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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5006) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lightish cola coloured bottom and a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of tons of brewed coffee, a lot of roasted malt and a bunch of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive brewed coffee and/or spent ground flavour at first with a subdued sweetness and a bitter malt characteristic. Aftertaste shows some more depth with a little spice note in the middle and even more spent coffee grounds at the end. Overall, an interesting beer that literally tastes like eating a bunch of spent espresso shot grounds with not much else - that said, it could be a lot better, and I was expecting much better, especially with the body - which is watery thin. I sampled this pint on draught at the airport brewpub in Portland International Airport (PDX) on 27-February-2012 for US$4.50 (deal!) before returning back East.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bomber pours solid black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is jam packed with roast coffee and a sweet milky creaminess. Taste is excellent, tons of coffee again, nice bitter finish, creamy malt texture. I would like this at 8AM with a doughnut.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2045) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $4.99 Black with slight mahogany hints beer with a luscious thick ,creamy tan head. Damn delightful! Coffee nose,i like Sumatran coffee beans and this smells just like them freshly ground.This gets good marks for that. Fine mixture of coffee,molasses and toasted oat in the flavour..coffee finish. Great palate..smooth yet carbonated ,keeps things moving along. I think this is a great drink..but you HAVE to like fresh ground coffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bomber. Black as coffee in appearance with a good inch of cappuccino foam. The aroma is equivalent to a batch of freshly roasted espresso beans. So far there’s no hint that it’s a beer and not an espresso drink. The taste naturally starts out with a heavy dose of espresso and dark roast coffee notes as well as some bittersweet chocolate, berry and roasted malt flavors in the background. The body is mildly creamy and well-carbonated with a dry, roasty finish and more coffee in the aftertaste. In the end, the dark, earthy espresso notes ultimately dominate from start to finish in a wonderful way if you’re a coffee lover. If I was going to start the day with a beer, this would be the one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5734) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear ruby brown with a few soapy tan bubbles. Nose of espresso, chocolate, cream. Taste of watery/thin coffee, and perhaps even a bit of stale coffee, chocolate (but again watery), thin body. Wish it had been a bit more flavorful and thick in body. The base beer here is nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
In short: A Espresso stout that doesn’t overdo the coffee thing. Good session beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed moderately fresh, approximately 3 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom.
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is has the usual suspects of black coffee and notes of chocolate but also something that I’d describe as sweaty sports locker. Taste is basic creamy black malts, some chocolate cake, some mocha, some coffee, earthy notes. The beer is halfway between creamy and roasted. Unlike most beer called “Espresso Stout” I thought the coffee flavor was far from being overwhelming, it was almost discreet. This was a very sessionnable beer, something I rarely say about espresso stouts. Highly drinkabile but also very straightforward. I liked this beer very much but I also feel like I’ve had a beer just like this one many many times before, meaning I probably drink too much. I never thought I’d be someone who would one day decide to cut down on my drinking and exercise more. And I was right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and pepper. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and minerals with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle from bu11zeye. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fantastic. Dirty coffee, earth, and faint chocolate. Taste is a let down. A little bit of coffee, vegetables, roasted, and dirt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a dark brown color with a reddish color when held to the light. Beige ring of head. Aroma is a nice mix of chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malts. Nice aroma. Flavor is dark roast, coffee notes, beans and some easy malts. Nice finish. Nice but lacking so much coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3328) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Traded bottle. Yah, it was okay but nothing special. Fairly light in mouthfeel and flavor. Some nice roasted coffee but not much else holding it together.


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