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Oscura - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBelcher on 08-04-2008)
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Reviews by hylton44:
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hylton44

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this is very robust, very good-tasting beer, I actually didn't feel like it totally delivered on the promise of its name ("Oscura") or the "coffee" claim, at least to the degree that I was expecting.

In contrast to the other reviews I see here, I didn't think this beer carried much more of a coffee note than many smokey porters I've had. The drink itself is a rich brown, but not nearly as dark or opaque as I was thinking it would be. Smokey does sum up the taste quite well. Like black licorice left in a smokehouse, going down just a little bitter with a loooong finish.

I liked it quite a bit but - though I'm not sure the "herbed/spiced beer" category is necessarily what the Oscura folks were going for, whatever it was, it just seemed to me that they missed it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 03:04:59 | More by hylton44
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Oscura from Furthermore Beer
87 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.