oz. pint while it costs $5.25 for a 22 oz. bomber at Tiffany's in K-zoo. Anyways, Shakespeare Stout is basically, combines a rich and smooth cocoa and coffee malt profile with IPA-like hops flavors. It's a great mix of chocolate and citrus hops, hop chocolate if you will. I think the yeast masks, or takes the edge off, the grains. They're just not as big or complex as a good stout could be. Another good example of a bitter, but dark beer is Smuttynose's Robust Porter, check that out for the malt profile I'm talking about.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Warsteiner mug. Poured pitch black with a three finger light tan head that subsided to a one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour malt, and slight chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, oatmeal, and milk chocolate. It a medium feel on the palate with low-mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty excellent brew. A very easy drinker that has a very nice creamy mouthfeel to it. A very good balanced flavor and aroma going here. This one could be more complex to help it be great, but it is still very good.

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Photo of Optimat0r
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

pours very dark and thick -very little carbonation - so far so good. smells of chocolate.
taste - hmmm its like coffee; a slight bit of maltyness and chocolate traces, and a bit of hops thrown in as well, giving it a brighter taste with a slight bitter aftertaste. overall though the coffee flavor dominates...
this one is a very good stout; all rogues seem so high quality, just a few ingredients and seems very natural and pure. good solid shit. problem with this one is its so rich and deep and heavy(despite low abv!) that although its a damn good beer in small doses its difficult to finish the bomber cause it becomes just too much after a while.

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Photo of 88caprice
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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 BigBry
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally, a few Rogue Ales are available in Calgary. 650 ml brown bottle with painted label.
This pours very dark brown (almost black) with a big mocha brown colored head. Good head stability taht leaves thin lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Hold it up to the light, and nothing comes through the ebony liquid. Lots of smells when swirled under the nose - roasted oats, tobacco smoke, and coffee aroma. Lots of flavor too, what you expect from a stout. Dark chocolate, prune-like fruitiness, and coffee are all present. There is just a touch of sour bitterness to help balance it all out. Good, full creamy body, it is easy to slowly sip and enjoy this one. Very good, but not sure I would rate as 'outstanding' imo. Can't wait to try some other Rogue selections.

Note to Self: Ranked the #5 American Stout when I tried it.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Whoa mamma. I'm surprised that I haven't rated this beer yet. I'm glad because it never tasted better than it did on tap at Barley's, Knoxville TN. Of course it's opaque black and has great head retention. This beer is surprisingly mellow and smooth, both in texture and flavor, to be so bold and flavorful. They get great malt flavors, chocolate flavors, and coffee flavors without a hint of astringency. Solid hopping does not leave the beer unnecessarily bitter, metalic, or acidic. It's as creamy as marshmellows, but easier to drink. Finishes mildly coffee-like and lightly bitter. I could drink this one all night.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hard to find anything bad about this beer. Pours black with a one-finger tan head. Did not leave much lacing but was well-retained. Chocolatey coffee aroma and the same goes for the taste. You can also really notice the roasted malts and a good amount of hoppage as well. Great silky, creamy mouthfeel. Really coats the inside of your mouth nicely. Very drinkable for a stout as well. At $5 for a 22 oz. bomber you won't see me drinking this every night, but definitely a great beer and a great representation of its style as well.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clvand0
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark color with a tan head that quickly dies off but leaves some lacing on the glass. An aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a slight trace of alcohol. Very balanced flavor. Very malty with a strong coffee character and slight chocolate character. This is a very well made beer and I'll probably have it again soon.

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Photo of Rumrunner
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle. Nice renaissance man with a mug in his hand on the bottle.

Pours a beautiful dark chocolate syrup color. Great tan head with nice lacing until the end. The scent is medium roasted coffee. A bit of burnt caramel. The oats are there and it finishes with a bit of chocolate.

The flavor is primarily a nice burnt malt. Stong coffee with some chocolate. Caramel for sweetness. There is a nice hop bitterness. The bitterness mellows if the stout is drunk slowly. There is a mild unpleasant tang to the flavor. It does not make or break the stout but it just tips the scale enough for me. I would of gone 4.5 or 5 if it were not for the sourness.

If feels great. Nice and smooth. I knocked points off for drinkability because of the sourness again. It just lends itself to a bit of a carbonated and tangy ending. I will still buy this stout. Very nicely done.

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Photo of ectomorph
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark black with tan head with light lace.

S - Caramel, toffee, and some coffee undertones. Nothing overpowering though.

T - Mild malt flavors blended with what tastes like alcoholic coffee. Being a coffee fiend, I like this.

M - Rich and heart makes any Stout proud.

D - I could have 3-4 of these tonight...

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Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a thick black with a two-finger tan head that left spider lacing all down glass. A woody, burnt malt smell with a mix of caramel, dark chocolate malt. Real smooth and creamy with a balance between sweet and dry. Pleasant mix of bitter chocolate with some roasted and possibly coffee malt. Minor hop bitterness on the very backend, although the malts do the talking. Low ABV makes this a possible session, but 1 bottle was filling for me.

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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,446 ratings.
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