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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

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very good

262 Ratings

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

harrymel, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

vcoggins, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

The pour was a thick jet black with a huge (3-4 finger) tan foamy head that lasted throughout, reducing to a large cap with excellent sheets of foamy lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted cereal malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, dark roast coffee, vanilla and a hint of oats.

The taste was lightly sweet, a tad bitter and very malty with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and molasses from the start, progressing with a strong bitter dark roasted coffee taste and a silky oat feel towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow, with a bold espresso taste fading very slowly from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was exceptionally full in body with a dry, oily texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was one solid tasting Stout with a great balance of flavors, which ultimately created a smooth and tasty brew with a superb drinkability…


KajII, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Satan70, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have tried this in the past and I hate coffee but my palette has changed. It pours our black and thin but very dark. The foam was a dark brown color and it disappeared almost instantly. Held up to light nothing gets through. The smell, perhaps this is too cold, is coffee. That is it. Not much else going on here. Not that strong. I wonder how old this bottle is. The flavor is delicious. The coffee is more subtle. This has to have aged for just a bit but long enough for some of the flavors to taper down. Basically you get the coffee, burnt ashy malts, smokiness and a hint of chocolate. For the mouthfeel I was a bit let down. This is thin for an oatmeal stout. It is a low alcoholic stout so I would imagine it to be a bit thin, on the medium side of beer mouthfeel but with that low carbonation the flavors linger and and I like that. Overall this is a good beer. I wonder what its like fresh? This bottle has to be a bit older but I like it and since I live near Oregon, I can get this really cheap. Its worth the price. I'll get it again if I want a dark low end beer.

Vancoubeer, Dec 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

t0rin0, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jasonrm72, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jules11788, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

nmann08, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

BCross, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

throwerbri, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

strongaf, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bsuedekum, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a two-inch head that has a light cocoa hue; lacing is good

S: Definite espresso, roasted coffee beans, roasted malts; some chocolate, milky flavors; a touch bitter and sour

T: Flavors really come together better than I expected; lots of roasted coffee beans; bitterness is balanced with sweet chocolates

F: Incredibly creamy; thick, viscous, awesome

O: This is a delicious creamy espresso-forward beer

dbossman, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Spacechic, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MarkyMOD, Oct 05, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from the Grocery Outlet in Tanasbourne.

Pouring black with dark brown highlights, this beer is capped with a dense, brown head that's creamy and leaves some nice lacing. The nose is mostly a freshly pulled espresso, roasty, creamy, mildly chocolatey, and faintly hoppy (earthy). It smells nice but simple. The base stout appears to be obscured by the coffee.

The palate opens with a nice espresso flavor. Fresh, clean, mildly fruity and moderately roasty, it is expressed in a way I like. The base stout, however, isn't up to the challenge. Mildly roasty, not chocolatey enough and rather thin, the base stout really is disappointing. Drying, roasty, faintly watery and with a nice lingering coffee flavor on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body. Carbonated a little too highly for my liking, the carbonic acid clashes with the excellently expressed coffee acidity. The hoppy bitterness on the finish is a nice touch. Decent stuff, it could use just a touch of sweetness and body to go with the rather excellent coffee flavor.

DefenCorps, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Beercounter1, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Butterworth, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kopfschuss, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

twelveinches, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mmilyko, Sep 02, 2012
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.