Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Stout
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Rogues 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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
A classic if there ever was one. The color is an inky cloak of solemn black. Head is a thick, crusty, toasted brown. Aroma: supreme example of roast, rich and invigorating, potent and powerful, dry and dreamy, a snootful could rise old Yorick from his grave. Further gleanings give more flavors, of anise, espresso, pepper, chocolate. I could smell this all day and think of nothing better to do! On first taste, I am transported! Beautiful bitterness, lush malt, titanic texture! Thoroughly magical hop play on the palate, to make old Prospero proud, malt as dark and knotted as King Richard's heart. Every single time I have the pleasure to sip this fine ale, any wintry discontent is made glorious summer anon! I happily suffer a sea-change, into something rich and strange! I feel like the world's mine oyster...mmmm. oy-sters! From Shakespeare to Simpson, that's how even the best of beers will tranform us all! Plainly put, the bard of beers does somehow have that bewitching power o'er me, and I am mezmerized good, as I like it. And when the hurlyburly's done, I am left clamoring for more! I couldn't change a thing about this perfect potion. Some stouts may be more bold or brash in alcohol or flavor, but none is more perfectly integrated in all it's parts and easily drunk and thoroughly enjoyed. Truly, the stuff dreams are made of!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2004
black with very dark thick tan head. last ok. decent lacing patterns. choclaty, roasted coffee, light alcohol nose. medium fine carbonation. mildly bitter roasted malt flavor. slight alcohol flavor. slightly watery end. mildly bitter finish. not the best, but nice journey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
Bottle (wild irish rogue). Poured deep black, small brownish head quickly faded. Nice chocolaty aroma. You can certainly smell those Cascade hops. Taste in a thick rich stout, which I found quite bitter for the style. Slight coffee undertones as well. For 6%, I thought it tasted a bit strong. Nice beer though, would buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
Draught. One finger dark tan head that fades quickly. Nose is strong of malt and hops and slightly sweet. In a word this beer can be described as hoppy. Hops dominate through and through. A roasted taste is there, but it is masked by the hops. Finish is slightly bitter with a warm alcohol pinch. Good beer, not very roasty for a stout, but has a good bitterness to make up for it. Beats the holy hell out of Dead Guy Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
(Wild Irish Rogue). Opaque black ale with a thich moka head. Chocolate and vanilla comes out with floral hops in the nose. Sweet chocolate with floral hops, whre the chocolate bitterness marries with the floral hops very well. A certain harshness is noticed near the end. . Good body where both types of bitterness are dancing with each other, fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
Bottle (sold as Wild Irish Rogue). A near-black stout that pours with a small, brown head that quickly fades away. Cascade hops dominate the roasted malt in the aroma. Medium-full body, moderately carbonated. Roasted malt flavours up front with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. A grapefuity and piney hop character follows and leads through the long finish. A well-crafted and enjoyable stout (not really a sweet stout to my taste), but the flavour profile really mellows after the first few sips, losing some of its personality in the process. It starts out on the right foot, but then stumbles a little bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2004
In bottle from Summerhill LCBO as 'Wild Irish Rogue' Sweet Stout. Darkest head I've ever seen and nice lace. Sweet aroma reminds me of gingerale. Chocoalte and coffee bean notes, very bitter for a sweet stout, 69IBU. Fairly good but I've had better sweet stouts, ie. Samuel Adams and Young's Oatmeal Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
Coal-black. Big beige head that stuck around. Hoppy, thick, and complex with a dry/burnt aftertaste. The burnt taste is a little too much, imo, but overall, a nice flavor and good, thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jotbeer (5) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2004 does not count
Excellent roasted, burnt flavor. On the dry side, typical of a stout. Chocolatey (like dark chocolate) and good head retention. Aftertaste is similar to after smoking a cigar (whether that's good or bad is up to you).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Pours a rich ebony with a creamy medium tan head that seems to fade a little too quickly. Smells flowery and the hops are prominent. Extremely hoppy...I wish it had a bit more maltiness to balance it out. Ends with a bitter aftertaste, but a good one.

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