Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout is ebony in color, a rich creamy head and a mellow chocolate aftertaste. It is made from Northwest Harrington, Crystal, and Chocolate malts, roasted barley and rolled oats, along with Cascade hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2003
22 oz. One of my favorites. Pours black with a coffee colored head. I can taste chocolate, coffee tones, with a clean hop presence. I like the taste it leaves on the palete too. I like it with steak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Dark brown/black. Frothy,tan/brown head. Aroma of chocolate cake,caramel,black malt,roasty,and large amounts of piney,hops. Oily,creamy mouthfeel. Medium body,slightly watery texture. Caramel,bakers chocolate,roasty flavors. Finish is smooth. Molasses with lots more hops. Loses body and flavor as it approaches room temp &loses carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Great shi...schtuff. it has a rich, wonderful full taste that goes far above and beyond the huge pool of average stouts. when you have this, you immediately think "wow, this is gwood stuff!" Nice bitter aftertaste as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 Beautiful look to it, it pours thicker than Valvoline. It feels hearty and heavy in the mouth. Taste is also thick and juicy. But, for a "sweet stout," not incredibly great. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is smoother and easier to drink than this. Still drinkable and standard level for a stout, I was just expecting something different. Perhaps I will give it another chance. And Rogue’s chocolate stout blows this out of the water. Drink that instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Too bitter, not at all enjoyable. It seemed like they were going somewhere with this but it ends up being to bland for a sweet and too sour for a stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
strong and sweet chocolate aroma, very dark black hue with a large frothy brown head, well laced, flavour is of dark chocolate with hints of nuts and coffee, firm bodied with a lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 dark chocolately head, creamy chocolate aroma, the chocolate coffee taste comes through in a gushupon the first sip. The mouthfeel is not smooth,its heavily carbonateddry and bitter aftertaste. Tasted better as it warmed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Pitch black with a velvety brown head. Strong chocolate aroma, spicy, dark-roasted black coffee, and charcoal notes. Flavor develops slowly but very well with a nice smooth coffee-like bitterness. A strong, bitter, and enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay Glass) a thick black liquid that light can not penetrate with dark caramel colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing but a thin film of head. Aroma is a bastardly sickening hop and alcohol mixture. Flavor is a nauseating, disgusting hop overpowering a faint coffee. I hear great things about Rogue, but the more I try, the more disappointing they are. This one is almost as bad as Rogue Chocolate Stout. Still, both are deemed undrinkable drainpours by this rater. There is nothing to enjoy in this beer besides the stench and revulsion of hops. Other beers have more to offer than just overpowering hops. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7172) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2003
cascade aroma overwhelms all else. i guess i have to work hard to get used to cascade and then i might find some of the things that at the moment seem to be given the big heave-ho. pleasant burnt chocolate cake finish but by the end of the glass it seems as thought there is a little too much baking soda in this particular cake. some saltiness, just doesn't show anything particualrly ineresting

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