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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:
#1,552
Reviews:
1,621
Ratings:
3,476
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
491
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a decent looking black color with a nice looking off white foamy three finger head. The lacing is fairly thick and sticks finely to the glass. The smell was semi-roasty and coffee-like but as it warmed there was some oatmeal like features. The taste was mainly roasty but had a decent sweetness running about it. The aftertaste did end up having a decent light chocolate about it. The finish was super dry. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body and had a decent sessionability about it. Overall, for the most part, this is a decent oatmeal stout worthy of having again.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can’t Adam and beli-Eve that I haven’t reviewed this classic and highly lauded Oatmeal Stout by Rogue (one of my... well, not favourite brewers but they’re definitely up there in my top 50). The funny part is that I’ve drunk so many beers now I sometimes think I’ve had a beer before and I recommend it to people without realising that in fact I haven’t actually had it before - this is one of those beers. I could have sworn I reviewed it and gave it an 8/10 or something along those lines. Oh well, I love Oatmeal Stouts, so I’ll probably end up giving it an 8/10 anyhow. I don’t get the Shakespeare reference, was he partial to Oatmeal Stouts? I don’t even think the style existed in his time. Whatevs.

Poured from a 650ml bomber bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Straight off the mark it looks viscous - like old engine oil (the real thing, not the brew by Harviestoun... which used to be more viscous back in the day when it was 9% ABV!). Deep black body with a mocha-coloured head that recedes leaving a thin lace ring... oh well, average head but looks syrupy, that’s all that matters. 8/10.

S: Cheeky fruity hop notes mingle with a chocolate and coffee combo that never gets old - I love a good Stout! Earthy red coffee cherry character with a hint cigar tobacco sweetness. Not quite world-class but bloody moreish nonetheless. Moreish/10... which I guess translates to: 8/10.

T: Just an excellent, easy-drinking Oatmeal Stout. Nothing extraordinary - just solid and dependable, a Land Rover of Stouts this is [I’ll take a LR over a Jeep any day of the week]. Flavours are similar to the above with notes of: Earthy/floral hops, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of tobacco leaf and a whisper of smoke. Aftertaste has a lingering bitterness, it’s not sharp but it does mar the flavour just a touch. 8/10.

M: Medium, almost heavy bodied with a soft/dense carbonation. Nowhere near Founders in stature and body, however it’s got enough heft to be considered a real Oatmeal Stout... I do wonder how Founders get so much body in their beers... but I digress. 7/10.

D: After the average-at-best-but-really-that’s-just-a-nice-way-of-saying-crap Milk Stout by Brouhaha it’s comforting to drink an Oatmeal Stout that ticks all the boxes - it’s not quite as good as Rogue’s own Chocolate Stout (I do quite like that one!), this is just good, a good example of the style, quite acceptable and drinkable, tasty even. So there. What where? There? There. 8/10.

Food match: In keeping with the Shakespeare theme: Roasted game meats n’ stuff.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of rickrem
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Tonight we remember those who gave their blood to defend this country - HAIL THE VICTORIOUS DEAD!"

Poured from 12oz bottle into Stein glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Black as night. Half finger tan head recedes slowly into a ring.

S: Cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts of caramel and barley. Leafy and citrusy hops. Wonderful aroma.

T: What a wonderful beer. Rich cocoa and chocolate with a surprising note of peanuts. Leafy and citric hop notes stay around yet stay subtle. Wood smoke and sherry also make an appearance. Roasted caramel and barley are wonderful balancing. What a delectable stout.

F: Smooth creamy, medium bodied.

O: First from Rogue and I am NOT disappointed. Will be back for more.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nightgardener
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ferretferret
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Goodness, this is a bizarre one. A splash of saccharine sweetness blasts the tongue before it's washed away by this bizarre, almost indescribable bitterness, with pepper sprinkled in on the finish. Far, far from the worst of the type, but, honestly, the taste is almost identical to Rhinelander's Chocolate Bunny, with a bit of pepper sprinkled in. And Chocolate Bunny is cheaper!

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Photo of Casey_L
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kds2437
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Overall, a great oatmeal stout.

Look: Blacky black black with brown head and sweet lacing that can't stop won't stop.
Smell: Citrusy from the hop presence. Dark and roasty, burnt. Like a tobacco pipe.
Taste: Roasted malts, burnt sugar, and ever-present hop bitterness.
Feel: Smooth and sparkly. Substantial, but not thick or chewy.

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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 3,476 ratings
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