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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Gray skies are a regular part of life in Western Oregon. Overcast Espresso Stout is the dark and silky stout we crave while giving us the shot of organic espresso we need. IBUs: 37 / OG: 14.5° Plato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Jack Rose. Dark maroon color. Aroma of espresso! Flavor is tasty Starbucks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drjmay (2) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Pours black as night with a very dense tan head. Aroma is strong coffee, some chocolate, and malty sweetness. Taste starts off as slightly sweet coffee and turns to a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Finishes dry and bitter with a little astringency. Delicious beer when the weather gets shitty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 Maybe this was old, cause it seems to be liked, and I like Oakshire...and LOVE coffee stouts. Not this one, though. There was a little of that olove like vegetal quality that while not overpoering was a distraction. Coffee seemed a little stale and the body was thin and lifeless. I didn’t hate it as much as that would indicate. The aroma and look were nice, but the body and flavor lacking. I got the impression if the coffee were gone, this beer woulda sucked 10/14 - tap. much much much better on nitro and fresh. still won’t trust a bottle, but this beer CAN be quite good. 2.7-3.8.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Can at home. Pours dark with a thick tan head. Aroma of hops and coffee. Palate is medium for a Stout. Tastes of malt and coffee dominate. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
roasty but balanced stout with nice dark chocolate taste on the back end. really enjoy this sweet stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1503) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.04 ($0.17 per ounce).

Appearance: Jet black body, completely opaque. Pours to a two-finger, dark tan, foamy head which never completely dissipates and leaves minor lacing.

Smell: Deeply roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet overall.

Taste: Coffee-infused stouts tend to be some of my favorite beers, though many of them tend to be behemoth brews. It’s rare you find a “regular” stout with as consistent of a coffee flavor as the big boys, though Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout is a fine exception to that rule. While not as robust as an imperial stout, the coffee flavor maintains its flavor and intensity from beginning to end. Many beers of this type tend to fade after a few sips, so this is a nice change of pace.

The palette is, not surprisingly, coffee-dominated. A dark French roast style is prominent right away, though it’s quickly followed by a pleasant sweetness. This is an oatmeal stout at the core, so the cereal-like taste is difficult to ignore. Coupled with the dark malt it creates for a bittersweet chocolate sensation, though it’s mostly in passing and is not cloying at all. Additional coffee bitterness and roasted flavor on the back end creates for a well-balanced palette.

Drinkability: For a 5.8% ABV beer, Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout has the best of both worlds. There’s the strong, tasty palette of a heavy brew, but with the lighter mouthfeel and easy drinkability of a mid-range strength. The mouthfeel is a little crisp for a stout, but does have a smooth texture. It finishes clean (maybe a little too clean), which makes it a bit of a challenge to not drink as fast as possible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 21, 2014
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep coffee dark brown, almost black with a thin khaki head. Nose is huge coffee, espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, milk. Taste is sweet and bitter, medium-heavy body with a nice crisp finish. Not too bad of a beer, but kind of lacked complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
can. pours dark brown with a very nice creamy beige cap, good retention and lacing. brown sugared very fresh coffee, dense chocolate maltiness, complex roasted maltiness - never ashy, nicely integrated resin, few berries, spicy licorice - never overwhelming. moderately soft carbonation, medium body - oily, thick and velvety, semi-sweet resinous-bitter coffee finish. an excellent coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (346) - - JUN 5, 2014
Can. Pours very dark brown with a creamy brown head that thins quickly leaving no lace. Aroma of coffee. Flavor of coffee, medium sweet, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation and a brief lightly bitter finish. If you like alcoholic carbonated weak coffee, this one’s for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Dark brown, rich chocolate nose with subtle espresso character. Rich mocha character with a great three-way balance between chocolate, coffee and earthy bittering hop. Medium body for this type of beer despite the sweetness. Quite an accomplished example.

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