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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

Overcast Espresso StoutOvercast Espresso Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

211 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%


Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2008)
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mvforegonian

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried it at Oakshire Brewing! Poured from tap into a pint glass. According to the brewmaster there is one shot of espresso per pint. Aroma was full of coffee and malty subtleties. The pour and appearance was dark and lent to the richness to come. This brew is creamy, sweet, and has a wonderful hop middle that is not to be messed with. This brew is a perfect marriage of coffee and beer aka Oregon greatness!

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 19:24:09 | More by mvforegonian
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a warm, opaque sable just a hair above black with a very fine-bubbled and persistent tan head. Roast coffee aroma has a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is like a top-of-the-line mocha - quality coffee and chocolate with nutty, smoky and molasses hints. Texture is velvety smooth and nicely fizzy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 03:33:27 | More by Cyberkedi
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a mason jar mug at the Cornbread Cafe in Eugene

A- Poured a very dark brown (looks black, you can see some brown hues on the edge of the glass though), big frothy and dark mocha head that left lots of chunky and droppy lace

S- Huge chocolate covered espresso bean aroma. Big, bold, dark roasted coffee aroma and nice chocolate sweetness. Amazing aroma, very aromatic

T- Big chocolate covered espresso bean flavor. The coffee flavor is strong, bold, and dark (just how I like my coffee). Some really nice sweet chocolate notes in addition to the big roasty coffee notes. Mineral presence in the taste and some sweet caramel notes. Pretty assertive coffee bitterness too.

M- Medium body, prickly carbonation, finishes semi-dry, a little lighter stout mouthfeel

O- What an amazing coffee forward stout. Definitely lloking forward to having this readily available to me here.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 04:12:40 | More by Hoptometrist
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Wackyfoot

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Good Times. Extremely heavy espresso taste and a dark as sin black pour with a solid head. Very refreshing and relaxing, it makes me want to take a nap. (But in a good way!) At this point this brew is probably what I have most often on tap at my favorite bar, hopefully more people will learn about this one soon.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2008 06:53:32 | More by Wackyfoot
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geryeb624

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber courtesy of Elendinn. Thanks man!

A- Beautiful black color with 3+ fingers of tan head. Produces a neat Guinness-style cascading effect, and the head hangs around for a while with good lacing. Really impressive looking.

S- Deep. bitter coffee aroma with a little chocolate and a little roasted malt.

T- Exceptional. Huge coffee flavor with nice roasty chocolate characters and a nice bitter note. Incredible.

M- Very nice. Creamy and smooth.

D- Pretty high. Low ABV and smooth flavors make this an easy drinker.

Wow, I was blown away. I had no real expectations, as I'd never even heard of the brewery, but this is an incredible coffee stout for everyday drinking. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 04:55:14 | More by geryeb624
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at Savor 2010. Poured black with a beige head, modest retention, and good lacing. HUGE roasted coffee bean nose, with some bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder hints as well. Copious amounts of flavor in the taste, with roasted malt and coffee dominating, and then mixing with some chocolate midpalate, and finishing on a pronounced dry coffee note. Smooth and on the thicker side, with very little carbonation. This is a great example of a coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 21:53:14 | More by donniecuffs
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Douglas14

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is incredible. It pours out a deep black color with brown edges and a gnarly brown thick head. The aroma is heavily of chocolate and darkly roasted, thick coffee...awesome! The taste follows the aroma. This beer has so much flavor for only being 5.8%abv! It has a medium body and very rich flavors. I have yet to have a bad beer from this brewery...every beer they make is awesome and this is no exception! Well done!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 22:50:54 | More by Douglas14
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a shaker pint.

Pours just about black with 2 fingers capped with 2 fingers of unevenly constructed foam (frothy hills and valleys). Good retention with a decent amount of clumpy lacing.

Ah, now this is what a coffee stout should smell and taste like. The coffee is a complementary element, enhancing the rich roasted and chocolate malt flavors instead of overpowering them. Nice interplay between the the coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. The sweet chocolate and creamy mouthfeel blunt the coffee and burnt malts a bit, allowing a bit of hop flavor to come through.

Overall impression: excellent stout, probably my favorite coffee beer I've tried so far.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2009 21:45:08 | More by PDXHops
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a couple of nights ago at Brewforia in Meridian... Paid about $6... Shared tonight with Inflatablechair... Sam and I both thought that it was done very well.

Pours an expected black with a brown head... good lacing and retention.

Nose is almost all about the coffee.... cold brewed obviously with just enough sweetness to really make things jell.

The flavor is pretty damn good... tons of espresso.. hints of lite caramel and some round maltiness that moves all the different components together ... surprising flavor for a lower ABV brew...

Medium body and is sorta creamy and the small bubble carbonation is just near perfect.. This brew got much better with warmth... don't drink straight out of the fridge and allow it to blossom.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

Loving what Oakshire is doing and very happy that Boise has access.... please keep us in your loop. :-)

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 07:40:11 | More by JohnGalt1
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A conceptually well targeted ale whose coffee and stout elements intertwine in a synergistic whole. The beer is black with composed lace, authoritative coffee flavor, and a long powdered cocoa decay. Everything's bold and memorably fun.

Supposedly, a full shot of organic espresso is brewed into each pint of stout making this an odd choice as one of just four ales Oakshire offers year round. But Overcast succeeds admirably. Anyone looking for an espresso stout should look here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2009 05:00:30 | More by RedDiamond
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cbros

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type- 22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours your requisite black stout color. There was a pretty tan two finger head, unfortunately it quickly went away and all that was left was some small cling to the glass. Overall a classically looking stout.

S- I am picking up heavy espresso which is obviously not suprising given the beer's name. I also picked roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee undertones. I nice smelling beer that balances all the various notes quite nicely.

T- The espresso that I smelled so strongly comes out very quickly in the taste however it mellows out rather quickly and finishes with a mellow malty taste.

This is the second Oakshire beer that I have had the chance to try and all I was say is that I wish this brewery were closer to me or vice versa. This is a solid beer and definately one that I would continue to purchase if given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 00:20:26 | More by cbros
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Gobzilla

California

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured a very dark brown with ruby brown highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Very nice espresso coffee aroma dominate the nose with roasty character chocolate malts, vanilla, and slight lacto milky notes. The espresso coffee notes also dominate the taste with milky lacto, vanilla and chocolate accents. The brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight astringent, roasty, and creamy finish. It drank pretty good but was also damn rich in flavor. it is definitely a dessert beer that would go great with chocolate cake or sometime like that.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 07:49:55 | More by Gobzilla
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a mice dark brown really coming close to being black and nearly opaque. Small mocha head. Nose brings a bit of roasted malt along with some really strong espresso notes. Great coffee character. The taste tones the coffee down a bit, but it's still quite pleasurable. Good feel with nice carbonation. A very fine coffee beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2010 23:43:47 | More by Thorpe429
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constantine_272

Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Great foam. Silky, sticky and very thick thick. Thin bubbles. Deep black.

S: Chocolate and coffee. Dark mahogany. Leather. A bit sweetness on the nose and a touch of alcohol.

T: Awesome. Enough bitter to even out the heavy fatty flavor. Only slightly sweet. Heavy oat. Molasses. Espresso beans come through strong.

M. Dry finish. Thick but still silky. Slight metal mineral finish.

O: Very good. I like how it is surprisingly refreshing for an oatmeal coffee stout. Finishes mostly clean.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 01:49:21 | More by constantine_272
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gford217

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

The pour is gorgeous with a thick tan head growing gradually on top of a completely opaque black. No light penetrating this one as the head sticks to the sides begrudgingly on the way down.

The aroma is massively roasted, with a nearly-burnt espresso aroma dominating throughout. There is some evidence of dark malts, oatmeal and some bakers chocolate as well.

The taste is also extremely roasty but with a little less coffee and more dark chocolate malts and roasted black malts. There is a smooth oatmeal presence balancing the bitterness of the roasted malts in the finish.

The mouthfeel is interesting in that it's extremely dry and roasted but also extremely smooth with good carbonation and on the fuller side of things.

This is a very good espresso stout with a thick creamy mouthfeel and good coffee presence in the nose. Good beer for coffee lovers who don't mind the big burnt malt character.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 03:16:33 | More by gford217
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befamous7

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you are in the market for an Espresso/Coffee Stout I strongly suggest this beer. The smell doesn't give off a strong coffee/espresso aroma, if anything I get a little bit of hops. The taste is great, good espresso taste which goes down very smooth. I am getting a nice creamy head and average lacing.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 01:21:16 | More by befamous7
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color; the modest tan head leaves a few dots of lace behind

Smell: Chocolate and roasty coffee tones dominate, with a hint of oatmeal underneath

Taste: The chocolate and oatmeal flavors arrive first, adding a bit of minty hops adding some bitterness by mid-palate; after the swallow, the roasty coffee elements add a nice balancing touch

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the creaminess one would expect in this style

Overall: The flavor profile of this beer is nicely constructed; a more creamy mouthfeel would be the icing on the cake

Thanks, chumba526, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 19:37:03 | More by brentk56
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks go to Wackyfoot for these bottles of Oakshire goodness.

Pours a straight up dense black, with 2+ big fingers of dark mocha colored head. Frothy 1/2 finger of retention bows up into a massive cascade of lacing, which a thick covering of foam and brown oils. The zippiness of the espresso in the aroma is eyeopening, with smokey dark roast giving this a crunchy texture in the nostrils. Chocolate and toffee notes give this a thick backing tang, which helps drop the coffee and roast up and gives some heft in the nose. Smooth oatmeal character helps smooth and blend the different flavors together nicely.

Citric espresso character dominates the taste with each sip, with the roastiness of the coffee giving off a light smokey astringency. Roasted malts gives this a dark burnt edge, but sweet notes of chocolate, caramel, and flaky oats help pull back some of the harsher bitter notes of this. Finishes dry, dark, and toasty, with some hints of lingering oily espresso. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate amount of creaminess to it and the oatmeal giving this an extremely smooth and easy feel. This maybe lacks a bit of the fullness that I would have expected considering the bulk of the flavors involved but the relative thinner feel of this does fall in line with some other lower ABV Oatmeal Stouts that I've had.

Nothing wrong here. Just a really nicely made Oatmeal Espresso Stout. Assertive, yet balanced coffee flavors, with the oatmeal adding a smoothness and overall good drinkibility to this. That's 2 for 2 on Oakshire's bottled offerings. I'm looking forward to more of their stuff in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 21:50:28 | More by Kegatron
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a dark black liquid that is quite thick. the head is tan, thick and creamy with good retention and a thick lace.

S-pretty straight forward, huge roasted espresso, slightly burnt coffee, a nice underlying note of vanilla with a touch of dark chocolate in the back.

T-the taste is big espresso, slightly burnt coffee, roasted malts. a light malt sweetness in the back with a touch of oatmeal.

M-medium to full body and a very smooth feel on the palate. low carbonation and slightly crisp in the back.

D-very big flavor and low on alcohol content. nice tastes and straight forward espresso. easy drinking, not heavy and still very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 22:09:42 | More by cpetrone84
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cavedave

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to sirdrinknp for another PNW gem.

It pours a very opaque darkest brown/almost black. A dark beige head makes an appearance, then settles to islands and persistent ring. Man, a lot of thick resiny goodness on the side of the glass! Nice.

Medium aroma of the expected coffee, drk roast for sure, bitter chocolate, luscious roasty/almost burnt notes, and some bready sweet in the background keeping it together. Coffee the main aroma here, and it makes this irresistible.

First- I like very strong coffee, and stout with a blast of it. Talk about "tastes like it smells"-- the flavors of the bouquet burst like a firework on the tongue. The bitter of both coffee and chocolate unleash on the tongue immediately, joined by a bit of delicious roasty malt/burnt caramel sweet that tries to hold into a finish that is deepest coffee complexity and bitter herbal hop. The sweet in it comes and goes as the beer warms, but it is such a small player here, yet so good at it. This beer rocks. I could see the blatant excess of dankest coffee, and dark roasted malt notes without much sweet, making this beer unattractive to some. Me? More, please.

I love it when a plan comes together! It is just creamy enough in the mouth to make this fantastic. It is full of resin, full bodied, yet it doesn't overwhelm the palate, and even well towards the end of the bottle, and room temp., the finish stays dry, and clean. Drinks light.

Drinkability is of the "danger, you should be sipping this, why are you gulping?" variety. This is da kine for darkest roast coffee stout lovers.

Impression: I may be moving to Oregon soon, somewhere between Bend and Eugene.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 14:22:14 | More by cavedave
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therackman

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a 5gal corny from Oakshire at the Hellshire IV/ Barrel aged beer fest. $54 for 5 gal. Can you believe it? Love having this on tap in the keezer. Great coffee flavor on a solid stout backbone.

A - black with minimal tan head that quickly fades

N - roasty malt, light nose

T - roast, chocolate, quickly turning to coffee

M - light, low carbonation

O - tasty stout with light coffee flavor

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2014 04:29:02 | More by therackman
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep brown/black with almost a finger of creamy light tan head.

Smell. Dark coffee, roasty grains, some chocolate milk. Smells great.

Taste. Dark roasted coffee, roasty malts, caramel and a bit of molasses.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, light crabonation.

Overall. Plenty of coffee, drinks pretty easy. Great with brunch.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 16:29:18 | More by Rutager
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stoutfiend27

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber sent by genghis22 thanks again so much for everything...poured into a tulip..

a-pitch black..large frothy three finger head...stayed for a while and left some nice lacing behind as well...the head was really nice

s-lots of big espresso in your face and roast...there is some sweet malt in there to let you know its a beer...if not for that you would think it was a chilled coffee drink

t-another beer that tastes like it smells..lots of big espresso and bitterness up front...the sweet malt lends itself to the middle as well as some bitter hops that sneak in and out quickly...finishes on a dry bitter coffee note

m-thin even for the abv...a little bit more body would have gone a long way on this but it is not too detracting..the carbonation is good and flavors stay for a while..

d-not hard to drink at all ...easy to put away..perhaps too easy...

cheers to james for sending me another great brew...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 00:54:14 | More by stoutfiend27
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djbreezy

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - pours thick and dark, no head, some very light lacing

smell - malts, oatmeal, chocolate, coffee

taste - coffee and malts up front, some bitterness in the finish

mouthfeel - light to medium body

drinkability - very drinkable, balanced flavor

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 03:36:44 | More by djbreezy
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HopHead84

California

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on 11/24/2009 and poured into a snifter. Extra received in a trade with writerljberg, thanks Luke. The beer pours black with a small creamy head that lingers for a fair amount of time and leaves some scattered lacing when it finally recedes.

The nose is dominant espresso with notes of dark chocolate and a little toffee. The malt has a strong roasted profile with an earthy quality. The flavor opens with strong coffee notes and roasted malt. Astringency is light and there's a moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy, silky, and full.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 21:04:32 | More by HopHead84
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