Schlafly Coffee Stout - Schlafly Bottleworks
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Reviews by BeerRun13:
3.1/5 rDev -21.5%
This one poured a super dark garnett - brown, but I can just see through it. Thin light tan head with some filmy lacing.
Dark and sweet malts (probably alot of chocolate, with a strong coffee presence.
Coffee dominates teh flavor of this one. A little chocolate is hiddne behind the coffee and some slight bittering hops are detected.
Lighter side of full bodied. Has kind of a dry, mouth puckering finish... not what I'd expect from this type of beer.
Lightly hopped coffee, but nothing spectacular here. I'd tone down the coffee a bit, but it's not bad.
12-29-2007 05:34:09 | More by BeerRun13
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
Thanks to AlCaponeJR for this one -- poured into my new DHF flared pint with aggressive eggy tan head which settles into thin bubbled meringue-like layer of lacing on top of deep brown with hints of red.
Nose of coffee and bready malts, a bitter cocoa. Nice creamy coffee flavors with just light bean and hop bitterness at the end. Very clean sip and a very nicely balanced finish.
My only preference is a thicker body, but the espresso blends well with the malts making for a solid brew.
03-14-2011 19:06:43 | More by OldIronLungs
4.83/5 rDev +22.3%
Very dark brown, almost black, just a touch of red, mostly clear but you still can't see through it, lightly rising bubbles, one finger head that didn't last, thin lacing.
Bottled this stuff smells absolutely fantastic, better than it did in the growler full of tap coffee stout I got from the taproom. Bitter dark chocolate and a very strong coffee smell make for an aroma that is unequaled in my (albeit limited) beer reviewing career. Still, it's an absolutely terrific smelling beer in any category, and for the style it certainly can't get much better than this, if that's even possible. Smells like a straight up French Roast espresso!
Taste is fantastic too. GREAT tasting stout. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate dominate a lightly toasted, smoky malt underbelly. None of the flavors is overpowering tho. I'm just blown away by this beer!
Feels lightly tangy from just enough carbonation. Smooth and wet going down, slightly sweet but not overly so, and not too dry either. Very good.
Drinkability for a stout, coffee stout, or any beer whatsoever is spectacularly off the charts.
Between coffee stout and pumpkin it'd be hard to pick a favorite from Schlafly, but it just might be the coffee stout. I've had enough of it to realize that anywhere from ice cold to room temp, cask, tap or bottle, this stuff is just kick-ass no matter how you serve it. Ice cold it's dangerously slammingfully good. Cask temperature it's great for sipping and making conversation. It's just fantastic no matter how you serve it.
I'm also very partial to Schlafly's dry-hopped APA, tripel and quadrupel. Everything about this brewery is to my liking, even the styles I'm not as fond of as others. Schlafly really is a top notch American brewery.
11-24-2010 20:55:48 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
A: Beautiful pour with a solid 1 inch cap poured into a tulip glass.
S: Coffee punch with loads of malt and a light hop.
T: Iced coffee with malts is the biggie. I believe one of the best in the coffee beer class.
M: Rich and full with a bit of lacing around glass.
D: Wish this one was available in my area to get more, could have one of these every single day.
09-02-2010 01:28:27 | More by nukem5
4.47/5 rDev +13.2%
Poured into a standard unchilled beer glass.
A-Looks as a Coffee stout should. Dark and foamy like a delicious undertaking for this type of rare brew.
S-Smells of two different formats mixed perfectly. The strong smell of Kaldi's Coffee is definitely dominant and as a St. Louis native it is very welcome.
T-As a lover of two different types of beverage only (those being coffee and beer), I can say this is the perfect marriage. I am probably biased since Kaldi loans such a delicious blend to this beer. This is truly a unique and delicious coffee that anyone who appreciates good coffee should try.
M-Perfectly carbonated and I don't know how they achieved this. As someone who has attempted a coffee stout in brewing, I can say that it doesn't lend itself to good carbonation. Forced carbonation must be present here.
D-I personally found it very drinkable one after another. The delicious blend of well made beer and delicious coffee is perfect for my palate.
Overall-This is a uniquely delicious beer that any lover of coffee and beer should not pass up. By far one of the best interpretations of a coffee stout that I have seen.
11-23-2010 05:45:15 | More by jadejaws
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
Received in Secret Bunny 07 trade from Vancer.
"Schlafly Coffe Stout: This oatmeal stout with natural flavor added uses locally roasted Kaldi's Coffee. This Fair Trade espresso is brewed using the cold toddy method for an exceptionally delicious, fresh flavor."
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black beer with a one finger sized head. Heavy and dense and nearly white. Nice lacing as well.
Aroma is full of coffee and chocolate. Nice, fresh coffee smell.
Coffee flavors. Fresh brewed coffee and some hop bitterness as well. Smooth and creamy and a very tastey beer. This is a lot like Terrapins Wake N Bake except a bit more subdued. I really like this beer a lot. A perfect beer with eggs and salmon.
04-06-2007 00:07:25 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
Appears almost opaque brown color with better than a full finger fluffy light brown head that fades slowly. Plenty of lacing observed.
Smell is dominantly coffee grounds and graham crackers.
Medium bodied, the mouth feel is adequately carbonated.
The flavor mirrors the smells. Like drinking an iced coffee roast beverage. It has a lingering aftertaste of the same.
Reasonable drinker. Glad i had the opportunity to try it.
06-01-2007 10:42:06 | More by jjayjaye
3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
I'd almost classify this as a coffee porter due to the thin mouthfeel but its actually loaded with strong coffee flavor and, although maybe a little watery, is actually quite good.
Dark brown/ruby pour with the merest hint of a head...
Aroma is loads of strong dark coffee, sweet malts, and a bready smell as well.
Strong coffee presence obviously but also some chocolate and maybe some biscuit. I really wish this was thicker, its simply too thin.
Its a good brew but a heavier mouthfeel would make this one a regular.
03-20-2008 13:54:36 | More by Tilley4
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours looking just like a stout-- or at least what I expect a stout should pour and look like.
It's labeled "Coffee Stout" and there's even a homage to a coffee roasting company. Funny thing is there wasn't much of a coffee note in either the nose or the flavor.
I really couldn't detect the coffee note-- in fact I'd rate this beer more of a porter than a stout.
It's flavor profile or mouthfeel or both are somewhat lighter than satisfies my "stout" desires. There are the right kind of flavors there-- the hops bitterness the toasted malt, but all are subdued and the beer feels too light on my palate prompting me to nod toward "porter" rather than "stout".
Mouthfeel is cordial. But I wish more life.
Drinkability is good-- the somewhat subdued flavor character and the lower ABV make this beer eminently drinkable... so I could guzzle a pint or two in one sitting w/o complaint.
I wonder what this beer is like on tap?
04-20-2010 01:14:08 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Schlafly Coffee Stout from Schlafly Bottleworks
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