Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2300   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 27, 2003
Deep brown color (opaque) with dark brown head. Aroma is very faint, slightly hoppy and some yeast. Flavor is very rich and the strong roasted mocha/espresso flavor approaches charred. Finish is similarly roasted, fairly bitter, and lingering. Bitterness seems to derive from both hops and the roasted malt. Smooth/creamy mouthfeel is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2003
Bottled. Black with a brown hue, the head was think and very brown. Rich black malt aromas. Tasting the real-deal, it delivered roasted malt flavours which were dry and bitter, like 80% coco dark chocolate. Coffee/mocha finish. Nice long palate but not as smooth as some. Possibly a little on the thin side compared to its contemporaries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 This is quit an outstanding stout. This Rouge Stout has the taste and aroma of darkly roasted malt, French pressed coffee, and bakers’ chocolate. This brew is most likely the most viscous beer that I have ever had. I can’t wait to have another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
Aroma is filled with scents of licorice, coffee, sweet molasis, slight spice. Appearance is jet black. Opaque. Dark brown head. Consistency seems thick, pours very slowly in the glass from the bottle. Very soft and smooth going down, not heavy but very rich. Smokey, complex flavour. Caramelized sugars, molasis, sweet goodness. Malty with a slight, very subtle hoppy finish. As you drink it, the bitter flavour becomes more apparent and pronounced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 Very well balanced. Very good drinkable all around stout. Smooth with chocolate malt accents. second time i had it i tasted oatmeal. Rerate: The aroma of Choc stout, hazelnut, and this are very similar. Makes me conclude that it's the Pacman yeast. Aroma is an incredible chocolate milk. Even with the more watery hazelnut, the same aroma is there. If this could just be incorporated in other beers, this could be monumental.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Dark black color with a very thin tan head. It has a chocolate/coffee aroma. Has a good chocolate flavor with a little more coffee taste than I personally like. Definitely a great beer. It will be in my beer arsenal for when I'm feeling like something other than my usual Youngs Double Chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
As I pour it, my senses are re-awakened. Definitely an unmistakable aroma. Wonderful contrast between sweet mocha and hops. A favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
This beer pours a dark black color. The first thing you notice is the grapefruit smell of Cascade hops, then the subtle malts start to kick in. It has a decent enough tannish colored head on it, but it doesn't last long. Smells of roasted barley, and black patent malt. Has a strong coffee aroma to it, along with an expresso flavor as well. My opinion of this beer is that it's a little on the thin side, especially for a stout. Other than that, it's a fair beer at best. Not something I would want to drink everyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2003
On tap. Dark brown/black. Nice aroma, toasted chocolate. Good chocolate, coffee flavor, full rich body, little more hops than average stout. Good finish, not too bitter, Nice all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Black colored, nice tan head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Aroma is not that of a typical stout; instead, it is fully hopped and almost buttery. If I was blindfolded, I would swear that I was smelling an IPA. Only after the 3rd and 4th sniffs could I start detecting some chocolate malt aroma intermingled in with the hops. Flavor is absolutely delicious: smooth, roasted malt front that quickly pops with a nice hop explosion in the middle. Bitterness wanes into velvety chocolate at the end. Finish is slightly bitter and long lasting. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

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