Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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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:
#1,688
Reviews:
1,625
Ratings:
3,488
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
337
Gots:
493
Trade:
5
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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Khimera. Dry and bitter,with soft roastyness and some chocolate and coffee notes.Nice but I expected more smooth and creamy body and stronger flavors

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Photo of chebode2
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the worst oatmeal stouts I ever tried. Watered down and and very bland. Anybody that thinks this makes for a good oatmeal stout has probably never had the pleasure of trying any other oatmeal stouts but this one. I do not recommend this beer. Cheers! D- (60-64)

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Photo of Duncian
3.06/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MGoeltz
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Dog86
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking stout. Great in the cold weather. Smooth as butter. Delicious

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Photo of yaron73
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 3,488 ratings