Hellshire III | Oakshire Brewing

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43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cavemanlawyer on 02-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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Bottle opened on 2.7.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a dark tan head that has good retention.

S - Roasted malts, subtle bourbon, oak.

T - Acidic wood, bourbon, bitter chocolate.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - More barrel then bourbon. Ok, how'd this win anything?!

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Drank this in honor of taking gold at 2013 GABF. From memory

A - Black with a tan head leaving behind no lace.

S - Roasty malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak and plenty of dark fruit.

T - Roasty malt, brown sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak bourbon and dark fruits. I think I remember light notes of coconut.

M - Medium body but seemed a bit thin and watery for the flavors. Made it way too drinkable for 8%+.

D - Thin and light for what I was expecting but that only sped up the pace in which it was consumed. Nice combo of flavors. Glad I got to try it.

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4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass at a "meet the brewer" event at the Tap and Growler in Eugene.

The beer pours a blacksih brown color with good head retention and lacing. The foamy head is pretty creamy looking, and the beer has the look of one that has seen some signficant barrel aging (which of course it has). On the nose, the bourbon is very, very pronounced, putting me in mind of BCBS (yes, it's that intense). Otherwise, there is considerable milk chocolate and vanilla in the nose (the brewer noted that he added a considerable amount of chocolate nibs to the blend, and it definitely shows), and while the beer smells as if it will be on the sweet side, it's not at all over the top or overdone. The flavor profile repllicates the nose, though the bourbon isn't as intense on the palate. Also, while the beer comes across as very soft, creamy and smooth, it's readily apparent that this beer has nothing like the alcoholic bite you encounter in the BCBS. On the other hand, this beer is very easy to drink, and is absolutely delicious. There were a couple of folks at the tasting who indicated they had bought a case of this beer, and I confess it was hard not to be envious of them. In any event, alcohol is otherwise very, very well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is just exceptional.

An outstanding effort from the brewer at Oakshire, and it was easy to see why this beer won a gold medal recently at the GABF. Impressive!

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Hellshire III from Oakshire Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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