Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing
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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
4.05/5 rDev +6%
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.
11-26-2009 21:04:32 | More by HopHead84
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
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
650 mL bottle poured a snifter.
Appearance - Black with some transparency. Khaki head. Off balanced collar and good surface wisps.
Smell - Dark roast comes on stronger than coffee. Little bit of vanilla.
Taste - Roasty malts, coffee. Some milk chocolate. Missing a bit of depth, but a decent coffee flavor either way. Roasty malt bitterness, but not a coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel - A regular stout, so I shouldn't complain about body, but it's thin. Drinkable I guess.
Overall - Not bad. Clean beer and a nice coffee flavor, but not a lot else going on.
08-18-2013 23:26:16 | More by Alieniloquium
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
On tap at Henry's, served in a shaker pint, Espresso Stout is a blackish brown coffee color with a tan head leaving heavy lace.
Smell is all coffee, fresh ground beans really, a bit leathery as it warms.
Taste is again, all black coffee, with a hint of milk chocolate (lactose?) and vanilla. Earthy with some plastic phenols, but smooth and pretty well rounded, not to robust flavored in spite of the dominance of the coffee.
Mouthfeel has a nice frothy carbonation, with a light body, espresso like indeed!
Drinkability is pretty good, it goes down very easily. Bartender was sure of ABV but thought around 6%, which seems a bit high to me based on how it drank. Even as a coffee lover though, I didn't need more then one of these, a bit too one dimensional and not that exciting.
12-30-2008 22:12:45 | More by ccrida
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: utterly black with no light allowed through. Head poured a thin finger of creamy tan foam. Decent lacing is left on the glass.
Smell: nice malt aroma with a very smooth, roasty character. The coffee comes through in a big way, but isn't overpowering. I like it.
Taste: huge roasted malt character with quite a bit of coffee in the mix. The coffee is a little bit bitter but overall not bad. Vegetal hops round out the end -- not too surprising in an American stout. Not too shabby.
Mouthfeel: body is on the light side but has a decent carbonation. It's too thin to call creamy, but it has a light silkiness which is nice.
Overall: this is a pretty good and quite drinkable coffee beer. I'd definitely have this guy again.
01-03-2012 05:47:00 | More by flagmantho
4.78/5 rDev +25.1%
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.
07-09-2011 03:33:27 | More by Cyberkedi
3.2/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
09-16-2012 03:28:20 | More by DefenCorps
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Very dark black, slightly brown colour with a small, creamy tan head. Fair head retention.
Mild coffee aroma with some roasty notes. Fairly mild.
A nice, rounded, roasted coffee flavour where nothing is overpowered. Nicely balanced with just enough coffee.
Medium body with creamy carbonation.
Really well balanced. Good flavour that comes out and it is balanced enough that you could drink several.
10-09-2011 01:35:15 | More by dgilks
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
11-14-2009 03:16:33 | More by gford217
4.22/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
11-30-2010 07:49:55 | More by Gobzilla
3.86/5 rDev +1%
From the 650 ml. bottle. Received from Beer Kangaroo. Sampled on February 15, 2014.
The pour is dark brown to near black and looks excellent. Soft tan head lingers for awhile.
It is an espresso stout and that is most obvious with the aroma with dark smoky malts and coffee grinds. Low hops.
The body is full and creamy.
The taste is a nice dose of coffee but there does not seem to be much in the way of caffeine. It is also rather milky and slightly bitter at the end. This is a stout worth having if you get the chance.
02-16-2014 02:54:49 | More by puboflyons
3.15/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
04-04-2014 22:43:52 | More by ArrogantB
4.28/5 rDev +12%
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.
08-02-2009 05:00:30 | More by RedDiamond
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
06-06-2010 22:09:42 | More by cpetrone84
3.64/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
05-19-2014 00:45:35 | More by VelvetExtract
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
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