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Overcast Espresso Stout - Oakshire Brewing

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very good

248 Ratings

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev +4.7%

zeledonia, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of JISurfer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

JISurfer, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

MacStinson, May 31, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

pixieskid, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
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.

kawilliams81, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Big_Dave, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -21.5%

jaidenjb, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of vkv822
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black with a thick frothy tan head.

The aroma is a smooth blend of rich coffee and chocolate. Very pleasant.

Again more cocoa and espresso.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with fairly active carbonation.

Nothing too fancy, but a a solid, well made coffee stout overall.

vkv822, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +4.7%

sirsteve42, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Eriktheipaman, May 17, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

Served a pilsner glass, on nitro at Malt & Vine.

Nitro stouts are beautiful. Black, velvety, creamy lush head. This is all of that. Smell is strong coffee and lots of roasted malt.

Taste is what I wish Guinness tasted like. Nice coffee bitterness, rich malt and nice roastiness, but packaged in a nice, balanced way that doesn't overpower at all.

Mouthfeel is nitro stout. Creamy, silky, pleasant. Overall, very good.

snaotheus, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of artoolemomo
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

artoolemomo, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PopnLoads, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
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.

Scotchboy, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of roadhouse
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

22 oz. bomber into a pint glass

Pours deep and dark with a large reverse cascading tan head of about two inches, this one nearly overflowed on me after a bit of a vigorous pour after I thought it wasn't producing head, but no, it's just a little slow to rise. Good retention throughout and some nice lacing as well.

Aroma was quite appealing as well with quite a bit of chocolate notes but of course the espresso is supposed to be the forerunner. It is, though it's not quite as strong as some coffee-centric beers. Pleasing none the less.

The taste followed suit with some sweet chocolate notes rounded out with a smooth oatmeal touch with the espresso coming in the back. Roasty, but not intensely so.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy going down. Quite drinkable, though I do think it would be better in 12 oz. form or with someone to split the bomber with, unfortunately I didn't have that option this night.

Overall a nice stout with a noticable but not overpowering coffee presence.

roadhouse, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of PDXHops
4.43/5  rDev +16%

On tap in a shaker pint.

Pours just about black with 2 fingers capped with 2 fingers of unevenly constructed foam (frothy hills and valleys). Good retention with a decent amount of clumpy lacing.

Ah, now this is what a coffee stout should smell and taste like. The coffee is a complementary element, enhancing the rich roasted and chocolate malt flavors instead of overpowering them. Nice interplay between the the coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. The sweet chocolate and creamy mouthfeel blunt the coffee and burnt malts a bit, allowing a bit of hop flavor to come through.

Overall impression: excellent stout, probably my favorite coffee beer I've tried so far.

PDXHops, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of vande
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...

vande, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%

On tap at Jone's Radiator Served in a pint glass.

Pours a black color and is opaque. Thin beige head.

Smell is a coffee like aroma. Smells like warm over-brewed coffee grounds.

Taste is also predictably coffee. A bit one dimensional. It tastes like weak cheap coffee from when I didn't like coffee.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit watery.

Drinkable but lacks sweetness and body.

RJLarse, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of KajII
3.86/5  rDev +1%

[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…


KajII, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

InfernoBoss, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours blackwith a bubbly mocha head. Aroma is not nearly as aggressive as I hoped. It's good, don't get me wrong, but I was hoping this would be bolder and not quite as balanced as it turns out to be. Roasted espresso, dark chocolate, and some sweetness from the sugars that come from the oats. A touch more of that espresso shows itself in the flavor, roasted barley, chocolate, and some sugars from the oats. A touch of some char flirts with things throughout, providing a kiss of some bitterness. A creamy, kinda thinner medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice beer. At $5.49 a bomber well worth my money. Something I would definitely buy again.

denver10, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +4.7%

DOCRW, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of elgiacomo
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a small brown head.

Aroma features nice espresso and coffee notes, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, some dark fruits. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is espresso & coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla and caramel, fairly sweet, minimal hops, on the finish there is a touch of lactic tartness and some astringency. Very little alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. A little creamy, a little sticky at times.

A nice coffee stout, but I’ll admit I’ve been spoiled lately by copious amounts of Wake-n-Bake and Founders Breakfast Stout. This one is a bit different than those however, using a Sweet Stout as a base, making this a bit unique, as those Sweet Stout characteristics definitely come through.

elgiacomo, Jan 02, 2012
Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.