Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.41/5 rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottled 26 November 2012. Tasted 2 May 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours dark brown, effectively black, with color only at the edges. One finger of medium-light tan head. Okay retention and lacing.
Smell is soft, almost watered-down, coffee. It has a milky artificial-feeling sweetness, much like some of the big sweet Southern Tier stouts. Like over-sugared weak coffee, though pretty good for that realm, and with more positive than negative.
Taste is a blend of gentle stout and soft coffee flavors. Both sides are restrained, a little more than I'd like them to be, but they add up to a nice whole.
Mouthfeel is light, with a slickness like a milk stout. Medium-low carbonation that fades out pretty early; I want it to be more persistent. Fades out into that slickness.
Finding this, well, not exactly mediocre, but uninspiring. Has a funny sweetness that reminds me a lot of beers like Southern Tier Mokah and Creme Brulee. Also has some distinct milk stout characteristics, which I wasn't expecting.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 18:36:22 | More by zeledonia
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A- pours opaque black with a small fizzy light-tan head that reduces quickly leaving just a ring, short lasting lace
S- nice chocolaty roasted notes with some sweet oats, dark-yet-not overly bitter coffee with a touch of vanilla, very nice
T- great balance between the bitterness of the coffee and the chocolaty roasted notes. I think that by using the coffe extract, it tames the bitterness a bit. The sweet chocolate is complimented nicely by a silky oat character that leads to a dry-yet-slightly bitter finish with a faint coffee linger
M- medium body and carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel that leads to a creamy finish, dont necessarily get the silkiness associated with an oatmeal stout
O- nice coffee flavors in this one, reminds me of a poor mans FBS, would pair nicely with desserts or chocolate.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 18:06:42 | More by Treyliff
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.