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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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88
very good

387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 21
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vancer on 02-07-2007

Our Irish-Style Extra Stout amplifies the traditional drier versions from Ireland for a bolder, black brew. The addition of both roasted barley and Dark Crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit. The beer is generously hopped with East Kent Goldings to balance the sweetness from the malted barley.

Extra Stout is a descendent of the British and Irish porters of the 18th Century. These strong porters eventually became known as strong stout, then Foreign Stout or Extra Stout, depending on origin. Extra Stouts were exported world-wide, gaining popularity in the West Indies, Africa and parts of Asia.

45 IBU
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Photo of JessLehn
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great mouth feel, great dark beer with kind of a crispness; great flavor notes! Not too malty. Ill be drinking this again.

Photo of Levitefire
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours a little thin, dark brown, with light tan head. This pour was to the top, but some large bubble head still managed to form as I tip it for sips. Lacing is mildly surprising. The nose is cola and root spice, maybe a hint if licorice and in some sniffs, date/fig. Also can note an alcohol burn as the beer warms.

Taste follows the nose, but with just a hint of tang added. I get this in other beers and have trouble describing it: it's a light bite like charred wood/dark pitted fruit, but not at all a major component of the taste. The more prevalent taste that lingers is a medium-dark, but fairly bitter coffee taste. Feel is a tad light, and a slight bit oily instead of being that dry. Depth/body are about medium.

Straightforward stout with a little bit behind it, making it a tad sweeter than a normal Irish dry stout. Alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste, but might add to a lighter feel. Definitely would grab again on tap as an occasional beer, might be cautious against a six pack.

Photo of chris826
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and creamy with a dry finish. Excellent brew!

Photo of clake
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vincehayter
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Extra = dry; good drinking beer, but generally disappointing compared to other beers from the brewery

Photo of EdwardK77
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodSmith
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kilobees
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisledTitan
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azeotrope
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: black body under a few fingers of deep tan foam that left lace down the glass

S: molasses sugars and light anisette, suggestions of dark fruit like raisins and prunes

T: fairly sweet, again, molasses-style - as if it were draped o'er dark fruits; maybe some chocolate in the background; picked up a fair amount of licorice and anise-like flavors

M: medium-bodied, modest carbonation, some stick, but fairly clean-finishing

O: a fairly rich stout (sweetness-wise), with some interesting characteristics, though not particularly my style - for fans of the style or brewer, don't take a pass - for the rest, probably a hit-or-miss, depending on your personal tastes

Photo of pjkelley82
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anteater
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eagleyes
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.