Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout
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Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

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Ratings: 3,489 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of Buebie
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber with no freshness date. Into my Omegang snifter.
Color is black, with a very slight redish glow at the edges of the glass. Big 3 finger brown head. Great retention and thick clumpy lace lines my glass.

Smell is very malty with big chocolate cake aroma. Smells a bit milky with a dairy buttery kick.

T/M: Big malty semi sweet chocolate up front, turning bitter. Carbonation zing at the middle, very smooth. Finish is woody, with a bittering bite from the hops. I want to say citric rind or some type of acidic citrus flavor that lingers.

Great brew, very rich in aroma and flavor. Like that hoppy surprise at the end.

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Photo of stuckonhops
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-- jet light from my flame passes through...dark creamy sticky lacing and head...almost looks like bubbles in chocolate milk..

S--definet chocolate and coffee on the nose first...hops in the backround...cascade i believe...light oat smell...very inviting..

T--immediate roasted malts and chocolate way to slight hops but that could be due to the bottle sitting to long as the first time i had this the hops were very present..malty and a bit sweet but not at all near cloying..just right..

M+D-- thought it would be thicker than it is but it is still a touch creamy...making it very drinkable and easy going...can finish a whole bomber easily and then some..

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a red wine glass (I'm at a beach house). Rogue refuses to put a freshness date on their beers.

An excellent oatmeal stout. Good body. Could be smoother.

A – Pours a black opaque with a 2-finger dark tan rock head. Slightly viscous. A very thin persistent head. Little to no lacing.

S – Roasted malts, some coffee slight sweetness, maybe even some fruitiness.

T- Roasted malts, coffee, faint nuttiness. Some bitterness that seems more to be from the roasted grains than the hops.

MF – Medium bodied, medium dry finish, slightly sharp finish from the carbonation. Not as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts I have had.

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Photo of stcules
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black. Brownish head, not very beautiful to see.
At the nose it is silk, softness, smoothness. Very smooth. Sweet, with roasted notes, and a lot of cocoa and chocolate. Very good.
The taste it is infinitely soft and smooth, with stout character, sweetness, but with a good bitterness that makes it very well balanced. Obviously again roasted and chocolate notes. Good.
Medium body.
Great drinkability.

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Photo of almychristopher
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an easy pour brings out a nice thick tan head over a very dark beer, with some red highlights. the aroma is a very nice roasted malt smell, maybe some chocolate and coffee notes there, but the taste is where the malts really shine the coffee and chocolate are pronounced and fade away in a bit of bitterness that might be more due to the hops than the malt. the mouthfeel is full bodied, but with a bit too much carbonation for me.

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Photo of -DF-
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, almost black with creamy tan head which it retains very well. It leaves some lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted malts and fruity sweetness. Taste is chocolate and fruits and the alcohol is faintly noticeable. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a good one.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass a deep black. Several fingers of puffy muddy colored head reluctantly deflate while leaving some lacing on the glass.

The nose is almost smokey, some chocolate and even a little spice.

A sip is just silky smooth with low carbonation. Smokey chocolate hits me most predominantly with some nice subtle hop bitterness/spice to balance out the sweeter dark malts.

Really a nice stout. Almost too smooth, if that's possible - the flavors are supremely balanced and this makes for a very fine drink.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black with copious tan head with excellent retention.Smells of roasted malts, peat, leather, cocoa. Tastes sweet roasted malts forward, unsweetened cocoa without being bitter, well balanced hops and very clean finish. Medium bodied (2% milk) with minimal carbonation. Very smooth texture, easy drinkability, well balanced.

A tasty oatmeal stout, a classic and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GregBrewski
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a 22oz bottle. Poured a nice thick black color with a brown head, which stayed until the bottom. Smelled of chocolate and some spice. When it first hits your taste buds you immediately notice the sweetness and malt, some roastiness as well. The aftertaste is best noted with hops. Its a medium bodied brew with light carbonation, perfect for this style, could use a little more body though. Overall it’s a great stout with not too high ABV so not too difficult to drink.

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Photo of franksnbeans
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very dark brown, almost black with a big chocolate milk head that dies slow to a ring. Smells of mild cocoa, mild coffee and a slight hop twinge. Taste as it smells with coffee and roasty notes coming forth bigger and bigger as it warms. A nice bitter hop bite on the finish. Medium in the mouth and very smooth. Nicely drinkable. An american classic stout.

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Photo of scooter231
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stouts are not my most favorite thing ever, but this guy's from Rogue, so I had to give it a shot. It's a gorgeous looking beer- deep, dark brown, with a semi-thick chocolately colored head that rings around the glass down to the last drop. Smells lovely- chocolate, coffee, some toffee notes. Sweet, but dry.

Tastes lovely as well- more chocolate and coffee notes, as well as some caramel, and definitely some smokyness to it that balances really well. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, but not overly so. A hint of carbonation near the end of the sip.

This guy is pretty drinkable as well- a sipper, but drinkable. Very tasty concoction. Go get one.

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Photo of daythree16
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a mug. Black color with a one finger, fluffy, brown head.

Smell is chocolate malt and some citric hoppiness. Taste is similar with chocolate and some roasted flavors taking center stage, followed by a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Not a ton of carbonation. It's also not really heavy either. Pretty good drinkability.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high head that slowly faded away and is light mocha in color.
S: There are aromas of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some coffee flavors and hints of citrus from the hops. There is a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down rather easily although I'm not sure if I could have more than one of these at a time because of the bitterness and dryness.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle.

Pours very dark with no light being able to penetrate, small tan head that fades slowly.

Smell is heavy on roasted malt with hints of bitter chocolate and coffee, some caramel.

Taste is quite chewy, strong malt front with a bitterness that slowly builds up and lingers. Great carbonation along with a creamy taste. Although the taste is deceiving, feels like this could be stronger than the 6%.

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Photo of rsyberg01
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - 22 oz. bomber. No freashness date.

A - Black. Head doesnt ever really become big and stays at a patchy blanket on the surface of the beer.

S - Big roasted malt character. Tangy twinges from a fruity character, possibly plum or cherry.

T - Roasted coffee, toasted caramel, slight fruity flavors similar to those in the nose. Roasted oats, bitter hop hits in the finish. Slight chocolate in the finish as well.

M - Coats the palate and tongue very nicely. Pretty dry as well.

D - A great sessionable stout.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black beer pours into my pint and nearly flies out the head develops so fast! Some foam spills over, this head is tan.
Smells of milk chocolate, coffee grinds. A hint of citrus fruit in there.
First taste is smooth and creamy and I get coffee right away, then a pleasant bitterness that lingers for a long time on my palate. The coffee is surely there, but not so much the chocolate (my way of saying this isn't real sweet). Hop bitterness.
This is great as far as enjoying a stout goes, and only my second beer tried from Rogue (the other being their chocolate stout). I recall more sweetness with their latter, and that's a quality I prefer in stouts. But all in all, surely try this if you haven't. I would again for sure.

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Photo of Gryphon69
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

220z bottle into a oversized wine glass. no clue of the date, found 2 bottles on the back shelf of a outa of the way liquor store with lots of dust on them.

A- Black ; as in pitch black opaque. Does not look cloudy. Poured it formed a 1 finger high cocoa colored head that fell pretty fast, left a nice frothy ring around the glass.

S- Roasted malts, chocolate (like chocolate licorice), slight coffee, lots of raisin, plum and dark fruits. Smell is fairly sweet but very nice.

T- Roasted Malt , slight coffee and chocolate sweetness up front that turns to a dark fruit sweetness in the end, with a faint bitterness that kind of finish's it off.

M- Hmm, medium body with the first drink that turns watery after it hits the tongue, slightly creamy with a decent amount of smoothness to it. Little bubbles that linger which you cant see in the glass.

O- My first Rogue beer, pretty good so far, has a very good nose that is better than the taste, but the taste is good, so no disappointment here.

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Photo of Misfit138
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap served in a pint glass

A- Very dark brown, almost black with a light brown head

S- Mostly roasted malts and chocolate

T- Flavor is pretty full, roasted malts hints of chocolate and coffee.

M- Fairly heavy mouthfeel, not the creamiest stout. Has decent carbonation.

D- Pretty high as far as drinkabilty. Pretty good american stout. There certainly are stouts that I like better, but this is one of the best.

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Photo of shand
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug.

Funny how Rogue gets hated on all the time on BA, yet brews like this get very good reviews. One thing's for sure, this beers is a looker. It's a deep brown color with a large mocha head that leaves nice lace down the mug. The aroma is pretty stout-y, with plenty of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of grainy oat. The taste mostly follows this, with a nice amount of roasted malts dominating the show, with some roasty coffee and grainy oat on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I'd like, which seems to be par for the course for Rogue's stouts. The drinkability is quite good though. Overall, it's a solid stout that I think would be well-suited for six-packs. Let it hit warm up a bit, it really helps bring out it's flavor.

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Photo of Casey10
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was good but didn't really get the oatmeal part about this.

A - Dark Chocoalte look nice thich head with some lacing on the glass.

S - As it warms I notice a slight chocolate smell with perhaps some faint liquirish

T - It is a nice stout nothing overpowering but nonetheless nothing that really stands out either.

M - crisp, chocolate really smooth feel again good.

D - not a bad stout and not a bad price if looking for a stout would give this a try again.

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Photo of SayBoom
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BasementBer
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black, nearly imperceptible to see through. Thick two fingers of brown cookie dough head. Consistent lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of toffee.

T: Thick oat flavor all the way through. Great transition from oats in the nose to roastyness from middle to rear. Almost a finish of burnt grain hanging about.

M: Leaves a not too heavy feeling on the palate. Mouthfeel though does take a bit of the 6% with it.

D: Its very good, nothing overpowering or lacking.

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Photo of bigbubba
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very dark oily beer with a creamy dark tan head. The smell is of dark chocolate and vanilla. The taste is very good, very dry and a bit bitter, not as sweet as I had expected. The mouthfeel is very smooth with good body. The carbonation is light. It is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of BrownNut
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Black as midnight. Shining a bright flashlight into this does nothing. The light doesn't penetrate a full millimeter into that murk. Lovely textured tan head that lingers. Lots of lacing.

S - Mildly sweet caramelly earthy malt

T - Less sweet than some I've had, with a mature bit of char character that turns into a dry dark chocolaty bitter on the back of the tongue in the afterswallow and exhale and lingering aftertaste. Just a touch of tartness.

M - Just as satisfyingly thick and luscious as you want it to be. It's been a while since I had a nice thick beer and this hits the spot. So nice to pull on.

O - Mild like you'd expect, but with just enough subtle character to rescue it from being bland and put it into the nicely done category. I'd call it a mature oatmeal stout, like what they tried to do with the Arch Deluxe. It's hard for this style to score highly due to its innately mild and subdued character but this is pretty well done. I put this up there with Samuel Smith's.

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