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Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Organic Portland Roast Espresso StoutOrganic Portland Roast Espresso Stout

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101 Ratings

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the Laurelwood Blog: Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout is a collaboration between Laurelwood and Portland Roasting - a fantastic local coffee producer. The beer features a blend of hand-selected Ethiopian and Sumatran coffees.

(Beer added by: bitterthebetter on 02-19-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful deep garnet hue with a tan head and excellant lacing.

Nice quality coffee nose that is backed by a solid malty backbone, but the coffee IS the star of the show.

Well, coffee continues to be the star of the show here but the malty roast is very present, with a good smooth combination this brew showcases the expresso roast for sure, mmmmahhh.

Smooth and Creamy seem to come to mind. This elixer is for the beer drinking coffee head for sure.

I Love This Brew, go seek buy. You will be rewarded with a solid coffee stout.

welldigger888, Jul 14, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to HeyCurly3 for this one! Poured from bottle into Mother Earth Brewing(NC) stemware.

A - black with some dark ruby and brown highlights; thin, light colored head that faded to a thin ring; no notable lacing

S - chocolate, espresso, peanut butter - sweet overall

T - espresso is very fresh tasting, has a depth of character without overpowering; some bready, slightly nutty flavors followed by a drying finish; not as dark and roasty as expected, actually somewhat creamy tasting

M - thin-medium body with soft carbonation; long, moderately bitter linger

O - fantastic flavors of premium coffee with a creamy overall texture; does not bowl you over with coffee; i would recommend this to any coffee beer drinkers; my first beer from Laurelwood - nice work so far!

cwguy5, Feb 28, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep opaque midnight black with slight brown undertones and a thick, creamy tan head

rich solid espresso upfront, followed by slight chocolate, faint berry notes?

espresso leads it off, but not super super bitter, followed by slight bittersweet and dark chocolate, faint caramel, i want to say even a touch of blueberries (maybe from the coffee?) slight molasses and even a faint hint of pine hops on the finish

super smooth and balanced with good malt interplay and a solid, semi dry finish with the espresso continuing on after letting some of the other malts fade away

smooth, solid structure, never too big or too sweet with the flavors lingering long after the sip. A fine stout and the espresso is very well matched with the malt

bitterthebetter, Feb 19, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A fudge brown pour, with an impressive head of tan foam; very nice on the retention and lacing fronts

Smell: Freshly ground coffee beans dominate the aroma, though there is a dark bread and chocolate element hiding out, underneath

Taste: Coffee, verging on espresso (but not quite as robust), up front, with a bit of sweetening and cream developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the robust espresso flavors start to come through and linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice coffee stout, by my definition, but I like coffee; I also enjoy a flavorful stout that doesn't also have to load up on the ABV and thick mouthfeel (don't mind those at all, but like the alternative, too)

Thanks, gkatsoris, for the opportunity

brentk56, Apr 13, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black color in the glass after a brownish pour. A massive tan head forms and slowly settles to a thick cap. Sheets of lacing is left down the glass.

Love the coffee aroma of this beer. Espresso that is fresh and pure. That is the only thing that I smell as the stout elements get lost.

Wonderful espresso flavor as well. More of a beer flavor that lies at the base of the beer. Roasted malt that compliments the espresso. Surprisingly the bitterness is mellow and seems low.

The body is moderate with good carbonation. Seems like a 6% ABV beer that neither surprises or disapoints.

A beer for coffee lovers. Pure espresso flavor that is just a joy to drink.

morimech, Apr 01, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a rich near-black, with crimson and sienna highlights at the edges. a creamy looking mocha-colored head a good finger-and-a-half has fair retention before fading to some thin foam, leaving behind some decent lacing down the glass.

aroma screams coffee. espresso and dark roasted coffee. The Ethiopian beans come through impressively in the aroma. roasted dark malt powers through, slightly balancing the euphoric coffee aromas. a hint of piney hops and a bit of bitter/burnt bean aroma.

Tastes as good as it smells! Sumatran coffee leads the way with bright and acidic coffee flavors, with some earthy and smoke coffee following. hints of rich cocoa subtly bolster the coffee flavors. Roasted malts show up fairly nicely as well. Characteristic northwest stout hopping with some pine and citrus hops finishing with some bitter coffee notes. incredibly balanced and delicious.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of chewy, yet still very full bodied. Ample carbonation helps keep everything creamy. A pleasant lingering bitterness from both hops and coffee without being acrid or sour, as some coffee stouts tend toward.

Not many coffee brews taste as richly coffee'd as this one. This isn't a chewy imperial or double stout... it's a rich, clean, strong coffee stout, which makes it incredibly drinkable. if it were a bit chewier and thicker, it may be a touch more enjoyable, but nowhere near as drinkable. Definitely a winner in my book. and if you like coffee stouts, this one should be high on your list of must-tries.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black with an off white head. Slight crimson at the edges. Good lacing as I drink it.

Smell- Great mocha aroma. Some hop bitterness in the back. In addition to baking chocolate.

Taste- Great coffee flavor with a lot more hop flavor than there should be for the style. I will say that I like that a lot, though. Some baking chocolate but not as much as there is in the aroma.

Mouthfeel- I really like the mouthfeel, but could use a little more, though, if you want my opinion.

Drinkability- Good drinkability. I could have a few of these without issue.

I have always loved this beer. I look forward to it every year. After about 6 months or so the coffee flavor starts to drop off. If you have the opportunity to try this you will not be disappointed.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one that Davey brought back for me from Portland. This is one of the better Coffee beers I have had. Poured a super dark brown almost black. Huge coffee smell, Huge coffee taste. not as thick as others that I have had but that not a bad thing, its good to have a good tasting stout that under %10.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle of this back in July 2009 while on a trip in Portland OR. Have had this in the cellar since then, and decided to crack it open last night. Paired it with the dessert course of dinner, which was gourmet chocolate cupcakes. Served in Brooklyn Brewery snifters. Absolutely amazing look to this beer. Dark brown color bordering on black. Giant head of white foam glides to the top of the glass and lasted a long time. It was almost marshmallow-like, it was so thick. Tons of lacing. Smell really hit you with the aroma of coffee. Taste was a knockout too. Loads of that roasted flavor from a great stout, but it was balanced quite well with the flavor of espresso. Just enough high octane coffee flavor to enjoy, but it was not overpowering. Mouthfeel was thick and luscious. Even after a year in the cellar, it remained thick and full of body. Drinkability was high, as this beer had a great deal of positive qualities. A sipper kind of beer, a beer to enjoy over time. A superb example of a stout with wonderful coffee characteristics.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a dark brown with lots of reddish hues shining through, not completely opaque. Creamy and frothy mocha colored head left some splashy lace

S- Intensely roasty, extreme coffee bitterness, very dark roast, big aroma of freshly cracked coffee beans

T- Big coffee bean flavor, fresh brewed dark roasted black coffee, a dry cracker taste, light creaminess in the flavor. This is probably the most coffee forward tasting beer I have ever had.

M- Very dry, medium to lighter bodied, medium carbonation, goes down very easy

O- Reminds me a lot of Oakshire's Overcast Espresso Stout, but this is even more coffee forward. Tons of dark roast, coffee bitterness, and dryness. This is a coffee lover's beer

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks what most porter would look, dark brown; a little bit of head present. Taste is of roasted coffee, a bit sweet, but also a bit hoppy actually.
The mouthfeel isn't watery at all, but not super thick either, it has a nice balanced feel unlike most stouts where most of them felt a bit watery to me.

This is a good stout with nice robust coffee flavor, and Laurelwood continued to impress me with another fine-tasting brew. I'm not a big coffee drinker but love coffee stouts. This one is very satisfactory and would gladly purchase again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Laurelwood

appearance - pours dark, light head

smell - cold-pressed coffee and roasted malts

taste - same as the nose, good cold-pressed coffee, no bitter qualities, very flavorful

mouthfeel - medium body, well carbonated

drinkability - very good coffee profile, i think this is a better batch than the 2010, really enjoyed it

djbreezy, Mar 07, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $4.99 Black with slight mahogany hints beer with a luscious thick ,creamy tan head. Damn delightful! Coffee nose,i like Sumatran coffee beans and this smells just like them freshly ground.This gets good marks for that. Fine mixture of coffee,molasses and toasted oat in the flavour..coffee finish. Great palate..smooth yet carbonated ,keeps things moving along. I think this is a great drink..but you HAVE to like fresh ground coffee

Reidrover, Mar 17, 2012
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Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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