Overcast Espresso Stout | Oakshire Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
379 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Overcast Espresso StoutOvercast Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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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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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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