Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle, bottled, 10-13-2008.
Appearance: Dark brown almost black beer with garnet highlights and thick light tan head with good retention.
Smell: The most coffee I've ever smelled in a beer. The label suggests it's espresso that it's brewed with, which explains the sharp, extremely fresh coffee aromas. Behind the fresh roasted coffee are notes of chocolate and caramel...very mocha-like: quite nice.
Taste: Fresh-roasted coffee from fresh-ground beans, right out of the pot. This is incredibly fresh, vibrant, and has a very natural cofee flavor, unlike some coffee stouts/porters that are obviously contrived. Coffee takes center stage, with mild chocolate notes in the background. Hopping is minimal, with most of the bitterness coming from sharp roasted barley and the espresso.
Mouthfeel: Substantial, but light enough to make this a truly sessionable stout.
Conclusion: If you like coffee (and I mean really like coffee) and you like stout, this is for you. It's the freshest, most "coffee-oriented" coffee beer I've yet to try...simple, ballsy, and delicious!
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2008 06:32:18 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark cola brown color with a small tight khaki colored head. The retention was quick and settled into a light ring.
The aroma is not particuliarly strong but does have a nice coffee scent. Nice cold coffee and coffee grounds aroma, good roast. The aroma is a nice earthy/woody scent.
Freshly ground coffee in the taste. Excellent flavor and not overly bitter. Subtle wood notes with a peaty type of flavor. The malt base is quite light and brings a tea like flavor, perhaps a note of lemon. A hint of caramel as well.
The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Starts off sweet on the palate but has enough of a roasted bitter offset to balance. Perhaps a touch stick in the finish.
Very good coffee flavor; I enjoyed that very much. However, the stout base is lacking and more resembles a brown ale. Quite light for the style.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 19:06:26 | More by Gmann
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.