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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2349   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schy (5) - Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
Served cold, tastes better warm. Very full in flavor and dark in taste. This is an awesome stout! Worth every penny, every time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 A good stout. Nice chocolate/coffee bitterness. Large dark brown lasting head with moderate lacing. One to try again.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Smell sense of the aroma actually turns to the taste sense without even taking the first sip. You can taste the chocolate bitterness without letting it hit your taste buds. Somewhat smokey with a clear sense of cocoa or coffee in the closing. Excellent creamy head and best served with a nicely seared lamb chop!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Dark,rich,sweet,roasty, with strong notes of cofee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1203) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2002
Kind of a disappointment, but I had very high expectations. Head similar to that of a root beer float, dark and frothy. Sweet roasted nose, slightly acidic taste. As it warmed, it took on sort of a roasted pale ale taste...hops made a nice appearance in the end. Simon (girlfriends dog) REALLY liked this beer. He went apeshit when I took it from him.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2002
A decent stout. It had a nice flavor but the finish was a lil too overbearing of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
RE-RATE 7:29:02 Just doesn’t blow me away. Its pretty good but not quite the world beater I once thought it was. A beautiful looking beer. Dark as night with a big head. Great aroma. Nice coffee/chocolate flavors. A great stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeVigoda99 (7) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
Just a great stout. Great coffee, carmel aroma. Good color. Great first sip almost a hint of vanilla mixed in with the coffee and carmel. Finishes not quite as good as it starts, but finish still has enough bitterness to satisfy. I buy it often and recommend it to anyone who has not tried it.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Black foam. Smooth and cream. If you could only get one beer. One of my all time beers. blank like....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Simply excellent. A nice black color with a dark tan head and a thin lace. Thick roasty aroma with a very nicely balanced roasted barley flavor and a light chocolate finish. one of the best stout’s I’ve had yet.


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