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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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621 Ratings
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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 40
Gots: 38 | 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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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11/26/10 - on-tap at Schlafly Tap room in St. Louis
poured into 16oz. pint glass

a - dark brown, amber comes through with light at the bottom, decent head which hangs around for a little while

s - coffee beans, not much unexpected there. Smells like the rinds after brewing a fresh batch. Waft it in - it's half the pleasure with this beer.

t - caramel notes hit me stronger than I expected, then a nice, full bodied bitter coffee taste. Very tasty.

m - full-bodied, not as thick as I'd have expected. Slight carbonation.

d - I like my coffee strong, so this doesn't exactly taste like sitting down to a fresh cup in the morning, but the notes are there and it's a good sip nevertheless. Could have ordered a couple of these if I'd had the time for sure.

Overall this is an awesome brew. Brewed with beans from a local roaster, I believe. Was a little cold when it was brought out, but that happens. Definitely worth sampling; if I lived in St. Louis area, would be picking this up as a good lunch/afternoon brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 01:34:37 | More by deafcat
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4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 11/16/10

pours dark brown with a reddish tint - 1+ finger tan head that faded to a film and left spotted lacing

smell is all coffee not much else

taste is like the nose all coffee - some milk some roast some chocolate some caramel - this could be FBS light - drinking this beer fresh is the only way to drink it (under 90 days)

mouthfeel is light/medium with lots of carbonation

drinkability is great - if you love coffee beers this beer is a must - the low abv and lighter body makes me wish i bought a whole sixer instead of a single

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 04:02:17 | More by jsh420
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My adventures with Schalafly continue this evening. Let's get this show on the road, and I'm pouring it into a pint glass.

A - Who would've thought - it pours a dark, dark color with a 1-finger tan head. It dissolves into a thin layer at the top. Light gives it a crimson hue whenever I go around it, and suddenly, I can see right through it. Little to no lacing left at all.

S - Yep, there's coffee alright. Easily the strongest scent in the brew, it makes me think of waking up in the morning. It's pretty hard to get past it and pick up anything else. Roasted, ground coffee. Not bad.

T - Whoa, a bit different than what I was expecting. Goes much deeper than the nose does, really. Yeah, the coffee bitterness is there, but there's a nice, butter-like twist to it (caramel, perhaps?). Fairly good combination of flavors.

M - Slicker body, it just rolls right off of the tongue. The carbonation is spot-on, as well. The coffee leaves a bitter aftertaste, but that's to be expected with a coffee-based stout, isn't it?

D - Surprisingly, I'm a little upset I don't have more of this around. Normally, I don't find these coffee-based brews to be drinkable, even if they're delicious. I want a second bottle, though. It's easy enough to obtain, too!

Overall/notes - I have to say, I like Schlafly beers, for the most part. This one is no different. It's nice to know that a company is sitting right in the heart of my hometown. Drinking this makes me want to visit the Taproom again sometime soon.

Also, seriously: coffee fans will like this. They really put the effort into getting the flavor in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 04:46:00 | More by bbkd3b
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the tap version, of which I purchased a growler of. Not sure if it should be "growler" or "cask" so I picked growler because I posted the review while drinking it from the growler.

Dark black. Small head, not much lacing. Not great to look at but appealing in color at least.

Smells slightly alcoholic, plenty o' coffee, with dark malts and dark chocolate. Quite fine in the nasal department.

Tastes friggin' great. Woody coffee blasts accent the smoky, roasted malts. Absolutely delicious in every way, a very complex and flavorful brew.

Feels very smooth and wet, mildly bitter. Very pleasant going down. No alcohol feeling, even tho it was slightly there in the smell.

Drinks absolutely great, which is why I got a growler of it after I had already had a glass.

One of their best offerings, without a doubt. This delicious stout is also right on the money of how I REALLY like my stouts; more so than imperials I really like the rich, dark, but not overly heavy or overpowering stouts, which this one delivers nicely.

On a special note, I met a woman named Angel whilst last at the Schlafly taproom, who enjoyed some Coffee Stout with me. I promised to post her review of the beer, according to the standard criteria, so here it is:

Appearance: 5
Smell: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Drinkability: 5

Hi Angel!

Serving type: growler

11-16-2010 22:14:17 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours decently for a finger thick off white head, and has a cleanly filtered dark, black, and ruby red colored body.

In the aroma there is the coffee to contend with, along with sweet herbal and chocolaty tones.

The taste is sweet and smoky upfront, qualities such as semisweet chocolate and coffee. Feel wise it's a bit oily slick, and pretty much full in body though a mildly placed ABV setting.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 01:43:38 | More by TheSarge
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3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. Lighter brown pour than would be expected. Nearly a brown ale pour. A minimal amount of off white bubbles.

Aroma is better, some malt, molasses and a nice dose of coffee. Still pretty light on the stout qualities expected though.

Taste is an American brown with coffee. Some malt, peat, caramel and coffee throughout. Finishes with some carmel, leathery coffee.

Lighter bodied as everything else has led to believe. Mouthfeel and higher mid level of carb are more similar to a brown ale again. Drinkability is good with this, I just would reach for something else. On it's own this is fine, just wouldn't really consider this a stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 02:21:03 | More by Bung
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle tried 17 Apr 2010.

Served in an Abita shaker pint glass. Two finger light brown head. Medium carbonation. Clear dark reddish brown color. Smells strongly of roasted coffee, cocoa and molasses. Tastes like cold carbonated coffee. Roasty sweet, molasses and cocoa. Roasty bitterness through the middle and finish, touch of smokiness. Smooth milky mouthfeel. Slighty roasty sour in the finish. Ethanol is mild.

Would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 05:45:51 | More by htomsirveaux
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly

S - smells of coffee, coffee, coffee - smells delicious

T - the taste follows the nose. Loads of coffee and malts. Although this isn't the most complex beer, it is delicious.

M - smooth and medium bodied, pretty good for a stout

D - this is a fantastic coffee stout. This is one of the better Schlafly offerings out there, I would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 01:41:23 | More by birchstick
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather thin looking dark brown, but sitting much deeper and darker in the glass, still with some clearish edges. A full khaki head rises and settles to about a quarter of an inch, leaving a little spotty stringy lace.

Nose definitely as a characteristic coffee-beer aroma, with a doughy grainy body blended with not quite fresh coffee. A little sour on the nose, and slightly woody.

Thin and dry in flavor, with a decent dose of strong toasted grains, somewhat bitter and woody, with a well balanced blend of nice straightforward coffee over the top and faint hints at sweeter tobacco. Taste is pleasant and subtle, but it's decidedly lacking something I can't quite put my finger on. Hangs a coffee and grain induced bitterness out after the finish.

Feel is medium bodied, with hints at being fuller, but other times seeming thin and weak. nice tingly carbonation is bright and adds nice dimension to this brew.

Drinks nicely, mildly filling, but not heavy. I wouldn't give up my coffee or favorite stouts for it though, and in the realm of coffee stouts, it's tasty, but not quite outstanding. A highlight, though, is that it isn't over done, too strong, or too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 15:56:49 | More by lightindarkness
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a mocha colored head that fades pretty fast to a nice sheen and collar. Nice lacing.

Big coffee smell, naturally, but not a bitter roast, closer to sourish milk chocolate. The taste makes good on this promise, with a strong coffee flavor, finishing with a brisk hop snap.

Chocolate sweetness upfront is almost bitter. Roasted coffee flavors with a nice vanilla oatmeal undertone. Slight bitterness in the finish.

High carbonation, but a little watery.

Overall this is a pretty good coffee stout. It has a very nice flavor, rich in body, and some flavors linger in the end.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 18:47:57 | More by pasdachuri
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured black as night, nice brown head.

S: Big roasted coffee, chocolate.

T: Same as nose, not picking up the oatmeal at all. Finishes with bitter coffee bean.

M: rich, slight metallic.

D: Nice to sip before a BBQ dinner at Smokey Bones resturant. Not sure I want to session this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2010 02:22:57 | More by KI9A
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass...

A: dark, dark murky brown with a 2 finger head of creamy tan bubbles. leaves long strips of lacing down the glass along with a nice layer of foam atop the brew.

S: a rich, espresso aroma with chocolate and oatmeal also present

T: dark roast coffee, caramel malt, and chocolate, though that may be part of the coffee i'm tasting. Finishes with bitter coffee bean, oatmeal, and dark chocolate.

M: medium-full body. smooth entry then roast bitterness instantly, pretty oily as well, finishes with more roasted bitterness along with bit of hop bitterness, and finishes very dry.

Overall, a very coffee oriented beer. I really enjoy drinking this one, as I do drink dark roast coffee on a daily basis. If you are a coffee drinker and also enjoy stouts (i don't see how the two wouldn't go hand-in-hand) you will most likely appreciate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 05:06:40 | More by OlRasputin989
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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sent to me in an awesome package of generosity from rsyberg01 for the holiday sponsor a BA. Thanks again!

Appearance- Pours a ruddy dark brown with some light and a touch of crimson showing through the bottom of the glass. Only about a finger of fizzy, light brown head accompanies the beer and dies back in short order. Little to no lacing but some mild carbonation beading up the side.

Smell- Pretty straightforward roasted malt and burnt coffee on the nose. Pleasant enough but not much else going on.

Taste-Again, fairly one dimensional here. Mild flavors of roastiness enriched with some bitter coffee. A little to understated for my tastes without a whole lot of coffee coming through.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel comes across a bit thin and fizzy but not too bad. Drinkability suffers for me on this one as the flavor was just a little too uninteresting to make me want to session it.

Overall, an unoffensive, mild beer. I am partial to coffee stouts and found this one just a little lacking in the flavor and body department to make it a home run for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 01:07:54 | More by boatshoes
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3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, goblet, bottled on 12.10.09.

Middlin' brown body with muted red highlights running through, capped with a inch thick stack of tan froth. This leaves us a skim within a minute. Some leggy lace may appear.

Stale coffee, milk chocolate, metal, barley, patent malt.

Metallic hop twang through the sip. Roast, patent malt, and milk chocolate. Very Guinness-like.

Thin, over-carbonated, and not what a stout should be. Schlafly impressed me during my first experience with their Dry-hopped APA. It has since gone downhill.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 04:53:38 | More by brewerburgundy
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep dark brown with about a fingers worth of tan head that leaves minimal lacing.

S: A huge roasted coffee aroma from this beer, so much so that I can't smell anything else.

T: Roasted coffee with a bit of a sweet caramel hint. The carbonation really seems to bring out the coffee flavor in this beer. The drink finishes with a bitter coffee ground taste to it. If you don't like coffee definitely don't drink this beer!

M: Feels a bit thin or watery, has a bit too much carbonation and not creamy like I would expect from a stout.

D: Drinkability is decent, it would be much better if it were a bit creamier without so much harsh carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 23:38:10 | More by Jeebs
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3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. At first a large white head forms and gently recedes. Light lace is left behind.
S: Roasted coffee is up front and dominates the nose. Light mineral aroma. Acidic and astringent.
T: A little more balanced than the nose. Coffee is in full force, but just a touch more of a sweet chocolate flavor to balance out the acidic and astringent coffee.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little thin and watery for a stout though. Chalky and dry. Not hard to drink, though I think one in a session is just fine.

Not much of an Oatmeal Stout as far as I am concerned. The coffee really takes over everything. Along with the chalky, dry, and acidic feel this is a sub standard coffee stout as well. Not bad, just nothing I will visit again soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 23:22:52 | More by champ103
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Bottled with love on 11.16.2009

Pours a dark ruby-tinted chestnut brown, deep mahogany when held up to the light, topped by a dense and foamy light tan head.

Medium roast coffee on the nose with a moderate flinty, minerally roasted barley base. A little bit of earthy cocoa underneath, but subtle. Not as big on the coffee--or the stout--as the better examples of the style, but it's hard to complain with an $8 sixer.

Coffee picks up on the palate, as well as the minerally roasted barley. Sweet caramel mid-palate is quickly fleeting, fading into a mildly earthy and dry cocoa powder note. Finishes dry but faintly fruity. Medium bodied and moderately firm, but with a decided smoothness from the oats.

Not the most complex coffee stout, and far from the most flavorful, but a nice drinkable, sessionable entry.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 01:39:44 | More by wnh
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has a dark black body with a n average amount of dark tan head. It has a strong coffee aroma and burnt sugar smell. It tastes of caramel and coffee with some roasted malt. The coffee taste is very strong. If you like beer and you like coffee this is the beer for you. It has a thick body with average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 21:37:33 | More by MTNboy
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently grabbed a 6 pack of these hoping to milk it for a few days.
It hardly lasted one night.

L - black with a creamy off white head

S - smells like a nutty coffee

T- this seriously tastes like a very good latte

M - mild carbonation and very smooth

D - if you like lattes, then you will like this.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 23:05:37 | More by WWWade
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep mahogany with a light brown head.

Has a lighter aroma of coffee bean, oats, and chocolate.

Once again, the flavors are lighter but the body is full. Not the cleanest blend of coffee roast and chocolate, but it still works. The finish is slightly astringent and dry with some noticable hops.

It has a nice quaffable quality, i've been known to drink around six of these at a time. More of the session coffee stout, if you will. I have drank my fair share of this beer and will continue as it's on tap at my weekend pub.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 03:21:44 | More by brownbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is fairly dark cola black with a light creamy head

huge espresso and roasted notes with a touch of sweetness

dark roasted coffee dominates. a slight sweetness through out but the coffee reigns. however, quite balanced overall where the coffee is not bitter.

a bit too much carbonation but a nice body

a very nice coffee stout with huge flavors, lower ABV, and balance. good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 03:31:18 | More by hooliganlife
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of the great trader russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a very dark brown with some hues of red with close to 2 finger's worth of offwhite foam. This is a good lacer so a very nice start for this Stout.

Coffee is in the name and coffee is in the aroma. Good roasty notes are here and I'm definitely getting some bitter tones from the coffee. Nice.

The taste as a nice bitterness up front from the coffee along with a good roasted maltiness. I'm getting a slight astringency in the background but it's mild and doesn't hurt the flavour too much. A good taster to me as it isn't overloaded with coffee like some brews I've tried before.

A nice medium body and lightish carbonation make for a really smooth feel. Good.

Drinkability? The abv is reasonable and the taste is very pleasing so I think this is a very easy brew to drink. A nice job by Schlafly.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 18:10:26 | More by Bitterbill
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours into my glass looking, coincidentally, like a cup of coffee: dark brown, nearly black, with some clarity and a lighter brown in the light. There's a bit of a tan head that stays around for a little while before dissipating and leaves a little thin lacing in light patches. There's just enough going on here to put this above average in appearance.
There's some coffee on the nose with a little chocolate and another underlying sweetness tinged with something artificial, perhaps even a light metallic note. There's a nice malt (perhaps chocolate malts were used here, and/or definitely something roasted) and a light balance is achieved with some hops addition.
The taste follows suit with the tasty coffee and chocolate rich malt backbone accompanied by a light sweetness and a light hops touch in the finish.
The mouthfeel is smooth with a moderate carbonation and a medium body, maybe a little light for a stout. There's a richness to it and the feel stops just short of thickness.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 13:05:18 | More by Brenden
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at patten ally pub

a-dark coffee black no real head or lace very plain looking

s-not alot going on some light coffee and espresso notes. Small amounts of sweeter malt but extremly feint.

T-bitter chocolate and coffee notes are all that's really going on with this one on tap flavor is very mild but still pretty soils

m-feels a little flat really carbonation seems very low. Mouthfeel seems very thin and not complex at all

d-easy enough to drink and overall still a good beer but this one is far better out of a bottle than on tap

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 01:13:37 | More by SpecialK088
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