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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2244   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Very nice stout. Malty sweetness has a depth with a light dry hop finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2003 Good stout, not the best. The bubbles are perfectly coarse; the head lingers, but not too long, with a subtle laciness. The beer is almost completely opaque. I noticed aromas of roasted malt, alcohol, and the light presence of Cascade hops. The beer has a thick, silky body, but with a surprisingly dry, balanced finish. I found the flavors to be excellently balanced between bitter astringence and a sweet, chocolatey roastiness. The palate became more bitter and smoky as I progressed through the 22-ounce bottle. The first half of the beer was nearly perfect, but the second half was clearly unbalanced toward bitterness, but not as severely as the Saint Rogue Red I had yesterday. P.S.: I can't believe this is called a 'Sweet Stout'!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2002
This was a great stout, not too sweet or bitter. The mouthfeel is great. The chocolate really comes through when this warms up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - NOV 26, 2002
I decided to try this stout due to the overwhelming praise it receives here. I was not disappointed! An excellent blend of chocolate and coffee flavors makes this a pleasureful beer to drink. The aroma is unbelievable! A very strong and distinct aroma of sweet chocolate. I opened a bottle of this stout in my house and could still smell traces of it the next day! From what I could tell, the color is jet black. I haven’t had many stouts but this one tops my list so far!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2003 My favorite stout of all time. Chocolaty brown head, very distinct. Extremely dark beer, but still slightly brown. First taste is chocolate, then coffee. Eventual aftertaste is almost a spicy beef jerky. Sounds odd, but it is excellent. Very complex flavor, distinct flavor sets it apart from others. Quite strong but still drinkable large quantities.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Very tasty. Impressive pour with a nice thick head. Good smell from across the room. Hoppy stout

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 black/brown with HUGE dark brown creamy head, alcoholly/Chocolatey aroma, roasted nut flavor with a beautiful 'coffee with lotz of cream' like finish

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Had one of those large bottles. Ink-black, lovely tan head. A little too bubbly. Head didn’t stick around as long as I’d like. Superior texture. I like the ample roasty chocolate flavor and bitey aftertaste. Solid all-around. My 2nd favorite stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
A very well done stout with a strong chocalate taste with a slightly bitter sweet finish but worth the money to try again and again

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
40 weight color. Muddy looking irredescent head subsides forming a slick on top. Rich chocolate malt, anise, burnt toast crumbs, and coffee aromas with wafts of berries. Semi-sweet chocolate start attemps to mask a mildly astringent sensation on the tongue. Medium palate funnels down to a some what watery bitter finish with baker’s chocolate lingering.


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