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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
87
very good

789 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 50
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 11-11-2001

Our Coffee Stout is a classic combination of a traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. Roasted barley and coffee dominate the aroma, with the sweetness from the stout balancing the acidity of the coffee. We use a unique cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer.

In the 1990’s, Kaldi’s staff started visiting the Schlafly Tap Room, asking for a pint of stout and a shot of espresso. Both Schlafly and Kaldi’s realized this was a match made in beer heaven, and soon started working together to find the perfect coffee blend to mix with our Oatmeal Stout. This collaboration continues today, with regular tastings to perfect the Coffee Stout.

30 IBU
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Ratings: 789 | Reviews: 295
Photo of mlockman
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very strong coffee flavor, a bit smoother than the oatmeal stout.

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this from Schlafly Bottelworks on May 9th and drank it May 10th (poured into a thick panel beer mug). It pretty much does taste like black iced coffee. I was expecting it to be a little sweeter (not sure why), but it was pretty bitter, however it was a coffee bitter (which I don't mind) and not an American hop bitter.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste's just like iced coffee but is not quite as balanced as most coffee stouts

Photo of DrS_StL
4.96/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Taste: Excellent full flavor, combines a strong stout (akin to the Oatmeal Stout brewed by Schlafly) with a robust local dark roast coffee. No overly sweet aftertaste or bitterness from the coffee. Delicious all the way through. Bold and slightly creamy texture.

Smell: Coffee notes, toasted malts.

*Minor complaint: Sometimes does not hold head when poured out in a glass. I recommend drinking straight from the bottle.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with with a fingernail of beige on top. Brussels lacing. No light seeps through. aroma of dark coffee and hints of chocolate. The flavor is initially bitter dark coffee and then it switches over to a chocolatey sweetness. The mouth is thick and viscous.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with a moderate light brown (or beige) head. Lacing evident. Coffee flavor that is well done and no bitter aftertaste. Good coffee stout that is at a reasonable alcohol level.

Photo of CAC329
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am enjoying this greatly.
Nice creamy head, webbing to glass.
Wonderful coffee aroma!
Not overpowering, good blend, easy going down.
This one has a future in my fridge.

Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tons of coffee flavor. Pretty smooth at first but after having one I don't want another right away.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 3/25/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Brew pours close to a pitch black in color with a good 1-finger foamy beige head. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some fresh roasted and ground coffee beans. Very nice. The taste is pretty much the same with a nice flavor of coffee that is not strong or overpowering like some coffee stouts I have tried. Very smooth and goes down easy. No strong, no bitter and no harsh aftertaste at all. A great Coffee Stout! Medium-bodied with lower carbonation.

Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: 4.25 - Looks a little like Dr. Pepper with an amber tint among all the blackness. Poured a thin head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: 4.5 - A wonderful smell of coffee, as to be expected. It isn't at all overpowering, but a nice, comfortable scent. Like walking into a coffee shop. This is probably what Kaldi's smells like. Nice.

Taste: 4.5 - Just like the nose, a wonderful coffee smell. Some people may actually like this over BS. BS is like, "have some of this extra dark roast coffee b***h!"; this is like a nice morning cup of joe. In beer form. Awesome stuff.

Feel: 3.5 - A little thin; I'd like it to be a little thicker. Very easy drinking.

Overall: 4.25 - Overall this is a delightful little coffee stout. It lives up to the name. B

Photo of Suds
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with a thick tan head (caffe crema?). The smell is intensely espresso. Coffee beans...highly roasted...some background roasted barley and malt, but the coffee is in front. The taste is similar...coffee, with a stout bitterness and a lot of creamy mouthfeel. This is an excellent brew.

Photo of MacMalt
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Color was dark brown but not quite opaque. It rather resembled coffee. Very light milk-colored head. Strong smell of coffee. Very strong taste of burnt coffee but lacked other, complimentary flavors. Starts strong but finishes rather weak. It could have used some chocolate. Very light carbonation. Not a bad stout but cannot be compared to, say, Founders Breakfast Stout.

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer appears black in color but when held up to the light the bottom of the glass is clear dark red. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and oats are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of oats and hints of cold brewed coffee. There are slight hints of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and very smooth and airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer has a really nice smoothness, although the coffee flavors take a bit of time to develop as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of fourstringer
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped 41113E2121006. Brewed with love 12/28/14.

A: Deep amber-brown body with an opaque black appearance in the glass. 1 finger of light mocha-colored head. Below average retention. Light lacing.

S: Strongly of dark roasted coffee grounds. Light cacao, licorice, nuts. Faint indistinct hops lurk in the background.

T: Bittersweet coffee and roasted malts open with the former dominating. A mild hop presence enters late. Finished mostly dry with a coffee-like aftertaste. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a surprisingly light body and feel. Think carbonated iced coffee.

O: The coffee is very strong with this one. I almost forgot I was drinking a beer at times, which may or may not be your thing. Left me a bit unfulfilled, but the coffee notes are admittedly quite good.

Prost!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a nice brown creamy head.
Smells of a nice balanced coffee with a sweet smelling barley/toffee smell.
A very balanced coffee, vanilla, barley malt taste. Pleasantly surprised.
Very smooth finish with coffee and slight bitter lingers.
Overall a very nice stout.

Photo of Adeota
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love coffee stouts, and I think this is my favorite I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Way to go, Schlafly.

Photo of NickTheGreat
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L (3.5) - Pours a nice dark, stout color. Little to no head. And whats there is kinda dark and sad.

S (4) - Smells good. Get a nice coffee note.

T (3) - Coffee. I get it should taste like coffee, but this was too overbearing. I thought I was drinking cold, slightly carbonated coffee.

F (4) - Decent feel. Not overly carbed, and drinks well. Maybe a little thin for an oatmeal stout?

O (3.5) - I bought this one on a lark, and probably won't again. Maybe it's just me, but I thought the coffee taste was too over-the-top.

Photo of embass
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown with a light-tan head. A little thin; does not grab the glass.

Had a strong coffee scent along with some nice chocolaty notes mixed in along with.

Taste was a very smooth blend of roasted coffee, chocolate and a touch of caramel.

Very light on the bitterness; nice balance of a sweet stout versus the bitterness/acidity of the coffee.

A little on the thin-side as far as feel goes. Not necessarily a bad thing but I typically prefer more of a medium-bodied coffee stout.

Overall I really liked the balance and drinkability of this coffee stout. I’m generally pretty impressed with Schlafly’s. I wish this was a bit thicker and had a higher ABV; but I get what they were going for.

Photo of mazo
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of you love coffee and stout you can't go wrong. Nice on a cold winters day!

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable - not heavy at all. Just wish there was a brighter coffee flavor here.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Preston.

A: Dark brown with a tan one finger head that dissipates to big bubbles. Fragmented lacing.

S: Heavy coffee grounds. Chocolate malts, barley. So nice.

T: A terrific blend of french roast coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Hefty, robust. Low bitterness and acidity. So drinkable.

M: Medium with medium mouthfeel. A solid finish.

O: A very nice surprise. I went right out and bought a sixer. At only $8, this is a steal. Recommended for coffee beer fans.

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stout of the Schlafly is a middle of the road beer.

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably my favorite stout, which I am not a huge fan of, but do enjoy. This one is a nice smooth stout that is not too heavy or cloying. It is essentially their oatmeal stout, which is also good, but with the delicious addition of fresh ground Kaldi's coffee. This is my go to when I want a stout.

Would purchase again.

Photo of qchic
3.85/5  rDev 0%

For coffee lovers only. Thought the moderate alcohol might make for a thin beer, but plenty of roasty, chocolatey coffee flavor with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes with a bit of tang and bitterness. Good beer from a solid brewery!

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

Aroma is roasty malt, coffee grounds, a touch of chocolate, licorice, and rounded out by nutty malt sweetness. Flavor reveals strong coffee dominance throughout, accented by dark chocolate. There's a touch of an acrid character initially, which fades in the lightly bitter, roasty finish. Toasted nuts emerge in the aftertaste. Coffee isn't my favorite, but this is a well constructed beer.

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Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.