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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 37
Gots: 36 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-14-2012 20:47:23 | More by jjd315


3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 02:16:18 | More by SPLITGRIN
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leftmindedrighty for this one.
Brewed on 1/23/07

A: Pours nearly black with a big foamy head. Lots of thick lacing.

S: Very nice smell of roasted barley and espresso.

T: Earthy and bitter with a dry coffee flavor.

M: Fairly light in body with moderate carbonation. The taste doesn't stick around for long, only some bitterness.

D: This beer is quite nice and seems to be exactly what it's going for, but it's nothing exciing or original. Still, this is a solid choice for coffee stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 23:07:23 | More by klewis
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown ale, a couple shades away from black with some red hues as well. Nice light tan head with some lacing.

Rich roasted coffee and burnt toast aroma.

Roasted flavor throughout, mainly bitter coffee and baking chocolate. Slightly acidic but not in a bad way. Plenty of oats to smooth it out. Just enough hops to balance.

Medium bodied and good carbonation.

This stuff is pretty good. Very tasty and satisfying on a winter night.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:59:10 | More by bnes09
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3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Boulevard Goblet. Poured just a shade lighter then jet-black, didn’t allow much light to shine through. Head was a slight tan layer that dissipated very quickly. Aroma is of coffee (duh) and sweet oats. Taste is coffee and that’s about all, and the coffee taste is pretty weak to boot. The body of the beer is pretty thin. Not much here. It’s definitely a drinkable beer, I just don’t know if I will seek it out again. Not a bad beer, just nothing very enduring either.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 22:25:51 | More by hwwty4
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schlafly Coffee Stout is a very nice coffee stout with quite some woodiness to it. Yum.

A: Dark brown colour and a good 1 cm head with good lacing. 4

S: Delicious coffee and umami smell. Super roasty and yum. 4.5

T: The taste is black coffee with some hops and smokiness. This has a really good coffee flavour to it. There is also some definate woodiness. 4

M: Reasonably foamy. 4

O: Very nice. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 04:51:45 | More by vandemonian
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-14-2014 00:10:25 | More by ksimons
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

05-26-2013 02:49:40 | More by Rihup
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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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2/5  rDev -47.8%

11-20-2012 03:51:30 | More by HopsintheSack
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-13-2014 00:52:13 | More by DNICE555
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. This is the first Schlafly beer I've seen in the area.

Appearance: Too light in color. A hazy light brown at best. Poor head retention and a little lacing.

Smell: Very coffee driven. A little chocolate in there, not much else. Mostly just cold Waffle House coffee, in the best possible way.

Taste: Yeah, cold coffee mixed with weak stout. It doesn't at all taste bad, but its the most boring coffee beer I've had.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side, but smooth and slightly creamy. Pretty nice.

Drinkability: An easy drinking, straightforward coffee stout. Decent, but minimal complexity and too light colored and light bodied.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 04:01:52 | More by rapidsequence
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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bottled on December 12 poured into a imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with a two inch creamy and extremely active tan and sandy brown head that bubbles down into a thin ring in a few minutes. Little lacing but it's there. Not too viscous but not really that boozy either no I'm not really expecting that.

S: Smells very clean and very much like coffee with hints of chocolate and oatmeal, very dry, does not smell too sweet, like bakers chocolate or cocoa powder mixed with fresh coffee grounds, pretty good and not smash you over the head, nice and complex with no adjuncts.

T/MF: Pretty bitter and dry, heavy on the coffee as to be expected but not exactly like what I was expecting in terms of coffee taste. I mean the bitterness is there but the fresh coffee taste is not, it tastes of coffee granted but a bit old at that, again the dusty chocolate flavor is there as well, the body is medium and the finish is long and bitter with a longer focus on chocolate than coffee. The malt bitterness is minimal but the hop bitterness is there in spades.

D: This beer confuses me, I mean it is very complex, and smells fresh and tastes clean but the coffee taste that is there is not as clean and clear as I would have hoped for, complex to be sure but not the coffee taste I was expecting. Still good though.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 04:15:40 | More by bluemoonswoon
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coffee colored brew with a decent tan head that fades pretty quickly to just a skim of foam but still manages to leave traces of lace.

The aroma is mainly coffee with a slightly fruity malt background.

The taste, again, is iced espresso with a bit of malt sweetness, hints of caramel, apple and chocolate,

For a stout, especially supposedly made with oatmeal, the body is amazingly light/medium. Drinkability is not bad. Should go well with desserts but it actually worked well with tacos.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2005 05:48:37 | More by whynot44
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-11-2013 01:59:35 | More by ToddHolder
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-15-2013 01:54:34 | More by juliusseizure
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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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-22-2011 14:29:23 | More by ajs4bd
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost pitch black with some brown hues. Thin layer of tan head that doesn't linger.

Mild coffee nose with some roasted barley present and a bit of caramel.

Medium bodied with a nice mild roasted character and background bitterness. Some vanilla, earthy notes, and milk chocolate in the taste. Coffee is fairly mellow and that might be due to the cold toddy method of brewing the coffee. None of the harsh tannins or bitterness is present. Aftertaste has plenty of roasted character and some lingering pine.

This is a very nice oatmeal/coffee stout. Good drinkability and nice overall characters.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 00:19:20 | More by stewart124
Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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