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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Holy shit this aroma is outstanding. Aroma is sweet milky espresso, no astringency. Lots of milk, espresso and roastiness. Damn, I am impressed by this aroma. Usually I get a lot of ashy aromatics with astringency tossed in. Taste is milky, slightly astringent, a bit thin, bitter/roasty, smooth, and milky. Finish is slightly dry, a bit ashy, and bitter. Damn!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Light chocolate notes notes of the nose with strong hints of well-roasted beans. Rich chocolate malt with a moderate helping roasted earthy beans. A little grass on the finish with some lightly charred wood smoke. Leafy hop presence on the finish with some muted pine notes. Really nice chocolate and espresso bean character. Some vanilla notes and root really round out this silky smooth drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Organic beers are stupid. This beer is overrated. Not a very coherent marriage of flavors. Thin mouthfeel. I was expecting I thought it was a mediocre stout. 5/7

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 15, 2010 3 oz. Taster @ Battle Ground Public House April 4th, 2010. 6.3% ABV. 40 IBUís. Tan lacy head. Opaque dark black color. Mild coffee hop front. Slightly creamy sweet chocolate fruit smooth roasted body. Cloying malt mild hop balanced spicy end. Nice with smooth muted coffee flavors. (3.75 / 5.0) Laurelwood Public House & Brewery--Portland Roast Espresso Stout--Organic--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.30%--40 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Creamy lacy tan head. Dark bright black color. Dark ruby edges. Fruit hint hop floral mild coffee chocolate front. Creamy cloying rich crusty not sweet smooth roasted mellow coffee chocolate rich doughy fruit hint malty body. Balanced bitter hint smooth end. Sampled 4/5/2010. 2 @ $3.00 Each.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2010
This literally tastes like the last beer I rated, which is why Iím doing them back to back. Nice light undertones of coffee in a fairly mild and yet tastefilled stout. Let it warm up and let the tastebuds riiiiide. Yum!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pretty pour! Glossy black with a rich, tan head. Deep roasted malts and coffee on the nose, with some bitter chocolate and some deep brown sugar. Slightly dilute flavor, with a slight hop presence showing through the sharp coffee. An imperial version would be fantastic - this one ends up being weaker than Iíd hoped. Tasty. Just not enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle shared by Shawn at our little SBRBWG, danke.

Slick Black Cadillac appearance, shiny and new. We drive up to the local coffee shop where the vapours of freshly clean roasted espresso comes rushing forth. Must be cooking some treats too for I smell chocolate, vanilla beans, herbs, liquorice and berries. Go inside for our order and was served a solid espresso with a light chocolate sweetness and the side of bread provides notes of fig and raisin along with a dash of burnt biscuits. The body is thin but then it is a coffee stout so that is par for the course, Darn nice trip and my expections were actually exceeded. For once an Organic brew that did not suck.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2010 Wow. This is awesome! Thanks bonus beer chewy. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nice fresh espresso, chocolate, coffee, roast. crisp, clean, refreshing. really well done. This is the shit. Fuck kopi luwak and all that. Awesome beer. Go get some!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom! Itís black with a red hue and a creamy, lightbrown head. The aroma has wonderful notes of coffee and chocolate! The flavour is slightly sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, light licorice and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. The flavour is very pure, but to be perfect for me, it should have had a a softer/smoother and fuller body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
22oz bottle I picked up at Johnís or Belmont months ago. Pours a black cola color with decent khaki head that leaves little to no lacing. Nose leaves me a little worried, soy sauce, wet cardboard, roasty nut and malt, some cocoa nib and some coffee bean...not really coffee or espresso...as well; but mostly a little heavy on the soy/cardboard. Little thin on the body but very respectable on the carbonation. Watery roasty/nutty malt, some coffee and hints of chocolate but really a bit watery. I had this on draft much fresher and I seem to recall it being a bit better, but I didnít take notes. Hopefully I get to try it again fresher as I think it is suffering too much from oxidation...even though the bottle isnít super old.


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