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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
86
very good

621 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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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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smibroncos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-02-2012 16:30:26 | More by smibroncos
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mcsquint

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A - Nearly opaque black in color. Some red tinges when held up to the light. 1 finger tan head that dissipates very quickly.
S - Mostly cold espresso.
T - Predominant flavor of cold espresso. Some chocolate and darkl roasted malt. Finishes very clean.
M - Light and surprisingly crisp. Carbonation is just right.
D - This is the epitome of drinkable. Light and refreshing with excellent coffee flavor. This one of my favorite session beers. At @ $7.50 six pack it's very affordable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 22:42:24 | More by mcsquint
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black with a thin tan head; a massive blast of coffee beans on the nose, a comparison to walking into a crowded coffee shop where everyone is drinking dark roasted java. Ok. Coffee beans noted up front; espresso, burnt malts, pretty creamy and just a bit dry. A bit of a watery palate; yet there is a full mouthfeel with the feeling of fresh brewed java on the tongue. Coffee dominated all the way; I need to know right now – You’re in or You’re out? I’m in. The folks at Schlafly have once again delivered!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2004 03:39:58 | More by GeoffRizzo
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karst

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage

Poured a 12 oz into my 0.4 L rastal tulip stuck my nose into the glass and I was back in St. Louis's Kaldi with Greg - their skilled roastemaster wating for the second crack before emptying the 75 lbs of hot beans to air dry. This flavor and aroma has been embellished over '05 vintage. I am sending a couple of my California homebrewers some beans along with a cold toddy recipe and am hoping they have the solid oatmeal stout recipes similar to Schlafly's to support the huge coffee flavor and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2006 18:33:46 | More by karst
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frazbri

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 01:41:24 | More by frazbri
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malloyca

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown to black in color, and opaque; it looks like coffee in the glass. There are powerful fresh ground espresso bean aromas framed by faint, bittersweet dark chocolate. Flavors are predominantly dark-roasted espresso, with some dark chocolate and cola profiles. Medium carbonation for a pleasing mouth feel, with a very long finish of roasted coffee bean and bitter malt. This is very drinkable because it is not overly sweet, syrupy or alcoholic for its style.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 19:55:48 | More by malloyca
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kencarman

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby highlights, off white pillow head that lasts...

My first sense, taste-wise, was a background oatmeal chewiness. I didn't know it was an Oatmeal Stout. Sweet, but not quite Sweet Stout-ish. Aroma also sweet and espresso-ish. Espresso also in the taste. If I were to brew a crossover beer between Oatmeal, Coffee, Sweet and Robust, this is what I would brew. Nice chewy, slight sweet, with very, very slight sour. Little if no hops sense, but great moderate roast.

Perfect: they went exactly where they were headed. They designed a recipe and hit the target. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:20:59 | More by kencarman
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. The brew pours a deep brown to almost black color with a faint ruby highlite around the edges. The head is massive, working up to 3 fingers tall. It leaves really nice lace as it falls to about a finger over top. There is little to no carbonation working up the sides of my glass. The aroms on this one is all about the coffee. It smells like a nice moderate roast coffee with a hint of sweetness and creamyness from the oatmeal stout base. This one really smells a lot like freshly ground coffee. I like it. The flavor brings the same intensity of coffee that I found in the aroma. This carries all the way through the beer. The aftertaste presents a mild creamy oat character with a mild roasted maltyness, but it definately screams coffee here. Mouthfeel is moderate with a moderate carbonation. It is a little slick from the oats, but nothing bad. I think this is an incredibly good coffee stout, with a ton of coffee in both the aroma and flavor. It is a bit one dimensional, but I think that is what makes this beer what it is. I am happy to have 4 more of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2006 01:46:38 | More by kmpitz2
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a current trip to MO.
The beer is a coffee colored brew with a decent tan head that fades pretty quickly. The nose is over overwhelming coffee/espresso slight malty background to it. Great taste, slight bitter aftertaste. For a stout this is an extremely light body - normally, I would say this detracts from the beer, however the lighter body makes this beer great for a session. I will definitely need to have some of this shipped to me!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 20:42:07 | More by Jayli
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argock

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Black with small cap of light beige small-bubbled head which leaves a narrow line of lacing.

S: Big dark roasted aroma of coffee, almost like coffee grounds, with good accompaniment of roasted grain and dark malt as well. There is a light chocolate undercurrent as well.

T: The flavor is a dark roasted and roasted grain assault which I loved. The malt character is not entirely lost and is what provides the dark chocolate and light caramel sweetness that prevents this beer from being too bitter. The coffee component is very dark roasted/espresso-like in quality.

M: Mouthfeel is a little light but nothing wrong with it. Not too heavy and low carbonation with the oatmeal quality a little dampened by the coffee bitterness.

O: A really good coffee stout but I kept the Overall score in check because it is pretty one-dimensional -- but it is a really enjoyable dimension they bring in this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 03:47:06 | More by argock
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Beer is almost black. The head has a nice "whipped" appearance to it. It's light brown in color. Fairly thin, but it sticks around for a while. Lacing is moderate. Great aroma on this one. Thick coffee roast smell. With black malts/chocolate malts in the mix too it seems. The nose translates nicely to the palate. Thick, dark roasted coffee tones. Sharp and acrid. But not harsh. I'm not actually a coffee drinker, but I do like coffee beers and this is no exceptioin. There is a nice little sweet accent to everything. Like a vanilla or milk sugar trait. Something of that sort anyway. The body is light to light-medium in stature. I wish it were fuller. Carbonation is appropriately held in check. This is an easy drinker and quite tasty.

Thanks MJR, for my first two Schlafly brews.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2006 23:39:07 | More by Bighuge
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Schlafly Tap Room. Dark black colored body, not pitch black, but a little red hue present as well. Dark tan head that leaves a little sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.

Georgeous aroma of Kaldi's coffee is prominent. Hint of roasted malt follows. No question this is a coffee stout.

Superb coffee flavor, the best I've ever had. If you want coffee flavor in a beer, this is it. Some hints of roasted malt, vanilla, and dark fruit accompany the coffee flavor, but in small amounts.

A little thin on the mouthfeel based on the oatmeal stout base. But, it does not detract from the overall presentation. A reasonable abv makes this highly drinkable. Way to go, Schlafly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2011 21:07:07 | More by FanofHefe
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this stout from Schlafly. Had this poured out of the bottle into a stout glass. Awesome coffee aroma and flavor. Burnt and robust. Nice dark brown color with a tape fluffy head. Great balance, try it with dessert or a smoky pork. Smooth down the gullet. So good.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 04:29:02 | More by MarkQ617
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deafcat

Washington

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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plfahey

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance-Deep black brown and almost totally impermeable to light. Dense, creamy tan head has good retention and shows nice lacing.

Aroma-Fresh brewed black roast and espresso notes. Great coffee aroma without any of the green pepper notes that often show up in beer brewed with coffee. There's a hint of roast malt, chocolate, and caramel underneath all that coffee, but the dominant aroma is that of a black cup o joe.

Flavor-The predominant flavor here is still coffee, but it's a bit more nuanced here, with notes of bittersweet chocolate, a slight nutty oat flavor, and a slight dab of caramel sweetness. Hop bitterness is quite low and hop flavor is either entirely absent or masked by the coffee, but there's a dry bitterness and slight acridness (in a pleasant way) imparted by the espresso roast. Once again, no green pepper here, just delicious, black coffee. Aftertaste is mostly dry, but has some toasty malt character and a touch of sweetness to complement the black roast. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Maybe a touch thin, and I dont get a lot of the silky smoothness that I would expect the oats to impart. Still, a relatively minor flaw in an otherwise great beer.

An awesome coffee stout, with none of the off-putting green pepper flavors that I often find in beers actually brewed with coffee. Enjoying it right now with waffles and it's kicking a lot of ass.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:48:07 | More by plfahey
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jsh420

Illinois

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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orfeu

New Mexico

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from czoch75 -- thanks for this "extra," Clint! Poured into a nonic at about 50 degrees, this is a dark cola-brown stout, with ruby-chestnut highlights and a fluffy, somewhat talkative, light tan head. Big roasted coffee aromas in the nose, along with some caramel-chocolate sweet scents and a bit of sour, black-roasted malt. A satisfying bouquet that approaches the sublimity of the noses of other more legendary coffee stouts made by Bell's and Founders. Good beers to emulate. Coffee permeates every part of the taste, with slightly sour dark-roasted grain flavors and a bready, cocoa-like sweetness. The non-coffee flavors are full and soft, providing a suitable contrast to the sharp bitterness of the coffee, which as I mentioned previously, is impossible to not notice. Impressive webby lacing, by the way. The palate is just a bit too thin for a stout with such a bold flavor profile. It's got a medium-full body, but I'm missing the oatmeal silkiness and richness of other coffee-forward stouts. Yes, I know every beer can't be Breakfast Stout, but that wouldn't really be so bad, now, would it? Anyway, this is a damn fine beer, perfect to sip on a snowy Sunday.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 15:27:32 | More by orfeu
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rather translucent for a stout, with a creamy tan head that forms atop the liquid; the retention was not that impressive but it did leave some shards of lace behind

Smell: Piquant coffee aroma, with hints of mocha and oatmeal

Taste: Lots of coffee flavor in this one, with a chocolate and oatmeal undertone that builds by mid-palate; just a hint of citrusy hop character emerges, after the swallow, but the finish returns to the start, with plenty of coffee

Mouthfeel: As I anticipated from the appearance, the beer is rather thin for a stout and there is not that much of the creaminess I would have expected from the oatmeal, either; moderate carbonation

Overall: I find the thin mouthfeel forgivable as I really like the flavor profile; one of my favorites in the coffee beer style

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 01:38:32 | More by brentk56
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown; single finger frothy tan head; average retention w. lacing.
S: roasty, roasty, black coffee.
T: follows nose - deep roast coffee that screams "good morning" or "come sit down for a cup." finishes w. light-medium bitterness.
M: low carbonation, tastes as though it is cask (love that). smooth; full-bodied.
O: let's just say that this beer made me change my mind about schlafly & as a result, i have become a fan of a couple of their beers. this isn't a complex stout, by any means, but that is part of the charm. it's simple, yet very well done. this stout is one of my everyday staples.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 17:10:02 | More by craft_shannie
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AmitC

New York

4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 11/20/2012.

Excellent pour. Typical dark brown colored thin porter like pour. Pitch black inside the glass. Nice one finger thick tan brown colored head that recedes slowly. Excellent lacing on the sides. Opaque colored.

Nice strong coffee aroma. Ground coffee with strong pungent smell. Strength is moderate to good. The coffee dominates the flavors and hides the other components of the beer. Some roasted malts slide through the midst.

Taste is a nice mix of roasted malts and strong coffee flavors. Finish is dry and slightly bitter.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinks heavy. Very strong coffee.

Wrongly picked this beer at night when i wanted to sleep.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 04:31:49 | More by AmitC
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keithlee


4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-14-2012 00:28:48 | More by keithlee
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hooliganlife

Missouri

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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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-31-2012 20:40:09 | More by djschnabel
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Ursch79

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-20-2014 22:13:55 | More by Ursch79
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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