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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
88
very good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 17
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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4/5  rDev +2%

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barczar

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:08:57 | More by barczar
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 23:37:18 | More by Murphious
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Washington

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 02:33:34 | More by kemoarps
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.