Oscura
Furthermore Beer

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From:
Furthermore Beer
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Ratings:
222
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2019
Added:
Aug 04, 2008
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  10
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 7/23/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through brown/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; nice lace.

Fresh roasted coffee beans & toffee notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Coffee & mild raspberry flavors.

A simple, easy to drink coffee beer.

Jun 11, 2019
Photo of Beginner2
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Interesting.
Interesting style. Anchor Steam has ten times as many "Hads" as the #2 and twenty times Oscura at #4.
Interesting brewery in a cultural center in a very small town in the middle of little (70 miles west of Madison, yet has Frank Lloyd Wright's main home/studio and a world class classical repertory theater.)
Interesting beer with the coffee addition that calms the carbonation and boosts the mildly flavored style. I will have Oscura again.

Apr 16, 2016
 
3.58 by ryancl from Minnesota on Mar 03, 2016
 
2.94 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Feb 02, 2016
 
3.85 by AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin on Jul 26, 2015
 
3.84 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Jul 22, 2015
 
3.96 by smbslt from Illinois on Jul 16, 2015
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a clear pale golden color with off-white head. Not much coffee on the nose, a little green bell pepper though; follows onto the palate. Lingering malt on the finish.

Jun 26, 2015
 
3.52 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jun 25, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

A: Brilliant deep amber to light brown, ¼” lacy off white foam collar.
S: Fresh grain, coffee, pale malt aromas – not a lot of hops.
T: Grainy malt flavors with some light coffee and roast barley a little chocolate, some light roasted malt, along with the coffee – more dry than sweet, not a lot of hops.
F: Very creamy texture just shy of a medium body, medium carbonation.
O: The coffee comes across a little different in a lighter beer – it is not competing with the roast malt flavors so it is a little less like espresso.

Apr 14, 2015
 
3.73 by EricTKole from Michigan on Jan 08, 2015
 
4 by spycow from Illinois on Oct 18, 2014
 
3.25 by PatrickKlopfenstein from Iowa on Sep 28, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Sep 17, 2014
 
3.92 by Bilzor from Illinois on Sep 05, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -67.3%
by B967ierhunter177 from Pennsylvania

Aroma is of nuts, caramel, toast, and mild smoke. It's the only good point to this beer. Pours deep gold with no head or lacing. Flavor has a faint caramel note in the background. The rest is old, used coffee grounds to the point of being overwhelming. A totally different coffee flavor than can be found in stouts. Light-medium mouthfeel with coffee ground finish. Supposedly it's a California Common style beer, it's nowhere close to the prototype Anchor Steam. Not recommended.

Aug 12, 2014
 
3 by assman79 from Wisconsin on Jul 26, 2014
 
3.75 by SierraJosh from California on Jul 12, 2014
 
2 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina on Jun 16, 2014
 
3.75 by Knoxrb12 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2014
 
3.5 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on May 29, 2014
 
4 by mychalg9 from Illinois on May 27, 2014
 
3.75 by Brandon_R from Illinois on May 24, 2014
 
3.75 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2014
 
3.75 by WiscoTerr from Colorado on Apr 11, 2014
 
3.5 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on Mar 23, 2014
 
3.75 by jimmygord from Illinois on Mar 22, 2014
 
3.5 by ralerwen from Illinois on Feb 28, 2014
 
3.5 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois on Feb 21, 2014
 
4 by Goldndomer from Pennsylvania on Feb 09, 2014
 
4.25 by ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2013
 
3.75 by NatsnSkinsDC from Maryland on Dec 08, 2013
 
3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Nov 28, 2013
 
4.25 by 1FatJ from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2013
 
3.25 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin on Oct 31, 2013
 
3 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Oct 20, 2013
 
4 by BeStoutMyHeart from Illinois on Sep 21, 2013
 
3.75 by danthehopslamman from Illinois on Aug 10, 2013
 
4 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Aug 03, 2013
Oscura from Furthermore Beer
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 222 ratings