Oscura - Furthermore Beer
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3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.. Pours a beautiful coffee brown with a thin slightly tan bubbly head. Smells somewhat earthy and sweet with a bitterness to it, very much like coffee. Somewhat of a cocoa like sweetness to it that goes along well with the coffee nose. Despite how clean the beer looks and the lighter brown color it is very solid in color with very little light penetration. The taste is amazing, very much like cold iced coffee. The graininess from the maize is somewhat noticeable under the initial coffee sweetness and bitterness. Has a slight creamy taste to it as if it where ice coffee with a bit of cream, not sugar however. More bitter and strong tasting in the finish. Has a nice full and tart mouth feel just like regular coffee, Medium carbonation. One of the few beer's I ever new I would definitely buy again right after trying it. Cannot wait to sip a nice cold one of these later on this summer when it starts to get nice and hot outside. A must try if you're both a coffee and craft beer lover, although I can definitely see this might not bee for everyone.
05-02-2012 20:25:14 | More by Zachtheporter
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
pours out like ice tea, not what i was expecting. a thin off white head quickly rises and settles, like on a cola. no lacing is noticed and retention is very poor. smell is coffee mainly, but there are also earthy tones and malts. it's weird tasting coffee in something that isnt pitch black, but it works. has a good malt body to cary thru. mouthfeel is thin and watery, not only for coffee but also for a california common. it's nice to try coffee in something thats not a stout but i still wish it had a fuller body.
03-24-2012 01:32:39 | More by match1112
3.33/5 rDev -13.1%
Pours a light see through brown color with a small slightly off white head which recedes to nothing and leaves very little lace. The aroma is of bitter coffee, it is not very big though. The taste is of bitter coffee with a slight sweetness at the very end of the beer. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated but slightly thin. Overall it was an okay beer, it wouldn't be my first choice.
02-28-2012 19:44:09 | More by goblue3509
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz bottle into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. I bought this one in Wisconsin last summer and kind of forgot about it, so here's hoping the coffee hasn't faded too much after a few months in the cellar.
A: Clear, bright acorn-brown body with a half inch of fine ecru head. Ok retention, nice lace. Attractive.
S: Nothing but coffee; rather woody, herbal notes within the coffee itself. I like it.
T: Coffee up front, coffee in the middle, coffee and fruit sweetness on the end. Dull coffee aftertaste, which isn't the best; overall, though, the beer is impressive in its single-mindedness.
M: Hugely carbonated and rather spiky. Not good.
O: Other than the overly spritzy texture, this was a winner. The base beer kept out of the way of the coffee, and the coffee was entirely pleasant. I can only imagine it would have been even more impressive when fresh. Definitely worth a shot if you're a fan of coffee flavors.
02-14-2012 20:37:08 | More by woosterbill
Oscura from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.