Overcast Espresso Stout
Oakshire Brewing

Overcast Espresso StoutOvercast Espresso Stout
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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #177
Ranked #17,041
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Overcast Espresso StoutOvercast Espresso Stout
Notes: Overcast skies inspired a dark and smooth oatmeal stout blended with cold brewed coffee, offering a full palate of roasted malts, chocolate and espresso.
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Photo of Smakawhat
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Frothy rich and deep forming cascading head right out of the can. Nice tan color with a large four finger controlled fist full tall head, filled with fine and small swiss cheese like bubbles. Classic very dark brown body nearly black with an excellent deep hinting red glow. Excellent looking stout.

Real nice aroma as well. Rich bursting coffee, with a ripping bean quality just ground right and fresh. Hints with a good amount of nutty quality in the mix kind of husky thick grains as well mixing with wonderful roast malt character.

Palate is a real winner. Excellent silkly and light body, with creamy textures just whipped up with a faint touch of vanilla to match. Excellent rich cookie dough flavors of dark chocolate and coffee mixed right in. Finishes with a real nice fruity bean quality and a touch of phenolic clove spice which mixes in just real nicely.

This packs an enjoyable and rich amount of flavor under 6% abv. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

207 stamped on the bottom of the can. 207th day of 2018?

A pleasing beer to pour cuz it looks so nice whilst pouring and when you finish pouring. You know what I mean.

Looks black to me, opaque, nice head of tannish foam, great lacing and head retention.

Sure can smell the espresso, smells like the finest caffeine fix I could ask for. Roasty as well...what a shock.

The taste doesn't disappoint as it follows the nose to a tee. Assuming that this was canned in early July, it has held up very well.

Mouthfeel is most suitable.

Coffee and beer really do compliment each other when done right. Like this one.

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Photo of StoutPenguin
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite accessible local brew. Overcast is available about anywhere around my parts. 22 oz bottles are a routine $4. It's a great drink. Not too heavy on the body but great on the flavor. Consistent through the years. I would never turn this one down and keep it my top 5 just because I can always get it.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good looking oatmeal stout with plenty of coffee on the nose and in the flavor. I was a bit distracted by a mild metallic flavor, but the smooth feel and nice roundness makes this a pretty good easy drinking coffee stout. Cheers!

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Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with just shy of two fingers of khaki foam on top. Fair head retention with no lacing. Aroma is espresso, lactose, and chocolate, with bread, and earthy malts. Flavor profile is espresso, milk, lactose, toffee, and chocolate. Nice bite of bready and earthy malts in the back. Mouth feel is smooth, and creamy, with a just a bit of fizz in it. Thickness is medium-thick. Overall, a very smooth and pleasant espresso stout, just like a well-crafted gibraltar.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of hreb
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber served in a tall glass. Beer pours deep, dark brown, and is opaque in the glass, with a thick, foamy brownish tan head. Aroma is big and roasty, with roasted malt more forward than coffee, at least from a cold temperature. But in the flavor, the coffee comes through right away. Americano and milk stout blend together in perfect balance and are amplified by a satisfying, creamy mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation to kick through and keep it lively. Well executed & highly enjoyable.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance is a jet black body with a one and a half finger off-white/tan head with a fairly thick off-white/tan foamy lacing. The smell has some dark roasted coffee with some espresso. The taste is roasty yet also bitter coffee flavors coming through fairly strong, milk chocolate amplifying the flavor. She has a roasty coffee aftertaste and dry espresso finish. The palate is about a medium, comes across semi-sessionable, and has a carbonation which is pretty smooth yet good for the style and to me. Overall, this is a good American Stout. Good job Oakshire, I’d have this one again.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of beige covering the top of this beer. The aroma is espresso first along with some creamy oatmeal in the mix. I'm tasting very bold espresso with just a trace of flaked oats and dark malt. The mouth is creamy and smooth due to the flaked oats, but also a touch oily due to the coffee.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque in the glass, with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, drip coffee, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is mellow dark toasted malt, light milky chocolate, a hint of cocoa. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A somewhat subdued stout, but a very nicely balanced one, with a firm flavor throughout the taste and a pleasant lingering dark malt and latte (rather than espresso) finish. Although the coffee was milder than I expected, I really like the smooth integration of flavors. Nicely done.

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours very dark brown to black with a lasting creamy head and plenty of lacing. Looks like an espresso with a rich head and lacing.

The smell is of strong espresso with some dark bready grain.

The taste is of roasted espresso - slightly burnt. Very dry finish.

A bit astringent. Soft feel. Mixed feelings about the feel - going with the higher of the two scores I had in mind. Strong roast lingers.

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Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle of Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout purchased and consumed in Oregon.

Large creamy and durable tan head over an opaque black body.

Aroma of dark roasted grains and wet coffee grinds.
Flavor: mildly bitter with hints of dark chocolate, black coffee, faint dark fruit and a touch of smoke.
Excellent soft mouthful.

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Photo of gshak
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz can with no canned on date.
Very pleasant drinking beer with an excellent balance of coffee and chocolate flavors and an excellent mouth feel given its abv. Clearly an aged can, but without a date, it's hard to tell how long it's been on the shelf. Worth a repeat purchase for sure.

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Photo of pianoguy
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. no bottling info

Pours a solid black body with a light khaki head. Fair retention, Lots of thin lacing

Very prominent scent ! Coffee jumps out first. A little cocoa follows

Taste follows, coffee with cocoa creates a bitter toffee taste.

Feel was really dependent on the temperature. Slightly watery feel at the pour. But as it neared room temperature it became a lot more silky. I went back and forth between giving it a 3.75 or 4.

Overall; The smell really knocked me out ! With no bottling info I don't know if I just got lucky with a fresh one, but the scents were very prominent. My only knock... wish the ABV was higher.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid black and brown pour, darker than most espresso stouts. Head over an inch. Old stale coffee flavor, like its been on the pot all night and the next day.

Comes out better coffee wise on the palate. Not a substantial amount of coffee or chocolate malt. This is a mild impact imperial stout. Price was decent for a bomber, but still, not going to be a repeat purchase.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seemed appropriate because of the rainy weather. Served in Thulsa Doom.

Appearance : Chocolate brown to black body, with an angry reddish head 2 fingers tall. As it recedes to a ring it leaves sparse lacing on the chalice.

Smell : Mmm. Freshly brewed coffee. A little milk chocolate as well. Some roast malts in the distance.

Taste : A nice chocolatey flavor with tons of robust coffee. Dark espresso bean. A slight grassiness with some grain as well. As it warms a few degrees it begins to taste like a chewed up espresso bean.

Feel : Well carbonated, medium bodied, light creaminess.

Overall : A pretty decent stout, not groundbreaking. I like the abundance of coffee and the blanket of chocolate underneath. I do not like the chewed up espresso bean at the end. For that reason I had to dock it a little.

Refresh of Overall impressions : Drinking from a coffee mug this morning. The quintessential coffee morning beer!

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Photo of Teamster
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Look: Pours dark dark brown with a thick, hearty tan head with sticky lacing. Completely opaque; head settles into a centimeter-thick tan layer.

Smell: Clear coffee in the nose, followed by toasted malt and oak. Chocolate wafts off the glass from a yard off.

Taste: Dry, dark chocolate, a short espresso stout, rounded out by toasted malt undertones. Aftertaste of sweeter chocolate and slightly stale coffee.

Feel: Characteristic oatmeal stout thick mouthfeel. Sits heavy on the palate, and ends with a soft fade, rather than a bang.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can of unknown age poured into a tulip. Has the look and feel of a much bigger beer. Wanted more out of the nose, but found the taste enjoyable. It's not trying to be FBS, but I enjoyed it and will buy more in the future.

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Photo of stevoj
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler from Albertsons. Pours out black / brown with small silky head. Coffee is first element in the aroma, some burnt toast as well. Coffee than takes over the flavor. Medium weight body, slick and creamy.

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Photo of muldersha
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had from a 12oz can purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a dark brown/almost black body with a chunky tan head. Little retention, but leaves a nice lacing.

The aromas explode from the glass immediately. Even pouring at arm's length, the beer makes a very vocal presentation right out the gate. An exceptional amount of chocolate from Tootsie rolls to dark chocolate to Baker's chocolate. Accompanying that is plenty of coffee aromas, roasted grain, calcium, sugar, birch, light molasses, and vanilla cream. Definitely shared some elements with a Manhattan Special espresso soda, but was significantly more complex.

It's medium-bodied, but perhaps feels a bit thinner than your nose expects. A nice bitter and toasty finish begins like chalky chocolate powder and ends much thicker like a dark fudge. I was thinking the beer was not hefty enough. However, the lengthy and commendable finish shows this brew already has the necessary chops.

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Photo of takusan1000
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark midnight with khaki lacing that fades gradually. Smells of all dark roasts with coffee. Yep, certainly a coffee smell there, and that pervades the taste, too. Put an ice cube in it and you can convince me that it is ice coffee. Dangerous!

Taste of coffee is complimented by some hints of dark chocolate, a creaminess that comes from the oats, dark malts that aren't too assertive--not burnt like some other stouts can be. Bitterness fades to an astringent ding that lasts just a second and is the only big ding on the experience. Mouthfeel is light for a stout, but overall a refreshing moderate body.

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Photo of Moose90
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, no discernible date, poured into 20oz glass

A – Pours a dark ruby hued brown. Head looks almost like a cappuccino, light and fluffy and creamy with a coffee color. Lacing left behind is consistent and clingy, very nice.

S – Initially muted, but notes of coffee, bitter espresso, and dark unsweetened chocolate notes are present as well, not sweet.

T – Quite bitter, wonderful notes of fresh and strong espresso, light notes of bitter dark chocolate and cacao as well.

M – Astringent and dry, not a sweet stout, finish is crisp and clean, great notes of beautifully roasted coffee and chocolate.

O – Fantastic coffee beer. I only drink my coffee dark roasted and black, this hits all the right notes, no sweetness, just great notes of bitter coffee and chocolates, just great. Though I can see how some might be put off if they are expecting something sweeter.

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Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Slight sour berry scent. Smoky and strong coffee with the wine scent you get from lighter roasted Latin American coffees.

Starts out complex, coffee, chocolate and molasses. Mildly sweet with a strong coffee flavor. Smokey after taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a very good coffee beer.

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Photo of ConnorMagee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

22 oz Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with medium head. Excellent lacing in the glass, and the creamy color of the head contrasts perfectly.

Immediate aroma of toasted malt with an overpowering coffee finish.

Subdued inital malt with a stronger coffee taste. Bitter (but not egregiously so) aftertaste. Overall mild for a stout, no alcohol taste whatsoever.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Man I really liked this... Fantastic coffee, roasted malt and slight chocolate flavor... Until about 3 seconds after I swallowed. Terrible, I mean terrible, aftertaste! Ruined everything great it initially, one of the worst stout aftertastes I have experienced. Almost a rotten moldy flavor. Sad, I really wanted to like this one and stock up on a good cheap coffee stout.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours dark brown black with a medium fizzy creamy brown head that goes to a thin layer and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet and roasty chocolate malts with some acidic coffee.

The flavor is sweet chocolate with lots of roast coffee and a slightly ashy finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I like the sweet chocolate and roast coffee.

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