Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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86
very good

710 Ratings
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87
very good

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 45
Gots: 57 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa earlier this week. I had no idea that this was a Oatmeal Stout until I looked up this beer on here, since it wasn't as full as others that I've had in the past. As others have commented on here, this was quite thin and more like carbonated coffee rather than actual beer. On its own, it was fine but I expect an Oatmeal Stout to have the taste and body of actual oats and I think that this beer spread itself thin just a bit here.

The pour was as to be expected - cola brown with just a hint of garnet around the edges, with a fluffy tan head that quickly settled and a fair amount of lacing on the side of my pint glass that I drank down the side of. Lots of coffee and espresso in the nose but not a lot of oats. The look and mouthfeel of this beer was of the aforementioned cola without the sugary stickiness as the burnt notes of the coffee ended up taking over to a large degree here. If Starbucks brewed a beer, this would be it (although this would be a better buy for the buck!) and the hop bitterness really couldn't be found here. There was a faint bitter chocolate undertone to this as well with just a bit of vanilla extract and molasses to give this some bite. A fair presence of carbonation was here as well but not enough to scrub my palate clean after each sip.

At the alcohol was light here, as there was hardly any booze to be detected as I did "shots" of this coffee, er...beer. While I like something that pushes the edge a bit, something was missing here. Maybe it was the oats, some more powder to the chocolate, or some more bubbles to give this some life. Espresso tends to be watery, flat, and bitter and that's what this was too. If that's your thing, drink away! It will save you a trip to the place with the long lines, green aprons, and hum of the coffee machines.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass, one finger head that last long and not much carbonation.

S-Coffee but it is extremely burnt and roasted. Malt and some chocolate but not much.

T-Very roasty coffee. Almost burnt. Some smoke/beef jerky like notes, similar to a smoked beer. Tad bit of caramel and chocolate.

M-Lighter, watery and not much carbonation.

O-One of the few times Schlafly has disappointed me. I was expecting better on this one.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Moderately dark brown, near bark in color. Looks to have very average viscosity. A soft, faint, light khaki head that doesn't stick around long. Little to no lacing.

S- Coffee, toffee, and chocolate as expected. Big roasted oats that smells like a fresh blend from your corner coffee shop.

T- A straight forward coffee presence that makes up for a lack of robust character with an uncanny amount of smoothness. Not much of an acidic bite as can normally be seen with this style. I would have preferred this one have more of an edge to it or have some of the other flavor components step up to the plate a little more. But solid taste none the less.

M- Just too thin for how I prefer my coffee stouts. Mid to light body with a lack of sustenance. I know it is a coffee, but I prefer the stout to at least attempt to coat the tongue.

O- Not bad. Not great either. One for die-hard coffee lovers to seek out, but if not, I would probably leave on the shelf.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pour a light brownish and creamy head that dissipates quickly but still leaves some film on the beer. The beer is a dark brown color that almost appears like a dark black that resembles coffee. As expected, the beer is opaque. The beer has a very strong coffee smell and dominates the other smells. However, the other smells such as the hint of oatmeal and roasted malts compliment the beer instead of detracting from it. The taste does not quite live up to the expectation of the smell but still works well. Coffee is the dominant flavor and slight complemented by the oatmeal and roasted malts. The beer feels surprisingly light for a heavy bodied beer with biting carbonation. The beer itself feels smooth as it goes down. Overall, a pretty decent coffee stout and worth getting again.

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Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.