Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

type: Oatmeal Stout
origin: Newport, Oregon
price: $6.99/22oz
abv: ??

To be honest I have never really been a fan of Rogue, mostly because of their Dead Guy Ale, which sucks ballz. Some people may get mad at me for saying that, but it's just my opinion. I also think fat tire sucks ballz too. Anyways, I recently bought this Rogue beer and was so impressed I went and picked up 3 more of their beers at my local liquor store (Pacific on El Cajon Blvd in North Park...the shit!). The Oatmeal Stout was by far my favorite with a nice mix of malts and hops and a chocolate finish. I will definitely buy this again and again as it's my kind of beer as it gets better as you drink. The beer has a dark brown color with and creamy head and apparently according to their bottle goes good with beef, wait what the fuck.

Okay Rogue one thing I have mixed feelings about is their bottles consisting of their ingredients, dedication, tasting notes (their own review of their beer), food pairing symbols, and brewing specs. I mean I really don't want to have to do math when drinking beer to get the alcohol content because they just put the Plato info on there instead of alcohol content, I mean seriously fuck you for doing this Rogue. I enjoyed this beer and a few others, but really really.

I hate describing this on the nonsnob site, but Rogue has forced me to (again a big fu). So Plato is a scale to measure density of beer wort in terms of percentage of extract of weight (thanks wikipedia). Basically the ratio of fermentable malts to water. According to Rogues site you divide this by 2.5 to get alcohol %. Let see if I can do this (again fuck you Rogue) so 15 / 2.5 is 6% alcohol, yeah 20 minutes later I now have the alcohol %.

Overall I like their beer, but I say make beer for the drinking man not for your brewing buddies. Make the bottle contain things the everyday man can understand and not brewing specs. FAIL


  1. What the f#*k?

    If you like it say so. This is my --favorite-- of all beers. Nothing else is like it.

    All you need to say is if it is good or not. BTW, Plato indicates the ratio of fermentable sugars to water in the beer. It's based on the specific gravity (the gravity/density of the beer at any given time).

    1. A quality Matt review indeed. You may have found the one review without a clear good/bad rating.