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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5939) - 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?

4
   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.

4.7
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.1
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Beautiful thick copper head. Dark black color. Little aroma. A very nice looking stout. Delivered a roasty, hopped, somewhat sweet flavor with a slight maltiness. Chocolate and coffe were present as well. Finished with a nice choloaty taste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Dark body and head. Malty, oat aroma. Light sweetness, as well as an oat flavor, some chocolate and roastedness. Plenty of hops also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 Black in color with a brown frothy head. Aroma is choclate malt. Flavor is bitter sweet choclate with some coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
Once again, the aroma was quite cascady (citrus/grapefruit) coupled with the roasty malts. The flavour was, firstly nicely chocolatey and roasty, but i think the hops ruined it too early, i like my stouts more roasty than this. Quite a shame, because this has some lovely malts, ruined too early by the hops.


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