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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
good

511 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-04-2014 19:59:16 | More by ToddHolder
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-22-2014 02:13:45 | More by MacStinson
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2014 06:02:22 | More by MSandahl23
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Mcwill51

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-20-2014 22:42:22 | More by Mcwill51
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jmint

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-15-2014 00:32:56 | More by jmint
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NickHalden

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-12-2014 07:58:50 | More by NickHalden
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traviswhillier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-10-2014 21:18:07 | More by traviswhillier
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navband

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +23%

02-10-2014 03:23:17 | More by navband
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cyrushire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-04-2014 07:03:45 | More by cyrushire
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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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Sivad

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +23%

02-02-2014 22:10:52 | More by Sivad
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-01-2014 04:25:05 | More by threedaggers
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JJStout83

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-29-2014 13:54:56 | More by JJStout83
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 16:10:04 | More by Rmbr2
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oakaged88

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-19-2014 21:13:54 | More by oakaged88
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-18-2014 00:12:05 | More by mfl620ks
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.89/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2014 23:05:41 | More by ThisWangsChung
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-16-2014 01:47:19 | More by VonZipper
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-16-2014 00:04:31 | More by DCdevyl78
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-12-2014 18:35:57 | More by LoveStout
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-05-2014 16:47:30 | More by jaydoc
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-24-2013 20:56:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-24-2013 04:14:26 | More by deonreds
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-16-2013 02:19:00 | More by WheelsPSU
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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
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.