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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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344 Ratings

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 19
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

hopsandstouts, Jan 22, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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

A - Pours a very dark brown and sits nearly opaque black in the glass with some faint brown highlights. Yields a 1/2 finger of deep tan head that fades after about 2 minutes. Small amount of lacing.

S - Aromas of caramely malt, vanilla, toasted barley, a good dollop of sweet chocolate and a mild background of floral hops.

T - Lots of burnt grain. An extra dry hoppiness up front and through the middle. Has the expected dry tanginess of a good irish-style stout. More hop and alcohol bitterness hit the sides of the tongue toward the finish along with bitter cocoa and burnt sugar.

M - Extra thick and chewy. Lots of bubbly carbonation which was almost a little coarse for me and my expectation of irish stouts. Finish is fairly smooth with lingering sticky sweetness.

rundocrun, Jan 21, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

A: Pours a black color with a nice tan head and good lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate and a bit of fruit sweetness.

T: Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate with a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Full body, smooth and creamy with a nice warming effect.

O: Goes down easy, a very tasty beer. Good example of the style.

soju6, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

TippySelenoid, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

radicalruckus, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

ch473, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

MaltRoomAssoc, Nov 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

dav, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

seth72104, Nov 14, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Served On Tap at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown

A: A nice midnight black with dark coffee roast head.

S: Colombian roast coffee, dark chocolate cocoa, light wiffs of red fruit.

T: Smooth dark chocolate malt, Arabic roast coffee, semi sweet red fruit. Smooth and refreshing. Not overly complicated in taste profile, its mostly Arabic bitter roast, without being too powerful and off putting. Ahh..

M: Medium carbonation with a nice semi dark mocha creamy mouthfeel. This is what Guinness has tried to be for years but fails at miserably.

O: This is a good everyday Irish stout, could have been more creamy and had a bigger taste profile, but its a solid B, not going to add it to my beer fridge but it beats Guinness all to hell.

challenja, Nov 02, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

A: I personally drank this right out of the bottle, but from what I understand, the look of this has been compared to that of Guinness (quite dark with a good amount of thick foam).

S: Malty, like roasted coffee. Also, I detected something slightly astringent, but not in an off-putting way.

T: Malty with subtle hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans. I also picked up the tastes of pumpernickel and molasses. This definitely finished off dry, and with a hoppy bitterness. For 8% ABV, this really did not taste overly boozy.

M: Well carbonated (medium to high), full bodied, and not watery at all!

O: I'm slowly beginning to appreciate stouts, and I have to say that this is very smooth, and drinker friendly! I would not hesitate to enjoy this beer again!

Jwren5, Oct 16, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was very black indeed. The beer poured a nice head that was kind of a chocolate color and nice and poofy. The taste was kind of like burnt chocolate, not terrible nut really strong. I think I would try this beer again.

Minkybut, Oct 04, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

Recieved this 12 oz. bottle in a trade from StlThrash, and poured into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a very dark brown color, almost black. I can see no light, even thru the sides of the glass. Nice 1 finger light brown head that fades leaving some descent lacing behind.

S - Great peat and roasty malt aroma. Kinda warming in the nostrils.

T - The smell matches the flavor perfectly. Great roasty malt backbone, with notes of molasses and a nice dry finish.

M - Very smooth and easy drinking. Slightly lacking in carbonation, but that contributes to the smooth, medium body mouthfeel.

O - I was pleasantly suprised with this one. I'm not used to a dry irish stout being this robust,or smooth. I have had this in my cellar for about 7 months. Just a really good irish stout, no bells or whistles.

Rizalini, Sep 14, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Picked this up in Totowa since I had never tried it before and it was new to me. Sure, I'm sweating to death here in the head and humidity but this beer was brewed with love on 2/4/11 and I thought it was time to enjoy it before it became skunked!

Typical dark pour to this with a very frothy and lighter-hued head that took up quite a bit of my pint glass. It faded after a minute and the accompanying lacing was only a pipe dream, since there wasn't any to be see. The taste was that of dark chocolate, a bit of fig and currant, and some roasted toffee. Not much of an aroma but the hops and alcohol fused together nicely in the aftertaste and lingered for a while. This wasn't malty or heavy in the mouthfeel either and if there were any drawbacks to this beer, it tasted stronger than it actually was.

For a FES, this was a decent take on it. Sure, it's strong and I'm feeling it as I finish it up, but it's nothing excessive and the booze never overtook the flavors and ambiance of this beer. I'm not sure if I'd give it another go but for anyone who loves dark beers and doesn't want to be bowled over while having one, this would be a good choice.

JerzDevl2000, Jul 18, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%

At the time of this review, this is the #11 Foreigh / Export Stout on the best of lists on beeradvocate.com.

Beer poured into a Russian River -tion glass. Beer is black / dark brown with a good head, moderate carbonation, some lacing.

Aroma is sweet and has a mild chocolate notes in the nose.

The beer is medium bodied, sweet up front with a thin and mildly bitter finish. The midpalate has this great milk chocolate flavor that is very interesting. I really enjoyed this little stout. Sweeter than I expected but I guess that's what makes it a FES. I'd have it again.

drabmuh, Jul 05, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Black with a minimal light tan head which recedes quickly. Many bubbles form around the glass with some minor lacing

S - Muted dark chocolate and roasted malt aromas with a definite hop presence

T - Dark chocolate and licorice notes with a nice melding of hops and malt flavors. Very well balanced. The alcohol is somewhat evident but is well disguised

M - Good amount of carbonation and a nice dry finish

I could certainly have a few more of these. The only negative for me was the muted aromas but the taste more than made up for that.

shanblur, Jun 28, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

This stout is motor oil black with some tan lacing. Aroma is malt with chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Tastes just like it smells: unsweetened chocolate, licorice, coffee. Malty sweetness up front with some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Lightly carbonated. Long finish with a hint of alcohol. Just slightly unbalanced but still delicious. Paired well with some dark chocolate. Brewed with love on 02-04-2011.

javaj1979, Jun 10, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

A - A fingers worth of slightly fizzy tightly packed medium brown colored head with some big chunky bubble mixed in... Slight retention gives way to full moderately creamy lacing... A light black color that allows a bit of light to leak in at the bottom of the glass hinting at a slight red hue... Some carbonation bubbles can been seen racing along the sides of the glass...

S - Lightly roasted malts... Cocoa powder... Baker's chocolate... Subtle coffee notes... Some caramelized sugars... Soy sauce... Perhaps even a touch of smoke...

T - Roasted malts... Some faint espresso notes... Dark chocolate... Cream... Caramel... Toffee... Brownie mix... A touch of smokiness on the finish...

M - Medium to full bodied... Slightly dense... Lush and creamy... Subtle carbonation... A bit chewy... Excellent balance and consistency... A bit of a chalky finish... Very nicely done...

D - A very nice brew here folks... Above average in all categories and teetering on outstanding in most... I only get to sample Schlafly on a limited basis, but this is my favorite to date... Not overpowering and proof the depth and complexity go along way in making a world class offering...

philbe311, May 11, 2011
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.