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:
#1,779
Reviews:
1,625
Ratings:
3,488
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
339
Gots:
492
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,488 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of ElGuapo
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this work of art will pour to a kick ass black with a dark brown head floating on it. you will get many aromas of coffee, chocolate, hops, and maybe a touch of caramel.

this beer is so nice and creamy, like chocolate milk. it is rich and smooth, and just a delite to drink. it has a whole lot going on in the flavor. you get coffee, dark malts, and a little chocolate for the most part. it is also hopped a good deal to balance it out. an absolutely wonderful stout.

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Photo of proc
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is as high as I think I've ever rated a beer. Wonderful, outstanding, refreshing, flavorful....I could go on and on. This pours to a beautiful dark color with amber hints in the lace and foam. A wonderful mouthfeel is followed by a near-perfect taste all the way through. There is something magical that happens to stouts when oats are added. It becomes a food, an event, a happening and not just a drink. Yum.

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Photo of aubuc1
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured in to a tulip pint glass.

Pours a black with a thick tan head.

In the smell I get a roasty, lightly hoppy, and a chocolatey finish.

Taste is slightly hoppy sweet, chocolatey. Very interesting balance.

Mouthfeel is very dry from the hopping, and very drinkable.

This is very different from what I thought it would be. Hoppy yet balanced. Good chocolate in a regular stout.

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Photo of everetends
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at a Whole Foods in Buckhead in Atlanta.
22oz bomber poured into pint tumblers.

A: Dark brown, a little lighter than I was expecting. Poured a full tan head that created some nice lacing throughout the experience.

S: Rich in coffee and roasted malts.

T: The roasted malt comes across beautifully here. A little bit of oats, chocolate and coffee round off the taste.

M: Carbonation is fine. Good rich flavor coats mouth. Very creamy.

D: Very tasty and would drink again. Happy with this as I am happy with most Rogue brews. A bomber is more than enough for a sitting.

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Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at The Pizza Joint in Evans, GA.

Shows up at the table dark brown, nearly black, with a thick, creamy, medium-brown head, showing great retention and closing around the glass with a curtain of lace.

A nice roasty, slightly coffeeish, slightly sweet aroma presents itself to the nose. Nothing mind-blowing, but inviting nevertheless.

A rich, medium body with a mild carbonation forms smoothly across the tongue. A touch of sweet chocolate melts quickly into a concoction of lightly roasted malts and a touch of bittersweet dark chocolate with a hint of espresso, balanced by a brief appearance of bittering hops and finishing a tad dry and bready-roasty.

Delightfully smooth and easy-drinking, this is a superb stout and a wonderful quaff. Superb.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a big fan of Stouts that have a very heavy coffee taste to them; however, this particular Stout I really, really enjoyed drinking because it has a very mild coffee taste to it.This is a stout that I definitely would enjoy drinking again given the opportunity.

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Photo of loren01
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark black with good sized tan head, slight lacing down the glass
S: Slightly smokey, chocolattey, roasted maltiness
T: Dark roasted coffee, slightly sweet. Slight dark chocolate taste. Finishes very earthy.
M: Well carbonated, full mouthfeel
D: Pretty complex tasting beer, would have this again for sure. Probably my favorite dark beer that Rogue has.

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Photo of burnstar
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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 ZimZamZoom
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Black as black can be, the pint glass accepts this dark pour from a slightly chilled bomber. No you can't see any light through it, and the rich creamy tan head leaves considerable lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bitter chocolate mingled with robust dark roasted coffees, dark malts and some hoppy undertones. There is also a behind the scenes sulfur like aroma, like rotten veggies or something. Not prominent, but definitely there..

Taste has an upfront bitterness that encircles a nice roasty malt profile, some coffee bean and chocolate notes are there as well. It somehow sours right before the finish and then goes dry and bitter in the end.

Body is fairly big for a 6% stout. Somewhat smooth without a lot of noticeable carbonation. Not a terribly drinkable beer in my opinion. I will be nursing the rest of this bomber.

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Photo of PhineasGage
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of atigerlife
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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 poskok
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dnichols
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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 Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MJSJr
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of charlatan
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
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 J_Dub
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jordanimal
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of vicsju1991
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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