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Schlafly Scotch Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 79
Photo of Vancer
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/25/07 Updating after a few last nite at the Burns Fest. Now that I;ve had other scotch ales. I'm upgrading my review. This tasty lil brew is really top-notch!


(old numbes: 4,4,4,3.5,4.5)
Very nice Scotty at the TapRoom. Good lookinÂ’ amber brown pour, but a small brownish head. Could really detect the malts and hops in the aroma, taste was just as impressive both during and in the aftertaste. Nice bit of caramel in the flavor. Texture was about right, lite to medium, for a scot ale. Could easily drink these all night.

Also comes from the cask , missed that one. Crap ! Always next time.

Photo of karst
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting is subjective. The bar tap was obvously better cared for that the bottom of the cask I sampled 2 hrs earlier. My Palate is cleared of fried Icelandic Cod and my mouth transfers no head killing oil from chips.

Schlafly's Scotch Ale still has me interested but wanting a better complexity and thicker mouth feel to match its sweet, dark malt, subtle roasted aromas. Hops struggle to express themselves just barely supporting the caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth. Carbonation level not strong but noticably better that a end of the cask pint warmed to near room temp. I will complete the tasting trifecta with a bottle of Schlafly's Scotish Ale before I go to the dentist tomorrow.

I think 3 Floyd's Robert the Bruce has ruined all else for this style. I would have had two handsful of growlers if I was in Muncie, Indianna instead of this beautiful old turn of the century printing house turned micro-brewery. I complemented another reviewer from Norway and got back a reply "I'd sure like to sample the great American microbrews one day. (Been to the US only once, in 1981 - that was before the microbrew revolution, and I didn't search out much the really great beers at that time.

Maybe all of us thinking about a European Tour should do our "Homework" first traveling N. America for a few weeks.

Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hand pulled from cask at cellar temperature.

What a gorgeous beer! Dark coppery brown. White, light, fluffy head with clingy bubbles.

Even at cellar temp it took while for the aromas to take off. Earthy and pungent. Malt gaining strength about half way through.

I like a malty beer, and this was a malty beer. Creamy and smooth, Diacetyl esters (toffee flavors), give a groovy roundness. Nice citrusy hop finish, very refreshing.

Went great with the fish and chips my wife had, I'll be back. Right on.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. amber bottle courtesy of TwelveVoltMan.

Poured a rich-looking burned copper in color with a tight off-white head that lasted for quite some time and laced a fair amount on the glass. Aromas are sweet caramel with a bit of smoke. Flavor is more of the same. Some Heath bar mixed in as well. Finish is dry, with some long-lasting caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Low-bodied but very drinkable. Solid offering and I'd gladly try again.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

64 oz. growler direct from brewery.

Pours deep copper color with an off-white head. What head there was disappears rapidly leaving no lace.
Aroma of brown sugar, dark malt, subtle roasted note and some peat. no hop not detected.
Flavor of caramel, sweet malt, some dark fruits and brown sugar. No hop presence detected.
Mouthfeel is smooth but very one-dimensional.
Drinkability is solid if unspectacular.
Nice beer but nothing to rave about.

Photo of winomark
2.86/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a slightly reddish, brownish with a thin light tan head with good lacing.

Aroma: Loads of toasted malt with slight smoky tones too. Very mild hop tones.

Taste: Smooth, rich malt dominates. Some smoky character in the middle. Combination of hops and carbonation give a dry aspect to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Coating, but not heavy. Slight sweetness in the finish adds depth. Creamy throughout.

Drinkability: A solid seasonal offering from Schlafly, but my least favorite in bottles. Worth a try, but much better on draft, IMO.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby red, fine copper highlights. Thin, off-white head, gives way to decent patchy lacing. A delicate aroma of malts, some plums and cherries also nicely detected. Sweet and malty up front, a plethera of flavorings in the way of apples, cherries, some smokey notes as well. The big malt based body gives way to some nice bready/toasty offerings. Definite medium to full bodied, edging toward full, slight alcohol detection in the background. Creamy and a touch burnt near the end, what an outstanding spring seasonal, and yet another superb product from the fine folks at the Saint Louis Brewery! Get some!

Photo of hotstuff
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When poured, this beer's appearance was that of a small sized tan head with fine-large bubbles that mostly dissipated.The body was clear and uncarbonated with a reddish-brown hue.The nose was lightly malty and sweet along with a light malt and sweet flavor.This beer was smooth on the palate and light bodied.It left a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my glass.

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very heavy Scoth ale that is velvety smooth and wickedly strong. This beer has a very dark brown to mahogany body with virtually no head and virtually no lacing. The nose is very heavily malt with nice roasted aromas and an almost warm feeling. The flavor is very heavy malt with the noted roasting taste. The feel is quite full, almost to the level of syrup, but quite smooth and thick. The beer warms the senses from its obviously high ABV and full body.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber with a slight head that was short lived. I could smell roasted almonds and molasses. Down the gullet it went very smooth with a touch of that alcohol bite. I really liked this beer! Sweet but not a dessert......bit of a barley wine flavor. Once the Tap Room opens and I have to visit St. Louis for "business" I hope to try this on tap.

Photo of StevieW
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle. Basic label. Deep burgundy tinged color. Head was fluffy soft, bubbly and beige. Lots of hop bubbles break though. Initial aromas were spot on for the style. Very earthy, some robust peat and smoke aromas. Slight alcohol presence.
First taste was sweetly malty, with lots of earthy grains to it. Nearly burnt toast taste. Very rich flavors. Nice alcohol presence, even if it's only percieved. A belly warming effect to it. Only detriment to taste was a slightly slick almost medicinal cherry robutussin flavor and feel to the finish. Doesn't linger long enough to bother though. Good flavors and another quality beer from the MJR blockbuster deal.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark Amber color with a fairly thin head. Very aromatic though, with a prominent roasty component matched by a fresh oatmeal bready quality.

When first on the palate the toasted chocolate toffee notes dominate, but are a little tame for this style. Some oatmeal stout qualities are present. Hops are definitely there to balance things out, but the main virtue of this beer is the maltiness for sure.

Light to medium bodied mouthfeel which gives this beer very nice drinkability.

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Schlafly Scotch Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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