Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout | Rogue Ales

3,450 Ratings
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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Ratings: 3,450 |  Reviews: 1,612
Photo of runner440
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -7.2%
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 +2.2%

Photo of KJabo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of raulstotle12
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jj21
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch Black, Great head w/ many large bubbles. Head didn't last long

S: Nutty, Chocolaty, Good esters

T: Bitter Chocolate, Spicy, Warming flavor

M: Heavy and lingering.

D: Great flavor but no more than one 22oz at a time, too heavy.

A great beer for my first review. Opened this up to celebrate the birth of my daughter. I quit all alcohol while the wife was preg and this was my treat afterwards. Perfect choice.

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Photo of NatetheGreat
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big stout drinker but heard so much good about this brew I had to try it.

A: black with big tan-brown head.

S: cocoa, chocolate covered raisen, plum, pudding. sweet and malty aroma.

T: toasted malt up front, dark chocolate, moderate citrus hops in the middle - actually pretty assertive - and dry finish. A bit less than the nose but to be expected. Still good flavors. I enjoyed it with some chocolate and it was a fine accompaniment.

M: smooth, but at bit thin - not too watery though. Actually it was just about right but could have been a bit richer.

D: fine. alcohol not very noticable at all. Stouts are not my thing really, but if they're yours, you will likely really enjoy this one. Of the few stouts I've had, this one is the best because of pleasant aromas and flavors and it was suprizingly easy to drink.

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Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nas4atu
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of thegiantc
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Charthepirate
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When first becoming a BA I swore off this stout because of the intense burnt taste to it. Recently, when my local beer distributor got in a fresh batch, I decided to give it a go. I don't know if my first bottle was bad, or my tastes have simply matured, but wow. oh wow. Thick and rich this beer tingles all my senses. A mild nose, strongly of roasted and caramel malts. first taste has kind of a subdued sweetness, followed by a massive slam of stout goodness. Roasty, and a little chocolaty, this beer slams my senses. In the mouth it feels huge, part from the thick body, and part from the large flavor. As it leaves my mouth the chocolate flavor shines through.

wonderful, simply wonderful.

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Photo of trumick
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an oily, black with a one finger head that lasts for a bit, no lacing.
Smell is of malt, malt, malt and some ripe, dark fruit with a bit of chocolate.
Taste is incredible sweet, dark, roasted malt, just as it starts to finish there is ripe dark fruits, then quickly followed by bitter, dry, chocolate, exspresso at the very end and stays forever. I Love a good stout!!!
Mouthfeel is full bodied and robust, creamy, nice carbination.
Drinkability is quite nice I could put few of these away sitting by a nice campfire in front of the family cottage with a gentle breeze coming off of the small, clear, spring fed lake under the Northern Michigan fall moon.

I have yet to find a Rogue product I don't like. This, however, is probably the best stout I have ever placed my hands on.

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Photo of OregonMicrobrew
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cooperla1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of brongladest
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JasonCoop
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a very dark thick black. nice brown beige head. awesome.

smells like rich bitter chocolate, subtle coffee, lots of toasty malts. nicely hoppy. nice.

taste awesomely smooth. nice and malty, smokey. bitter chocolate aftertaste. great stout.

mouthfeel is full, thick but very smooth. drinkability is great except for the pricetag.

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Photo of biking4beer
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle

Black. Hmm, stout? Pours a big black tan head. Decent lacing. Some retention of head.

The smell is the highlight of this beer. Chocolate, caramel, berry sweetness. Roasted malts. Smells great!

Not far behind is the taste. Dark, bitter chocolate right off the bat. Espresso/coffee. A well balanced beer. Not too sweet. Not too bitter.

Now the low points of the beer. The mouthfeel of this particular bottle isn't what I thought it should be for a stout. A bit thin, and the carbonation was way too high for my tastes. Unfortunately, this attribute brought down the drinkablity in my book (but I did drink the whole bomber). Definitely worth a try. Pretty good example of the style.

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Photo of prsguitarsr4me
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stout. Pours dark brown - decent head, not much retention. Smell is not too strong - some chocolate and malts. Taste is slightly underwhelming, but I'm used to Imperial Stouts. It is a clear, refreshing and very enjoyable drink, overall. I'd like to try their Chocolate Stout - its at my local place, so that's next.

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

Appearance a very dark brown. Only hints of light shine through. very fickle two finger head. Good ammount of chocolate malt in the taste. The mouthfeel is a tiny bit watery but very relaxing to drink. I've had this before and I'll have it again. One of Rogue's strongest beers.

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Photo of Bryfind
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of scarnold8
2/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of cirtap
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of znichols
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark, nearly straight black with a slight brown hue when held to the light. Eggshell head lasts quite a bit and creeps to the edge of the glass. Solid lacing, too. Good lookin' stout!

S- Deep roast on the nose with hints of earthy, piney hops and a coffee note as well. Smells decent but doesn't really jump out at you.

T- Good roasty flavor following the aroma. Dark cocoa and coffee with light hop flavor in the finish. Lasts quite a while. Again, a very nice flavor but nothing that really attacks the taste buds. Not really any booze detectable. Fairly dry. Pretty solid.

M- Pretty creamy with a slight oily aspect. Moderate to low levels of carbonation. Really nice stout body.

O- This is a pretty quintessential Oatmeal Stout with a creamy, fairly thick body and good roasty flavor. Expect light coffee and cocoa with hints of earthy hops. Try it if available but don't kill yourself looking for it.

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

Teku/nonic glass.
A: Pitch black with big, mocca, long lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Medium roasted grains aroma character (partly coffee-like aromas), medium fruity aromas - rasins, plums. Almostly none hop aroma, light oatmeal aroma. Mainly you can smell dark fruits mentioned above, in the second place roasted grains with dominant coffee aroma, than dark chocolate.

T: Medium sweet taste. Earthy and grainy steel oat flavour. Strong character of roasted malts. Sometimes it tastes like coffee with cream or milk. In the end the coffee flavor is really dominant. Low bitterness somewhere in the end. Aftertaste is mild coffee-bitter.

M: Medium-full body, silky and very smooth, almost light oily. Medium carbonation. Finishing is bitter and dry.

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Photo of WhoWeCallMeat
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,450 ratings.
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