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:
479
For Trade:
6
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Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 99acdcfan
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Hefe glass from a 22oz bomber. Beautiful onyx color with an inviting tan head that had some serious staying power. The smell was pleasant with the expected malty, coffee notes. Mouthfeel was truly outstanding, rich and smooth, you are definitely drinking an oatmeal stout. Coffee was the predominant taste with a dose of hops at the end. Not an IPA dose, but the hops are definitely there. BTW, My bottle lists the IBU's at 60, while the beer info lists the IBU's at 69. If you crave mouthfeel, this is definitely the oatmeal stout for you. A bit too hoppy for this style which interferes with the coffee and roasted notes, but a top quality beer overall.

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

Photo of FrancisM12
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vladdswrath
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours Jet Black and dead, except for the big long lasting head that materializes out of nowhere. Aroma is licorice and coffee, heavy but not overly sweet. Taste is roasted everything, again mostly burnt coffee beans dipped in dark chocolate. While that sounds a little unpleasant at first blush, like chewing on charcoal, it's actually quite nice due to how tremendously smooth it goes down. The oatmeal does a nice job of taking the edge off, which allows all of that burnt stuff to create a nice multi-layered flavor profile.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint 6 Fl Oz/650 ml bought from the Issaquah Brewery poured to wine glass
A: Black, medium brown head that slowly disappears, some lacing
Smell: Aroma of licorice, fragrant
Taste medium, low bitterness
very good beer, good to repeat
Drank: June 1, 2016

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

Photo of HippieDave56
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebu
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh yes, I do love a full-bodied Stout beer with rich Malt flavor you can practically sink your teeth into. And all this tempered with oat flavor/feel that balances things nicely. Unlike the overpowering impact of some beers, this Shakespear Oatmeal Stout could be drunk all night.

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

Serving: On tap in a snifter
Served: 7 May 2016

Appearance: Pours a deep black with hints of red around the edges when held up to the light. Crowned with a tan head.

Smell: Standard stout notes, especially roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A soft sweetness also present but not super assertive.

Taste: Pretty much your standard oatmeal stout here- nice stout flavors with a soft body due to the influence of the oatmeal. Not much astringency or bitterness offered by the oats, which was great to see. Medium acid.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high body with medium-low carbonation. A nice soft beer on the palate.

Overall: Exactly what a normal oatmeal stout should probably taste like.

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Photo of Chinakalva
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furbato
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is as really good example of a well done oatmeal stout. It's not overly complex, but the mouthfeel is nice and creamy like you expect from the style and there is a good amount of adjunct flavor.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible stout. Deep roasted malt with equally deep bitterness. Every sip is profound.

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Listed in the "1001 Beers," I will review it when I have it again.
Also reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of bwbetts
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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