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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

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Overcast Espresso StoutOvercast Espresso Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 27
Gots: 14 | 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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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2012 15:36:00 | More by flexabull
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StJamesGate

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 19:49:44 | More by StJamesGate
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours obsidian and opaque into my CBS snifter, deep brown head form and retains about a cm nicely. Heavy lacing is left behind. Incredibly dark for a non imperial stout. The nose starts with bold roasted coffee paired with a dry roasted barley quality. Notes of dark chocolate come in as well as a tinge of hops to round things out. Taste lacks malty sweetness and stays on the dry roasted malty side of things. Very dry on the finish and not a whole lot of depth to the flavor. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonation with somewhat light body. Lots of espresso here as well as roasted malts, but there is not enough sweetness to balance out these flavors. The results is somewhat ashy and overly dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 06:16:14 | More by homebrew311
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #35 (Dec 2009):

A very impressive tiny-bubbled tan head forms--yeah, we know how to pour a beer. The head retention is certainly good enough to mention. Black color ... would we expect anything else from an Espresso Stout? Chocolate, molasses, dark berry, espresso and faintly smoky aroma. Smoothness skitters across the wet medium body. Espresso up front, with a mild roasted bitterness, which soon joins with the roasted grain to make more of a mocha impression on the palate. Within that mocha is more of a dark chocolate flavor, raisin/dark berry combo and some charcoal. Hops lean back and stay back with only a smidgen of flavor to be found. Roasted dry finish.

On the dry spectrum of Coffee Stouts, which really lets the espresso come through. A good drink for a coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 15:41:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cpetrone84 for sharing this one!

A- Presents with a dark brown-nearly black body that is very hesitant to let the light shine through. Pours with a massive 2-3 finger tan head which slowly fades to a nice thick collar.

S-The nose is HUGE and the overall impression that I am getting is strong, dark coffee with big dark roasted malt coming through the most. There is just the slightest hint of vanilla in the background that keeps things nicely in check.

T-Deep, dark, heavy roasted malt is the main character upfront-this is the main and dominating character. It fades just enough to let a hint of vanilla come through for the finish but that "BIG BLACK COFFEE" character is dominant the whole way through.

M-Medium tingly carbonation with a heavy, somewhat sticky body.

D-This brew has HUGE flavor for a non-imperial stout. Its a big beer all around. Its nice to see a small beer packed with tons of big beer flavor-but it does seem kinda one dimensional at times. If coffee beers are your thing-then this beer is definitely for you-if not-stay away.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 18:11:58 | More by PittBeerGirl
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-27-2012 07:33:34 | More by shelby415
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 16:29:18 | More by Rutager
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2014 11:09:56 | More by jbaker67
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-09-2013 05:24:29 | More by Zbeetleman
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notchucknorris

California

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black color with a very very thin mocha colored head.

S: A pretty good amount of things in this. Roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, a bit of earth and some faint hints of red berries.

T: Roasted malt and day old coffee upfront. Some hints of dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of smoke and charred malt on the finish. I'm digging the flavors but not the mouthfeel. It's way too thin for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 03:13:06 | More by notchucknorris
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-02-2012 00:20:37 | More by CoryR
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-08-2012 16:36:50 | More by Kopfschuss
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-04-2012 02:47:22 | More by RoryOMoore
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 01:29:13 | More by richkrull
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff (ipa247) for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour barely yields a .5 finger fine, dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. Beer is opaque black and dense. Lacing is attractive. Spotty in parts and stringy in others with nice legs and good stick.

S: Nose is rather subtle. Roasted malt, big, bold espresso beans, a hint of dark chocolate, and liquorice. Really had to bury my nose in the brew to get anything though.

T: Opens extremely heavy on the coffee. Coffee bean bitterness with a slight touch of tart. Roasted malts add their touch of bitterness, smoke, and ash. As I let this one warm in my mouth, chocolate comes up ever so slightly towards the end. Coffee takes back over at the finish, which is accented with bitterness. Aftertaste is roasted malt and slight coffee sourness.

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Oily and slick in the mouth but sufficient carbonation keeps it from being heavy and viscous. Tingly and slightly grainy going down. Finish is accented and aftertaste lingers.

D: I'm not a huge coffee drinker so I'm not inclined to revisit this one. That being said though, I can see what is trying to be accomplished here and for those fans of big, roasty, coffee and coffee beers, this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 18:33:56 | More by SpeedwayJim
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

06-10-2013 18:31:37 | More by ajzy
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 22:00:38 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-04-2014 01:43:54 | More by Kurmaraja
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into a CCB tulip glass a dark brown color with a slight tan head that quickly forms a tan collar around the glass. Aroma is that of leather, coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The nuttiness is stronger in the aroma more than anything. Nice lace left on the glass as I swirl it around. Medium mouthfeel. Espresso indeed! Dark bitter roast coffee dominate the flavor profile in this one. Some leather type notes as well. Bitterness lingers on. Well, it pretty much is what it says it is, strong coffee style stout. Might use a little more malt to balance it out as the bitterness from the roast is pretty strong.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 00:37:15 | More by kbutler1
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woemad

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2013 23:33:49 | More by woemad
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-06-2014 07:40:18 | More by JISurfer
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 01:40:10 | More by kawilliams81
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-06-2012 15:04:03 | More by pixieskid
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2013 17:26:33 | More by anteater
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2012 23:45:55 | More by thinwhiteduke
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.