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Hellshire III - Oakshire Brewing

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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cavemanlawyer on 02-26-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 2.7.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a dark tan head that has good retention.

S - Roasted malts, subtle bourbon, oak.

T - Acidic wood, bourbon, bitter chocolate.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - More barrel then bourbon. Ok, how'd this win anything?!

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04-24-2014 04:54:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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03-17-2014 15:29:54 | More by kscaldef
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Oregon

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 22:07:00 | More by egrace84
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this in honor of taking gold at 2013 GABF. From memory

A - Black with a tan head leaving behind no lace.

S - Roasty malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak and plenty of dark fruit.

T - Roasty malt, brown sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak bourbon and dark fruits. I think I remember light notes of coconut.

M - Medium body but seemed a bit thin and watery for the flavors. Made it way too drinkable for 8%+.

D - Thin and light for what I was expecting but that only sped up the pace in which it was consumed. Nice combo of flavors. Glad I got to try it.

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11-16-2013 03:44:34 | More by brewcrew76
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Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass at a "meet the brewer" event at the Tap and Growler in Eugene.

The beer pours a blacksih brown color with good head retention and lacing. The foamy head is pretty creamy looking, and the beer has the look of one that has seen some signficant barrel aging (which of course it has). On the nose, the bourbon is very, very pronounced, putting me in mind of BCBS (yes, it's that intense). Otherwise, there is considerable milk chocolate and vanilla in the nose (the brewer noted that he added a considerable amount of chocolate nibs to the blend, and it definitely shows), and while the beer smells as if it will be on the sweet side, it's not at all over the top or overdone. The flavor profile repllicates the nose, though the bourbon isn't as intense on the palate. Also, while the beer comes across as very soft, creamy and smooth, it's readily apparent that this beer has nothing like the alcoholic bite you encounter in the BCBS. On the other hand, this beer is very easy to drink, and is absolutely delicious. There were a couple of folks at the tasting who indicated they had bought a case of this beer, and I confess it was hard not to be envious of them. In any event, alcohol is otherwise very, very well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is just exceptional.

An outstanding effort from the brewer at Oakshire, and it was easy to see why this beer won a gold medal recently at the GABF. Impressive!

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Quick review from written notes.

Black body, dense layer of light tan foam on the surface. Rings of delicate lace form in the glass into drippy irregular patterns. Long lasting coverage, ever present surface skim.

Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild barrel woodiness.

Dry bitter dark chocolate, long lingering aftertaste of roasty char and bitter chocolate, some woody traces of bourbon, lending a wisp of brown sugar in there a well. Feels fairly light despite the rich flavors and moderate abv., smooth and velvety, not boozy. Well integrated and overall quite drinkable. Recommended.

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A: Poured jet black, a bit thin I thought but it looked and poured good yielding a nice mocha colored head. Some decent lacing and bubbles result from the pour

S: A big roastiness with tobacco and leather. Some dark chocolate and a measure of dark fruits. Bourbon stings the nostrils.

T: Initial chocolate and bourbon meets letaher, smoke and tobacco. The finish is a bit sweet with more tobacco and dark chocolate goodness. The bourbon presence is there but no flavor is dominant to me.

M: Medium bodied, a bit thinner than I expected but is a single Foreign Export Stout so it does not miss the mark much on body. The carbonation was a tweak high. Not really creamy but dry and sweet.

O: Not a real fan putting SINGLE STOUTS IN BARRELS. I imagine this beer being a good rep of the style w/o the bourbon barrel. Not worth the sticker price.

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Hellshire III from Oakshire Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.