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%
 
 
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328
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

From one of favorite breweries, Rogue, from Oregon. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout is my standard for Oatmeal Stout, and this is almost as good. Rogue seems to alway knows how to make sure the brew has character. This outmeal stout is smooth, and, at the same time, has that kick that Rogue loves to add. Pours thick, little lacing or head, a bit musty espresso followed by a slight bitterness. Excellent, maybe great, but not perfect.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a solid black with a light brown head

S- Roasted Malts, chocolate and espresso

T- I like this a little more than the Rogue Chocolate stout. The difference b/t the two is that I find this beer to be more roasted. In the Chocolate stout all you taste is chocolate but in the Shakespeare stout you can taste the chocolate as well as some good sweet coffee with a nutty backbone.

Food Pairing- I made beer braised chicken with this and it was really good.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply put, Rogue creates near perfection in their beers. The Shakespeare Stout is one of their best examples (along with the chocolate stout and the mocha porter). This brew's flawlessness is incredible.

The Shakespeare pours pitch black with a dark brown/mahogany hue glinting around the edges when held up to the light. It has a thick tan head that leaves nice lace and has good retention. The nose is heavily of burnt coffee and bitter chocolate. A nice floral essence creeps up to thanks to the hops. Burnt coffee and bitter chocolate dominate the beginning of the sip. Hops join in towards the end and leave a nice bitter and dry taste. The bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, and hop flavors complement each other so well in this beer. It has a medium body.

Very, very nice beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured inky black with a towering dark brown head. Thick rings of lace appear as the head slowly shrinks down. The smell is bold to say the least, big chocolate and coffee notes with CC cookies and hops. Wow! Big time flavor here, darkest chocolate-bitter even, with roasted coffee bean and sugary black malt. Brown sugar too and a small molasses kick, rounded out with a bitter punch from the semi-sweet chocolate and alpha acids in the hops. Robustly hoppy for the style and it only adds that much more to the beer. Insanely thick and vicious mouthfeel one could chew on for hours at a time. A remarkable beer, one of the finest examples in existence and a must try for any serious connoisseur. Another one of the beers that got me started, I'll always go back to this one. Has all the character of the higher abv examples. Just on feel and flavor alone if I didn't know better I would think this beer was 9% not 6%.

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