Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2411   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
This stout poured a black colour with a dark brown head. Scents of artificial everything, including cocoa, roasted malts, oatmeal and a little alcohol. First sip has almost burnt malt taste with a hint of coffee and finishes with a usual wet ash taste. Palate is smokey with more burnt flavours. Pretty good Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
A great stout! I do however think that Rogue again has overemphasized the presence of chocolate in this one. Kind of thin and watery, but this was not detrimental to the overall quality of the beer, I did enjoy them in fact, quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Great! Nice chocolate, malt, and coffee aromas here. Tastes of chocolate are more present than coffee though. Nice black body with a copper head. Full and smooth in the mouth. Very tasty indeed. Seems like Rogue can't go wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Pours a beautiful deep black with a a thick light brown head. Roasted malt, mocha and Pacific NW hops in the nose. Overall, this stout is very bold and flavorful. Has notes of dark chocolate/coffee, caramel and cascade hops/slight grapefruit. Pleasantly sweet. Plenty of bitterness provided by ample hops and roasty bitterness - leaves a slightly burnt aftertaste. Some roasty acidity too. Lacing hangs on the glass in thick sheets, great head retention. I overlook this one because it’s widely available, I forget how good it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
(tap)Woa, what a nice creamy beer. Lots of chocolate and coffee hints in this one. Feels really nice and so smooth. Definitly a great beer. Will grab this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
This beer pours out a big black w/a towering brown head that took a little swim over the edge(awesome)nice brown spready lace.Aromas of heavily roasted malt/coffee,chocolate,and a dump load of fine cascade hops(which lends a slightly metalic quality at times).The taste of this stout is every thing I look for in a heavily hopped stout.A big full beer with a gentle creamy mouth.Damn this has got to be my favorite Rogue stout.Long lingering hops and roastiness.If you like beer for dinner this would be a fine choice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 2004
This brew is somethin good. A dark brown head with a black body give me something to look forward to. The look gives off the idea that this is a think beer, however it ends up being a little thiner than you may expect. All in all a beer I'd go out and get again for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
The first whiff smells like a mixture of dark roasted coffee, burnt toast, and a smoking grill. As I get further down, more complexities like chocolate and grapefruit emerge. Towards the end the hops start asserting themselves more. The appearance is completely opaque black with a dark brown thick head that rapidly rises as the beer is poured. The head leaves brown lacing going down. The taste is that of dark roasted caramel malts, balanced nicely by bitter hops. I just wish it was a tad bit more more hoppy. Nice mothfeel. A bit thin for a stout but very tasty.

   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.

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