KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a thick jet black with a huge (3-4 finger) tan foamy head that lasted throughout, reducing to a large cap with excellent sheets of foamy lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted cereal malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, dark roast coffee, vanilla and a hint of oats.
The taste was lightly sweet, a tad bitter and very malty with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and molasses from the start, progressing with a strong bitter dark roasted coffee taste and a silky oat feel towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow, with a bold espresso taste fading very slowly from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was exceptionally full in body with a dry, oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was one solid tasting Stout with a great balance of flavors, which ultimately created a smooth and tasty brew with a superb drinkability…
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Sweetened coffee moves into fruity chocolate in this smooth, effective Coffee Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the brown-edged blackness.
-Roastiness is delicate throughout.
-The finish is balanced through roastiness and leafy hops.
-This is almost a dessert brew, to me.
On tap at The Prohibition Pig.
puboflyons (1821) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Nice dark brown to black pour with a full tan head that lingers long. The aroma is of coffee and roasted dark malts with some light smoke. The body is creamy and full. The taste is very coffee-oriented, milky, and slightly bitter. It is a very nice stout.
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a jet black body with a one and a half finger off-white/tan head with a fairly thick off-white/tan foamy lacing.
The smell has some dark roasted coffee with some espresso.
The taste is roasty yet also bitter coffee flavors coming through fairly strong, milk chocolate amplifying the flavor. She has a roasty coffee aftertaste and dry espresso finish.
The palate is about a medium, comes across semi-sessionable, and has a carbonation which is pretty smooth yet good for the style and to me.
Overall, this is a good American Stout. Good job Oakshire, I’d have this one again.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz in Seattle. Creamy black brown, cream foam. Almond soft, sweet malt. Decent coffee note. Good beer
beersighted (42) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely chocolately oatmeal stout that was black as night. Solid body to this brew, and a righteous mouthfeel. The oatmeal base allowed for the flavor of espresso to linger without feeling overwhelmed.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black but thin...huge creamy espresso / creamy head. The nose is 100% coffee just coffee on and on and on.Pretty interesting. Wish there was more ABV but it’s silky, creamy and velvety with a huge burst of non-acidic coffee. really great stuff.
mintzmeet (129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty pungent. coca cola flavor n quite thick. rubbery bite n buttery nice. mildly piney.
AirForceHops (2561) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Pitch black appearance with lasting head. Nose is roasted malt, light espresso bean and sugar. Flavor is show cases a solid amount of roasted coffee bean first, followed by bitter chocolate, light touches of ash and sweet caramel or molasses notes in the finish. The body has a nice chewy feel from the flaked oats the brewer uses. Carbonation provides a slight creamy texture. Nice level of flavor in such a low ABV stout. If you are looking for a session stout this is a nice option.
Lectvay (59) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The coffee flavor here is the dry, bitter taste of a very dark roast. I would’ve loved more and brighter coffee notes, but overall a very nice stout.
styak69 (6) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bridge Barvand Grill, Eugene OR. Very dark with smooth notes of coffee and chocolate. Thiner head but enough to cascade nicely. 9 in taste only because I would prefer it a little sweeter. Finish is slightly bitter but compliments the coffee bite.