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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
Ranking:
#1,563
Reviews:
1,623
Ratings:
3,479
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
337
Gots:
489
Trade:
5
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown coming out of the bottle, yet, looks black in glass with a hint of ruby red. A modest tan head soon dissipates, however, there is a thin ringlike collar that retains.
Pleasant and inviting aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and oats suggest a smooth and roasty sweetness. Towards the end the nose suggests dark bread and toasted malt.
The sweetness from the aroma is not evident in the taste. In contrast, there is a strong roasted malt and espresso beans character that is bitter. The palate is also significantly dry, aiding drinkability. Furthermore, this is heavily hopped for the style; it is wood like, notes of tobacco, earthy, and even a hint of citrus zest. The sweetness is fleeting and more towards the end.
Medium bodied, smooth, and seemingly sessionable. A no nonsense dry and bitter stout, kind of like a strong cup of black coffee. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout pours a near perfect black with dark brown highlights. A slightly whitewashed khaki head coats the surface and lingers on the sides of the glass with moderate sheets of lacing.

The smell is all roast. Burnt toast, roasted grain, slightly mineral and spicy notes.

The flavor follows showcasing roasted grain, however the mineral and metallic flavors that follow take over and linger on. A mold chocolate flavor stays from beginning to end.

The feel is surprisingly extra dry but balanced with mild carbonation.

Still considered a standard for the style, Shakespeare is a very good beer. Definitely in the vein of classic English style stouts, heavy on the minerals, but ultimately very drinkable. Cheers!

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Photo of hgbckt
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, lactose, chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, some hints of chocolate, nothing like the aroma, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vaulmas
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mintzmeet
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is damn near a perfect stout in my opinion. Got on tap at pazzos pizza. The head on this has such small bubbles it's a uniform tan head. BEAUTIFUL. Tastes delicious too. Not bitter. Not sweet. Just right.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark black look
Nutty earthy smell
Rich, but slightly thin taste
Smooth feel
Pretty decent overall. Little bit on the thin side for an oatmeal stout

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Matte black with a thick tan creamy foam.

Smell is roasty malt, an unusual airiness, nuts, and milk chocolate.

Taste is tangy nuts, woody roasted malt, smoked almond, chocolate and a hint of sweetening raspberry.

Very dry and quite thin.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8444dodgers01
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Black in color. Three-fingered tan head that is holding its own. Aroma is peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate, cigarattes, and oats. Taste like a strong cup of joe. Slick mouthfeel. Finish is long and bitter. There is a hint of cherry. Again thanks again Nick Reid for this beer from the bruery.

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Photo of DodgerLove
3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hybridlion
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jbehlar
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Adam1993
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours black with a tan colored, creamy, full head, some retention. slight lacing, looks very nice.

A: Lots of milk chocolate roasted goodness, coffee, slight hoppy aromas, roasted malts, nice aroma.

T: Very nice, roasted malts, barley, light toasted coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate bitterness in the middle, finish has a coffee-like dryness, with more toasted and roasted malts in the finish, very nice.

M: Medium bodied with a dry coffee-like finish, oats add smoothness and drinkability.

O: Love oatmeal stouts, this one hits all the right notes, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, oats, slight bitterness, smooth finish, well done.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of janubio
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark colour, big off white head with medium retention that fades to a thin layer lasting all the while. Good lace.
Aroma of chocolate, red fruits, coffee, nuts, roasted malts and a nice touoch of hops.
Palate is a bit watery, creamy, slick. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, red fruits and there's is the noticeable hop thing. Really good.

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