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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
88
very good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 19
Gots: 24 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Vancer on 02-07-2007)
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DentistDave

Iowa

3.45/5  rDev -12%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A good Irish style beer for St. Patty's Day!!

Reviewed from notes...

A: Deep brown, almost black in color with a 1 finger tan head. Moderate head retention, minimal lacing.

S: Wonderful, I'd say the aroma is the best thing about this beer. I got coffee, roasted malts, and toffee.

T: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some toffee. After the smell I was expecting more in the taste department. It was all still there, just not with the same gusto.

M: Medium, good carbination. Lingers on the tongue.

O: Nothing spectacular here, but not bad by any means. I'd say it's an above average stout. I think that the aroma trumps the taste on this beer. If I'm drinking a stout, I'd rather have a Founders Breakfast Stout or a Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (of the stouts I can readily get around here), but this was certainly an enjoyable beer...especially on St. Patty's Day!

GO HAWKS!

03-17-2013 20:37:34 | More by DentistDave
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Prager62

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-17-2013 19:57:48 | More by Prager62
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2013 03:00:28 | More by MSandahl23
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with nice, simple label. Bottled with love the day after Christmas, 2012. Split with the wife into two small snifters as a 'dessert' after our St. Patrick's day dinner.

Appearance: Black brew with a nice medium-tan cap that shows pretty decent retention.

Smell: Dark fruits and alcohol, along with an ever-so-slightly smoky edge; hints of roast and burnt caramel as well.

Taste: There's certainly roasted barley here, but it stays in the background more than I was expecting. Dry roasted grains, really nice dark fruity and lightly boozy notes, and a solid, clean, and somewhat surprising hop bitterness and a touch of fruity, English hop flavor from the Golding and Pilgrim hops used. Maybe the slightest note of super-dark chocolate?

Mouthfeel: Less (and, surprisingly, I mean this in a good way) substantial than I'd expect for 8%...it works here.

Overall: In previous years, this beer always baffled me a bit, largely because my wife loves it so much. She's not one for heavy-handed (or bitter) stouts, generally, much preferring the slightly sweet, lesser-hopped English-style Russian Imperial Stouts than their American-style counterparts. We had this brew last year and I remember it having a strong molasses-like character, with higher roast levels and a bit more 'oomph'. It was good, but I could never quite tell if I really liked it or it was sort of 'meh'. I'm wondering if they changed up the recipe this year, whether I'm just drinking it much fresher than normal (we've drank this aged up to a year-plus before), or whether my palate has changed. Schlafly's website says this is meant to be a sort of bigger version of a traditional Irish Dry Stout, and that's exactly what it tastes like. It's smooth, not overly roasty, firmly bitter, and quite quaffable, even at 8% abv. It's really pretty darn tasty. With simple ingredients (Pale, crystal, and roasted barley malt, two English hop varieties, and London yeast) Schlafly has really crafted a delicious strong stout here, perfect for the changing of the seasons from winter to spring. Slainte

B+ 88 $9.99 a six-pack

03-16-2013 23:27:51 | More by BedetheVenerable
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-15-2013 22:37:05 | More by NateMac13
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FTowne

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-15-2013 12:35:40 | More by FTowne
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-13-2013 20:25:14 | More by ESeab
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-10-2013 16:41:38 | More by mendvicdog
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 00:43:03 | More by Chuck_25
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2013 06:41:27 | More by JSchock7
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-07-2013 17:32:13 | More by Whiskeydeez
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PassionForCraft

Missouri

5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-07-2013 15:13:39 | More by PassionForCraft
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swoopdog

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-05-2013 23:03:49 | More by swoopdog
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

03-05-2013 07:09:03 | More by WDJersey
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match1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2013 00:23:38 | More by match1112
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

03-02-2013 15:10:58 | More by NumberNone
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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-26-2013 21:47:43 | More by Punisher
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Naters333

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured into my tulip from a 12 oz bottle dated 1/9/13.

A-Pours a great dark dark black color with a nice 2 inch tan head on an aggressive pour. Not too think, but really nice looking. Very carbonated. Lots of floaties in this beer.

S-Roast, alcohol, dark malt, little coffee.

T-Bitter, bold flavors, dark malts, dark soda, bitter chocolate.

M-I really like the mouthfeel. I read some other reviews, were people talked about this beer being too thin. I thought it was just right for the style.

O-I pretty nice beer. Not my favorite, but I'm not so much into this style. Really glad I tried a six pack. Very unique. Definitely has the Schlafly taste.

02-26-2013 07:38:03 | More by Naters333
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pointone

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2013 05:33:06 | More by pointone
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-25-2013 09:47:27 | More by bismarksays
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-24-2013 23:45:50 | More by Peyton5410
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

02-21-2013 13:56:17 | More by sgttibbs
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Goat_Warrior

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-19-2013 03:01:34 | More by Goat_Warrior
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pooogy

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2013 16:24:51 | More by pooogy
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2013 03:10:38 | More by jewellrunner
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.