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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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very good

645 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 44
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Cubsfan1087, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BlackBeerDown, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Faroveryonder, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Chuck_25, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of beerphilosopher
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a jet black with just a slight reddish brown hue when held in the light. The head is pale brown in color and not too thick. Spotty lacing in the pint. The nose is rather powerful ... like cold coffee that's been sitting all day. I don't mean that in a bad way either ... very aromatic and very intense. Espresso and roasted malts. Patale is dark espresso roast coffee, sweet malts, and baker's chocolate. Really quite well done. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, which isn't bad but doesn't seem to match up with the strong flavor profile here. I'd love to see this in a thicker, slightly creamier version. Low carbonation and a dry lingering coffee finish. I truly enjoyed this brew. Very well executed and surprisingly easy to drink.

beerphilosopher, Jan 03, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

smibroncos, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of TechTriumph
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11/03/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch of light tan, creamy head with good retention; Very dark brown appearance; Moderate lacing mostly towards the bottom of the glass

S - Nice roasted coffee bean smell with just a bit of chocolate and sweetness; Very subtle grassy and floral hops

T - Pretty close to the smell; Good dose of roasted coffee bean flavor, though it isn't in-your-face robust; A little bit of bitterness in the taste; Tiny bit of chocolate and sweetness with a touch of citrusy and floral hops as well

M - Above moderate amount of carbonation; Medium bodied, though the beer feels a bit thin in the mouth

O - I thought this was a solid brew overall with a pretty tasty flavor profile. There's a good amount of coffee flavor without being too unbalanced. This wasn't quite as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts, but the lighter feel of this beer, coupled with the lighter ABV, makes it session worthy. I wouldn't mind trying this beer again, especially when I'm in the mood for a lighter bodied stout.

TechTriumph, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

psdonnelly, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Grinky, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

dav, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Shrews629
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Shrews629, Dec 17, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

flyersfan900, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stout pours jet black with an ample 1" head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of fresh coffee. Crisp chocolate roasted malt with a jolt of hops in the middle. Coffee bitterish aftertaste. Smooth and satisfying. This is the first coffee stout available in Nashville so I don't have much to compare it to but this seems pretty good.

John1985, Feb 16, 2008
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4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This serving of Schlafly Coffee Stout was bottled October 5, 2006, and purchased at the Party Source accross the river from Cincinnati. The stout was black with ruby accents and a very tall light tan head. The aroma had notes of cocoa and toffee, but coffee provided the most notable smells. Flavor was loaded with espresso with a hint of chocolate and a nice bitter finish. The body of the beer had a light almost airy quality, but still had some depth.

I am intrigued by this stout. It's both flavorful and approachable. It's a sessionable coffee stout. This is the first Schlafly product I've bought, and it's made a good first impression on this beer advocate.

frazbri, Nov 07, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

garfscores, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ESeab, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

KidsDoc, Nov 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

bilhelm, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Dilbert65, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Rdc67, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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