Rogue Shakespeare Stout

Rogue Shakespeare Stout

Rated 4.055 by BeerPals

Brewed by Rogue Ales

Newport, OR, United States

Style:  Oatmeal Stout

6% Alcohol by Volume

69 International Bittering Units

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Rogue's Shakespeare Stout received a 99, the highest score of the 309 beers in 44 categories at the 1994 World Beer Championships. The June/July 1998 issue of Men's Journal included Rogue Ales Shakespeare Stout as one of "The 100 Best Things to Eat in America."Based on Stuart Kallen's book, "The 50 Best Beers in the World", Shakespeare Stout was ranked the third best beer in the world and best American Beer--which makes it the World's Best Stout! 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. Shakespeare Stout is available in the classic 22-ounce bottle, a commemorative 3-litre bottle with ceramic swing-top, and on draft. Measurements: 15 degrees Plato, IBU 69, Apparent Attenuation 77, Lovibond 135.

ID: 6 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

Key Stats









Overall Rank83
Overall Percentile99.8
Style Rank3 of 389
Style Percentile99.2
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.082
Weighted Score4.055
Standard Deviation0.410

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  • CHOPZ 7185 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Bottle from the Hunger Mountain Coop in Vermont. Pours a real dark brown colour with hardly any highlights. Mocha brown coloured head, great retention and sticky lacing. Roasted malt aromas with lots of fruity notes from the malt. Hints of coffee, also found in the taste a little more. Takes over the fruitiness of the malt. Coffee lingers in the after taste with a little dryness from the hops, creating some mild bitterness. A nice beer but seems to me more like a regular porter than an oatmeal stout. Missing the creaminess and sweetness of one. Love Rogue, but not impressed with this one.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Great looking beer. Very dark brown, almost black. Good fluffy tan head that lasts. Not much lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee grinds and oatmeal. Dark roast coffee, chocolate, oatmeal and quite a bitter flavour. Smooth medium to full mouthfeel. Good stuff.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark black/brown with a 2 finder head that was a creamy brown. beer is not transparent, no light can get though. Aroma is very roasted with strong hints of coffee, chocolate and all around earthliness. I notice in the flavor right away that it was dry and slightly metallic. has a very earthy tone to it along with the heavy roast malt. Finishes off dry. Tastes very English to me. A very high quality beer that tastes nice. Enough said.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Havent had this beer for many many years, but it is somewhat of a longtime standard. Nice head, lingers for a whole. Rich and chocolately, much better than I remember. Lightly bitter, slightly creamy, no silky mouth hinting at some oats. Just a touch of brown toast at times. Good beer!

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours an opaque black with a small thick tan head and great lacing. The aroma is mild, medium roasted oats and light bread. Nice but not much aroma. The taste is of sour dough bread, medium charred oats, unsweetened chocolate and a light touch of molasses. Dry, not sweet. The lingering aftertaste is a nice combination of charred oats and hop bitterenss. The mouthfeel is medium body and light carbonation.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    In 1994 I am sure there weren't a lot of great stouts and this was very deserving of its rank. Today we have so many stouts and so many styles of stouts that this really doesn't seem a frontrunner to me anymore. Great true to style oatmeal stout, black with a thick foamy head, mild roast nose, chewy and classic flavor. Still a good beer just don't think its top 100.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Super impressive pour, and being poured excitedly. Oh, so chocolatey. Best head retention, and properly chocolatafied. Tangy bitterness, not a sourness, but an atypical flavour. Smoky, not as chocolaty as it was. A touch thin, but just a touch. Solid.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    An excellent stout no matter how you look at it. A beautiful black colour with a nice creamy brown cap, maybe a half inch in thickness. Beautiful aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoke and vanilla. Flavour is rich with molasses, plums, coffee and smoke.

  • GPILAFAS 267 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Deep dark brown pour with medium sized tan head. Good amount of lace left on the glass. Chocolate and malty taste. Didn't notice much of the oatmeal until I was nearly finished with the beer.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    One of the best stouts out there. A nice thick black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and oats. Flavor is chocolately, a little bitter, malty, and smooth. Fantastic stuff!

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