Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2306   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7189) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
Dark, with a coffee coloured head. Aromas are earthy, sweet and sour. This has a good roast character with plain chocolate bitterness. Smooth and moreish. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4406) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2003
Dark beer alround, with a lightly hopped aroma and a bitter and slight chocolate flavour. A good dry stout to my taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
More bitter than I expected of a sweet stout. Can taste those cascades. Reminds of storm king but with more chocolate aftertaste. The chocolate finish is a real winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Huge thick head. Slight hint of bittersweet chocolate throughout. Finishes slightly dry. Decent, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
This almost tastes like Rogues chocolate stout without the chocolate. In fact I'm sure that's what they did. Having said that it is a very good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Black as ink with a beautiful brown head and good lacing. Rich and chewy with plenty of coffee flavor. Good balance with a hoppy finish. Another excellent beer from Rogue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Re-rate: It’s a very tasty stout, somewhat bitter (in a good way), with some nice chocolate and coffee notes. Not a particularly "big" stout, but very enjoyable and well-crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Milk chocolate brown head turns to beige when it settles and laces and the liquid is pretty well black. All those dark grains and hops still come through! Although they are subdued compared to the roasty and chocolate aromas as well as some malty sweetness and a little toffee. Malty sweetness and roasty/bitter from dark grains start the experience, almost like chewing on coffee beans or drinking espresso. Chocolate comes in second while hop flavor follows right behind in the finish and aftertaste. Finish is also dry, lightly diacetyl, and slightly sour from dark grain acidity, and I'm not quite sure why it's qualified as a sweet stout as there is not much residual sweetness. Fuller bodied with higher than usual carbonation for a stout, but very well made. It's been a while since I've had one of these, it's good to find it's as good as I remembered it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 As black as the night. Big thick, dark brown, chocolate milk colored head. Slowly dissipates. Aroma is signature Rogue, flavor is tremendous roasted chocolate, somewhat bitter, a little coffee, but this really doesn’t tell you how good and truly unique the taste of this stout is. Long aftertaste of cocoa and coffee, terrific palate. Rich, thick, creamy, delightful. Triple A beverage folks.

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