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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rogueís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Rogue couldnít make a lousy beer if it tried. One of my favorite breweries ever. I catch them every year at an event called...Sippin by the river in Phila. PA Great beer fdrom Oregon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Itís a slightly better than average stout, a bit dry, but too chocolate coffee-ish for me (Iím not a big coffee drinker, and I donít like chocolate notes in my beer). If you like chocolate and coffee notes in your stout, then this is a brew for you.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Holy shizzel. This is some great beer. Dark as night, chocolaty, smooth with a great finish. The dude with shades on the label made it that much cooler to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
A pretty good stout, not one of my faves but Iíd drink it again. Letís see...brown head that seems thick at first but then disappears when youíre not looking. Nice smell with perhaps a bit of caramel in the nose. Roasted coffee, chocolate tones. Well done bitterness, itís just right. Not sure what the alcohol content is, but if you eat an entire 22 oz bottle on an empty stomach, youíll have a good start to a fun night when youíre through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
No head on this brew, especially out of the bottle. Has a bit of bite, but a actually a bit too much coffee flavor for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Thin head, coffee flavors, kind of weak boquet for a stout. More of a bitter stout rather than cream. Wonderfull opaque color, almost black. Looks like Sheafís Stout, tastes much better. Not my favorite stout, but a good brew on the whole. Iíve always like my stouts a good deal lower than room temperature, so that may make my opnions a bit less relevant than most stout drinkers. All in all tho, great label design, a drinkable beer. Hard to calsssify this one, not a íbeginnerís stoutí but I canít see hardcore stout drinkers not looking for more either.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2002
Overrated. I usually agree with the stout-guzzlers here, but Rogue combines a good stouty flavour with a cheap acrid bite that basically ruines it. Reminds me of a horrid Quebecois microbrew mixed with Guinny.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
A Stout that is actually good in the bottle?! Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Very black. Small brown head. Chocolate/coffee aroma. Roasted flavor. Long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
I havenít been impressed with much from Rogue.


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