Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

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Shakespeare Oatmeal StoutShakespeare Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001

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Photo of steelreign
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: black chocolate with bubbly tan head. Looks like a dark chocolate milk. Excellent lacing. Medium head retention.

Smell: aroma consisted of roasted black patent and chocolate notes, spicy hops, mocha. Very nice!

Taste: amazing balance of roasted malt and hops. Finishes rather dry with tasty chocolate and slightly bitter. Outstanding!!

Mouthfeel: a tad thin for a stout, but not bad at all. Nice carbonation. Very slick and easy going down.

Notes: I had four of these bombers at lunch, and I must say as much as I enjoyed them, they really filled me up. Not the best session brew, but oh so amazing!! Highly recommended.

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Photo of MobBarley
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I finally found this at the local Wild Oats, stashed inconspicuously behind a couple of Dead Guys. This rather thick, deep black beer produced a large yet transient head similar in color to milk chocolate. Intimidating and enticing.

A rindy bitterness accosts my nose on the first whiff. A closer smell reveals notes of molasses and crisp pear, a warm bready sweetness underlies the aroma throughout.

Hoppy! Such a nice hoppy stout. Certainly a PNW stout with less of a grainy sweetnes than I would expect. What sweetness there is comes first. It is slightly syrupy and refined. It doesn't remind me of anything in particular; kind of a generic malty sweetness. Then a barrage of bitter notes, first slightly creamy, then rindy like kumquats, then green and fresh like arugula. An espresso-like tang persists.

This feels smooth in my mouth, and Rogue (as usual) errs on the side of safety with the carbonation. Refreshing for a stout.

The drinkability is surprisingly high here. Perhaps this is a good session stout for those that eschew Guinness. Altogether though, when I want stout I'll pick up a Samuel Smith's Oatmeal or Rogue Chocolate Stout instead.

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Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a somewhat small tan/light brown head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass but a wonderful deep black abyss of a color.

Aroma is mostly raosted coffeee with hints of chocolate and a slight floral hop bouquet.

Again the taste is mostly coffee with underlying chocolate tones. A great balance between roasted.toasted malts and apparent but not overpowering hop finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy and chewy, plenty of body to this one. Good carbonation level for a bottled stout.

Overall a wonderful stout, great winter beer by the fire.

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Photo of Trappissed
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Kind of disappointed with this one. Mostly roasted bitter coffee. A little dark chocolate around the middle. Many better stouts out there. Some bitter astringency on the finish. I'll pass on this next time. I thought this would be much better based on the reviews and the fact that I really enjoy the Chocolate Stout and the Hazelnut Brown.

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Photo of JohnL9013
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I must say, now that I've tried this stuff, I think it's a little overrated.

A: Good black appearance with a small head and little lacing.

S: Smells spectacular. Molasses, caramel, malts, etc, and plenty of em.

T: The taste simply isn't as good as the smell would lead you to believe. I think it's a little too bitter and would prefer a little more sweetness. Other than that, it's well balanced and tastes great, very clean, but the strength could be significantly increased, in my opinion. I feel like this beer has arrived at a medium that is comfortably boring.

M: Too carbonated, plain and simple. I do not appreciate fizziness in a beer of this style.

D: Moderately drinkable.

Overall, I think this beer is highly overrated as there are plenty of other, better options in this arena around this price. I would still buy it again if the selection is poor but I have lots to choose from in my area.

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Photo of airbag11
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SteelSaw
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sockeye101
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stumbled upon this at my local grocery store and was eager to bring it home and give it a try. It poured a deep black color with a very thick dark head. Aromas were of burt malts and coffee and a little chocolate. It had a very good flavor, intense coffee, chocolate and burnt malts, with a bitter little bite at the end. A very intense and flavorful beer, not for the average drinker!

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Photo of harpo111
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another good one from Rogue Ales. Nice dark color and head. Hint of chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter taste and finish with a oaty flavor. Very good mouthfeel, not too heavily carbonated. Very balanced. Was having with a meal and went very well with what was servered...not too sweet, not to dry.

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Photo of jam354
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ozurr
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cosho
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aimo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Bomber from Shoreline poured into a chalice. Thick tan lacing atop jet black body.

To the nose - roasted malts up front. Coffee beans and charred wood smoke. Slight hop aroma in the back.

In the mouth, the malts are tremendous. Sweet depth - molasses and maple candy. Slight hop character to back it up and lighten things up. Taste is layered and complex with sweetness.

The feel is thick and oily - heavy and strong on the tongue. The finish is dry - bringing you back for another.

Musings: A wonderful stout. Look, nose, taste and feel - everything top notch.

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

Black in color with a thick one plus inch carmel brown head. Smells of hops, malt and notes of chocolate and oatmeal. A roasted, malty taste with a nutty, hoppy, and chocolatey finish. An incredibly drinkable beer that was not heavy. The head stayed with the beer throughout. I will definately have more of this and I look forward to it...

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Photo of BrewMonkey
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours rich dark milky brown with near brown head, good retention with large stable bubbles, heavy lacing..dark dark dark.

Aroma heavy on malt, chocolate, with a smoky background and light alcohol presense.

Smoky malt profile, medium bitterness that increases in the finish. Rich but not overly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel verging on chunky, like drinking coffee with the grounds left in.

Overall too rich for continuous consumption. Maybe a tad heavy for my taste. Tasty, but not as complex as I was expecting.

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Photo of AMo
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Shakespeare Stout pours a medium dense, opaque black with a short stiff tanish brown head. The smell is very pleasant and medium strong of roasted malts. Taste is predominant of malts with a roasted chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a low to medium carbonation. Overall the drinkability is fantasic. The smoothness comboed with the mellow malt flavor makes this very enjoyaboe to drink. Definitely one of the best from Rogue.

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Photo of homerbunker
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of zadams1
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep black with fluffy head that clears into a nice heavy tan lace.

S - Nice and prevalent roasted barley, malt and a light bitterness. Hints of chocolate also find their way into the aroma.

T - Really just a phenomenal American Stout. Everything you want in a good stout is there but never overstated. Roasted malt, creamy chocolate, citrus hops and bitter coffee are all there but just incredibly well balanced.

M - A nice medium bodied beer that is well carbonated yet coats the palate with its silky creaminess. Again with the balance!

D - A fantastic stout that if you share out of a 22 oz. like me will leave you begging for more.

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Photo of acjones
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of spkissane
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of runner440
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty great. Big roast notes in this oatmeal stout. It is ridiculously drinkable, and this bomber is disappearing before my eyes. There are big notes of roast and coffee with a bit of chocolate in the taste. This stout should always been in any stout lover's refrigerator.

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Photo of Foxybrau
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A decent beer, just nothing special going on in any aspect. Found the nose weak and certainly not as creamy as I'd expect from an oatmeal. More hop than malt here.

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Photo of TedSneakman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KJabo
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
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