Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2243   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2002
I believe that stout should be the starter beer that all beer-drinkers cut their teeth on. It is gentle, not biting, mild, but it has all the flavors in beer somehow represented. You have the sweetness of malt, the small bite of hops, the almost imperceptible tang of yeast. This stout is no exception. It is welcoming, easy, and flavorful. It’s color is black, it’s aroma gentle, and its flavor well balanced without any surprises (beyond how good it tastes). This is a wonderful stout, and one worth sharing with those who think they aren’t beer fans. They’ll change their minds after a few sips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2002
Very dark- almost black. Poured into a glass, expecting a large head, but the head was actually small, but lasting. Excellent aroma of chocolaty malt/sweet and roasted aromas with some hop presence. Awesome taste- by far the best stout I have ever had. Sweet maltiness on the toungue at first with a nice balnce of hops, when it gets to the back of the tongue. Will definately have again and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2002
Nice, thick, dark head. Vaguely sweet aroma. A nice roud taste, with just a hint of burnt flavoring to it. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2002
This is a first rate stout. I have never had a better stout. So many interesting flavors going on it is indescribable. The maltiness is perfect for my taste-buds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2002
Roasty with perfect bitterness. Extremely quaffable for a big stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
Top notch beer. Excellent, complex flavor incorporating hints of chocolate, coffee, and bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
This is as high as I think I’ve ever rated a beer. Wonderful, outstanding, refreshing, flavorful....I could go on and on. This pours to a beautiful dark color with amber hints in the lace and foam. A wonderful mouthfeel is followed by a near-perfect taste all the way through. There is something magical that happens to stouts when oats are added. It becomes a food, an event, a happening and not just a drink. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 7, 2002
(Re-rate)Almost black with hints of ruby.Thin but persistent brown head and lace. Nose of roasted barley,coffee and a touch of chocolate. Tons of body. Awesome roasty and coffee flavor,moderately hopped and balanced by an oaty sweetness. Incredible balance but to me, missing a bright spot. It leaves me wanting something more. But top notch all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
chocolate coffee taste, mellows a bit as it warms. the thick bitterness stays, but some of the sweetness is lost. a nice thick stout - just the way i like ’em. The color is soo dark, you could hide behind it. One of the best stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2002
This is a perfectly balanced beer with many flavors that dance with each other all the way to the bottom of the glass. This is a dark beer with a dark, frothy head. It goes down smoothly with a strong roasty flavor complemented by a great hop bitterness. This beer should be at the top of any list of stouts.

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