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Schlafly Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
86
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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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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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown to black...looks like coffee with small amount of tan head. Smell is of iced coffee, maybe mocha, something I really enjoy! Taste is good, iced coffee, chocolate, and a small amount of hops. Mouthfeel is good although I prefer a little thicker for this type of brew. Really only a one timer per night kinda beer but I do like this for a change of pace.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2009 20:14:22 | More by Sean9689
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morimech

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/22/2010
Very dark brown color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Just a light spattering of spotty lacing. There is coffee in the aroma but it is balanced with some nice dark malt. A solid oatmeal stout lies under the coffee. The coffee is more dominat in the flavor. The coffee tastes fresh and of high quality. A little roasted bitterness in the finish. If the stout characteristics came through more, this would be a really good beer. It just cannot hold up to the coffee. The body is not as "chewy" as I would like it. This stout is nicely carbonated. A lower ABV stout that gives a good coffee fix.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 16:29:25 | More by morimech
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-05-2012 04:43:41 | More by ShemRahBoo
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flexabull

California

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy if DonFrap, thanks again!

Pours a dark brown color with a very nice tan head. Looks great!

Smells like a nice cup of coffee and not much else, maybe some cream and sugar.

Taste is very coffee forward. Some notes of roasted malts, brown sugars, and cream. But this is mostly about the coffee. Finish is crisp, and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is a touch thin, needs a bit more body.

Overall, a pretty nice beer. But this is a bit of a one trick pony, lots of coffee flavors that are nice, but it needs some more stout flavors to balance this out. Still enjoyable though.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:04:53 | More by flexabull
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-13-2013 21:45:19 | More by AlexFields
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srandycarter

California

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10.27.08

A - Dark brown, nice big thick head. Slowly reduces to disk. Clingy, sudsy lacing.

S - Big time coffee.

T - Again, huge coffee, roasted malt, some bits of cocoa.

M - Creamy and satifying.

D - I could session this one, easy yet interesting enough to hang on.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 06:55:51 | More by srandycarter
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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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GbVDave

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip. Special thanks to mikennat for this from our recent trade!

Bottled With Love on 11 29 2010

A: Pours a dark, well, coffee brown with some lighter mahogany at the edges when tilted. The head reaches about two fingers thick but sadly was quite short lived. However, it did leave behind some very nice looking lace webs.

S: Pretty high quality espresso roast here. Loads of roasty malt as well. Also noticed some toasty oats, bakers chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar.

T: Very close to the smell. The slightly sweet oats, chocolate, and dark fruit add a nice balance to how the flavors are spread out and keep the espresso from becoming one note.

M: Feels full at first, like a milk stout. Then the bitter coffee and roasted malt kick in with some excellent peppery dryness that lingers for quite awhile on the tongue.

D: Pretty excellent as far as coffee stouts are concerned. The mouthfeel never becomes syrupy and there's nice balance here for the coffee. Plus, we're only at 5.7%...sessionable in my book!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:24:32 | More by GbVDave
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Bung

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. Lighter brown pour than would be expected. Nearly a brown ale pour. A minimal amount of off white bubbles.

Aroma is better, some malt, molasses and a nice dose of coffee. Still pretty light on the stout qualities expected though.

Taste is an American brown with coffee. Some malt, peat, caramel and coffee throughout. Finishes with some carmel, leathery coffee.

Lighter bodied as everything else has led to believe. Mouthfeel and higher mid level of carb are more similar to a brown ale again. Drinkability is good with this, I just would reach for something else. On it's own this is fine, just wouldn't really consider this a stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 02:21:03 | More by Bung
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Nose is straight coffee. Deep roasted coffee ground with undertow of chocolate and roast. Taste is much a like a chilled black coffee. Nice robust coffee notes along with notes of oats, charred grain, and cocoa. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with mild carbonation. Overall, very nice coffee character in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:39:49 | More by homebrew311
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-09-2012 02:07:10 | More by thegerm87
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-21-2012 01:54:50 | More by Hanzo
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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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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into my cracked DuClaw Colossus snifter. Thanks loving wife....

A: Extremely dark and vicious, with a nice dense, frothy tan head that stuck around in duration and to the glass.

S: Very intense smell of coffee grounds... high grade stuff, but not too. Yep, coffee is about all I got. However, this is a coffee stout, right?

T: Okay, this is definitely espresso, and an intense one at that. Is there any other kind? Very fresh and not overly sweet. However, this was fairly one dimensional overall and extremely dry on the finish.

M: Not as thick on the palate as it looked, but not exactly thin either. The lacing was substantial, and I definitely had coffee breathe after I finished.

O: This was good, but beer like Founders Breakfast Stout and Wake N' Wake beats this with one taste bud tied behind its back.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 02:37:52 | More by Chaney
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly

S - smells of coffee, coffee, coffee - smells delicious

T - the taste follows the nose. Loads of coffee and malts. Although this isn't the most complex beer, it is delicious.

M - smooth and medium bodied, pretty good for a stout

D - this is a fantastic coffee stout. This is one of the better Schlafly offerings out there, I would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 01:41:23 | More by birchstick
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Illinois on the way down to Alabama.

Aroma presents rich and full coffee aroma with a roasted malt character too. Thiere is also a duller flat aspect that at colder temps isn't that appealing (yeast?).
Very dark, like a cup of coffee. Shows some reds in the light. One inch tannish head that slowly recedes.
Coffee comes through in flavor too with a backing (again) of roasted malt. Mildy bitter and surprisingly not dry. Coffee flavors linger.
Too thin and too carbonated. This would do better thicker and flatter.
Nice and solid version with lots of coffee flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2005 14:12:58 | More by garymuchow
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2012 13:59:25 | More by bigred89
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from bottle into snifter.

pours light brown, finally settling into a darker brown in the glass, with a creamy head that took a minute or two to dissipate.

coffee. that is all you smell. coffee! taste brings in some slight chocolate and vanilla tones, but just barely.

thin, slightly creamy mouthfeel.
decent brew but not necessarily something I can really get into.

is this really a coffee stout or just a coffee brown ale?

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 14:55:27 | More by ncaudle
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Quite a forgettable coffee stout, not so much for its thin feel, but for its burnt and acidic coffee notes.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Brown label with orange and light cream touches with the Schlafly branding. Offers a general description of the brew and intent on the neck label, including recognition to Kaldi´s fair trade coffee, and bragging about its deliciousness. Shows date of bottling (01 04 2001). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Dark brown pour with ruby brown edges. Nice ecru frothy head, fair retention and some lacing.

S - Burnt coffee nose, not particularly enticing or fresh.

T - More burnt coffee in the palate, with an acidic touch, some malty sense in the distant undercurrent... In essence this feels like bad - or not my kind of - coffee.

M - Medium-light to light body, small carbonation. It feels a tad watery and not particularly smooth, with that acidic bitterness in the finish.

O - Barely drinkable, too acidic and burnt a coffee to make it work with that base.

Notes: I do like Schlafly, and some of their offerings are amongst my favorites but here... This is by far the worst I´ve had from them. Maybe it is a matter of taste but while not despicable this is in the bottom bracket of coffee-oatmeal stouts I´ve tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 22:13:08 | More by Daniellobo
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2014 15:37:00 | More by MSandahl23
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 01:52:05 | More by WDJersey
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color. Medium beige head that was quick to fade to a thin skim. Scant lace. Smells of roasty caramel and coffee.

Good stuff. Tastes of medium roast coffee with faint roast malt in back. Watery sweetness similiar to English brown ales. A tad heavy on the carbonation which comes through in the mouth and swallow.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 23:09:58 | More by donkeyrunner
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes…

"Bottled with Love on Sep 30 04”

Dark brown in hue, blacker in the middle with some ruby influences around the edges. Even when the liquid is backlit the opaqueness holds-up well. The head was beige in color; at the apex the foam was two-fingers in height, the bubbles faded quickly to a soapy cap with some naked spots in the middle, thicker around the edges. There wasn’t much subsequent lacing, just a few short-lived clumps. On the whole, this beer looks like what it should but little more. The nose is, well, coffee. Iced espresso. Day old spend grains. Roasted beans. There are hints of chocolate and a dash of milk-like sweetness. Wow, there is no fooling around here! I love the fact the potency is high and the aromas are allowed to fully explore my olfactory. For a Coffee Stout the complexity is fairly high, I could imagine something more in the bouquet like a tickle of hops or some smoke but I’m a greedy dick. For a beer of this sort I really like what I smell. Powerful. Inviting. The palate is far less complex and deep as the nose indicated. This is a major bummer. The espresso qualities are dimmer and the day old coffee flavors move into the forefront. This is always a worry with me when it comes to Coffee Stouts. It really needs to be the other way around. It is so hard to capture the goodness of coffee without turning it into something that you find at the end of a day at a Quickie Mart. You know, stale coffee. The acidity from the roast is way too naked, their needs to be more sweetness, malt depth, and/or hop bitterness. The palate lacks roundness, it is too sharp… where is the harmony? Plus the fact the body is so small this really hurts the development of the palate. One-dimensional. Boring. Straightforward. You get the point, right? It is not sophisticated enough to pair with dessert. Medium-light in body, the carbonation is firm, and the mouthfeel is lousy. There needs to be way more body to make this beer work. Skinny. The taste and mouthfeel of this beer reminded me a lot of Spilker Ales XPO Espresso Stout (RIP), that is too bad because that beer had some flaws as does this one. Sure it is drinkable but I’m bored with it and one bottle is enough for me, thankfully, I only had one bottle. This was purchased at the Tap Room in St. Louis as part of a mixed six-pack. I say skip it.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 12:24:12 | More by bditty187
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-12-2014 18:34:24 | More by LoveStout
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lackenhauser

Maryland

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

Nice, deep chocolate color. Slight tan head that quickly fades. Mellow, roasted coffee aroma. Faint, chocolate aroma as well. Good roasted and grainy flavor. The level of coffee is very well done-not too much or little. Mouthfeel is just a tad thin for my liking but that doesnt detract from anything. Overall a nice, enjoyable, coffee brew. Well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 21:06:03 | More by lackenhauser
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