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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Bottled. Solid black, with a big frothy brown head. Big roast coffee taste, almost a hint of burnt toast, and of course, a roasty smell. Good northwesartn hop balance to the roast bitterness, but also some tannins seem present. Finishes with a slight hint of orange and pineapple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Hmmm. I'd put this one as a dry stout. Certainly not in the same league as their chocolate stout, but very good. It has the body and smoothness of an oatmeal stout. Good boiling hops content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Empties near pitch black. Tall brown head. The aroma is made up of hops, roasted malt, and faint chocolate. There's some stronger chcolate flavoring on the tongue along with light coffee, hops and sweetened malt. A lot like a reduced Rogue Chocolate Stout. Very smooth and very tasty beer. Recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Smells of chocolate, and roasted malts. Very sweet nose. Color is opaque black, with a very nice dark cream foam head. Taste is smooth and thinner. No real bitterness from hops until the end, and its slight at that. Flavor is characterized mostly from its overall sweetness. It has a mildly chocolatey taste, more of a creamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Beautiful black beer with a creamy foamy tan head. Great lacing. Smells like bittersweet baking chocolate. Good deep flavor. A slight tinny flavor which takes away from the coffee/chocolate aftertaste but really a nice stout. Smooth. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2154) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
BEAUTIFUL appearance! Thick and black with a large dark brown head. Nice lacing. Light will not permeate this beer. A bit sweet and floral scent, not what I expected for such a robust looking brew. MMMM... lots of orange in the taste, with a hint of chocolate. VERY nice! A little thin in the mouthfeel, but it works. Extremely drinkable- a bit filling for more than one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 I was lucky enough to get a 3L bottle of this for my b-day(signed by John nonetheless)and shared it with family on X-mas eve. As on other occasions, I thought it was just wonderful. Full bodied-almost approaching Imperial and with such a nice balance of malt and hops. Personally I like it without the added choc. flavor, but I’m not much of a "flavored"beer lover.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
This is the best American brewed stout that I have tried. Chocolate, mocha, and roasted flavors blend nicely in this one. Full bodied and very satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2004
I liked this stout. Very roasty with a nice brown head. Chocolatety, with some bitterness. Enjoyable. Not like other Rogue beers. Very smooth beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 One fine looking pour, off that 22 oz bomber. Perfect carbonation produced an incredible brown head on top of total blackness. Nose was dominated by an American hop, with hints of chocolate and roast. Flavor was roasty and chocolatey, with the Bitterness there but kept a little in the background. Very smooth round body and full palate. This would really be like velvet in a few months of conditioning. Top notch.

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