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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2172   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Wow, that is a good stout. Dark black in color. Sweet chocolate flavors and aroma. Nice balance of hops. A very good beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 Wisps of chocolate in the aroma. Nice oily texture balances the bitterness. Absolutely wonderful. Terrific dry stout with bitering hops and a hnt of chocolate. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Mocha brown head over an oily base. Beautiful lacing is evident. Burnt, grainy odor with oatmeal emanating from without. Just a little bit of sweetness, but not too much; just right. Bitter piny hops are followed by a long, long, long roasty aftertaste. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2004 Bottle. I agree with everything that VENOM wrote, so I won't belabor any points. If you aren't a stout fan before you drink this though, it won't make you change your mind. The acidity was almost too much.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 5/29/2003Re-Rate: Wow, at times I take this beer for granted, beautiful all around. Big black body, a rich thick brown head that has beautiful layers, light on top, darker on bottom. Chocolatey, smokey, well roasted and a hint of bitter PNW hop character, citrucy almost. Taste begins chocolatey, and then dances dances with hoppy tones and roasted barley. Nice smokey notes as well. The distinctive pacman yeast makes its presence known among the roastey chocolate finish. Body is smooth and creamy with a bit of a bite, dry palate enhances roastedness. Having this at the brewery on at least two or three occasions per month led me to neglect its phenomenal qualities as a sweet stout. I don't think I let it warm up enough there. an awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
Cask:Brown head. Slightly burnt choc malt nose. Faintly smoked malt taste with long bitter finish.Good body

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Very nicely done stout. Nice chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley flavors with a surprising amount of hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2002 does not count
Nearly perfect sweet stout. The head is really bitter though...so watch out if you quaff early! Still, a remarkable stout!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Very nice stout. Malty sweetness has a depth with a light dry hop finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2003 Good stout, not the best. The bubbles are perfectly coarse; the head lingers, but not too long, with a subtle laciness. The beer is almost completely opaque. I noticed aromas of roasted malt, alcohol, and the light presence of Cascade hops. The beer has a thick, silky body, but with a surprisingly dry, balanced finish. I found the flavors to be excellently balanced between bitter astringence and a sweet, chocolatey roastiness. The palate became more bitter and smoky as I progressed through the 22-ounce bottle. The first half of the beer was nearly perfect, but the second half was clearly unbalanced toward bitterness, but not as severely as the Saint Rogue Red I had yesterday. P.S.: I can't believe this is called a 'Sweet Stout'!


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