Overcast Espresso Stout | Oakshire Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
374 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:
374
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Photo of HopHead84
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on 11/24/2009 and poured into a snifter. Extra received in a trade with writerljberg, thanks Luke. The beer pours black with a small creamy head that lingers for a fair amount of time and leaves some scattered lacing when it finally recedes.

The nose is dominant espresso with notes of dark chocolate and a little toffee. The malt has a strong roasted profile with an earthy quality. The flavor opens with strong coffee notes and roasted malt. Astringency is light and there's a moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy, silky, and full.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pitch black almost completely opaque with only the slightest mahogany edges when held up to a light source. Frothy 2 finger chocolate tan head with decent retention that slowly fades into a lasting ring and cap leaving rings of chunky lacing throughout.

Deep rich and roasty beautiful aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel malt, coffee beans, lactic creaminess, toffee burnt toast and subtle hops. Just sniffing this beer makes me salivate uncontrollably.

Very roasty almost too much so up front with a sily creamy chocolate malt body with lactic cream noites and bitter dry hop finish. Hints of chocolate, caramel, HUGE coffe presence, toffee, cream burnt toast and intense hops.

This beer looks and smells amazing but is not very well balanced with way too intense of a roasty coffee flavor that overpowers the silky choclate malt notes lying underneath.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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 barleywinefiend
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured black with good carbonation and a nice tan cap and bubbles

S: Cocoa and coffee. No doubt.

T: Coffee and cocoa, roasted malts, maybe some black malt. Pretty good

M: Medium to big body, becomes effervescent and astringent like many coffee beers do

O: Pretty good and for a single stout it boasts a lot of flavor

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours black. Head is a rather thick, brown mass of heavy foam. The head retains quite well. Good lacing.

S-Black coffee and lots of roast. That's about it for the nose in my book. Impressive intensity.

T-Espresso for sure. Some bitter dark chocolate as well. Very roasty and just a bit of char. I'm not all too enamored witht eh coffee/espresso here for some reason. Maybe it's the secondary flavors that I don't love as much.

M-Has plenty of body for a beer of its alcoholic stature. Moderate bitterness. No alcohol. Flavor dies off quickly, however.

O-This definitely gets the job done. It lacks any real charisma, unfortunately. It's a tasty Stout that delivers plenty of java flavor and not much more.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from the Grocery Outlet in Tanasbourne.

Pouring black with dark brown highlights, this beer is capped with a dense, brown head that's creamy and leaves some nice lacing. The nose is mostly a freshly pulled espresso, roasty, creamy, mildly chocolatey, and faintly hoppy (earthy). It smells nice but simple. The base stout appears to be obscured by the coffee.

The palate opens with a nice espresso flavor. Fresh, clean, mildly fruity and moderately roasty, it is expressed in a way I like. The base stout, however, isn't up to the challenge. Mildly roasty, not chocolatey enough and rather thin, the base stout really is disappointing. Drying, roasty, faintly watery and with a nice lingering coffee flavor on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body. Carbonated a little too highly for my liking, the carbonic acid clashes with the excellently expressed coffee acidity. The hoppy bitterness on the finish is a nice touch. Decent stuff, it could use just a touch of sweetness and body to go with the rather excellent coffee flavor.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Punch Bowl Social, Portland

Violet-tinged brown with beige film.
Roast, chocolate truffle, coffee nose.
Cocoa powder, acidic black bite, a whack of coffee and a branchy end.
Frappuccino finish and stale coffee linger.
Light to medium, slight cling.

Plenty of coffee, both stale and fresh. A bit thin. Does as advertised, but nothing more.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice black color with firm beige head that sits about 1.33" in a very still manner while I watch the 1st half of the Marquette-Notre Dame game. DJO is ballin'. Aroma isn't really espresso, its more like old diner coffee. Now, this bottle is definitely not 'fresh' it is almost a year old. Some coffee beers hold up, some do not.

Flavorwise, the coffee is a little better than the aroma, nothing spectacular though. I needed a coffee beer with a 10AM tip this morning, so I grabbed this since I never meant to wait this long to try it in the first place. Nothing spectacular, its a dark, yet mild roast flavor, doesn't trigger visions of the lighter espresso flavor I'm used to. Hit those free throws Vander Blue. Chocolate malt, but not really an added chocolate flavor going on. Mildly bitter, body is average, like the carbonation.

A decent option at a decent price, it was good enough to make me pick up another bottle next time im in WA/OR and next time, I'll drink it fresh and see what happens.

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Photo of Rutager
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep brown/black with almost a finger of creamy light tan head.

Smell. Dark coffee, roasty grains, some chocolate milk. Smells great.

Taste. Dark roasted coffee, roasty malts, caramel and a bit of molasses.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, light crabonation.

Overall. Plenty of coffee, drinks pretty easy. Great with brunch.

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

Very dark black, slightly brown colour with a small, creamy tan head. Fair head retention.

Mild coffee aroma with some roasty notes. Fairly mild.

A nice, rounded, roasted coffee flavour where nothing is overpowered. Nicely balanced with just enough coffee.

Medium body with creamy carbonation.

Really well balanced. Good flavour that comes out and it is balanced enough that you could drink several.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can that I think I paid $1.59. Dark black, tan head, looks decent. Doesn't smell like much other than some burnt coffee and grounds. Flavor is more burnt coffee, not very much stout, not very appetizing. i wouldn't say this tasted bad but I wouldn't reach for another. I had no problem finishing the beer though.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade featuring a nice texture and perhaps even nicer retention. Looks good in a glass, that's for sure (especially the Samuel Smith pint glass, which almost seems tailor made for stouts).

S: Wowee, this one is very forward in its mocha, chocolate, and roasted barley qualities. Oats are faintly notable, as well. I'm pretty impressed, actually.

T/M: Dry, dry, dry. This opens dry/bitter, finishes dry/bitter, with seemingly no room for sweetness anywhere. There's a slight ping of chocolate to start before coffee, roasted barley, and oatmeal all take over. I notice a dimension of piny hops on the back end, too that never overpower everything else. I reckon it's a bit more airy-feeling than I like; I'd kill for a silkier texture, or maybe it's just lower carbonation I'd kill for. The latter quality is the only thing that bugs me here - it allows it to come off as being too dry and even a bit rough at times.

O: One has to love how drinkable this is. The lack of creamy softness is easy to overlook for this reason. I wouldn't trade for it; but I would buy it again if I ever caught it in a store.

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Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ccrida
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Henry's, served in a shaker pint, Espresso Stout is a blackish brown coffee color with a tan head leaving heavy lace.

Smell is all coffee, fresh ground beans really, a bit leathery as it warms.

Taste is again, all black coffee, with a hint of milk chocolate (lactose?) and vanilla. Earthy with some plastic phenols, but smooth and pretty well rounded, not to robust flavored in spite of the dominance of the coffee.

Mouthfeel has a nice frothy carbonation, with a light body, espresso like indeed!

Drinkability is pretty good, it goes down very easily. Bartender was sure of ABV but thought around 6%, which seems a bit high to me based on how it drank. Even as a coffee lover though, I didn't need more then one of these, a bit too one dimensional and not that exciting.

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Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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