Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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2.8/5 rDev -26.7%
Deep dark stout with typical English flavors of chocolate and caramel malts... with a twist of coffee flavor that you can smell and taste. Drinkable on certain occasions. I would say you would have to be in "that rare special mood" to crave one of these.
The problem I had with this beer was the carbonation is almost nil....
No head, no bubbles, not alot of mouth excitement.
I guess you could say this might be typical for a stout, but it really made the beer seem flat and dead. There are to many other great stouts on the market for me to rank this any higher.
11-20-2011 07:06:34 | More by Steedee
2.75/5 rDev -28%
Midnight black beer, no light gets through. Decent lacing on the way down. A good, but not great, looking beer.
Tan head is pretty thin. Beer smells like roasted malts & espresso & chocolate. Not strong enough, I'd like a little stronger smell.
I don't enjoy the taste that much. It's a little artificial somehow, like you took a stout and injected it with syrupy iced espresso artificial flavoring. I like stouts and I like coffee, so I thought I'd like this more. There isn't enough stout flavor here - the roasted malt flavor is lacking compared to others.
Somehow the mouthfeel is a little off - instead of thick and creamy stout, it's a little too watery, lending it a syrupy character. Just slightly off.
Not terrible, but not looking forward to the rest of the 6-pack.
11-06-2011 00:51:55 | More by jar2574
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured into pint glass at Schlafly Bottleworks during summer months 2011.
Appearance: An extremely dark pour that light does not penetrate. Leaves a HUGE dark brown, creamy head that made my mouth water. It leaves all sorts of trace down the side of the glass. Brilliant!
Smell: Deep, rich coffees, dark roasted malts with a hint of grain. The Kaldie's coffee is very present though not overwhelming in the nose. Stong without being overbearing-- which I think is a mark of a good coffee stout. As it warmed, I caught some vanilla and some molasses.
Taste: HELL YEAH! Toasty in the front and coffee bitter in the back. Really stick to the palate. The oats give it incredible balance while still holding onto the bitter roast in the finish. Full bodied to indeed! Everything in the nose shows up in the mouth.
Mouth: Full body and low carbonation.
Overall: This is one of my go-to beers at Schlafly and its a personal favorite of mine. It could be a true masterpiece if it had a real American Stout backbone to it. Nevertheless, one of the best of its sub-style.
09-12-2011 21:25:46 | More by paxchristi
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a brownish body w/ quick dying, large-sized head on top of a beer w/ an aroma of coffee, roasted, burnt chocolaty malts as well as dry bready/oakiness. This is a great example of a stout pulling off a tricky balancing act as at first I found this beer real smooth, almost creamy, w/ sweetness emanating from chococlate, caramel and possible touches of vanilla, toffee and oats. Then an afterfinish w/ a burst of tasty, roasted coffee malt that gives it a strong, dry, hearty finish. Overall, an easy to drink and low-priced stout that is a great beer.
08-08-2011 16:34:49 | More by clayrock81
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Thanks a million to n8dietz for giving me this bottle from his St. Louis trip.
Dark brown and ruby in color. Good lacing and good foam after the pour.
Roasted malt add too the very faint acidic smell of just brewed "7-11" brand coffee. Dry coffee grounds and pumpernickel bread.
Roasted malts upfront, maybe some powdered chocolate for a minute. Then its all acidic, somewhat low quality tasting, coffee grounds and brew come together from middle to finish. The finish is acidic and dark tahnks to the coffee and roasted malts.
Could bee sessionable for acidic almost acrid coffee & beer lovers.
07-24-2011 22:07:41 | More by scruffwhor
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Piraat tulip. A massive 3 fingers of sandy foam formed on top of the melted chocolate colored body. The head stuck around throughout the drink, leaving behind thick trails of lace. Great start to this one!
The nose has tons of roasted characters...malts, coffee, hints of chocolate and a touch of molasses in the background.
The first flavor that hits your tongue is the roasted coffee beans. This give way to a middle that finds a sweet lactose character before turning into a toasted malt finish. Super flavorful for a "regular" stout!
Ah...the mouth feel is the weak link to this offering. A tad on the thin side...watery with moderate carbonation. A thicker, creamier mouthfeel would do this one well.
A great offering by the guys at Schlafly. Complex and great looking...well worth the tiny price tag.
07-08-2011 22:13:51 | More by mgbickel
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 11/22/10. Reviewed 5/22/11.
Very dark brown body, with a tan head that's modest in size. Settles down to a thin cover, leaving moderate lacing.
Aromas of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, with a cup of coffee thrown in as well. Americano with cream in it.
Starts off with nice, medium roast coffee. Smooth, with only a touch of bitterness. Silky texture from the oatmeal. Rich, bittersweet chocolate flavors with light hop bitterness on the finish. Cola flavors begin to develop as the beer warms.
Great balance between bitter and sweet. A very nice oatmeal stout.
06-23-2011 04:37:30 | More by litheum94
4.05/5 rDev +6%
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.
05-23-2011 04:02:50 | More by shand
4.2/5 rDev +9.9%
Schlafly Coffee Stout is a very nice coffee stout with quite some woodiness to it. Yum.
A: Dark brown colour and a good 1 cm head with good lacing. 4
S: Delicious coffee and umami smell. Super roasty and yum. 4.5
T: The taste is black coffee with some hops and smokiness. This has a really good coffee flavour to it. There is also some definate woodiness. 4
M: Reasonably foamy. 4
O: Very nice. 4.5
05-10-2011 04:51:45 | More by vandemonian
3.25/5 rDev -14.9%
A - Slightly less than a fingers worth even and fizzy dirty off-white colored head... Very minimal retention gives way to an unbalanced erratic lacing... Streaks of very rapid paced carbonation can been around the edges of the glass... The color is a deep dark brown that allows a bit of light to leak in around the edges... Some faint red undertones are noted deep within...
S - Fresh picked coffee beans are are the forefront... Heavy on roasted malts... Slightly charred... Some very faint caramel and vanilla notes...
T - Devoid of much of the flavor alluded to by the nose... Some roasted malts... A touch of smoke... The coffee component is rather weak... Faint notes of artificial sweetener....
M - Bone dry to start... Medium bodied... A good bit of fizzy carbonation... Slightly chalky finish...
D - After a promising start in terms of appearance and smell, this one sort of falls of a cliff... The palette is muddled and a bit on the timid side and the mouthfeel is slightly off putting... Not recommended as I can think of several coffee infused brews that I would put first...
04-28-2011 02:32:41 | More by philbe311
2/5 rDev -47.6%
A - A very thin, dark brown, minimal off-white head with no lacing
S - Damp grass, burnt coffee, slight caramel, but all very weak
T - A burnt charcoal taste, very bland, no hops, appropriate for the style but just really uninteresting
M - Over-carbonated for the style, with a rather weak chin
O - Not impressed and completely lacks any character
Sidenote: I tried this same beer in the tap-room at the brewery, and it was if I remember correctly, loads better. Maybe this particular beer just suffered in the bottle.
04-11-2011 23:22:41 | More by yaegerje
District of Columbia
2.58/5 rDev -32.5%
Quite a forgettable coffee stout, not so much for its thin feel, but for its burnt and acidic coffee notes.
Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Brown label with orange and light cream touches with the Schlafly branding. Offers a general description of the brew and intent on the neck label, including recognition to Kaldi´s fair trade coffee, and bragging about its deliciousness. Shows date of bottling (01 04 2001). Served in a tulip glass.
A - Dark brown pour with ruby brown edges. Nice ecru frothy head, fair retention and some lacing.
S - Burnt coffee nose, not particularly enticing or fresh.
T - More burnt coffee in the palate, with an acidic touch, some malty sense in the distant undercurrent... In essence this feels like bad - or not my kind of - coffee.
M - Medium-light to light body, small carbonation. It feels a tad watery and not particularly smooth, with that acidic bitterness in the finish.
O - Barely drinkable, too acidic and burnt a coffee to make it work with that base.
Notes: I do like Schlafly, and some of their offerings are amongst my favorites but here... This is by far the worst I´ve had from them. Maybe it is a matter of taste but while not despicable this is in the bottom bracket of coffee-oatmeal stouts I´ve tried.
04-04-2011 22:13:08 | More by Daniellobo
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Thanks to whartontallboy for this bit o' extra goodness!
Not sure how the Cards/Pads game turned out, but it was shaping up to be entertaining. Now to this brew here. It pours a murky dark burnt sienna topped by a finger of lightly dusty dirty white foam. The nose is dominated by a rich coffee aroma, with some mild molasses, dusty dark chocolate, and lightly chlorinated wheat rollicking behind. The taste embitters the coffee, while simultaneously complimenting it with some rye notes. The chocolate also gets some bitterness (we're nearing cookin' choc here), and the roasted malts seem rather burnt. A hint of light leather hides in the back. The body is a lightly hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, a nice coffee stout, though the bitterness borders on harshness. I could see drinking more of them, though.
04-01-2011 00:28:38 | More by TMoney2591
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
An overall decent coffee/beer brew.
It looks like coffee in the glass.
Feels a bit thin for an oatmeal stout but you can smell and taste the coffee upfront. The coffee lingers for a pleasant aftertaste provided you are a coffee drinker. Moderate carbonation goes over well.
03-28-2011 11:55:02 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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