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:
3,455
Reviews:
1,615
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
481
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,455 |  Reviews: 1,615
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dnichols
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 650 ml capped bottle, purchased at Yoke's in West Richland, WA, into a mug.

A: It poured as black as ink with a moderate one finger head consisting of massive bubbles that receded fast to a slight ring around the collar. There was little lacing.

S: It smelled of roasted malts, caramel and maple syrup, and black coffee. There are hints of ripe dark cherries, raisins, and smoked almonds.

T: It had flavors that followed the nose with the roasted malts dominating. There were clear flavors of coffee, raisins, caramel and a nice bite of flavoring hops.

M: It was medium to full-bodied with a pleasant sweet profile balanced by the bite of coffee and hops.

D: I am a fan of Rogue and this fine brew does not disappoint. It's aroma and taste, as well as moderate ABV make this a brew that can be a great session drink. Nothing blows you away but everything works well together to produce another fine Rogue product.

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Photo of charlatan
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on tap at Kelly's Olympian in Portland. As usual with Rogue brews, it came at a hefty premium (an extra 75c) over the other craft brews.

Dark as one would expect with a thick, light brown coloured head which made the feel luxurious for the first few sips.

Smells sweet and malty.

As I hinted above, the feel is wonderful. Early on I feel like I am draining a light mousse, but even as the head dissipates the beer still slides down very smoothly.

The taste in sequence: cream; brown bread; chocolate; coffee; hint of hops (nothing like the potency I am used to from Rogue); oatmeal.

Fortunately for me the coffee flavour is very faint, and is insignificant in comparison with the others.

Unusually for a stout I feel that I could down a few of these in a row, although I doubt I would want to. One is enough - a very pleasant stout, but more of curiosity than a session beer for me.

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Photo of MJSJr
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured a jet black with a dense, dark brown foamy head. Thick pour like one expects from a strong stout. The first smell I get is the burnt coffee followed by bitter chocolate. Roasted malt aroma is present throughout as well. I detect a faint hops smell as well that complements the rest of the aroma profile. I was prepared for a harsh, bitter taste upfront but this is not the case with this brew. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt coffee beans and very slight hops. Unfortunately all these flavors meld together and there isn't one dominant flavor that presents itself but it is still an above average stout. Bitterness certainly appears at the end with a punch but it's on par with other great stouts and not too strong. From the pour I thought I was in a for a thick, sticky, syrupy mouth feel but this brew is quite smooth.

Overall, a solid stout from Rogue. It has all the traditional flavors and smells associated with other stouts. However, for this reason it is fairly forgettable. There are plenty of other stouts on the market you could get more for a cheaper price and you wouldn't be missing out on much from this brew. I probably wouldn't buy this again but only because I know of other stouts I prefer.

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Photo of jordanimal
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
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 vicsju1991
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mlawrence
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zhanson88
3.14/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Shakespeare Stout pours out nearly black with a full 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Retention is very good, and lacing is very abundant.

Smell: Roasted malts, charcoal, and burned toast form the base of the smell of this beer. Coffee follows, with some pretty strong hop notes on the back end. Honestly, this beer just smells like burned....something. There's not any sweetness to it. Just a burned smell and some hops.

Taste: There's more of the smell in the taste. Roasted malts and burned toast with some coffee. Some noteworthy hops on the back end. Once again, that burned taste really hangs around on this beer. No sweetness from the oats in the beer or anything to balance it out.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is between medium and full bodied, and fairly smooth drinking overall. This beer has been given pretty solid reviews by many people. I just don't find it that appealing.

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Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of atigerlife
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass.

Very black with a large light brown head that was somewhat "chunky" [not smooth like a nitro-type stout]. Good lacing.

Aroma was of dark chocolate, soy sauce and malts.

Taste was dark chocolate/cocoa and coffee. A very nice light bitterness throughout. The bitterness lingers at the end. Very nicely balanced.

The mouthfeel was lighter than expected with some mild carbonation. Not really creamy, but enjoyable.

Overall, this beer is very drinkable. Highly recommended. A little different, but wonderful. I had this with some Ben & Jerry's ice cream [chocolate/vanilla] and it was amazing!!!

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Vlaminck
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of silver0rlead
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a jet black color with no light penetration, and a large tan colored head that leaves nice lacing all the way down the glass, another beauty from rogue. The aroma is a complex blend of coffee, molasses, dark chocolate and maybe dark currants...incredible smell. The taste begins with a sweet blackstrap molasses taste, followed by a dark currant fruity taste as well as dark, bittersweet chocolate. Then you get a nice roasted coffee flavor and the beer finishes with a dry, roasted, hoppy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and lightly carbonated which contrasts with the bitter finish of the beer quite nicely. Overall an exceptional stout, not the most drinkable but complex and extremely tasty. One of my favorite american stouts.

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

22oz brown bottle
Shakespeare stout is very black in color with a nice brown head. The head is longlasting and leaves behind some lacing. The smell is mainly of roasted malt. The taste is very roasty with a hint of dark chocolate. It is medium to full bodied with a lingering aftertaste. It's a good thing that it comes in a bomber because 12 ounces just isn't enough. Great Beer!!

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Photo of burnstar
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Zeno's. This is black with a nice thick frothy tan head. Smell is chocolatey malt with some coffee and perhaps some hoppy aromas in the background. Taste is roasted malt at first followed quickly by strong chocolate and coffee flavors. Finishes with some nice citrusy hop bitterness. Very nice thick mouthfeel and quite drinkable.

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Photo of bmmortale
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BlindPig
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- 1in mocha colored head, head stays for a long time. Head is pretty thick in feel. Beer is black or VERY dark brown. VERY little light gets through when held up to a light. At same time however does look inviting and not murky. Can’t see any kind of carbonation besides for the head. As head goes down its almost like craters form slowly in head.

Smell- Chocolaty smell probably the malt and also sweet hops coming through.

Taste- Coffee flavor, also chocolaty (not so much though). Pretty bitter aftertaste. Has a sweet taste to it which I believe is from the hops that do come through. Doesn’t have a very good balance between the malts and hops (malts out weighing the hops), but I believe that there’s not supposed to be in this style.

Mouthfeel- It’s a medium body but more on the thin side. Light to medium carbonation.
Drink

Drinkability- The more I had the better it tasted. Could drink a couple if there was nothing else to drink. Didn’t mind it but not the best.

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Photo of athomasPSU
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gelasin
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,455 ratings.
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