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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
86
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 37
Gots: 36 | 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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tsauce2

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a snifter

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Nearly opaque. Clear body. Head is light tan, 1/2 in, dissipates to rim of glass. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Nice robust espresso tones. Light hops.

T: Fresh coffee overtones. Medium maltiness, light hoppiness. Aftertaste is coffee and medium roasted malt.

M: Medium body. Carbonation and coffee/roast malt give a balanced body. Slight bitterness of roast malt and coffee on aftertaste create a dryness and crispness.

O: Good coffee beer. Excellent nose and coffee flavor. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 16:28:57 | More by tsauce2
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-30-2011 21:00:07 | More by Daveychu
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soju6

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Ferguson Brewhouse.

A: Served a virtual black color with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma of coffee, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate.

T: Flavor of fresh brewed coffee, a hint of bittersweet chocolate with a very mild bitterness and clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy. very well balanced.

O: Really enjoyed this this offering from Schlafly. Not overpowering just a nice touch of character. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2011 22:55:53 | More by soju6
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-29-2011 05:33:57 | More by barnzy78
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep, dark brown body with two fingers worth of creamy, tan head...the head fell to a thin, yet full cap...there was sticky lacing left behind

S - Fresh, roasted coffee beans were the first aromas I caught...as the beer sat some vanilla/creme notes came out

T - The aroma did not lie...this one is all about the coffee flavor...coffee is the first thing you pick up as it tastes like a fresh brewed cup of joe...there is a hint of creme in the middle that mellows out the bitterness of the coffee...as the beer warms a soft chocolate flavor starts to creep in towards the finish...roasted coffee beans lend a bitter finish

M - Medium bodied...comes across a little thin...nice lingering coffee flavor

O - Other than the watery mouthfeel, this was a very nice coffee stout...the flavors weren't overpowering and they weren't non-existent...I will pick up more of this when I can

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 14:40:39 | More by thain709
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: Twelve-ounce bottle. Printed on the front of the label, on the bottom border, is probably a born-on date: “11 03 2011.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is almost opaque black; a tiny bit of light passes through when I hold it to light. Two fingers of fluffy, tan head dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: I got a whiff of coffee the moment after popping the cap. It has a massive, roasted coffee aroma, a testament to the espresso shots the brew was inspired by. It is pretty sinister, and exhibits quite a bit of edge, but underneath (I want to believe) lurks scents of chocolate and oatmeal smoothness, which blunt the roasted bitterness a tad.

Taste: Wow. The first sip is an experience: surprisingly smooth and creamy, and not as bitter as I expected. Though the coffee from the smell dominates, it loses its edge. Perhaps my taste buds adjusted from the smell. The chocolate I wanted is present, as is the oatmeal smoothness in the flavor and mouthfeel, which counter the roasted bitterness from the coffee.

Drinkability: I am impressed. This is truly a coffee stout in the sense it smells like coffee and tastes like stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 05:27:56 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one into a glass stein.

Appearance- Coffee black body and two-fingers of mocha colored head, nice smooth look. There is a little bit of sheet lace on the side of the glass.

Smell- Oh yeah...Great coffee roast aroma with a sweet creamer quality to it. There is a little bit of caramel malt in there as well. Mainly, the amount of coffee in here has transferred very well.

Taste- The nose has transferred very well to the palate! Lots of roasted tingle leads off. It is quickly followed by coffee roast. The sweet creamer quality is not very noticeable is it was on the nose.

The finish is full of roast and a slightly sweet quality. The drink is nice!

Mouth feel- The beer is full bodied and finishes slightly dry. It is also a rather creamy drink that slides over the tongue.

Overall- This is a very enjoyable coffee stout that needs a little more of the sweet creamer quality in the taste. Otherwise, the nose and mouth feel are great!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:36:12 | More by Pintofbrown
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mmitgang

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2011 06:42:04 | More by mmitgang
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-20-2011 23:40:57 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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Steedee

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 07:06:34 | More by Steedee
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 19:50:31 | More by CaptCleveland
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dav

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 05:03:23 | More by dav
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 04:50:35 | More by DoctorB2B
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-18-2011 21:28:07 | More by TheBishopco
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 20:31:40 | More by nmann08
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Orchids

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-18-2011 20:29:27 | More by Orchids
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radicalruckus

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 20:18:08 | More by radicalruckus
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mikennat

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 15:51:47 | More by mikennat
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lh012717

Kansas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-14-2011 20:42:57 | More by lh012717
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seth72104

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 20:42:56 | More by seth72104
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jar2574

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:51:55 | More by jar2574
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paxchristi

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2011 21:25:46 | More by paxchristi
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 16:34:49 | More by clayrock81
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