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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Very pleasantly surprised. Beautiful head, very full taste. Rates with my favorite regular stouts (Brooklyn Chocolate & Storm King). Am at this moment sipping a Rogue Chocolate Stout, which, in comparison, is thin and less complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Robust stout with great character and style points in my book. Had this on draft at the Yard House in Las Vegas, Nevada. Burnt malt and chocolate in the initial taste. Mouthfeel is heavy...like thick espresso. Finishes smooth and mellow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Very tasty, smoky and bitter. The aroma was a little off, but the flavor more than made up for any inconsistencies.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is near off the charts, sweet but well balanced with the mild bitterness, hints of milk chocolate and roasted malts. Body is light to medium and tastes of sweet chocolate linger on tongue. Definately one of my favorite stouts, Shakespeare Stout is easy to drink and tastes phenominal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Roasted malts, chocolate and some smoke on the nose. Creamy with a bitter finish. Taste is sweet chocolate, espresso with a citrus hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours dark brown almost black hue with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is a little smoky and diffcult to pinpoint for me. Taste is a nice smooth bitterness bite then a over the top smoke finish. Nice body. Decent stout , not one of my tops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2006
22oz Bottle.Pours a very dark almost black with a nice tan head that fades fairly quick.Aromas of dark chocolate,roasted barley and hints of hops.Flavors of bitter sweet chocolate and malt followed by hops.A well balanced and smooth chocolate brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Served on the nitro tap at the rogue public house in portland. The stout resembled Guinness in appearance only. Taste blew the irish imbiber out of the water literially. taste is of chocolate, coffee, and malty goodness. i get a hint of maltballs when drinking this beer. i have had it in the bottled form and prefer it that way. The nitrogen takes away some of the complexity of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2007
You can cut this with a knife. This is one of the thickest beers I have tried to date. Plus the roasted malt and chocolate back ground really shined through. Excellent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Black with a thick tan head. Nose is roasted malt and light hops, kind of weak though. Flavor is kind of basic roasted malt and chocolate. Slight hoppy bitter aftertaste along with the roasted coffee finish. Overall, kind of disappointing.


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