Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 As black as the night. Big thick, dark brown, chocolate milk colored head. Slowly dissipates. Aroma is signature Rogue, flavor is tremendous roasted chocolate, somewhat bitter, a little coffee, but this really doesn’t tell you how good and truly unique the taste of this stout is. Long aftertaste of cocoa and coffee, terrific palate. Rich, thick, creamy, delightful. Triple A beverage folks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Black color, brown thin head. Light malt, roasted, cardboard. Weak in the front, getting more interesting later with a strong roasted malt, nutty, but nothing else. Too flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 October 2007. Bottle. Black bodied with a large creamy khaki head. Looks like a stout should look like! Aroma is a bit mild, with notes of mildly roasty chocolate. Flavour is richly malty with a decent amount of bitterness coming from both the roasty bitterness and the hops. Undercurrents of dark chocolate. Average to medium palate. I don’t love it, but I do like it a lot. A very solid serviceable stout. 7/5/7/4/14 - 3.7 <P>Sampled April 2002. A hoppy stout. Very very dark and smooth. Not bad. Not a big fan of stouts, but I enjoyed this one. 5/5/5/4/13 - 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Thick dark and a nice brown head. Smells of bread, apples and licorice. Oily resins coat the mouth holding in some of the bittersweet flavor. Initial tangyness is ovrpowered by a somkey ending. I am not a big stout guy, but this beer is really interesting as it seems to become more compelling with each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Opaque, very dark brown color, with a tan head, that left no lacing and quickly diminished. Had a creamy, roasted/coffee flavor. I heard from a friend that this was an oatmeal stout, I wasn't able to tell?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2003 Ebony color with a small chocolate brown head. Nice lace. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavor starts light bitter chocolate , the finish is bitter and dry with a lingering hint of coffee in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Holy vicar in a tutu, this is a tasty brew. Pours out black (no, really, BLACK) and a slight handsome tan head. Bitter, chocolatey, coffee, roasty. Not complex but why the hell would it need to be? Brilliant, delicious stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JUL 3, 2003
Very good stout. Darker than a black hole and ten times better than Guiness. Smooth, stout, bitter taste. Great, dark head. Really an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2003 I'd just barely take this one above Rogue's Chocolate Stout as the flavor and aroma are slightly more complex.
Rerate 8/14/03. I've had this one on tap and from the bottle several times since my original rating and I just can't justify a 4.7 for this one anymore. The problems: never rounds out completely as it warms (55 - 65 degrees F), head is very soda like, carbonation is too fizzy for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Black with a head almost as dark. Some sediment lingering at the bottom. Big aroma and flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. Fairly hoppy as well. One mother of a stout.

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