Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2300   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
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
wow. I haven’t had anything this dark in awhile. Wonderful stout. Great balance between many ingredients my palate is too amature to pick out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 This is the most intense sweet stout I've ever tried. The color was somehow darker than black! Nice chewy stout with a heavy hops kick. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Excellent stout, very sweet malty aroma, brownish tan lacy head, lots of different & vast flavors, seemed like a lot of chocolate especially in the lingering aftertaste, very well balanced, great stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Ok, before I start rating, I’d just like to point out something odd about this bottle of beer. It says on the side (and I’m still not too old, my vision is pretty good) 158 degrees Plato! 158! You’d need a jackhammer! Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled rating. Aroma is almost on the magnitude of a typical West Coast Imperial Stout. Super roasty malt, cocoa, espresso, even that dark fruitiness and hop are there. Mostly opaque very dark brown-black color, with a light tan, thick and billowy head. Lacing is also impressive. Flavor is very full, even for a typical stout, and has a nice balance from the fruity, bitter Cascades. Big bittersweet chocolate. Great mingling of flavors for the finish and aftertaste. Very roasty and rich, just a little more gravity and this would be an Imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Just beautiful, another winner from Rogue. Pours black with a brown head, and has quite a hoppy aroma for a stout, but that’s a Rogue trademark. Malty/chocolate sweetness, but hops evident too. Lovely, complex, wonderful. YOU NEED TO TRY THIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Pours up with a body so dark it seems black topped by a substantial dark brown head. The aroma screams roasted malt goodness with notes of chocolate. The flavor is everything the aroma promises and more, with its thick roasted, almost burnt, malt flavors and dark chocolate highlights (though not as many as the Chocolate Stout). It has a creamy feel as you drink it. This is one of the best stouts going this side of an imperial.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Panzuriel (1384) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Almost the perfect beer. As far as I recon things. A sweet stout, but a fine fine all around beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2002
’mellow’ chocolate aftertaste? No way! Tons of chocolate at the finish, and that’s what makes it stand out for me. Would be great for desert, but I can’t imagine drinking it with anything else. I prefer the Mackeson Triple, which is similar, with less chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2002
For a stout it has an oddly hoppy aroma. Dark with chocolate head that quickly disappears. A great array of flavors. The various malts and hops creates a delightful blend. It might look like a stout but tastes more like an IPA. A complex and challenging beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2002
this is one of my favorite stouts pours black with a tan head that disipates after a little. the initial taste is a little sweet and chocolaty and the after taste is bitter and coffe like. the cascade hop comes through keeping it in balance. a great stout for those who like stouts.

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