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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

473 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: maxpower on 07-09-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this fresh from the Schlafly brewery aka The Tap Room. It poured w/ a foamy head and was a deep black liquid. I took a deep breath and it smelled light, very little smell. It is highly carbonated though, reminded me of a pepsi for a moment. The taste is mild, i've had much better oatmeal stouts. I would drink it again, but it didn't win me over like I had hoped. It had the aftertaste of coffee grinds, overall I was a bit disappointed. As you can see from my rating above...

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2006 15:19:39 | More by beeroclock
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czechsaaz

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at "The St. Louis Brewery."

Roasty and yeasty but has a bit of a "sour" aroma. Not a Guiness sour, but kind of an unpleasant nose.

Deep black with a thick lasting head that leaves nice lacing as I drank it.

Very sweet and malty flavor. There's a little bit of roast and some toffee flavors as if lots of darker crystal malts are used. Hop bitterness comes through strong on the back end but the overall impression is dark malts.

Full bodied and creamy with good delicate carbonation.

Overall a pretty nice easy drinking stout.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2006 04:16:31 | More by czechsaaz
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best Schlafly brew and oatlmeal Stout I may have ever drank. This one actually tastes like oatmeal, not just "hints" of scent and taste. Great serving temperature to get the full effect. Nice chocoloate color that dances on the palate. Easy enough to drink for its style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2005 14:43:15 | More by Backer2004
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Schlafly's at STL airport.

Pours dark brown, translucent and pale for the style, the head endures as a yellowed tan froth.
Nose of mild roast beans, cocoa, and smoked pulled beef.
Enters with a smoky chocolate and caramel nougat maltiness, but never ventures very sweet. Watery coffee hues take over. Some oat structure is noted, as the smokiness lingers, but the malt fairly falls off the bone, leaving a weak notion of caramel. Hops provide a concluding stalky dryness, but little associated flair, aside from a wavering astringency.
Thin and flaccid in the mouth, drinkable in gulps, but not particularly well-structured. It presents as a cross between an Irish Dry Stout and a Brown Ale.
A pleasant diversion while waiting for a flight, but that's about it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2005 18:27:49 | More by cokes
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a few of these brews on-tap during a recent trip to Missouri. On it’s own, as an pre-dinner drink, the beer was excellent. It also made a nice accompaniment to a mushroom-smothered pork chop. It’s a dark, black beer with an exceptionally creamy light-brown head. An aroma of deeply roasted barley and oats is appealing. The beer also has a pronounced and lingering coffee and smoke smell. All together, it’s very nice. The taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roasted grains, oats, and a distinct malt sweetness. The hops are very toned down in this beer, which has a loud grain and oat quality. Fully body with a mouth-filling feel. It’s an extremely satisfying beer. It’s a moderately complex beer, but there’s not so much going on that it doesn’t go well with food. I’m very pleased to have found this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2005 11:35:18 | More by Suds
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whynot44

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mediuym bodied, very dark reddish brown, almost black with a decent creamy beige head that disappears fairly quickly leaving only a trace of sticky lace.

The aroma is mild, dark roasted malt primarily.

The taste is more complex with the dark roast malt flavors dominating with a bit of coffee, dark chocolate, oats, caramel and even a bit of floral hops at the finish. Starts mildly sweet with a dark roast bitterness and hops in the middle and at the finish. The aftertaste is lingering coffee and sweet caramel.

Very smooth and very easy to drink. I want another already. The body is a little thin for this style, but it is still relatively filling.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2005 05:16:19 | More by whynot44
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Vancer

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the TapRoom was just as good as from the bottle. Still, dark brown/black with an impressive brownish head that laced throughout. Carbonation is less, taste is still malty chocolate with a small underlying hop kick. Still a little thin for a stout. But still very drinkable for one, two or a session

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2005 16:20:56 | More by Vancer
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yankeeheel

Maine

2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark black/brown with a minimalist head. Smells sweet and full of chocolate. Deception. Taste is weakly coffee based with a lot of the barley bite that I look for in a stout sadly absent. Scant traces of vanilla and espresso round it out but it's too late. Mouthfeel is way too watery for an oaty. Borderline soda like quality in the carbonation. It's drinkable but not by me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2004 23:54:48 | More by yankeeheel
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MJR

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from a growler...

Appearance: Pours what seems to be black, but is really a dark reddish-brown. It has an opaque body and a tan head that starts out thick and creamy and dwindles down to a small cap. Leaves a nice pattern of spider web-like lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is very soft on the nose with lots of roasted coffee. There's a hint of leafy, green hops, but it's covered by the roasted grains.

Taste: Like the aroma, the taste is quite soft and laid-back with lots of roasted flavor. Smallest suggestion of green hops. There's a muted and round sweetness that floats just below the surface. The flavor that stands out the most is coffee that's been cold for a while, and the finish seems to highlight this. There's also a bit of licorice on the tail end. Very relaxed and smooth flavor profile...

Mouthfeel: Full and round with a slighty chewy mouthfeel. Loses a bit of thickness on the finish...I'd like to see a bit more body there.

Drinkability: Quite good for the style. This brew is much better from the tap than it is from the bottle, and I could sip pint after pint of this all night.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2003 18:51:27 | More by MJR
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Ave

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This St. Louis brew is available year round from Schlafly. It pours a dark opaque brown, with a smallish head that needs some help sticking around. Lots of wonderfully sweet roasty aroma. Good round taste, sweet honey chocolate flavors that work there way back to a slight bitter sweet end. Not as full or complete as Young’s, but a lot of taste that finishes well with just a touch or tartness. Stays solid year round in St. Louis even out of the bottle, but the tap is of course a superior pint. A good example of to rare a style.

ave

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2003 17:25:17 | More by Ave
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Ahhdball

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint of this in the airport at St. Louis. A very pleasent Oatmeal. This is a not an average brew and has to be the best Oatmeal Stout I've ever tasted. I wanted another but the plane was leaving in around an hour and I wanted to be prepared for my usual strip searching (I don't know why but I ALWAYS get searched).

Jet black with an inch and a half of head on it. Smelled of malt and chocolate. Smooth and creamy the first hit and a malty finish to it slightly bitter but nothing dramatic. This is how I likes me stout! I can't wait to try it in the Tap Room as suggested. Definetly will drink (this and other beers...) again next time I'm in St. Louis. Oh yeah.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2003 10:21:37 | More by Ahhdball
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beernut7

Massachusetts

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

Nice deep dark color with a tan lace. The aroma is of roasted coffee. The sweet dark malt sweetness with a hint of sour and a dark malt sweetness. The full body supports a slight bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and relatively tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2002 10:30:44 | More by beernut7
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at Schlafly's Tap Room at the St. Louis Airport. Served in a frosty mug - which really sucked. No head. Hardly any aroma. Smoky, sooty taste with nothing in the way of oatmeal sweetness or smoothness. Lingering aftertaste that was decent but slightly reminiscent of Dr. Pepper (corn syrup). This was disappointing. It had that unpleasant tar and meat quality found under the surface in so many American micro stouts. The description said: "this stout has sweetness from caramel malt, and bitterness from roasted barley..." which doesn't make sense to me, unless they threw in some unmalted roast barley, but that seems unlikely. If in St. Louis, Morgan Street Brewpub has a better stout.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2002 12:09:46 | More by Thrasher
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:48:26 | More by Phyl21ca
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CloudStrife

New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 10/17/2013.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing black in the glass with a lightly tanned head on top. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Has a complimenting blend of sweetness and roastiness. A sweet carmel molasses aroma is what I initially smell. Then there is the roasty chocolate coffee aspect that cannot be ignored.

T: As with the aroma this beer has a blend of sweetness and roastiness. Lots of molasses makes its way into the flavor. Oatmeal smoothes things out. Chocolate and coffee are in the background giving way to the sweetness.

M: Medium body with a creamy full mouthfeel. Average carbonation. A bit of stickiness on the backend but not overwhelming.

Overall this is a solid oatmeal stout that is perhaps too sweet for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 22:51:22 | More by CloudStrife
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scottsbeerreview

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review on BeerAdvocate

This has a great look with a 2 finger tan head with my standard pour. The color is very dark and passes no light with a very aromatic flavor profile raisin, cocoa, and toasted oatmeal flakes.

The taste is very smooth and a clean heavy mouthfeel. This is my first Schlafly Beer and am ready to try some more.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:23:52 | More by scottsbeerreview
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - It is a dark brown to black in color with a tan head.

Smell - A nice fruity smell from the raisins, with coffee, malts, and oatmeal smell as well.

Taste - It is a nice coffee/chocolate flavor hits the tongue first, followed by the raisins, and ending with the oatmeal and burnt malt bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Nice silky body, with good carbonation.

Overall - It is a pretty good oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:31:47 | More by Captain_Komamura
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HattedClassic

Virginia

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

Appearance:
The beer pours a very dark brown that appears to almost be black. The head is a lasting tan that is frothy.

Smell:
Strong oatmeal notes with hints of coffee notes appear in the smell. Some bready malt smell and yeast smell also make an appearance.

Taste:
The stout has a bit of hop bitterness that mixes well with the coffee notes and the oatmeal flavor. The oatmeal is fairly strong and unifies the beer to an extent. Hints of roasted barely add to the complex mix as well. Additionally, a roasted malt flavor makes an appearance as well.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with biting carbonation. Smooth feel and finish. However, the oatmeal sometimes provides a nice silky feel to the beer after it warms up a little bit.

Overall:
A pretty decent oatmeal stout and probably worth purchasing again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:37:52 | More by HattedClassic
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle , bottled on 15 April, 2013, and served in a snifter at about 55F.

This Oatmeal Stout pours dark mahogany but is clear and the bottle lacks sediment. The small tan head is short-lived and lives scant lacing.

The oatmeal is evident in the aroma, flavor and soft feel. Hints of dried fruits and faint coffee add to the flavor which is, as expected, dominated by roasted grains. No burnt grain. Low hops and carbonation. Full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 00:17:39 | More by chinchill
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delta490

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-deep black. Very short lived tan head. Minimal retention and no lacing left in the glass

S- deep rich malt, a little chocolate and coffee notes

T-a rich malty stout. Hints of chocolate and coffee.

M- silky smooth. No noticeable carbonation feeling

O-a pretty tasty stout

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:21:30 | More by delta490
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ISmith87

Arizona

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up some Missouri beers while in Joplin for a rotation at Freeman Medical Center.
Most weren't that great. We'll see if this was any better.

A - 4.0 - Good color, dark brown/black with a tan head that sticks around and leaves great lacing.

S - 3.0 - Not so great, mostly vinegar, oatmeal, cereal, maybe some rancid coffee/dark malts if you really try to smell them.

T - 2.5 - Again, vinegar and even bandaids are prevalent. Some roasty dark malts. Coffee. By far one of the worst stouts I've had.

M - 3.0 - Medium mouth feel, roasty aftertaste. Alc covered.

O - 3.0 - Yea, it's pretty bad. I hate to say it but this is pretty standard for Missouri beer. Good beer law state, just not good beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 03:02:32 | More by ISmith87
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa. Taste begins with a bit of bittersweet chocolate, then some dense bread, then some smoked wood, and a bit of earthiness in the finish. Pretty good mouthfeel. Overall quite a good Oatmeal stout, I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 00:59:28 | More by tronester
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a terrible complex beer but a good one none the less.
Some desent roasted malts in the nose comes through nicely in the taste along with some hints of chocolate and coffee.
The addition of oatmeal makes for a full body and smooth beer on the palate.
I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 12:29:16 | More by micromaniac129
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mmva321

Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: It looks like a stout. Not much more. Opaque black body wit brown around the rims, a tan head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing and all with no signs of life in the body. Cool.

S: A very beautiful and well-balanced aroma is slightly let down by how faint it is. Chocolatey malts bring a hint of coffee and roasted nuts with them and is offset by dried fruits, most notably raisins.

T: The dried fruits really dominate the taste. Raisins and dark cherries are ever present, with roasted malts becoming more of a back note here. It's not as well balanced as the aroma, but it's at least more powerful.

M: A slightly carbonated medium-bodied stout is creamy enough. It leaves a dry feeling as it lingers. Appropriate without being transcendent.

O: This is a decent oatmeal stout that doesn't really play up any oatmeal characteristics. It's a little creamier and more substantial, thankfully, but I don't get it anywhere else. Still, a fine and pleasant stout for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:07:25 | More by mmva321
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this from Half Time enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a pub glass type goblet.

The color is black, opaque with thick light tan cap which recedes to a layer of small bubbles, lace sticks in swatches with tiny bead and decent retention. Smell is earthy, roasty, bready and slightly nutty with a mild yeasty breadiness and light sweet aroma. The feel is pretty highly carbonated and very roasty almost burnt texture with a slight sweetness and creamy body with a semi-dry finish with low alcohol in the feel.

The flavor is roasted and nutty with an almost coffee-like roastiness with slight yeasty and vegetal aspect which is okay with some toasted notes from the malt in the background and light spice from the hops I am assuming. The flavor has a bitterness of roasted grain with slight vegetal creaminess with more burnt malt flavor lasting into the finish. The flavor is good with some light cocoa on the tongue near the last taste adding a nice depth to the combination of malt and yeast flavors. Overall this is pretty decent, actually it is a very drinkable stout with nice layering and even though it is a little more carbonated than most it is not too sweet and the roast level is pretty spot on without becoming too much by the end of the glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 19:10:06 | More by Slatetank
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.