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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

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very good

272 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 27
Gots: 23 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

jbakajust1, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Chris00710, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jwerner23, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

JMScowcroft, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours black. Head is a rather thick, brown mass of heavy foam. The head retains quite well. Good lacing.

S-Black coffee and lots of roast. That's about it for the nose in my book. Impressive intensity.

T-Espresso for sure. Some bitter dark chocolate as well. Very roasty and just a bit of char. I'm not all too enamored witht eh coffee/espresso here for some reason. Maybe it's the secondary flavors that I don't love as much.

M-Has plenty of body for a beer of its alcoholic stature. Moderate bitterness. No alcohol. Flavor dies off quickly, however.

O-This definitely gets the job done. It lacks any real charisma, unfortunately. It's a tasty Stout that delivers plenty of java flavor and not much more.

VelvetExtract, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

HoppyToday, May 12, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great stout, one of those enormous dark beers that just satisfies like no other on an unseasonably cold monday afternoon. dark in color, almost black in fact, but showing some dark chocolate tones around the edges under a rather lazy inch of tan foam. the nose is coffee first, mixed in with some chocolate malt, dark chocolate cake or fudge brownie, and a bold ale yeast. love the combination here. the taste is similar, with plenty of robust coffee flavor but very little acidity or mouthfeel weirdness from it. belgian dark chocolate flavor in the finish, some mild birch or maple syrups sweetness, and a dark roasted barley that is large without being especially bitter. i think the mix of flavors and textures is wonderful, velvety smooth but shockingly full flavored, full bodied yet real easy drinking. a nice mix. i think oakshire has impressed during its brief stead in colorado, and i hope they continue to show up periodically with new stuff, as i think everything they do has been excellent. great use of coffee in a drinkable stout. perfect cold weather brew.

StonedTrippin, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

snobofsnobs, May 11, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

rkarimi, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

510a, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

aquazr1, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BobZ, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jbaker67, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can that I think I paid $1.59. Dark black, tan head, looks decent. Doesn't smell like much other than some burnt coffee and grounds. Flavor is more burnt coffee, not very much stout, not very appetizing. i wouldn't say this tasted bad but I wouldn't reach for another. I had no problem finishing the beer though.

ArrogantB, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sendbeer, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

GrantBrennan, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Punch Bowl Social, Portland

Violet-tinged brown with beige film.
Roast, chocolate truffle, coffee nose.
Cocoa powder, acidic black bite, a whack of coffee and a branchy end.
Frappuccino finish and stale coffee linger.
Light to medium, slight cling.

Plenty of coffee, both stale and fresh. A bit thin. Does as advertised, but nothing more.

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

RyanOooh, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

KlayWey, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

sirsteve42, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kurmaraja, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

msquared36, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

StevanTheVegan, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

DOCRW, Feb 22, 2014
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.