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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
good

592 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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 kuestegg
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kuestegg, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jsurfs82, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

MrBarbecue, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jpmajors, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear deep amber/brown when pouring, black in the glass with a one finger tan head.

S-Oats, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Good balance in the nose.

T-Blend of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and oats. Sweet. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, lots of carbonation for the style, creamy.

O-As it warms though it starts to go awry, roasted/burnt seems to overpower. It still is a good stout though.

rlee1390, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark brown with foamy off white, 3 finger head.

S- Roasted malt, a bit nutty with a hint of toffee and vanilla.

T- Pretty full flavor. Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Quite good.

M- Robust and smooth, a tad thin, more heavily carbonated than I expected

O- Pretty good beer. It's not outstanding, but a solid oatmeal stout

BeerBuckeye, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of The_1084
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark brown, almost black color with a tan head roughly 2 fingers in width. It fades rather quickly, but leaves good lacing.

S - Hints of cocoa powder, vanilla cream, coffee, and oats.

T - Strong presence of roasted malts that fade to chocolate and finish with coffee.

M - Although filling, it is relatively light for a stout beer; easy to drink with low-medium carbonation.

O - I wouldn't rank this as one of my favorite beers, but it is definitely note worthy and I would have no problem drinking more of these in the future.

The_1084, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Living816, Jul 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tripledbrew, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

dubmax, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

BigDog0996, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

leeswagerty, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bigred89, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

swfraser, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at my Wedding Rehearsal Dinner @ Schlafly Tap Room.

A - Pours a muddled darker brown color, cream-colored head.

S - Bitter malts, light roast, some chocolate. Tastes "old" and "stale" to me and I know this has tasted better previously. Not sure what is up...

T - Similar to the nose, slightly more watery. Old coffee, burnt malts, some cream, light roast. Alcohol is hidden. Finish is toasted oats and chocolate.

M - Light body (too thin), good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - This beer has been better in the past, for sure. Not sure if it's a bad batch or the recipe has changed, but I wasn't digging this one as much as I had in the past.

Sean9689, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by CE, much thanks
From a store in St. Louis, MO
Bottled 01.09.2012
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Schlafly's oatmeal stout appears like a solidly roasted oatmeal stout, but hides a surprising amount of sweetness from the malt bill, making this a sweeter-than-average version of the style. If that fits your preferences, you'll be in luck; for me, this was a below-average beer that had caramel sweetness where I wanted roasted aromas/flavors, bitter chocolate, and hints of coffee and vanilla.

Pours a 2.5cm head of small, densely compacted bubbles that are very light tan in color. Body is very dark brown to black, with light bringing out slight burgundy-brown highlights around the edges of the beer. Not able to view any carbonation due to opacity of beer.

Aroma is like a combination between old, stale coffee with artificially sweetened hazelnut creamer. In general, this is not a pleasant aroma, though expressive, it just comes across as too sweet, cloying.

Taste opens with very high levels of malt sweetness, a bit of caramel, roast, and chocolate all rolled into one, with caramel sweetness being the winner. Starts out rather cloying. Mid-palate picks up more roasted malt than anything else, correcting early mistakes. Mild chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of toasted hazelnuts are also expressed mid-palate. Closes out with a bit of sweetness and roasted flavor, leading to mostly roasted, slightly acrid aftertaste. The roasted middle and finish balances out the overly sweet introduction, making me feel this is just "average."

Beer is medium to medium-light bodied, with mid-level carbonation that feels soft on the palate, but still manages to foam this up slightly. The result is a satisfyingly creamy and smooth beer with just a hint of crispness. Would be a bit better if just slightly heavier in body, but still above average.

falloutsnow, Jun 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

ggourde, Jun 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Xibalba, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

stinadez, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Moby, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

bigbeerfan, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

kronusjohn, May 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

apocalypsezombie, May 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DNofBN, May 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Ruger44, May 14, 2012
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.