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Laurelwood Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout



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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout is a collaboration between the Laurelwood brewery and Portland Roasting. The beer features a blend of Ethiopian and Sumatran coffees specially selected by the Head Brewer at Laurelwood. The Organic and farm friendly coffees blend nicely with their smooth and mellow organic stout. The roasted character of the ale is nicely complimented by the coffee flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, BC; 6.4% ABV
Expected black, instead it’s dark mahogany, clean, with beige nitro head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, lightly sweet, some roasted malt, some coffee, but also some taste of "bad" coffee. More roastiness in the final.
Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 Draft at Moriartys. Opaque black/brown pour with just a slight amount of khaki foam. Strong cold espresso aroma. Silky oily body. Big roasty coffee flavors but not much else. Done pretty well. No wrong notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1388) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2015
dark brown. Aroma big toasted coffee, chocolate, lactic. Tastes mocha, coffee, slight sweet. acidity of coffee. tang of coffee berries of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Nitro, Pumphouse Pub. Medium brown. Thick nitro head. Has a vanilla, coffee character and so much nitro it’s practically ice cream. This ends up knocking bitterness out of it, to the detriment of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Very good for the low ABV. Obviously a bit thinner as a result, but very nice flavor. Roasty malts. Strong espresso stouts. This is not a sweet stout, as an FYI. Recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
One of my favorite beers from one of my favorite breweries. Smell of espresso and milk chocolate. Taste of roast and slight burnt toast. Flavor of silky smooth roast coffee and a coffee nose after brew is finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at taphouse at PDX. Appearance: Finger tan head, dark brown color, opaque. Aroma: nutty, chocolate, roast coffee, earthy. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste: sweet chocolate and nutty into roast coffee beans bitterness, but not too strong. Overall, sort of thin and watery in my opinion, but still pretty alright.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2015
Poured from a 22. Best coffee stout out there. Aroma is just like a coffee shop, strong and sweet. Flavor is definitely coffee and not bitter at all. Has a slight chocolatey creaminess to it. Nice smooth finish and the coffee flavor really stays with you. Perfect!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tap at public house. A: Pitch black with a creme colored head. N: Enormous espresso, big cocoa and roast. Biscuit and char. Pine and earth. Black peppercorn. T: Bitter and a touch sweet. Good coffee flavor here too. M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: A rich coffee stout. I would compare it, favorably, to New Glarus’ s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft: Poured a black with light brown head. Aroma is coffee bean and roast. Taste is stale coffee that increased intensity with loads of roast.

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