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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Coffee StoutSchlafly Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

589 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: maxpower on 11-11-2001)
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at their tap room.

A: Dark as a moonless night, 2 finger creamy head. Excellent retention. Some coffee grinds at the bottom, cowboy style.

S: Coffee, oats, chocolate, english malt.

T: Well done. Very nice balance of flavors. They didn't go overboard with coffee, and there's a nice malt backbone and hop bitterness towards the end. Some chocolate. On cask, this is phenomenal.

M: Chewy, not too thick though. Well carbonated. Very easy to drink.

O: I like this more than their Oatmeal Stout, from which this is derived from. Great seasonal, and tastes amazing on cask. Prost!

Serving type: cask

11-22-2012 16:05:50 | More by hoppytobehere
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hopsaplenty

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Bottled with love on Jan 05, 2006.

The Coffee Stout is contains Kaldi's Fair Trade espresso brewed using the cold toddy method.

Pours with a huge rocky latte colored head of small bubbles the slowly settles leaving a few strands of thick lacing. Deep dark mahogany with cordovan highlights. The smell is of strong, burnt espresso beans, smoke, carbon, and is sharp and acrid. The Kaldi's espresso dominates every facet of the taste. There is some initial soft sweetness that crosses the tongue, but then the espresso kicks in. Finishes with about a quarter cube of sugar-laced shot of espresso. Bitter and acrid. Medium body, slightly grating mouthfeel, but with some buzzing carbonation. This is all about the espresso and if it only had a bit more malt in the body it would be spectacular.

If you like your coffee strong, dark, and black, then this one is for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 05:10:59 | More by hopsaplenty
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Brent

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An impressively well-balanced integration of coffee flavor into this stout. Poured black, as one would expect. Off white head tinged with tan. A whiff of fresh ground coffee beans in the aroma. Pleasant roasted malt flavor was predominant, with some strong-brewed coffee in the background. A nice fullness to the mouthfeel. Unlike some coffee stouts that taste like a stout with some cold black coffee dumped in, this beer unites the flavors in a very pleasant way.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2006 14:46:55 | More by Brent
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, with a thick, creamy, tan colored head that has good retention and leaves some sticky lace on the glass. Strong aroma of coffee as one would expect and a touch of chocolate malt. The coffee flavors are very nice here, not too overpowering, good level of roasted bitterness. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. This is a very good coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 04:24:22 | More by hckyfn9999
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Shrews629

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark brown/ruby colored beer. Nice, thick, tan, creamy head. The tiniest orange highlights at the bottom of the glass. Very nice head retention and a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The head settled to a nice film covering the top.

Smell - A very rich and robust coffee, espresso note barrages the nose with the first whiff. A roasted or burnt barley backs up the coffee. No real sweetness to speak of, but that's alright. Almost getting a walnut type of scent too.

Taste - Again, very strong coffee, espresso flavors right off the bat. A very dry breadiness dusts the palate to give a bit of complexity. Finishes with a "whole" milk type of essence.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium/full mouthfeel. Dry and a touch rugged, but in the most complementary way. Leaves a comfortable amount on the palate. Not so much that it's distracting.

Drinkability - I rather like this beer. Some may be turned off by the abundance of coffee flavors and aromas, but I found it most enjoyable. This would be a wonderful after dinner beer, maybe even enjoy this with a touch of vanilla ice cream on a cold, cold, night. Probably wouldn't want to tackle this on a Summers day however. It's worth a try and I'll pick it up again sometime soon for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 14:21:03 | More by Shrews629
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to AlCaponeJunior in the Math BIF #3. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours dark black with a finger of khaki colored head that settles after a few minutes.

Smell: Rich roasted espresso, chocolate, and roasted malt. Very strong punch you in the face coffee aroma.

Taste: Bold espresso, bitterness from the coffee as well, burnt/roasted malt and some dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: I was very impressed with this beer and definitely would drink again. A very good use of coffee in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 02:59:10 | More by Axic10
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip. Special thanks to mikennat for this from our recent trade!

Bottled With Love on 11 29 2010

A: Pours a dark, well, coffee brown with some lighter mahogany at the edges when tilted. The head reaches about two fingers thick but sadly was quite short lived. However, it did leave behind some very nice looking lace webs.

S: Pretty high quality espresso roast here. Loads of roasty malt as well. Also noticed some toasty oats, bakers chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar.

T: Very close to the smell. The slightly sweet oats, chocolate, and dark fruit add a nice balance to how the flavors are spread out and keep the espresso from becoming one note.

M: Feels full at first, like a milk stout. Then the bitter coffee and roasted malt kick in with some excellent peppery dryness that lingers for quite awhile on the tongue.

D: Pretty excellent as far as coffee stouts are concerned. The mouthfeel never becomes syrupy and there's nice balance here for the coffee. Plus, we're only at 5.7%...sessionable in my book!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:24:32 | More by GbVDave
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nickthetick

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours an opaque black into a DFH signature glass with a finger of thick frothy head that slowly dissipates throught the drinking experience.

S: a wallop of fresh espresso and freshly ground dark roasted beans, a tad grassy.

T: bitter dark coffee, a good kind of bitter, like a great cup of coffee. Still a bit grassy and a little malt sweetness shines through on the middle of the tongue.

MF: fairly heavy body, a tad chewy, good effervescence for a such a thick stout.

O: great coffee stout, a little much coffee and a little light on the beer flavors but still great.

I had my second glass with a Snickers and it was AWESOME!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 17:14:42 | More by nickthetick
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in a nonic pint.

Pours a deep brown nearing black. Big mocha-colored head with nice lacing as it goes down. Good retention as well. Thin collar afterward. The nose carries a really nice bit of coffee with some mild cream. Slight roast as well. Flavor has a good coffee and roast combination with a slight creaminess behind it. Medium body with good carbonation. Slightly chewy. Quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2012 02:29:43 | More by Thorpe429
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crhensel

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12 oz. into imperial pint) Pours a rich black color with very little head and moderate lacing on the glass. The aroma out of the glass is immediately of the coffee roast, and chocolate malts. It actually smells just like a good cup of espresso. The flavor is exactly the same, with a slight hint of the roast with an overwhelming flavor of espresso. The finish is very smooth and refreshing. Let this one warm up a bit to fully appreciate the complexity and subtlety of all the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:13:30 | More by crhensel
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On of the specialty brews on tap when I visited the Tap Room on my latest trip to St. Louis. Standard pint glass.
Very dark in color, basically black, with a dark brown 1/2 inch head. Lace strings are left on my glass. Rich smell of coffee, slightly bitter, like a strong cup of coffee and the grounds. Taste follows with more of that rich, slightly bitter coffee. Also some roasted chocolate malt. Mouthfeel was appropriate for the style. Overall, a pretty good slection, might be too strong in the coffee department for some, but I liked it. If it's going to be a coffee flavor, go all out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2008 05:56:13 | More by BigBry
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JayQue

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good smooth oatmeal stout, very prominent coffee presence. Thanks to Woodchopper who included it in a trade.

Poured a dark brown into a pint glass. A regular pour provides very little head. A hard pour rewards you with a nice size light tan head. Average retention, some delicate lacing on the glass.

Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt..nice.

Tastes good as well. Fairly simple, roasted and bready malts and plenty of coffee.

Mouthfeel is as smooth as you would expect with a good oatmeal stout. Slides down very well. Plenty of coffee, not much bitterness.

Overall this is a very pleasant stout. If you like coffee, this is a good one for you as the coffee is prominent without being harsh or bitter.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:11:09 | More by JayQue
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Tone

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dark brown. 5/4 inch head with good retention and good lacing. Smells strongly of coffee (roasted malts). Fits the style. Smooth, bitter from the roasted malts, and average carbonation levels. Tastes of roasted malts (coffee) up front. Aftertaste is less bitter and more sweet (chocolate). Overall, this is a really nice example of a coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 20:38:39 | More by Tone
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep brown with red highights and a nice tan head

S - Strong coffee and malts

T - Roasted malt, coffee, and some caramel

M - Very light bodied considering this is a stout which puts it down a tad for me.

D - Easy to drink. Having one of these by a fire tonight and it is going down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 02:40:13 | More by beerman207
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shand

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks to BA redbird!

Gotta love the nice, clear bottled on date thrown right on the label! Pours a brown color with a modest head. The aroma is quite nice, with notes of roasted coffee, oatmeal, and roasted malts. The taste is also pretty good, it follows the nose fairly simply and one-dimensionally. It still tastes pretty darn good though, the coffee comes through very nicely, the malts are nice and roasty, and the oatmeal does it's own thing. Don't waste your time with this one if you don't enjoy coffee.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin on this one, being almost more brown ale-esque than stout, but I think it works fine with the coffee flavors. The drinkability is very good, as a coffee lover this one goes down very easily. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It's not exceptional, but a solid, sessionable coffee beer that'd be a staple if locally available.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 04:02:50 | More by shand
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bearsxco

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head that fades quickly. Nice coffee smell, slight sweet malt. Coffee taste though out that fades slightly. Nice balance and carbonation as with any good oatmeal stout. Just a great coffee stout that is not to filling or overpowering. Certainly could drink many. Wish this was available in this area.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 22:44:29 | More by bearsxco
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black/deep brown, 1 finger khaki head, ok lacing

S: roasted coffee, baking oat bread and hint of drk chocolate

T: mild dark chocolate, big malt oats, and
firm roasted coffee finish

M: med body, smooth/semi-chewy mouth, semi-dry finish

O: Quite flavorful session Oat/Coffee stout.
Schlafly delivers mighty fine beers and this
is just another fine example.

YUMMY; GRAB A BOTTLE!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 17:12:44 | More by BeerLover99
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a coffee black with deep brown when held to the light. It looks like cold coffee in a glass. The head is a dark cream color that recedes slowly, leaving thick sudsy rings of lacing.

The beer smells of roasted malts and a sweet coffee aroma.

The taste is the best part of this beer, as the coffee comes through really, really well. It tastes like burnt, bitter coffee with roasted malts in the background. If ever a beer tasted like cold coffee, this is the one.

Mouthfeel is a tad watery.

Overall, I enjoy the abundant coffeeness of this beer. It's a great dessert beer, and it's watery feel makes it go down almost too fast. But if you love coffee then you'll want to try this beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 15:59:50 | More by JuicesFlowing
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, happy to see this on local shelves. The beer delivers a big aromatic punch of espresso beans and roasted goodness. Its all about the coffee up front. Flavors are dominated by solidly brewed espresso with a supporting stout character. The stout has difficulty standing up to the immense coffee characteristics, but contributes malt sweetness, toffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla and brown sugar. The oats in the brew round the coffee nicely, but maybe too much so. The beer needs some rough edges to compete with the coffee acidity and strength. Feels full and rich to the mouth and finishes with a velvety slickness. Aftertastes are all coffee in nature. A good beer, but an American Stout backbone would have been better.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 18:49:00 | More by BEERchitect
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is very dark brown and opaque. The Head is chocolate, 2 very big finger and fades to a huge lace like a spider web.

The smell is pure freshly used coffee grounds. Not a bad thing.

The taste in nice and coffee like, this beer is nicer warmed but not very complex. It does stick to the theme.

The mouthfeel is ok, good for a regular stout, I'm not sure why I was looking for more. The carbonation is good for a stout and the body could be just a bit better. All in all, Nice. Not a big brew but a fine example of the style.

Many thanks to My SS 06 Vancer and JPM30 for several of these gems.
Prosit Mk

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 05:07:42 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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morimech

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/22/2010
Very dark brown color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Just a light spattering of spotty lacing. There is coffee in the aroma but it is balanced with some nice dark malt. A solid oatmeal stout lies under the coffee. The coffee is more dominat in the flavor. The coffee tastes fresh and of high quality. A little roasted bitterness in the finish. If the stout characteristics came through more, this would be a really good beer. It just cannot hold up to the coffee. The body is not as "chewy" as I would like it. This stout is nicely carbonated. A lower ABV stout that gives a good coffee fix.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 16:29:25 | More by morimech
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best beer from Schlafly I've had all night. Beer is black, nice tan head, small and medium bubbles, lacing, moderate to low carbonation, decent retention.

Aroma is straight up coffee with fudge and roast mixed in.

Beer is medium in body and quite bitter, strong from the back moving forward. Interesting beer overall too. Sweetness minimal. A nice little stout for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 01:29:18 | More by drabmuh
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black as night and smells just like a cupa joe, rich white head. has a wonderful coffee taste blended with their oatmeal stout and all of its goodness. locally roasted beans gives this a distinct flavor apart from other coffee stouts. not at all acidic as some can be, smooth mouthfeel, good coffee buzz. perfect for a rainy morning with a hangover.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 15:23:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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whynot44

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coffee colored brew with a decent tan head that fades pretty quickly to just a skim of foam but still manages to leave traces of lace.

The aroma is mainly coffee with a slightly fruity malt background.

The taste, again, is iced espresso with a bit of malt sweetness, hints of caramel, apple and chocolate,

For a stout, especially supposedly made with oatmeal, the body is amazingly light/medium. Drinkability is not bad. Should go well with desserts but it actually worked well with tacos.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 05:48:37 | More by whynot44
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karengarys

Indiana

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

This pours quite dark, but not that coal-tar dark, it is a bit lighter than that. I slow pour, but it had a ring of carmel colored foam around the edge that laced slightly.

Smell was french roast coffee, and a hint of malt.

Taste is heavy in malt, the coffee flavor comes through clear. There is little hop balance, though, but somehow it works very well. So, it isn't that bitter.

It has a surprisingly creamy, maybe slightly thin mouthfeel, but good. Not English thin, but just not as heavy as other dark beers.

It is somewhat medium body - lighter than I would expect for a beer like this, but once again it works.

This is one strange but very good beer to try. I am enjoying it, will probably get a 6 of it if I can find it. It is quite drinkable. Note: My wife is NOT a beer drinker. Michelob ultra for her - she doesn't like the bitterness of most craft brews. She described this as "smooth", she actually had a second taste. And a third. It pairs well with dark chocolate!

So - give this a try regardless of what you are looking for in a beer - it is an interesting experience worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 01:30:57 | More by karengarys
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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