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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2254   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Ebony black with small but impressive tan head that lingers. Aroma is cascade and a roasted graininess. Smooth on the palate, thick and creamy. Flavor is malty with a hint of chocolate and hop bitterness. Finishes drier than the other Rogue Stouts I've tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2003
I was skeptical about this. Fortunately it wasn't overhopped, very nicely balanced stout. Not weak but not too strong. I appreciate how Rogue put all of the ingredients and beer facts on the bottle. I wish all brewers would list their ingredients. Cheers to Rogue! Anyways, it's mainly a chocolately stout, good thick mouthfeel. Relaxing beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Dark head opaque. malty coffee roasty smell. hoppy nutty roasty taste. creamy palate. Rogue 22 are like a little piece of heaven on earth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2003
A good stout from rogue. Dark brown color with brown medium head.Roasted chocolate flavor that is smooth in the mouth. Finishes with a coffee taste.Aroma reminds me of brewing coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 27, 2003
Deep brown color (opaque) with dark brown head. Aroma is very faint, slightly hoppy and some yeast. Flavor is very rich and the strong roasted mocha/espresso flavor approaches charred. Finish is similarly roasted, fairly bitter, and lingering. Bitterness seems to derive from both hops and the roasted malt. Smooth/creamy mouthfeel is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2003
Bottled. Black with a brown hue, the head was think and very brown. Rich black malt aromas. Tasting the real-deal, it delivered roasted malt flavours which were dry and bitter, like 80% coco dark chocolate. Coffee/mocha finish. Nice long palate but not as smooth as some. Possibly a little on the thin side compared to its contemporaries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 This is quit an outstanding stout. This Rouge Stout has the taste and aroma of darkly roasted malt, French pressed coffee, and bakers’ chocolate. This brew is most likely the most viscous beer that I have ever had. I can’t wait to have another bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
Aroma is filled with scents of licorice, coffee, sweet molasis, slight spice. Appearance is jet black. Opaque. Dark brown head. Consistency seems thick, pours very slowly in the glass from the bottle. Very soft and smooth going down, not heavy but very rich. Smokey, complex flavour. Caramelized sugars, molasis, sweet goodness. Malty with a slight, very subtle hoppy finish. As you drink it, the bitter flavour becomes more apparent and pronounced.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 Very well balanced. Very good drinkable all around stout. Smooth with chocolate malt accents. second time i had it i tasted oatmeal. Rerate: The aroma of Choc stout, hazelnut, and this are very similar. Makes me conclude that it's the Pacman yeast. Aroma is an incredible chocolate milk. Even with the more watery hazelnut, the same aroma is there. If this could just be incorporated in other beers, this could be monumental.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Dark black color with a very thin tan head. It has a chocolate/coffee aroma. Has a good chocolate flavor with a little more coffee taste than I personally like. Definitely a great beer. It will be in my beer arsenal for when I'm feeling like something other than my usual Youngs Double Chocolate.


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