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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
88
very good

350 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 20
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis - thanks!

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some dark fruity notes and a light burnt/charred flavour.

Overall - A flavourful brew that is still very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden and the flavours are all in balance. Well worth picking up a bottle to try.

spinrsx, May 22, 2014
Photo of michaelfcasey
4/5  rDev +2.3%

michaelfcasey, May 16, 2014
Photo of gabrielsyme
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, chocolate Goan.

Smell: Roasty.

Taste: Toasty malt, chocolate, caramel, molasses. Stays interesting throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not your typical Irish Stout but I'll take it. Drinks easier than its 8% ABV.

gabrielsyme, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Mphis, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Dave2234, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

beer64nut, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

tem3175, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

firstlighthiker, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

memphischas, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Mississippi, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The mocha-colored head starts off at three fingers high, and fades down to a thin film in, I want to say a minute. Some lacing is left behind.

S: At first whiff, I get a ton of chocolate and vanilla. There isn't much of a roasted character, but there is a solid nutty one. A touch of hoppiness comes out after a spell in the glass - all in all, though, it's closer to a porter than a stout. But there's one thing - more than anything else - that gives me a lot of hope: it has vaguely fruity, mineral-esque note that just screams "I'm well attenuated!"

T: There is a significant fruit character - cherries, figs, and raisins - at first, meshing with a subtle coffee note. No roast to speak of, just a nutty and chocolaty middle giving way to a crisp, mineraly finish. The chocolate flavor grows a little stronger as it sits, which is always welcome. Solid all-around.

M: Texture wise, it's quite slick; I'd prefer it to be creamy. It's dry at first, growing more and more wet as more is consumed (expected for 8%). I think it's somewhat undercarbonated - making it seem even more sticky than what it really is. Despite the foibles, it's quite drinkable.

O: A nice stout. Give me some more roast, and this one would kick ass. Still, this one is easy to drink and borderline refreshing in the way a foreign stout should be.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 14, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this as a howler (yes, a 1/2 Growler). A little stronger than a traditional Irish Stout. Dark with a chestnut cast, chocolate brown head that doesn't last long. The aroma is overwhelmed with alcohol, but tones down into a sweet malted barley.

Slightly creamy with a dry, dark chocolate taste - slightly nutty. Glutenous mouth feel, not as dry as sticky. The molasses taste makes it a little bitter. Aroma is great after it warms, good example of an irish stout (a little extra strength). Nice alcohol warmness as it finishes.

I like this, will certainly purchase again as a standard extra stout.

Dr_Q, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JohnParadee, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

dsl72701, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BrewJ_Okland, Mar 24, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a frothy cappuccino head that lingers.

Molasses, roast malt, and toasted nuts dominate the aroma.

Roast malt, coffee, and nutty, sweet flavors combine with cola and dark chocolate to form the flavor. There's a bit of a metallic character that is slightly offputting.

Body is fairly full, with low carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

I prefer this on tap. Good roast character, and the sweetness is a nice counter, but that metallic note is a bit much.

barczar, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ImFlyerThanYou, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Benvarine, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Murphious
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours with the look of a great Irish stout. Then the head died quickly and I realized the aroma was somewhat tame compared to classic Irish stouts I have tasted over the years. Upon first sip, the flavor was nice; not bitter and yet flavored with bakers chocolate and light roast. Not the usual heavy mouth feel or after taste of Guiness or other stouts. I will say it does drink smoothly for 8% ABV stout! Overall, it's somewhat generic (I'll forget what it tastes like in a few weeks or months) but does no harm to the style.

Murphious, Mar 18, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a little thing and light around the edges. Decent cola colouring, minimal tan head that was never really there in the first place, so not much hanging out to do. Minimal lacing.

More complex aroma than I expected. Some dry bitter coffee and a surprising amount of vanilla. Roast and ashy behind that.

Solid. The vanilla sweetness that surprised me on the aroma decided not to jump into the fray on the tongue, instead letting an ashy bordering on smokey dry bittersweet coffee and a touch of dark fruits come forth. I can't quite pin it down precisely, but it's more fruity than I expected (not overwhelmingly so, but the aroma didn't give me that impression).

Medium/light body and a decent carbonation level, with a higher ABV than I would expect for the style/etc, but it's very well hidden. It could be easy to get sloppy off a couple of these before you realized what you'd done.
This is a solid entry into the style that won't necessarily blow you away, but is perfectly enjoyable.

kemoarps, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Michael_DuBois, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BigGold, Mar 16, 2014
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.