Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing
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4/5 rDev +4.7%
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice dense cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, biscuit, and light herbal hops. Nice and well balanced stout aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, biscuit, caramel, molasses, vanilla, cream, and light herbal. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, biscuit, and herbal hops on the finish for a short bit. Great balance of flavors, with a nice amount of robustness. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is pretty much invisible as expected for 5.8%. Overall this is a damn nice coffee stout. A lot of well balanced flavors; with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. I really have no complaints. Really well done.
05-14-2012 01:36:00 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.
A- pours a nice pitch black with a 2" cola colored head. Big collar of lacing rings the glass.
S- nice mix of roasted malts and coffee with a hint of vanilla.
T- big roasted malts followed by coffee and finishes with some pine hoppiness.
M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creamy and slick feel for a regular stout.
O- nice stout with good amount of coffee and just enough hop bitterness to balance this beer out nicely.
04-27-2012 01:40:10 | More by kawilliams81
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Bomber into standard pint.
A: Opaque black/deep brown. No light at all coming through. Super gentle pour got no head at all. There is a thin cap of tiny brown bubbles and a decent ring around the glass. Had i been more aggressive the head would have been nice.
S: Coffee and chocolate. Smells like a good mocha. Smells great, very sweet and rich smelling beer. Hint of caramel.
T: Coffee up front, creamy chocolate, then a wash of bitter that makes the chocolate taste more bittersweet and the coffee taste darker. Hops is unnoticeable the bitter seems to come more from the coffee. Tastes good, but I am a fan of espresso stouts.
M: Rich and smooth from the oatmeal. Almost like melted ice cream texture. A good medium-heavy body with a touch of chew, like a stout should. This beer rocks the mouthfeel.
O: Good coffee stout, good oatmeal stout, GOOD STOUT. I have had better but I would certainly buy this again.
04-22-2012 06:26:26 | More by N3rdM3t4l
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
04-06-2012 16:29:18 | More by Rutager
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
nitro-tap @ noble fir
appearance: imperial pint - perfect nitro-tap appearance - solid ebony body, 1/2" thick brown nitro cream
smell: fair amount of dark roast, notes of espresso and cream, a touch of leafy hops
taste: subdued flavors, but everything was well balanced - burnt espresso, medium roast, bakers chocolate, cream, some leafy hops
mouthfeel: rich and creamy body - likely a result of the nitro-tap serving, but nonetheless, lovely.
overall: this one went down easy
03-26-2012 19:54:41 | More by dirtylou
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
Loving what Oakshire is doing and very happy that Boise has access.... please keep us in your loop. :-)
03-24-2012 07:40:11 | More by JohnGalt1
3.78/5 rDev -1%
22oz bomber poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
A: Opaque black with ruby highlights, mocha colored forms with small bubbles and sticks around for a good little while, a little lace is left behind.
S: Dominated by espresso coffee, roasted character, some astringent earthiness, some milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate, hint of chicory.
T: Coffee dominates with chocolate arriving on the aftertaste, hints of spices, chicory, light oaty fruitiness, ghostly charcoal. Blends well, but its a bit watery.
MF: Lighter medium mouthfeel, pretty wet and a bt creamy, finishes with some dryness which is nice.
O: Coffee dominates, with roast, chocolate, and hints of dark fruitiness behind. Very little hop character, and while I liked this beer as a showcase for espresso, there are also better coffee beers out there IMO. Still an easy drinker, and recommended.
03-05-2012 16:04:51 | More by Scotchboy
3.43/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours a nice black color with firm beige head that sits about 1.33" in a very still manner while I watch the 1st half of the Marquette-Notre Dame game. DJO is ballin'. Aroma isn't really espresso, its more like old diner coffee. Now, this bottle is definitely not 'fresh' it is almost a year old. Some coffee beers hold up, some do not.
Flavorwise, the coffee is a little better than the aroma, nothing spectacular though. I needed a coffee beer with a 10AM tip this morning, so I grabbed this since I never meant to wait this long to try it in the first place. Nothing spectacular, its a dark, yet mild roast flavor, doesn't trigger visions of the lighter espresso flavor I'm used to. Hit those free throws Vander Blue. Chocolate malt, but not really an added chocolate flavor going on. Mildly bitter, body is average, like the carbonation.
A decent option at a decent price, it was good enough to make me pick up another bottle next time im in WA/OR and next time, I'll drink it fresh and see what happens.
02-04-2012 18:46:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
a - a nice solid black pour, with a subtle, but dirty layer of foam resting quitely atop
s - coffee right away..nice roasted malts, hidden chocolate note...
t - as it warms up, so increases the flavor that's for sure.... lot of coffee on top of this beer.. bits of grain..
m - smooth, soft and somewhat velvety
o - pretty good cappucinno stout...
01-29-2012 01:22:04 | More by vande
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
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