Space Stout | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 02-11-2004

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of NWHopinator
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Black beer with a small tan colored head.

Chocolate and caramel in about the same proportions in both taste and smell.

Big chocolate and caramel taste with some smoke. Tastes slightly burnt.

Mouthfeel is silky.

Overall a tasty stout with no rough edges.

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Photo of DeepJello
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from a 64 oz. growler from Laurelwood Brewery. Filled about an hour ago.

A: Pitch black with a dense off brown head. Producing wonderful lace down the glass.

S: Hints of chocolate, molasses, espresso / cold brewed coffee.

T: Similar to the smell. Chocolate and coffee, very faint licorice flavor.

M: Moderately carbonated. This beer has a very nice flavor of chocolate and coffee but the body is very thin. The flavor leaves the palate very quickly after consuming. Where are the smooth velvet tones?

O: It's a decent stout but I have issues with the body. Laurelwood makes some fine ales but I've had way better beers for the style.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in PDX near the "E" gates. One finger of tan head on a pitch black body.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Great balance and boldness.
The taste is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt with the chocolate really shining through.
Texture is silky with low carbonation and heavy body.
Overall an excellent beer.

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Photo of Kurt92118
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bonez05404
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tried on tap 28 Aug 2012 at Laurelwood, PDX terminal A.

Small brown head. Minimally carbonated. Very dark brown in color, almost opaque. Aroma is roast coffee and some chocolate. Fairly roasty bitter to start with some chocolate and mocha notes. Medium body. Alcohol not too strong. Bittersweet chocolate throughout. Finish and aftertaste roasty and bittersweet.

Not bad (and improves as it warms), but seems just a bit on the light side for a FES.

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Photo of BlackDogs
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of zduerr
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Laurelwood Public House, Portland, OR

All the typical appearances of a stout: dark brown-black color with a small, creamy, beige head. Dark roasty malts in the aroma, and a bit of coffee and cocoa. Roasty taste, dark malts, bitter notes of coffee and cocoa, lightly hopped. Nothing you haven't seen or tasted before. Medium body, maybe thinner than you'd expect for a stout, but overall, not too bad.

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Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of beertunes
2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured the expected solid black color with about a half inch of thin light brown head that had no retention and only light lacing.

The aroma was nicely full of roasted notes, bordering on on burnt even, but had a solid underlying grain scent that was very pleasing. The flavors were very similar, typical rich roast, a hint of coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate way in the background. The coffee taste did linger a bit too long on the finish for my taste.

The body was a fair bit thinner than typical for the style, thinner than a lot of Porters and only as full as some Brown Ales I've had. Drinkability was good, except for the coffee finish (I don't drink coffee) I could see having a couple of these. Overall, a decent beer that's certainly worth a try if you see it.

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Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a smooth, creamy tan head. Decent head retention.

A bit roasty with lots of bitter chocolate. Very slightly sweet. Good.

Very roasty with a touch of smoke. Resinous hops. Good, bitter and full of flavour.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite smooth.

A very nice stout with some great flavour. It’s not balanced per se but still very tasty.

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Photo of MrMeltron
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this one on tap over the weekend at a Laurelwood pub house in Battle Ground, WA.

This beer was black, totally opaque to light, but unfortunately had no head to speak of whatsoever. I generally prefer my stouts to have a nice brown head, so this was a bit disappointing.

The aroma was slightly sweet, comprised mostly of roasted malts and a little bit of coffee.

This stout was malty, and more bitter than the aroma indicated, particularly in the aftertaste, which is where most of the coffee flavor resided. The menu claimed chocolate flavor, but I didn't detect any chocolate at all. I got the feeling that if it was there at all the bitterness of the coffee may have overpowered it. All in all, a pretty generic-tasting stout.

The mouthfeel was fairly average, smooth, but a bit too thin for my taste. I prefer my stouts to be thicker, so this one didn't exactly make it onto my top ten list.

On a cold day, this stout would suffice as a decent winter warmer, but if I had a real craving for a good, hearty stout, I would be left disappointed. It's drinkable, but middle of the road.

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Photo of Derek
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this one is pretty roasty, I think it's more of an American stout. Black with a tan head, great retention & lacing. Nice roasty aroma & flavour (coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, hints of licorice & nut). Solid bitterness, alcohol is not perceptible. Moderate body has a creamy mouthfeel. A great drinker.

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Space Stout from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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