Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
140 Ratings
Organic Portland Roast Espresso StoutOrganic Portland Roast Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the Laurelwood Blog: Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout is a collaboration between Laurelwood and Portland Roasting - a fantastic local coffee producer. The beer features a blend of hand-selected Ethiopian and Sumatran coffees.

Added by bitterthebetter on 02-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to black13 for sending me this one!

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch puffy dark tan head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Foamy areas of lace stick to the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of chocolate syrup, roasted espresso beans, and dark roasted malt. Taste is of dark roasted malt, espresso grounds, and slight dark chocolate. Minor roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with good espresso/coffee flavors. I am glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A fudge brown pour, with an impressive head of tan foam; very nice on the retention and lacing fronts

Smell: Freshly ground coffee beans dominate the aroma, though there is a dark bread and chocolate element hiding out, underneath

Taste: Coffee, verging on espresso (but not quite as robust), up front, with a bit of sweetening and cream developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the robust espresso flavors start to come through and linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice coffee stout, by my definition, but I like coffee; I also enjoy a flavorful stout that doesn't also have to load up on the ABV and thick mouthfeel (don't mind those at all, but like the alternative, too)

Thanks, gkatsoris, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of aromatic coffee notes is very enjoyable and well balanced against dry roasted notes. Taste is a smooth mix between some rich black chocolate and aromatic coffee notes that are not too dry. Body is slightly above average with good carbonation. Well brewed and very enjoyable stout which ends up being not too dry.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle black under a 2-inch thick tan head which fades to a thin cap and leaves semi-rings and splotches of lace. Aroma is dominated by dark roasted coffee, nutty, earthy and mild cocoa. Flavor follows the nose with mostly roast. Semi-full body and moderate carbonation. Finishes rich, creamy and roasty.

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2.5/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Poured a translucent brownish black with a small cap of tan head that receded to a thin layer. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. I liked the smell; the taste on the other hand... It's a well-known fact that I hate coffee. It's pure evil. However, I do like coffee beers, when done correctly, and I've even brewed a coffee stout myself. This beer though, is the kind of coffee beer that--in my humblest opinion--is not done correctly. There's a lot you can do with coffee in beer, but when the final product tastes like flat, cold coffee, that just doesn't sit well with me. And that was my problem with this beer. Otherwise, medium-bodied and a bit thin for the style. I would not want to drink this again.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Stone IRS glass. It poured black in color with a thin, creamy head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a lot of milky chocolate and cocoa coming through. I get the roasty, coffee, espresso flavors as well, but unlike a lot of coffee beers it don't seem bitter or burnt. The milk chocolate flavor actually gives it some pretty nice balance. Pretty appealing aroma overall.

The taste also has a good dose of creamy, milk chocolate flavors to it throughout the beer. Midway, it starts to get roastier with the espresso flavors showing up. I get a moderate coffee, bitterness but not nearly as much as many coffee infused beers. Again, the milk chocolate flavor gives it some very nice balance between sweet and roasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. Carbonation is moderate for the style. Overall it was a pretty nice beer. The chocolate and espresso flavors worked very well together for me. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a decent off-white head. Medium collar. Some transparency at the edges.

Smell - Coffee. Lots of coffee. A hint of creamy sweetness behind the coffee.

Taste - And it's all coffee. Bitter coffee. Slight bit of milk chocolate, but it's really just coffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Bitter. Well carbonated, too much, really.

Overall - It's all coffee. If that's your thing, I guess it's good, but I'd just order an iced coffee instead.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle - poured into a tulip glass:

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of strong coffee/espresso with a touch of caramel.

The taste is of dark-roasted coffee/espresso. Sweet dark malt balances it enough to know it's a stout.

Creamy, it hits full-bodied.

A brew for beer and coffee lovers! Nice mix of espresso and stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a thin, light brown head that maintains a thin film and ring around the glass, leaving light lacing. Nice aroma of sweet toasted malt and quality coffee, light cocoa. Flavor is brewed coffee, toaste malt with light char, mild cocoa. Light to medium bodied. A nice coffee stout, with the coffee being its best feature, very inviting on the aroma and maintaining through the taste. The malt body is not quite as substantial as hoped to support the coffee flavors, leaving the coffee slightly stark on the finish.The coffee and malt char play well against each other. Except for a somewhat thin body, a well balanced and enjoyable coffee stout.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Label is a bit different.
"Organic Portland Roasting Coffee Espresso Stout"
"Alc. 6.3% by Vol. / IBU 40 / OG 15 Plato."

Assumes this is the same beer with a few tweaks.

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smell is intense strong coffee. Lighter roasted coffee, some wine scents and smoke, but mostly coffee.

Starts out mildly sweet with some chocolate and a coffee flavor not as intense as the smell. Tastes like a coffee and chocolate milkshake. Mild wine notes from the coffee and the taste of milk. Very balanced no single flavor beats the others in to submission.

Mouthfeel is thick. The work Milkshake is a good term for it.

Overall, ship me a crate of this stuff it is great!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 02/10/2016, consumed 04/09/2016.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured black with a brown cap and some tannish bubbles

S: Mainly coffee and cocoa on the nose

T: Tastes like a light coffee brownie. Plenty of good espresso, not overly cidic like many coffee stouts.

M: Not a big stout but good taste and feel

D: Not a bad beer at all. I really liked it, Easy to drink and very tasty overall.

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Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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