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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2203   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Wonderful beer. Sweet coffee aroma, roasted malt flavor, with hint of chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle, from Wohlenbergs Vinhandel, Sønderborg. Near pitch-black, with a big foamy beige head. Aroma is malty sweet with a clear roasted character as well as a little chocolate. Nice, full, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, roasted and quite sweet. There is a clear smoky finish to it that is not too powerful - just well-adjusted. Nice stout, indeed.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Mild carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
Jet black with a lasting light brown head. Burned and roast aromas, some wood, brandy and a hint of cherry. Sweet and fruity flavour that finishes dry and wooden. Somewhat thin and watery for the big flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010
Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: January 01, 1995
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
dark, smokey, rich, tasty, bitter finish

Name: Wild Irish Rogue
Date: December 09, 1995
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens
smokey and choclate aroma dark, smokey, rich, tasty, bitter finish, simular but smokier than shakesphere

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Score: **** /4

Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: September 03, 1997
Mode: nitro
Source: newport
Appearance: black, rich tan head and lots of lace
Flavor: strong roasted malt aroma and flavor, lingering bitter finish

Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: November 08, 1997
Mode: cask
Words: raf
very pronounced roasted flavor and lingering bitter finish

Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: December 10, 1997
Words: dry hop
Words: tmac
hidden roasted, slightly grassy, nice hop nose, a black pale ale, hint of roasted bitter finish

Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: August 03, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: black, fine beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, citrus hops, rich dark chocolate, touch of sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, very hoppy, rich dark chocolate, long roasted bitter finish

Name: Shakespeare Stout
Date: April 26, 2010
Mode: cask
Words: tmac woodstock
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with lots of dry roasted character
Flavor: rich chocolate and roast flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of espresso, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle from FOneFan. Almost black with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter, hops, notes of liquorice and a little sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Note: Fooled again by Rogue; this was for a bottle of Rogue Warrior Ale: It’s back. Bottle from Sondra. The blue band is red, and the rising sun is gone. The blue trim on the vest is now red - so it’s a two color label - three if you count white. Opaque brown color with a decent tan head. Smells of citrus hop, darker malt, and coffee? Medium plus body with chewy carbonation. Flavor is smooth toasted malt, deal of coffee, and arguably a bit of hop. Putting this in as an APA seems to have been ok in the beginning, but It’s a stout now. So I’m putting it in two places, and the admins can delete whichever rating they choose.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Bomber. Something of a mocha aroma. A nearly opaque brown color with a persevering tan head. Full bodied, moderately carbonated, nearly creamy. Starts with coffee, moves to near burnt malt. Sort of causes twinges in the mouth. There’s not a great deal of bitter, and the smooth finish is mostly toasted malt. It’s very good stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
pitch dark, large smooth brown head. Aroma is roasted sruff, chocolate, dark caramel. Flavor is coffee roasted stuff, hops, very well balanced, but also a rad boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
A: Pours essentially black with a dense, creamy tan head. Nice sticky lacing to go with it. S: Tons of roasted malts on the nose with a strong earthy hop aroma. Plenty of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder as well. Not much sweetness, maybe some burnt sugar. T: A moderate level of bitterness with lots of earthy hop flavor to go with it. Cocoa powder and bitter, baker’s chocolate are definitely there. Quite a lot of roasted malt flavor as well. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Was expecting a bit more silky mouthfeel, though. D: Like a lot of Rogue beers, this is good, but not amazing and not really worth the price they charge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
Almost black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 221011


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