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:
480
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,446 |  Reviews: 1,611
Photo of Blackop555
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with thick, sorry, brown head that didn't last long.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee and hints of dark chocolate.

Tastes coffee and light smokey roasted malts. Fades to a dry and bitter finish with roasted malt and coffee linger and light smoke. Lighter side of medium body and medium, smooth carbonation

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

Photo of Duffman79
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into pint glass in January 2017. There was no bottled-by or drink-by dates on the bottle, but I drank this within 1 month of purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a thick tan/brown head. Head remains thick for a while, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted coffee and malts. There is some hoppiness as well as some sweetness like caramel, but overall the roasted coffee dominate the others.

Taste: There is a nice balance between the flavors. There is coffee flavors with some smokie roasted flavors, a little chocolate flavor, and hop flavors to enhance the taste and add some complexity. There is some sweetness like chocolate and caramel. There is a medium alcohol presence as with other Stout.

Mouth-feel: Very thick, but with an extremely smooth and creamy body.

This is an excellent oatmeal Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth and really enjoyable to drink. Overall one of the best Stouts I have tasted. I will buy this again.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a fantastic oatmeal stout. Pours very dark brown/black; opaque even when held up to the light. A nice tan/brown head when poured, but not overly high even on a hard pour which hints at the excellent (not too high) level of carbonation to come which helps with the velvety smooth mouthfeel. Head dissipates relatively quickly for the style & little lacing remains on the glass while drinking. Tons of coffee in the aroma. The coffee continues in the taste with a touch of dark chocolate, nice smooth dark malts and some nice toffee/caramel sweetness. I want another one of these! Sadly, they're not readily available to me & I picked up only one on a recent trip to the States. I will have to embrace my long-time oatmeal companion, which previously had no rivals - St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. We will weep together at the disappearance of my new friend. Well done Rogue.

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

Photo of Benl7217
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Murray314
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nihilistic
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is black with a thick foamy tan head. The aroma of the beer has roasted malts and hints of chocolate but then a slight bitterness. The taste is similar but the beer has more of a char taste to it. The mouthfeel is great. Good carbonation, mouth coating, and thick. The bitterness lasts a while on the tongue.

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Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthew_Warfield
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown. Almost black. Smells of smoke and roasted barley. A little sweet for a stout but has a fantastic smoky flavor that lingers on the tongue. An excellent stout.

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Photo of stevoj
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Albertsons. Dark and smoky, roast grains and chocolate. Dark ruby brown, almost black with velvety dark beige head. A very, very good stout.

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Photo of andpit
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bthchris
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice chocolate flavor, rich malts with a nice hop finish. Wonderful beer for the holidays or as a great dessert beer!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, opaque but still fairly muddy brown; one finger mocha head with good retention, plenty of lacing. Smells of roasted barley, milk chocolate, touch of espresso, a fair bit of earthiness, touch of resin, more roasted barley. Nice balance of roast and sweetness. Flavour is similar; more resin and earthy noble hops come across on the finish but it is a pretty balanced roasty and sweet milk chocolate brew with a nice bitterness on the backend, but not what I would call hoppy like Storm King. Not particularly bitter, but really just very balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, good carbonation, rich and appropriate for a cold evening. I can see why this was considered a game winner once upon a time, but it would seem that it has been surpassed, and for a long time.

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Photo of cwd
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trombone69
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FortyouncestoFreedom
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has this for the first time around Christmas. Drank it while I was eating Homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Let's just say, I gained 20 pounds that winter. This beer is near perfect

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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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