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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2307   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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Beautiful thick copper head. Dark black color. Little aroma. A very nice looking stout. Delivered a roasty, hopped, somewhat sweet flavor with a slight maltiness. Chocolate and coffe were present as well. Finished with a nice choloaty taste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Dark body and head. Malty, oat aroma. Light sweetness, as well as an oat flavor, some chocolate and roastedness. Plenty of hops also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 Black in color with a brown frothy head. Aroma is choclate malt. Flavor is bitter sweet choclate with some coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
Once again, the aroma was quite cascady (citrus/grapefruit) coupled with the roasty malts. The flavour was, firstly nicely chocolatey and roasty, but i think the hops ruined it too early, i like my stouts more roasty than this. Quite a shame, because this has some lovely malts, ruined too early by the hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Poured out of 22 oz. bottle, bought at Beverages & More liquor store in Orange, 6/23/03. Mostly tight head, creamy espresso brown, lingers moderately long for a sweet stout; deep, dark body, almost completely black, with excellent lacing and an overall very bold look. Nose of dark roasted malts with a little hint of chocolate but not much sweetness. Initial taste is strong, bitterly hoppy and of burnt roasted malts; a little overwhelming, but still enticing-- I could literally feel my mouth swell up with water. Very creamy texture, extremely smooth going down after the initial taste. Dark, unsweetened chocolate undertaste, almost sour at first, and then the character of the roast opens up broadly to a nice, frothy chocolate malt flavor. I almost don't want to take another gulp, because the aftertaste is so nice. Very fine stout, but not quite as good as Sam Smith's Oatmeal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adambomb (16) - USA - JUN 20, 2003
This beer is almost too good for me. Real strong taste, very thick, the kind of beer I need to ease into.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 wow, this is a great beer, so good infact that i called my friend who is also a big beer drinker and told him about it. pours black as night, thick brown head, good smell, retract my statement about samuel smith's oatmeal stout being my favorite stout, this one just blew sammy out of the water.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
Aroma of port, plums, coffee and sharp hoppiness. Pours opaque black, head is tan with nice lacing. Mouthfeel is in the average range for maltiness, seems to show up more towards the end. Flavours of coffee, oak notes, smokiness. Alcohol at the end and slight hops. Kalamazoo Bells is the best stout I have had and this doesn't touch it. A good beer though.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4895) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
Thick black pour with dark brown head. Sweet coffee aroma. One taste is like espresso, another of warm chocolate. Hop aftertaste echoes mildly in the mouth. Competing flavours of chocolate, nuts and especially coffee, vary in strength sip to sip. Very delicious, mouth feel is smooth but not as smooth as expected. Almost like a very tasty dusty coating is left on your tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Pours viscous oil black out of the 22 oz. bottle forming a thick brown head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is enticing, bearing heavy darkly roasted malts, coffee, carob and a distinct piney, hoppiness. The flavor lives up to the touted advance billing offered by the visual and olfactory cues. Smoked chocolate, peat, espresso and a robust hop bite along the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Very nice stout and the relatively low ABV make the “bomber” bottle quite manageable.


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