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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of core42
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JoeBond
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark and thick. Aroma of coffee is strong but very pleasant and not overpowering. Flavor has some strong coffee notes but is very well balanced and flavorful. Outstanding!

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of efsulliv
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Salemjeff
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyCowles75
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RenzoD
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a coffee beer that really seems to put as much focus on the excellence of the coffee as well as the beer which I appreciate greatly. Because of this, it has a great balance, a smooth mouthfeel and an exceptional aroma. Very delicious beer!

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Photo of qanadin
4.92/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The flavor of this beer is great. The coffee doesn't over power the over all flavor or quality of the beer. It still has that heavy winter stout feel and quality.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Lorianneb
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with dating on the neck that has started to rub off. I can tell it was brewed in 2014, and my best guess is that the month was March, but I really have no way of knowing for sure. Poured into a standard tumbler glass.

Appearance - Poured with somewhat above average vigor, which yields a thick two and a half finger cap of creamy mocha-tan colored head. Retention is moderate, with the foam receding to a generous film and a short curtain of lacing all the way around the glass that eventually slinks back into the liquid as well, leaving a sparse permanent ring of sticky lace on the glass. The body is coffee black (imagine that), with not much light penetrating at all.

Smell - Unsurprisingly, this one is pure cold-pressed coffee, with the great bitter and roasted bean notes that you expect from an iced coffee. There is perhaps a bit of complementary roasted malt profile and charred bread from the grain base, but this is a pure coffee beer to be sure.

Taste - There is a tad more complexity in the taste, as where it was all coffee in the aroma, here the essence of fresh-ground espresso it joined by a sweeter component, like semisweet chocolate or cocoa nibs. Still the roasted coffee beans and to a lesser extent, toasted bread, are the leaders of this beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, giving it a nice feel, with no overpowering viscosity or prickliness. It's just enough body and carbonation to make the texture interesting.

Overall, a very good take on a pretty common style. There are a few coffee stouts I would reach for before this one, but for a reasonable ABV stout with lots of flavor, this one has to be near the top. Too bad I can't pick it up on my local shelves.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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