Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-16-2013 18:06:42 | More by Treyliff
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. Black dark roasted coffee color with slight brown notes around the edges when held to the light. Fizzy tan head that quickly recedes, only the faintest of rings around the edge.
Smell is a robust espresso coffee flavor, with a tad bit of malt sweetness. Tastes like cold coffee with fizz. Mouthfeel is lighter than what I usually look for in a stout. This would be greatly improved with a bit of creaminess added to it. This seems fairly one dimensional
11-29-2006 18:50:19 | More by bort11
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Thanks to Mandy for this bottle.
Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.
Appearance. A monster 3 finger head that is tan and bubbly. The color of the beer is jet black . The clarity of the beer is opaque. There is some of the head clingy to the side of the glass.
Nose: A very nice roasted coffee, good toasted malt, and some molasses.
Taste: A very good coffee, toasted malt, some molasses, and a burnt character.
Overall: The mouth feel is kinda creamy and carbonated. The mouth feel is medium full and the finish lingers on the palate for a few moments. This is a pretty good coffee stout. It has a very nice flavor, rich in body, and some flavors linger in the end. You can't get anything beer would be good in the morning. You get your beer and your coffee in on swoop.
04-25-2009 21:56:28 | More by colts9016
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
"Bottled With Love on OCT08 2007"
a: Very dark brown, basically black. A light tan head slowly settles, leaving a good amount of lacing.
s: Slightly sweet coffee and little else. Smells delicious.
t: Iced coffee and sweet roasted malt. A touch of chocolate and just a hint of hops.
m: Creamy, very creamy. Pretty smooth, a slight acidity to the finish, but its faint.
d: With a good balance between the malt and coffee, this coffee beer is quite drinkable. The coffee flavor is pleasant, not too overpowering or acidic. It can get a bit filling though.
11-04-2007 05:18:02 | More by BradLikesBrew
3.63/5 rDev -5%
A - nice dark brown, almost black body with a light tan head
S - breakfast blend coffee, bakers chocolate and after the halfway point a tartness that creeps into the nose.
T - similar to the nose with roasted grain, molasses note thrown in for good measure.
M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, bit of an astringent leftover in the aftertaste.
D - started off well but sort of fell flat by midway.
might be me but this one sort of left me wishing for something more by the end of the glass.
03-12-2008 20:06:52 | More by barleywinebrewer
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
An overall decent coffee/beer brew.
It looks like coffee in the glass.
Feels a bit thin for an oatmeal stout but you can smell and taste the coffee upfront. The coffee lingers for a pleasant aftertaste provided you are a coffee drinker. Moderate carbonation goes over well.
03-28-2011 11:55:02 | More by Beer4Baltimore
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
A: The lightest stout I've ever seen: redish, dark brown; nice big light brown head with good retention and okay lacing
S: Lots of coffee but also a brown sugary sweetness that seems a bit off--kind of smells like a brown ale with a grainy malt undertone; bready
T: Coffee maltiness up front--but this just doesn't seem like a stout; grainy with a nice roasted malt and bready presence; thin and simple but pleasant enough
F: A creaminess up front but that fades as it becomes quite thin as the beer moves to the back of the mouth and down the tongue
D: An easy drinking beer but just not what I expect in a stout
01-24-2011 00:30:53 | More by dbossman
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 11/22/10. Reviewed 5/22/11.
Very dark brown body, with a tan head that's modest in size. Settles down to a thin cover, leaving moderate lacing.
Aromas of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, with a cup of coffee thrown in as well. Americano with cream in it.
Starts off with nice, medium roast coffee. Smooth, with only a touch of bitterness. Silky texture from the oatmeal. Rich, bittersweet chocolate flavors with light hop bitterness on the finish. Cola flavors begin to develop as the beer warms.
Great balance between bitter and sweet. A very nice oatmeal stout.
06-23-2011 04:37:30 | More by litheum94
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
Pours a dark brown, with extreme dark amber hues in the light. Basically opaque as well. A large inch and a half light tan head forms on the pour and lingers with excellent retention leaving some nice looking lace behind.
I love the nose on this beer. Huge coffee notes, straight espresso...mmm. Really roasty, with a slight touch of chocolate, and even a light hop presence. Really appealing for me.
The taste is quite good. A nice coffee note, though not overwhelming, is the dominant flavor profile. Slightly roasty, and slightly sweet, with a touch of chocolate and a touch of hops. This beer is a nice dose of coffee with a bit of balance.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly, but appropriately carbonated.
Drinkability is high. This beer tastes great, goes down smooth, and could be fairly sessionable. I suppose some might not want to drink several coffee beers in a row, but I certainly could with this beer. Schlafly's coffee is one of my favorite seasonal six packs, and I enjoy it year after year. It's not the best coffee stout I've ever had, but it's tasty and it's local. I look forward to enjoying this beer for years to come. I only wish it were available year round.
12-15-2008 03:05:11 | More by Goliath
3.15/5 rDev -17.5%
Big thanks to birchstick for the bottle - thanks, pal!
Appearance -- Pours a chestnut brown, some clarity, with the slimmest possible beige head. Looks more like a rich brown or a porter.
Smell -- Coffee, cocoa powder, brown sugar sweetness are in the forefront. A tinge of sourness and pine forest hops. Not a great deal of roast malt aroma. The coffee is definitely apparent, but not in your face.
Taste -- Sweet up front with brown sugar, cocoa powder, and sweetened iced coffee. The roast malt character is somewhat lacking, though the coffee addition gives this a boost. Hop character is pronounced with floral notes and mild grassy bitterness, though the scale is definitely leaned toward sweetness over dryness. Lingering flavors of brown sugar, coffee, and floral hops. Tates good, but lacks depth.
Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with medium-high carbonation. In general, I don't care for the carbonation of most Schlafly beers and this is no exception. Very soft drink-esque. A few swirls helps the matter significantly, though.
Overall -- It's an okay coffee stout. What is a kind way to say 'middle of the pack?' Truthfully, there's a lot to like here. The coffee is pleasant, not stale or burnt, and the body makes this beer especially drinkable - dare I say sessionable? My big nitpicks with this beer are that it's unpleasantly carbonated, thin, and overly sweet. If this were available to me I probably wouldn't reach for it on a shelf, but I wouldn't turn one down.
03-24-2011 23:49:06 | More by yeahnatenelson
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
A brownish black body settles into the glass showing hints of light only when held to the bulb. Head is two fingers of fat thick foamy bubbles that leave a large amount of deep tan lace all over the glass. Nose is a soft mix of spicey coffee and fresh chicory and toasty malt. At first sip you get a zesty rich burnt malt feel, sharp dry coffee notes and raw chicory. Mineral notes balance the coffee feel and almost help to showcase the integrity of the coffee. Mouthfeel is quite dry but does show a hint of sweetness. Mouth feel is malty thick. This is a nicely drinkable brew and a solid but slightly thin coffee stout.
01-17-2008 02:16:18 | More by SPLITGRIN
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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