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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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516 Ratings

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-20-2011 14:00:32 | More by mdvatab
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-20-2011 03:01:22 | More by captainbearcat
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-19-2011 05:04:39 | More by dav
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-18-2011 15:57:12 | More by kckclassic
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-17-2011 00:12:06 | More by tenaciousp65
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3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 13 June 2011.

Pours dark brown, not quite black, with one finger of very light tan head. Okay retention, not much lacing.

Smells like very dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, with nice oat presence. Smells like a good oatmeal stout. Has a bit of sweetness and fulness from the oats; more on the roasted side than many stouts.

Taste has a sharp character that I don't really like. Sweet, but the most overwhelming thing about it is a charred over-roasted malt flavor that sits on the sides of the tongue. It has the bitterness of bitter coffee (without the coffee flavor), which overshadows the nice sweetness of the oats.

Mouthfeel is more slick than smooth. Kinda slippery and slinky, rather than smooth and full.

A decent oatmeal stout, but it's very heavy on the roasted malts, and charred in a way that I don't like. Not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 16:24:29 | More by zeledonia
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-15-2011 03:13:33 | More by BigJarv79
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 20:44:45 | More by seth72104
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-14-2011 20:44:16 | More by lh012717
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the taproom this one's on cask, of course had to have one of those.

Black as usual, head and lace are pretty good for a cask beer. Great roasty and lightly coffee smells and tastes, lots of roasted malt character, just a touch of hops for balance, and a good lite woody flavor from the cask.

Rich and thick, oh so easy to drink and tasty on cask. Anything from here is always recommended, especially if it's on cask.

Serving type: cask

11-12-2011 19:57:14 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a dark brown coming out of the bottle. After it settles it looks like black coffee in the glass. A foamy dark cream colored head sits on top. The head dissipates to a thin layer with random bubbles, but by the end there's hardly anything. Sticky lacing. It's hard to get a bead on the aroma, bitter chocolate is present. It tastes of bitter chocolate, burnt malts, and maybe a hint of oats. It's not all that complex. The mouthfeel is lacking. It's just too watery. Overall, I didn't know what to expect. I'm not overly impressed with Schlafly's offerings, except their Pumpkin Ale. This is definitely an oatmeal stout I will never revisit.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 23:04:17 | More by JuicesFlowing
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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

dark and rich and chocolaty and robust and delicious. this pours a beautiful dark thick brown with a full 2 inch head into a frosted mug. heavy roasted aroma that smells a little sweet, almost decadent. mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the flavor profile doesnt miss the body, tastes great. this is the best schlafly beer i have had, a little bit of espresso in the finish, bittersweet. nice

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 01:53:12 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle dated 6/1/11 into my trusty snifter...

A: Pours thin and dark...light shining in around the edges. A one finger head, that teeters on the edge of eggshell and light tan, recedes rather quickly. Plenty of carbonation bubbles in this.

S: Smooth, roasty character dominates...some vanilla there as well. A minor earthy hop presence, but just mostly a sweet caramel and roasty malt backbone eminating from the aroma.

T: Taste follows the nose...sweet roasty malts are stamped all over this brew. Definitely some vanilla, maybe even some cinnamon. The confectionary sweetness is very obvious...this is a good dessert beer.

M: A solid oatmeal stout texture: creamy, viscous...all over the mouth...but at the same time it's only medium bodied at best. Carbonation might be just a tad high, but nothing that would necessarily turn me off.

O: A pretty good example of the style. Sessionable for sure. Sweet, but not cloying. Just enough balance noticeable. A very respectable oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 04:29:49 | More by kbuzz
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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Creamy off white head that dissipated rather quick to a creamy small covering. Dark body, but with light hitting it I see clear red amber.

A- Light fruitiness. Creamy malt aroma, slight bitter smell.

T- Light bitter flavor. Slight phenolic flavor. Roasted flavors and slight dark fruit flavors.

M- Light side of medium body, very smooth. Moderate carbonation.

D- Taste and flavor are a bit lacking. It's enjoyable, but I think Schlafly's Coffee Stout is their better stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 21:25:02 | More by gpogo
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with some red at the edges when light comes through. There is a finger and a half of light tan head with decent retention.

Smell: Not super strong. Roasty with a dark fruit note.

Taste: Up front this tastes like a very nice, roasty oatmeal stout. There are some mildly tart dark fruit notes that combine with the roast and remind me slightly of blue cheese. I don't think the bottle was bad, I just think the background flavors weren't my thing.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish. Feels nice.

Overall: I would have liked this to be a little bit smoother. Not bad, but I don't think I'll search out another.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 02:57:03 | More by oline73
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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Darker brown near to opaque. A considerate tan head that is bubbly and quickly receding. Some lacing as it leaves.

S: Roasted malt, cedarwood, chocolate, and some coffee. Not an overly powering stout.

T: Roasted malts, caramel sweetness, some bitter cocoa and coffee. Up front it is surprisingly sweet but has some bitter bite at the end. A little mundane next to what I was expecting.

M - Medium body with a creamy texture. Easy to drink with a nice balanced, but boring aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 23:49:36 | More by cagocubs
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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Brown/black. Big head with normal pour. They seem to have consistently good carbonation.
Mild nose - coffee'ish, maybe a bit of mocha. A bit too reserved?
Sweet right away, but heads into to roasty dark chocolate flavor. Almost like they’re using a little bit of liquid smoke in there. That makes it unique.
Nice texture, though. Just about perfect.
Comparable with their porter although I like that one a bit more. Still, a solid everyday beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 14:21:31 | More by Domingo
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown nature. Nearly opaque with a nice head of dark tan that rose up to around an inch before settling back down. Nice lacing along the sides fades quickly. Aroma is of deep roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel and a light chocolate note that seems to build with time. Nice touches of vanilla balancing in here now as well. Clean flavor, nothing rough about it at all as the brown sugar and vanilla really take over the profile and provide a very smooth, and very even feel to it. Warm roasted malts and hints of chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 01:33:12 | More by mikesgroove
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes: 9/10/11

A - Dark dark brown, not quite black but close. Generous bubbly cream colored head, fades quick and leaves minimal lacing.

S - Roasted and caramel malts, a tad woody. Bitter silky chocolate. Nothing really comes out big. Decent overall.

T - Luckily, this tastes better than it smells. The roast and caramel malts carry over from the nose. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee malt are noted. Sweet initially with a subtle bitter dry finish. A solid oatmeal stout.

M - Pretty full bodied for an oatmeal stout. A bit of sticky sugar coats the mouth with each drink. A slight lingering bitterness is left as well.

O - Again, this is a solid oatmeal stout, but nothing amazing for the style (which I thoroughly enjoy). Another nice offering from Schlafly. Glad I picked up some of their beers on my last out of state beer trip.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 06:52:06 | More by Bonis
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4.78/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: Nice dark brown look to it. It has a nice head on this beer.

Smell: Nice chocolate and roasted melt smell.

Taste and mouthfeel: Nice balance beer that has a nice toffee and chocolate notes.

This is a very good beer. I wish I could get it every day. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 23:53:56 | More by chicagobill13
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 7/14/11

Dark brown with ruby read highlights, khaki colored head with pleasing retention and some spotty lacing.

Nose is namely that of this beer's namesake, oatmeal with caramel, coffee grinds and some herbal twang to round it out. Not quite the robust meal in a glass aromas that others in this style bring to the table.

Same as the nose: oatmeal flakes, caramel and espresso with an acidic limey finish. Warm and amicable roasted characteristics that mesh the flavors together well, nicely done.

Bottle advertises this as heavy bodied, I feel that its more medium. Syrupy and creamy, thickens up a bit as it warms up to room temperature. Maybe a little over-carbonated for a stout though.

Overall, a respectable offering, but its not going to blow you away, especially since we are now in the season of Founders Breakfast Stout. Still good though, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 16:23:55 | More by mocktm
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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/29/10. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark cola color with some red highlights. Minimal head produced which leaves sparse lacing.

S - Caramel and roasted malts. Faint chocolate and coffee aromas.

T - Get sweetness from the malts with a nice roasted malt flavor. Very smooth.

M - Medium body with light carbonation.

Not my favorite from this brewer but a nice stout. Nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 21:12:08 | More by shanblur
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pour with just the faintest suggestion of red. 2-finger dark tan head with pretty decent retention and nice lace.

Nose is a light mocha coffee drink. Not overpowering, but quite nice.

Getting a bit of an oyster stout feel. Very smoky. Mocha comes though the smoke. Bitters in the finish are a little strong, but well done.

Feel started out thinner than I expected, but picked up as the glass warmed. Nice and smooth.

Nice glass of good, basic stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 01:43:28 | More by beer2day
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

That's a nice pour - deep dark chocolate, with a pretty good head on it - it quickly falls away though, leaving but a foamy cap.

Heavy tones of malt and even licorice dominate, leaving little to the imagination - it dominates your nose.

Chocolate, coffee, toffee, and a bit of nuttiness, with hints of soft oats lingering in the background. Decent on the tongue, leaving behind a toasted and even mildly burnt flavor.

A little too carbonated to make it a smooth as I'd like in a good stout.

Given its faults, this is still a pretty good beer - good enough to enjoy more than once. Pretty satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 04:38:04 | More by Cummins9110
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2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this oatmeal stout from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The stout pours a hazy blackish brown color and produces a nice tan head. Retention is great and it leaves ample amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma of the beer contains sweet oats and malt, some suggestions of vanilla. This ale is medium in body, the front end of the ale contains roasted malt, sweet, and a very slight piney hop note. Overall this is an average oatmeal stout- Their coffee version of this ale is much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:42:09 | More by GossageBrewery
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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