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Overcast Espresso Stout | Oakshire Brewing

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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
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
365
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
18.91%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
44
For Trade:
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Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours blackwith a bubbly mocha head. Aroma is not nearly as aggressive as I hoped. It's good, don't get me wrong, but I was hoping this would be bolder and not quite as balanced as it turns out to be. Roasted espresso, dark chocolate, and some sweetness from the sugars that come from the oats. A touch more of that espresso shows itself in the flavor, roasted barley, chocolate, and some sugars from the oats. A touch of some char flirts with things throughout, providing a kiss of some bitterness. A creamy, kinda thinner medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice beer. At $5.49 a bomber well worth my money. Something I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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 PicoPapa
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

12oz can. Pours a blackish dark brown color with a half inch of frothy light brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is roasty with some nice chocolate and coffee. Hint of vanilla. Slightly earthy. The taste is chocolate and coffee with some roasted malts. Some charcoal and earth. Finishes with the espresso. Lots of carbonation with a slightly thin mouthfeel. Not much alcohol warmth. Overall, good amount of coffee flavor but a bit on the lighter side for a stout.

App- 3.75 a- 3.75 t- 4 m-3.5 o-3.75 = 3.84

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
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 vande
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - a nice solid black pour, with a subtle, but dirty layer of foam resting quitely atop

s - coffee right away..nice roasted malts, hidden chocolate note...

t - as it warms up, so increases the flavor that's for sure.... lot of coffee on top of this beer.. bits of grain..

m - smooth, soft and somewhat velvety

o - pretty good cappucinno stout...

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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 vkv822
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black with a thick frothy tan head.

The aroma is a smooth blend of rich coffee and chocolate. Very pleasant.

Again more cocoa and espresso.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with fairly active carbonation.

Nothing too fancy, but a a solid, well made coffee stout overall.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into a CCB tulip glass a dark brown color with a slight tan head that quickly forms a tan collar around the glass. Aroma is that of leather, coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The nuttiness is stronger in the aroma more than anything. Nice lace left on the glass as I swirl it around. Medium mouthfeel. Espresso indeed! Dark bitter roast coffee dominate the flavor profile in this one. Some leather type notes as well. Bitterness lingers on. Well, it pretty much is what it says it is, strong coffee style stout. Might use a little more malt to balance it out as the bitterness from the roast is pretty strong.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a nice pitch black with a 2" cola colored head. Big collar of lacing rings the glass.

S- nice mix of roasted malts and coffee with a hint of vanilla.

T- big roasted malts followed by coffee and finishes with some pine hoppiness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creamy and slick feel for a regular stout.

O- nice stout with good amount of coffee and just enough hop bitterness to balance this beer out nicely.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Jone's Radiator Served in a pint glass.

Pours a black color and is opaque. Thin beige head.

Smell is a coffee like aroma. Smells like warm over-brewed coffee grounds.

Taste is also predictably coffee. A bit one dimensional. It tastes like weak cheap coffee from when I didn't like coffee.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit watery.

Drinkable but lacks sweetness and body.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a mason jar mug at the Cornbread Cafe in Eugene

A- Poured a very dark brown (looks black, you can see some brown hues on the edge of the glass though), big frothy and dark mocha head that left lots of chunky and droppy lace

S- Huge chocolate covered espresso bean aroma. Big, bold, dark roasted coffee aroma and nice chocolate sweetness. Amazing aroma, very aromatic

T- Big chocolate covered espresso bean flavor. The coffee flavor is strong, bold, and dark (just how I like my coffee). Some really nice sweet chocolate notes in addition to the big roasty coffee notes. Mineral presence in the taste and some sweet caramel notes. Pretty assertive coffee bitterness too.

M- Medium body, prickly carbonation, finishes semi-dry, a little lighter stout mouthfeel

O- What an amazing coffee forward stout. Definitely looking forward to having this readily available to me here.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a pint glass

Pours deep and dark with a large reverse cascading tan head of about two inches, this one nearly overflowed on me after a bit of a vigorous pour after I thought it wasn't producing head, but no, it's just a little slow to rise. Good retention throughout and some nice lacing as well.

Aroma was quite appealing as well with quite a bit of chocolate notes but of course the espresso is supposed to be the forerunner. It is, though it's not quite as strong as some coffee-centric beers. Pleasing none the less.

The taste followed suit with some sweet chocolate notes rounded out with a smooth oatmeal touch with the espresso coming in the back. Roasty, but not intensely so.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy going down. Quite drinkable, though I do think it would be better in 12 oz. form or with someone to split the bomber with, unfortunately I didn't have that option this night.

Overall a nice stout with a noticable but not overpowering coffee presence.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Opaque black with ruby highlights, mocha colored forms with small bubbles and sticks around for a good little while, a little lace is left behind.

S: Dominated by espresso coffee, roasted character, some astringent earthiness, some milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate, hint of chicory.

T: Coffee dominates with chocolate arriving on the aftertaste, hints of spices, chicory, light oaty fruitiness, ghostly charcoal. Blends well, but its a bit watery.

MF: Lighter medium mouthfeel, pretty wet and a bt creamy, finishes with some dryness which is nice.

O: Coffee dominates, with roast, chocolate, and hints of dark fruitiness behind. Very little hop character, and while I liked this beer as a showcase for espresso, there are also better coffee beers out there IMO. Still an easy drinker, and recommended.

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Photo of PDXHops
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a shaker pint.

Pours just about black with 2 fingers capped with 2 fingers of unevenly constructed foam (frothy hills and valleys). Good retention with a decent amount of clumpy lacing.

Ah, now this is what a coffee stout should smell and taste like. The coffee is a complementary element, enhancing the rich roasted and chocolate malt flavors instead of overpowering them. Nice interplay between the the coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. The sweet chocolate and creamy mouthfeel blunt the coffee and burnt malts a bit, allowing a bit of hop flavor to come through.

Overall impression: excellent stout, probably my favorite coffee beer I've tried so far.

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Photo of KajII
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

The pour was a thick jet black with a huge (3-4 finger) tan foamy head that lasted throughout, reducing to a large cap with excellent sheets of foamy lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted cereal malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, dark roast coffee, vanilla and a hint of oats.

The taste was lightly sweet, a tad bitter and very malty with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and molasses from the start, progressing with a strong bitter dark roasted coffee taste and a silky oat feel towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow, with a bold espresso taste fading very slowly from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was exceptionally full in body with a dry, oily texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was one solid tasting Stout with a great balance of flavors, which ultimately created a smooth and tasty brew with a superb drinkability…

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a small brown head.

Aroma features nice espresso and coffee notes, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, some dark fruits. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is espresso & coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla and caramel, fairly sweet, minimal hops, on the finish there is a touch of lactic tartness and some astringency. Very little alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. A little creamy, a little sticky at times.

A nice coffee stout, but I’ll admit I’ve been spoiled lately by copious amounts of Wake-n-Bake and Founders Breakfast Stout. This one is a bit different than those however, using a Sweet Stout as a base, making this a bit unique, as those Sweet Stout characteristics definitely come through.

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Photo of cdkrenz
2.92/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Black as night and pours as thick as any brew I've encountered. The head is huge at three plus inches and foamy.

S - Very mild aroma of coffee.

T - Espresso and chocolate with a bitter lining.

M - The feel is extremely coarse. Doesn't go down very smooth, but... it goes down.

~ This is a great idea if you're drinking it for breakfast. Any other time of day I think this bomber may be a bit too much.

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Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a two-inch head that has a light cocoa hue; lacing is good

S: Definite espresso, roasted coffee beans, roasted malts; some chocolate, milky flavors; a touch bitter and sour

T: Flavors really come together better than I expected; lots of roasted coffee beans; bitterness is balanced with sweet chocolates

F: Incredibly creamy; thick, viscous, awesome

O: This is a delicious creamy espresso-forward beer

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Photo of gshak
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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 cavedave
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to sirdrinknp for another PNW gem.

It pours a very opaque darkest brown/almost black. A dark beige head makes an appearance, then settles to islands and persistent ring. Man, a lot of thick resiny goodness on the side of the glass! Nice.

Medium aroma of the expected coffee, drk roast for sure, bitter chocolate, luscious roasty/almost burnt notes, and some bready sweet in the background keeping it together. Coffee the main aroma here, and it makes this irresistible.

First- I like very strong coffee, and stout with a blast of it. Talk about "tastes like it smells"-- the flavors of the bouquet burst like a firework on the tongue. The bitter of both coffee and chocolate unleash on the tongue immediately, joined by a bit of delicious roasty malt/burnt caramel sweet that tries to hold into a finish that is deepest coffee complexity and bitter herbal hop. The sweet in it comes and goes as the beer warms, but it is such a small player here, yet so good at it. This beer rocks. I could see the blatant excess of dankest coffee, and dark roasted malt notes without much sweet, making this beer unattractive to some. Me? More, please.

I love it when a plan comes together! It is just creamy enough in the mouth to make this fantastic. It is full of resin, full bodied, yet it doesn't overwhelm the palate, and even well towards the end of the bottle, and room temp., the finish stays dry, and clean. Drinks light.

Drinkability is of the "danger, you should be sipping this, why are you gulping?" variety. This is da kine for darkest roast coffee stout lovers.

Impression: I may be moving to Oregon soon, somewhere between Bend and Eugene.

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Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black with a half a fingers worth a quickly disappearing, tan head. Small amount of thin runny lace.

Smell- Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.

Taste- Burnt coffee with notes of chocolate, caramel, and a bit of hop bitterness

Mouthfeel- On the lighter end of medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Dry finish.

Overall- Decent and pretty easy to drink, but I've had better coffee stouts. I won't be searching for this one anytime soon.

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Photo of Khazadum
2.62/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Decent stout body. Minor lacing. Needs a bit of work.

Smell is amazing. Needs nothing mote but s balancing sweetness. That espresso roast and grainess gives you hope.

Doesn't translate. Dry bitter coffee grounds on cardboard. Finishes with dry hop bitter. Oxidized beyond belief. So monochromatic.

Thin. Watery. Lingers when I don't want. So disgusting. Nasty flavors and body.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at Savor 2010. Poured black with a beige head, modest retention, and good lacing. HUGE roasted coffee bean nose, with some bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder hints as well. Copious amounts of flavor in the taste, with roasted malt and coffee dominating, and then mixing with some chocolate midpalate, and finishing on a pronounced dry coffee note. Smooth and on the thicker side, with very little carbonation. This is a great example of a coffee stout.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Great foam. Silky, sticky and very thick thick. Thin bubbles. Deep black.

S: Chocolate and coffee. Dark mahogany. Leather. A bit sweetness on the nose and a touch of alcohol.

T: Awesome. Enough bitter to even out the heavy fatty flavor. Only slightly sweet. Heavy oat. Molasses. Espresso beans come through strong.

M. Dry finish. Thick but still silky. Slight metal mineral finish.

O: Very good. I like how it is surprisingly refreshing for an oatmeal coffee stout. Finishes mostly clean.

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Photo of mjl21
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Belmont Station in PDX. 22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 5.8% and 37 IBUs. No bottling info is given.

A-Pours black with a massive sandy head that quickly fills up the majority of the glass. At first I feared this was infected with how quickly it foamed up. After a few minutes I am able to get some more liquid in the glass but the head still is at least three and a half fingers high. Not surprisingly the head leaves a lot of lace. After a good amount of time it finally rests at a one finger layer.

S-Lots of roast malt and coffee jump out. Lovers of coffee beers will enjoy the aroma. The oats used are noticeable. Don't really pick up on any sweet notes.

T-Like the nose, plenty of roast malt and coffee flavors abound in every sip. Unlike a lot of coffee beers, there is no acidity. There is some nice sweet chocolate flavor that hits in the middle. Every so often I get some piney hop flavor. It has a nice roast aftertaste and is not overly dry.

M-Medium bodied and a touch more watery than I would have guessed after pouring it into the glass. The oatmeal and massive head give it a nice smoothness.

D-It is a really well done stout. It is low enough in the abv department to session all night.

I enjoyed this beer quite a lot. A good coffee stout that I woulod purchase again if it was avaialble in CA.

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Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 365 ratings.
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