Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Wow this is a good beer. Chocolate with a good stout bite. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Burnt coffee, chocolate aroma. Creamy, sweet, chocolate at first. Roasted coffee, with a well blended slightly bitter aftertaste. This beer is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 A very nice stout that went down very smooth and ceamy. Lots of roast and carmelization. Very solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Jet black with a dark chocolate head. Head retention is nice . aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and a little acohol is detected. the taste is a near perfect balance of roast chocolate malt and hoppy bitterness. The finish has a little crispness to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The alcohol warms nicely. Drinkability is enhanced by the overall smoothness and balance. My new favorite stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
A good heavy stout, with a nice appearance, could have bean a little more complex in the taste. But a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
Very dark brown almost black color with a nice brown head. The taste is smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate and hard roasted malts. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2004
smells a little like a raspberry truffle, very chocolatey. very creamy and smooth, but perhaps a little too bitter initially. i would like it to be a little chewier; it seems just a little thin. it finishes mellow, a little burnt and earthy. very good beer--one of the bitterest sweet stouts i've had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Pours opaque brown-black with a tan rocky head. Fairly effervescent for a stout. Sour chocolate aroma. Bitterness is a bit overwhelming at first, but creamy texture imparts a smooth drinkability. Very "chewy" texture. Finish is burnt but pleasant. Thinnish mouthfeel, despite all that's going on. I think a few more ABV % points would make it almost perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crockett (1076) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Well, It came to me in a bottle that read "Wild Irish Rogue". Apparently this is a different beer. I guess you can only make so many stouts. Regardless, It was very nice. Black/Red with a dark tan head. Suds for the length of the beer, including the gorgeous tall dark tan origin. Very malty, milk chocolate and roasted oat nose. Relatively thin mouth feel. Redeeming in a deep espresso, full sprectrum chocolate. Slight smoke. Malty with earth. Sweet cookie dough lingers as it warms. Raisin, yeast sediment, and citrus. Pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (3169) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Bottle: Chocolate,cream,little raisan, plum, yeast. Nice brownish black. Clean, though sediment had settled on bottom. Bakers chocolate, coffee flavor. Creamy, bitter, dry finish. Very good, extremely drinkable.

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