Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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647 Ratings
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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 22
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 07-09-2002

Our Oatmeal Stout is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale. The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops.

Before the 19th century, all barley was malted over wood-fired kilns and the resulting dark roasted malt defined the browns, porters, and stouts of England. Near the end of the 19th century, brewers had introduced oats for their purported restorative and nourishing characteristics, producing beers such as oatmeal stout and milk stout. By the 1950’s, Oatmeal Stout had nearly trickled out of existence. Following the beer’s literary rebirth in the articles of English beer writer Michael Jackson in the 1970’s, British and American craft brewers are once again promoting the style.

40 IBU
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Ratings: 647 | Reviews: 252
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the growler via Jungle Jim's. This very quaff-able brew pours near black with brown highlights, a thick light tan head of foam that lingers, and a lot of great lacing. Nose of faint coffee, faint cocoa, sweet dark molasses, and light smokey char. Flavors follow the nose with sweet malts to the front bringing in a dark molasses flavor followed by deeply roasted malts that have a kiss of smoke to them, and a touch of light coffee and cocoa on the sides and back. A light bittering hops comes through on the aftertaste blending nicely with the roasted quality. Oats gives a smooth mouth feel finishing with a moderately roasted malt and light hops aftertaste. Excellent and balanced.

Cheers

Photo of mlockman
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not amazing, but very drinkable.

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As with the Coffee Stout I bought this from Schlafly Bottleworks on 5/9/2015 (bottled on 4/30/2015 and finished 5 minutes ago), I poured this into a thick panel mug. The thing I think I like the most about the last two oatmeal stouts that I've had from Schlafly is that they are actually just as easy to drink (or maybe easier to drink) the warmer they get.

Photo of leantom
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just an OK showing by Schlafly (kind of surprising, because I really like them). Here goes:

A: Best thing about the beer. Pours a massive head with great lacing. Rich black color with a red hue.

S: Very lackluster. Oatmeal is very faint; in fact, the beer smells like the estery brown ale that was my first home-brew (unnaturally sour and tart). Not good.

T: Not very good. Oatmeal is apparent, but the test is neither rich nor complex. It's very watered-down.

F: Watery.

O: Will not get again. Very disappointing

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A decent rep of the style your basic oatmeal stout

Photo of bassboneman
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout is just on the verge of being a lesser beer.
L=dark brown/reddish color, thin lacey head that dissipates quickly
S= non descript typical malty - no sweet notes to mention
T = this is what saves this beer. The sweetness certainly comes through in the taste. Raisins, and tart/sweet/dried fruit flavor. The finish is rather bland - but I like it.
F= the carbonation is fine with this one...it doesnt detract from the experience.
O = I got this beer on a whim hoping to find the coffee/vanilla stout. Being that I like Sam Smiths Oatmeal stout I thought I would give this one a go.
This is my first experience with Schlafly beer - I will be buying more!

Photo of antichuckmoore
2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's alright. Not bad. But the coffee stout gives a little better flavor than the blandness than the regular oatmeal.

Photo of aklude
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I liked this beer a lot. Had everything I wanted in an oatmeal stout, very dark and hits of cocoa.

Photo of WDGBHOPCAST
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

It's a very dark and rich stout that has a smooth finish.

Photo of keithmurray
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Smell - coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts

Taste - dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, semi sweet chocolate upfront and roasty in the finish

Overall - decent, inoffensive oatmeal stout that I'm glad to have tried.This was bottled on 10/17/2013.

Price Point - $2/12 oz single

Photo of Treyliff
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- aroma is made up of mostly raisin and dried fig, with traces of coffee & chocolate

T- dark fruit notes continue through to the taste with notes of fig & raisin. Coffee and chocolate kick in mid-palate with a smoothness from the oats. More dark fruit on the finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry finish

O- an easy drinking, middle of the road oatmeal stout

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Good beer that pours a decent 1/2 to 3/4 in. head and produces pretty good lacing. Beautiful deep chocolate color that is very hard to see through. Aroma is very light. Taste is good and this is one of the more criper oatmeal stouts I have had. There is a nice malty-raisin taste and a great crisp, carbonated finish. Not as creamy as other stouts, but unique in its own way and very very drinkable !!!!!!!!!

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Solid attempt at the classic style.

Photo of diablo14
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Solid, drinkable beer, that lacks the creamy sweetness of the very best oatmeal stouts. Big fan of the dry finish though.

Photo of LukeGude
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great classic oatmeal stout with a hint of coffee and chocolate.

Photo of BigRedDog
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours black without much head.

Smell is pretty dark fruit forward. Slight roasted malt.

Taste is like the smell. Lots of dark fruit cut with a slight burnt malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp for am oatmeal stout.

Photo of TheCondor
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Also grabbed as a mix and match sixer. Some Schlafly products are good, some are bad. Only time and experience will tell with some of their products. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat black with no head and leaves little lacing. Pretty standard fare for a stout. Exactly what I expected

Smell - Smells exactly as described on the bottle. Strong notes of coffee, raisins, cocoa, malts, and oatmeal. I'm enjoying the smell thoroughly.

Taste - Smooth cocoa and chocolate up front, with the coffee more prevalent toward the middle and rear of the drink. Roasted malts are prevalent in the drink as well. Fairly complex flavor, very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and creamy, nice and thick. Very much what I expected out of an oatmeal stout, very good.

Overall - While this is not the best oatmeal stout I have ever had, it is certainly a quality product. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone. Condor recommended and approved!

Photo of Gear54
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle to a pilsner glass.

A: pour is pitch black color with thin film in top and no lace to speak of.

S: mostly roasted malts.

T: heavy on malts and touches of coffee on the end.

M: thick almost chewy mouth feel. Very good

O: not bad. I would buy this again.

Photo of wahnee86
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the St. Louis airport, the beer was on par with most oatmeal stouts. Nice body in the glass with the usual full aroma. The beer held up well in the mouth and had some depth and body to it. Nothing special in the taste that makes it stand out against other stouts though.

Photo of Gmann
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a short dense khaki head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is a tad grainy with a subtle roast note. Perhaps some light chocolate notes. The aroma is quite subdued.

The taste is of a smooth roasted malt. Nice milk chocolate notes. Much better than the aroma. Slight hints of char. Light ground coffee notes come through towards the end. A bit of a raisin sweetness plus some caramel.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Not as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts. Nice balance between sweet and roasted bitterness.

A good but not great oatmeal stout. Nice flavor but misses a tad on the feel and aroma.

Photo of fscottkey
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Nice black color with a 1 finger head.

S: Ver weak smell (note the born on date is 8 months ago - but I don't expect too much fading on a stout). Slight booze smell and malt. Not much else.

T: Surprising turnaround. There is a nice roasted malt flavor. I haven't looked up the ABV - but I am not getting much alcohol.

M: Smooth and creamy like I always want out of an Oatmeal stout. A nice coating feeling and a very slight hint of carbonation.

O: This is a very decent stout that I could drink more than one of. I saw this on the shelf and noticed it was ~8 months old (Bravo to Schlafly for prominently and easily labeling their beers right on the label). But I took a chance on it because I LOVED their coffee stout. This is decent - not the same caliber as the coffee stout but a solid offering.

Photo of JosefBerger
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance (3.75) : In a glass, very dark with a tan / pale white head.

Smell (4.50) : A very oaty, full smell. Really enjoyed the smell right out of the park, you can almost smell every ingredient included in the beer - including the raisins.

Taste (4.00) : Not the best oatmeal stout ever, but pretty good. Very dark taste to it, but not as complex as I would prefer. Regardless, very very good taste.

Mouthfeel (3.00) : Had a strange feel to it initially, though I admit the feel will grow on you, I was not too pleased with the initial flavor. On the up-side, it was incredibly smooth and drinkable.

Overall (4.00) : All together, I liked this beer a lot and will be a return customer. Even with my distaste of the initial mouthfeel, I really did enjoy this beer.

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Tap House in St. Louis. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Black with ruby flecks in the light. Sticky lacing after a small off-white head settles to a thick collar.

Smell - Roasted malt. Oatmeal. Sharp aroma from the oatmeal.

Taste - Dry roasted coffee malt. Oatmeal flavor comes up after. Oatmeal lingers into a bitter roasty finish. The oatmeal lends a sharp flavor here as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - It's not exciting. Decent flavor. Nothing offensive.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt notes with a side of black chocolates. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with a side of black chocolate. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not the most complex beer but well enjoyable with good balance between the flavours and good drinkability.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. There's a finger worth of off-white head; retention isn't the best, although it leaves a little bit of lacing behind. Nothing too remarkable aesthetically here - it looks more like a porter than a stout.

S: This is pretty well roasted, but also does a great job of bringing a noticeable aroma of oats. There are also touches of herbal hops, chocolate, and smoke. This doesn't have an amazing nose, but it's still pretty decent.

T: Call me crazy, but this seems ridiculously smoky to me - almost like a rauchbier, in fact. When combined with the faint oat flavor on the front end, it's ridiculously redolent of ham. This goes away around the midtaste, being replaced with roasted coffee beans and some slight chocolate. When it warms up, the finish becomes hoppy, even. Cut out the weirdly unbalanced ham flavors, and this is a good stout.

M: I tend to prefer the drier oatmeal stouts over the more lingering ones, and this fits into the former nicely. There is a slight linger on the back end, though. The carbonation is on the moderate-to-high side, which helps give it some drinkability.

O: I must finally be going over the deep end, because this is FAR smokier than I remember. That's not a bad thing - I like Schlenkerla's rauchbiers and I like some good BBQ pulled pork (oddly enough, the only instance I enjoy pork products), but this beer is striking my palate too strangely to be a great oatmeal stout. As a result, it's hard for me to return to this one again.

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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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