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Oscura - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 23
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

I got this bottle in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

This pours a deep reddish amber with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is very light. Iget some notes of earthy malt & caramel malt with a light dash of roasted coffee.

The taste is more assertive. Lots of roasted coffee(grounds) with a light caramel malt sweetness but the overall effect for me is coffee bitterness.

Medium bordering on full mouthfeel here, very silky, carbonation is light, and it finishes mostly with coffee but there's some earthy tones there as well. Head retention is great and there's a ring of lacing after every sip. Nice!

Bottom line: A tasty brew with the word coffee on the label..and by golly, the coffee tastes very nice indeed. A keeper.

11-18-2008 00:03:29 | More by Bitterbill
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

This is an interesting hybrid ale/lager ice brewed coffee California Common style Mexican brown lager. I don't know what Oscura but the word obscure comes to mind while describing this beer. I read about it on the website was intrigued so here's the beer does it work out?

Appears a dee amber/brown completely see through, light tan khaki hued head, fors a thin head that leaves behind speckled scattered lacing.

Aroma is faint with a nutty coffee edge, creamy vanilla sweetness as well. An air of herbal hops slips in with the coffee, let's check out the first sip.

This tastes like a complex ice brewed coffee, which I've only had a handful of times. There's earthy, nut driven coffee notes. A touch of brown sugar/caramel with bitter coffee roasts/herbal hops this is a nice tsting session beer, especially if you like coffee. It's not a slap you around coffee brew but it's flavorful and refreshing within this context.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied carbonation is soft, almost as a silky creamy glide to it across my palate.

Drinkability is sessionable I'd like grab their sampler case, I really really liked the Knot Stock as well interesting brews Aran Madden used to brew here in the Burgh with the Foundry and Church Brew Works, I'm glad he found a happy new home to brew at.

09-27-2010 03:50:21 | More by WVbeergeek
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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2013 06:27:37 | More by wyckydsceptre
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-09-2014 22:40:29 | More by Goldndomer
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2013 21:31:47 | More by enelson
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12 oz bottle, no bottled on date present. Poured into a LunaR brewing pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of head that disappears quickly. A golden orange / brown colored body. No lacing.

S - Smell is of beautiful fresh roasted grinded coffee beans.

T - Taste reminds me of what I would imagine a coffee infused IPA would taste like but I am probably wrong. Again, a wondrous freshly grinded coffee bean characteristic to it along with a hint of hops. This beer has more beautiful coffee elements to it than the most prestigious coffee stouts I've ever tried.

M - Feel is bitter sticky and dry.

Overall a decent interesting unique beer. Never had anything from this brewery and never heard of the style "California common / steam beer" either. Definitely something I will be looking into again though. An intriguing beer, to say the least.

Furthermore Oscura ---4/5.

05-14-2013 18:13:22 | More by mfnmbvp
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 01:24:00 | More by Canada_Dan
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-10-2013 05:58:07 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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supercolter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance is good, a nice brown color with a decent amount of head and lacing. Smell and taste are pretty similar. Lots of coffee flavored malt, some spice, and a bit of yeastiness. Mouthfeel is good, nice medium body and a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is also good.

09-29-2008 23:23:25 | More by supercolter
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-29-2013 03:50:03 | More by stortore
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Wow this is the lightest coffee beer ever! Pours a deep amber color with... oh no sediment floating around. Being only 6 months old it still must be good. Mild foam that turns to a sticky lace ring.

S - Roasty malty coffee is mild with slight grain.

T - Ow wow that's different! Taste is of mild roasted grains with a herbal tone almost tea. Mild caramel sweetness and finishes only slightly bitter.

M - Light to medium body.

D - Well Damn I got an old beer. Still for $1.75 it drinks pretty good but I will have to track down a fresh one for comparison. Decent coffee beer!

01-07-2011 02:22:53 | More by DrDemento456
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2013 15:07:35 | More by eyemustard
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-23-2013 16:21:27 | More by smartassboiler
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morecoldbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-29-2011 03:34:43 | More by morecoldbeer
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BeStoutMyHeart

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-21-2013 03:24:36 | More by BeStoutMyHeart
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear reddish brown body that has a finger thick head. The head is off white and frothy in appearance. Carbonation racing to the head is visible throughout this beer. Good head retention, minutes after the beer still has a nice lace.

S - The beer is rather intoxicating in smell. Strong blast of roasted coffee notes hit your nose initially. A deeper whiff brings along some creamy caramel and toffee notes. Very good smelling beer.

T - Strong coffee notes as expected. In addition to that there is a nice blast of creamy caramel and toffee that follows the coffee.

M - Medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. Entering the mouth the beer has some strong coffee notes which are not as bitter or dry as I was expecting. The carbonation does a nice job of cleansing the palate for the caramel, cream and toffee. However, the finish of this beer is a bit dry and bitter which prevents this from being any higher.

D - An interesting beer that would need to be chosen during cold months of the year without a doubt. I can't imagine having a coffee type brew in the summer, but during the winter it is solid. I would however, avoid having more than one or two of these regardless of the year.

11-10-2009 04:36:36 | More by Wisconsin
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 23:15:02 | More by mychalg9
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from the bottle decant amount of head. Head is flimsy and disappears quickly. Dark in color. Strong full coffee flavor. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Rich coffee scents that teased my taste buds. I was surprised at home full the flavor was.

10-09-2011 16:38:08 | More by mtnbikerpa
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an excellent dry, roasted, coffee scent. It's earthy with little malt character. The taste is good as well. It has a light pale malt flavor with the addition of coffee. It's dry and roasted without the black and chocolate malt taste. What a concept. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn smooth coffee beer. I love the use of coffee without all the black malts.

03-20-2010 20:43:43 | More by WesWes
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2013 02:40:50 | More by BeerHunter76
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

First off, kudos to Furthermore for their uniquely named beers as this one certainly caught my eye in the mix and match section. This is a beer with 100% fair trade coffee, or as the bottom of the bottle reads “A Nicaraguan all-female growers co-op (stop) A lusciously aromatic just coffee roast (stop) Our warm-fermented, cold-lagered cerveza oscura (huh?)” Did you understand all that?

It pours a medium brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is mostly coffee to the degree that if we did a blind smell test, you would never guess this was a beer. Overall it is very inviting for the coffee beer lovers. This just might rival some of the best coffee beers that Wisconsin has to offer.

The taste is smooth yet quite bold. Once again is this beer of coffee? The texture is very much like a beer but the coffee flavoring overpowers the malts and hops. It is quite unique as you usually only see coffee used in stouts and porters instead of an American lager. It leaves behind a mild coffee after taste.

This was a pretty interesting find. It’s not something I am going to want all the time, but it is certainly a well made, good tasting brew. The creativity to put coffee into a lager was a good choice as this turned out to be a pretty damn good coffee beer especially since I’m not a coffee drinker. Keep up the good work Furthermore.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

01-29-2013 05:26:55 | More by Lemke10
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-24-2013 02:10:57 | More by mkennedy119
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this one.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a very nice touch of coffee, caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some coffee notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a pretty tasty brew.

02-18-2010 01:54:52 | More by Wasatch
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-20-2011 19:24:37 | More by DoctorB2B
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2013 01:52:14 | More by hilgart1
Oscura from Furthermore Beer
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