Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
Bottle (wild irish rogue). Poured deep black, small brownish head quickly faded. Nice chocolaty aroma. You can certainly smell those Cascade hops. Taste in a thick rich stout, which I found quite bitter for the style. Slight coffee undertones as well. For 6%, I thought it tasted a bit strong. Nice beer though, would buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
Draught. One finger dark tan head that fades quickly. Nose is strong of malt and hops and slightly sweet. In a word this beer can be described as hoppy. Hops dominate through and through. A roasted taste is there, but it is masked by the hops. Finish is slightly bitter with a warm alcohol pinch. Good beer, not very roasty for a stout, but has a good bitterness to make up for it. Beats the holy hell out of Dead Guy Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
(Wild Irish Rogue). Opaque black ale with a thich moka head. Chocolate and vanilla comes out with floral hops in the nose. Sweet chocolate with floral hops, whre the chocolate bitterness marries with the floral hops very well. A certain harshness is noticed near the end. . Good body where both types of bitterness are dancing with each other, fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
Bottle (sold as Wild Irish Rogue). A near-black stout that pours with a small, brown head that quickly fades away. Cascade hops dominate the roasted malt in the aroma. Medium-full body, moderately carbonated. Roasted malt flavours up front with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. A grapefuity and piney hop character follows and leads through the long finish. A well-crafted and enjoyable stout (not really a sweet stout to my taste), but the flavour profile really mellows after the first few sips, losing some of its personality in the process. It starts out on the right foot, but then stumbles a little bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2004
In bottle from Summerhill LCBO as 'Wild Irish Rogue' Sweet Stout. Darkest head I've ever seen and nice lace. Sweet aroma reminds me of gingerale. Chocoalte and coffee bean notes, very bitter for a sweet stout, 69IBU. Fairly good but I've had better sweet stouts, ie. Samuel Adams and Young's Oatmeal Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
Coal-black. Big beige head that stuck around. Hoppy, thick, and complex with a dry/burnt aftertaste. The burnt taste is a little too much, imo, but overall, a nice flavor and good, thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jotbeer (5) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2004 does not count
Excellent roasted, burnt flavor. On the dry side, typical of a stout. Chocolatey (like dark chocolate) and good head retention. Aftertaste is similar to after smoking a cigar (whether that's good or bad is up to you).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Pours a rich ebony with a creamy medium tan head that seems to fade a little too quickly. Smells flowery and the hops are prominent. Extremely hoppy...I wish it had a bit more maltiness to balance it out. Ends with a bitter aftertaste, but a good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Delicious milk chocolate aroma. Beautiful looking stout. Pours used motor oil black and looks almost as thick. Long-lasting, dark, foamy tan head. Always a bummer when the flavor doesn't live up to the nose. Way too burnt tasting. A little dark chocolate flavor in the finish but too burnt overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Rogue Nation, SF: Dark black pour with a foamy, clingy mocha head. Subtle burnt and mossy aroma. Thick smoky taste with a burnt leave. Good offering.

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