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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Rich sweet aroma. Pitch black color. Tan head. Great sweet coffee and cream flavor with a chocolate finish. A great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
a nice dark rich beer.Black as night with a smokey aftertaste.Creamy head and went down smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Opaque black in colour with an initially large brown head which subsides to a small tan head with large bubbles. The smell is definately sweet, with tons of malt and a noticable chocolate aroma. Roasted flavour with a soft touch and even ends in a bit of sourness on the palate. The mouthful is pretty thick, but not overwhelmingly so. All said, this is a pretty good beer by a pretty good brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Ebony black with small but impressive tan head that lingers. Aroma is cascade and a roasted graininess. Smooth on the palate, thick and creamy. Flavor is malty with a hint of chocolate and hop bitterness. Finishes drier than the other Rogue Stouts I've tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2003
I was skeptical about this. Fortunately it wasn't overhopped, very nicely balanced stout. Not weak but not too strong. I appreciate how Rogue put all of the ingredients and beer facts on the bottle. I wish all brewers would list their ingredients. Cheers to Rogue! Anyways, it's mainly a chocolately stout, good thick mouthfeel. Relaxing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Dark head opaque. malty coffee roasty smell. hoppy nutty roasty taste. creamy palate. Rogue 22 are like a little piece of heaven on earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2003
A good stout from rogue. Dark brown color with brown medium head.Roasted chocolate flavor that is smooth in the mouth. Finishes with a coffee taste.Aroma reminds me of brewing coffee.

   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.

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