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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 26
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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4.19/5  rDev +10%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade featuring a nice texture and perhaps even nicer retention. Looks good in a glass, that's for sure (especially the Samuel Smith pint glass, which almost seems tailor made for stouts).

S: Wowee, this one is very forward in its mocha, chocolate, and roasted barley qualities. Oats are faintly notable, as well. I'm pretty impressed, actually.

T/M: Dry, dry, dry. This opens dry/bitter, finishes dry/bitter, with seemingly no room for sweetness anywhere. There's a slight ping of chocolate to start before coffee, roasted barley, and oatmeal all take over. I notice a dimension of piny hops on the back end, too that never overpower everything else. I reckon it's a bit more airy-feeling than I like; I'd kill for a silkier texture, or maybe it's just lower carbonation I'd kill for. The latter quality is the only thing that bugs me here - it allows it to come off as being too dry and even a bit rough at times.

O: One has to love how drinkable this is. The lack of creamy softness is easy to overlook for this reason. I wouldn't trade for it; but I would buy it again if I ever caught it in a store.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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…

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.