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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of KellyL
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a Sam Adams Glass it settles out into a dark, dark brown it allows some light through around the edges of the glass. Two fingers of light brown head with heavy lacing.

S: Subtle hints of roasted barley and coffee, no hop aroma.

T: Hints of roasted barley and dark chocolate up front, slightly coffee like at the end with a bitter aftertaste from the dark grains.

M: Medium-bodied and smooth with perfect carbonation. This is a great session beer, it can be sipped for time and gets better as it warms up. The oats lend a creamy mouthfeel that is balanced well with the mild carbonation.

O: Schlafly is my favorite brewery, they do everything well and this is a good representation of the style.

KellyL, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev +9.6%

lackenhauser, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Sdesenberg
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of schlafly oatmeal stout at my local stateline beer store for just under eight bucks. The brew date is a year old and it's not been kept refrigerated as the bottle instructs. It pours black, with lots of thick foamy head which leaves copious lacing. The aroma is of malt and vanilla, and flavor is a little harsh. It's not as smooth and balanced as I'd hoped. Still a good, solid stout, but not as refined as I expected.

Sdesenberg, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of BrewBre
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look = dark dark brown with a light tan head

Smell = dark chocolates smell with a bit of oat

Taste = tastes of a bitter dark chocolate with a bit of roasted flavor and a hint of oat

Feel = has a thinner feel than most stouts I've had

Overall a decent brew, but not the best stout I've had

BrewBre, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Madjr
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Madjr, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of mbabble
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mbabble, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of cousineddy
4/5  rDev +9.6%

cousineddy, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of SAbeerME
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SAbeerME, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an inky black with a thin, creamy tan mousse. If the beer is held up to the light, one can clearly make out a shimmering amber hue around the edges of the beer's pitch black body.

S: Gentle on the nose, with aromas of roasted grain, milk chocolate, and coffee being most prevalent.

T: Notes of roasted grain, coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, heavy cream, and mild, earthy hops follow an extremely smooth, gentle entry. The finish is rich and smooth with cream, coffee, and vanilla notes underscored by hints of roasted grain.

M: Medium-bodied and silky. Carbonation is initially balanced, but quickly softens in the mouth. Very drinkable, but also very filling.

O: This is a decent oatmeal stout from a brewery that has developed a reputation for producing solid, no-frills beers. I wouldn't buy this one on a regular basis, but I'm definitely glad I tried it and would buy it again. Recommended.

mrfrancis, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jmagnus87
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of tan head. Aroma of light coffee and chocolate. Taste is light bitter. Mostly coffee with a little chocolate and some caramel. Medium bodied with a surprisingly thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not too bad. There are better stouts out there but this one is darn good for the price.

jmagnus87, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -17.8%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of xipho
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

xipho, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of MichaelBurns
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MichaelBurns, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of sneefcity
3/5  rDev -17.8%

sneefcity, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Merkur
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on cask at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis.

Beer poured a nice dark brown, almost black. Very little head.

Beer smells very roasty like most oatmeal stouts, but nothing special.

The taste is very pleasant with the roasted malts and a hint of caramel flavors. A bit sweet.

The mouthfeel was dissapointing. The beer was a bit too thin and watery for an Oatmeal stout.

All in all, an OK beer.

Merkur, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

goldie2828, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to kier for this extra, Schlafly is the kind of place I do believe I'd like to live down the street from. My wallet & liver disagree. We'll work it out, if the time comes.

Pours along the international border of pitch dark brown to black, with a few quiet bubbles. Nose is long on roast, sprinkling of chocolate. Nice, but mild.

Schafly Oatmeal Stout lurches right into the oatmeal stout gut. Roast & chocolate do a little dance, make a little love. Hard edge of bitterness stings after the gentle wave passes by. That's what sticks around. Slick as an oatmeal stout. Because, that's, what, it, is.

A nice, routine oatmeal stout that's saved from forgettability by the sharpenss of the bittering. Pretty good beer.

maximum12, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of groovingrover32
4/5  rDev +9.6%

groovingrover32, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of match1112
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pours black with a thin brown head, no lacing.

s: pretty weak, mostly some roastieness.

t: some roasted malt, a little oat and a little hop.

m: lackluster. body feels awful thin and watery for a stout. goes down easy. carbonation is lacking.

o: average at best.

match1112, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of paxchristi
3/5  rDev -17.8%

paxchristi, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of DCon
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Jack Patrick's (10th & Olive) in St. Louis, MO for $3.75. Tapped from the Black Tap Handle into a 16oz Guinness Nonic Glass.

Aroma- A slight oat aroma hidden behind the most dominant attribute, roastiness. Also has a burnt aroma with a ton of grain.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, dark brown head that has poor retention. The body is an opaque, dark brown color. Leaves sudsy lacing behind.

Flavor- Oats, choco, and roasty flavors come and go this entire drink! Grainy comes around also with a background of sweet malts. Finishes with a light-medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Lightly Carbonated, Smooth, and has a bit of grain/roast that stays around on the palate.

Overall Impression- Great oatmeal stout! I've had many times in bottle but never on tap! I'll be enjoying the Coffee Stout by Schlafly very soon as well. Go for this if you enjoy a nice, roasty stout with good oaty and grainy attributes. Don't order if your looking for a medium bodied brew or anything less than medium-full. Could be substituted for a meal!

DCon, Dec 14, 2011
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.