Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2205   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2003 22oz Bottle in Bar: Poored with a proper tan head. Minimal lacing, but sensational pitch black color. Taste was phenomenal, very smooth creamy taste with stout chocolate and coffee flavors. Tastes of a fine sweet stout. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Not bad, but didn’t live up to the hype. Another over-hopped micro...I think I will stick to Guinness, Murphy’s, and Beamish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Very nice stout. This is what I think of when I hear the words - sweet stout. Very nice sweet rich flavor complimented by the faint bittering hops.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3318) - 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

   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.

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