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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
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588 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 41 | 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 caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

caustin90, May 06, 2014
Photo of Anvilfarm
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Anvilfarm, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of kguyty
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours beautifully, a rich dark brown when pouring turns into a deep brown/black color in the glass. I was a little disappointed by the thin head, but what're you going to do... Smells like sweet roasted grains and coffee. A decent taste that starts sweet and ends slightly bitter. The mouthfeel was impressive, nice and bubbly for a stout. A decent oatmeal stout, but not my favorite.

kguyty, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of beerceller99
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6-15-2005 bottling date. Pours black with a thin, but lingering tan head. Nice mocha chocolate smell. Fairly light bodied for a stout with a smooth, oily texture. Taste is noticeably oatmeal with roasted grains and a hint of chocolate. A slight sour taste detracted here.
Much better on tap at their brewpub.

beerceller99, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of mdcrouser
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | 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.

mdcrouser, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of cagocubs
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.

cagocubs, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

OhioBobcat, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Jlabs
2.16/5  rDev -40.8%

Jlabs, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of TheCondor
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Also grabbed as a mix and match sixer. Some Schlafly products are good, some are bad. Only time and experience will tell with some of their products. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat black with no head and leaves little lacing. Pretty standard fare for a stout. Exactly what I expected

Smell - Smells exactly as described on the bottle. Strong notes of coffee, raisins, cocoa, malts, and oatmeal. I'm enjoying the smell thoroughly.

Taste - Smooth cocoa and chocolate up front, with the coffee more prevalent toward the middle and rear of the drink. Roasted malts are prevalent in the drink as well. Fairly complex flavor, very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and creamy, nice and thick. Very much what I expected out of an oatmeal stout, very good.

Overall - While this is not the best oatmeal stout I have ever had, it is certainly a quality product. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone. Condor recommended and approved!

TheCondor, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Cris4545
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Cris4545, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Cubsfan1087
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Cubsfan1087, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of 4amepiphany
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

4amepiphany, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

ISmith87, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of dbattey
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dbattey, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of brewskis4drewski
3.25/5  rDev -11%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of mocktm
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!

mocktm, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of ShriverMO
4/5  rDev +9.6%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

WheelsPSU, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of jwerner23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jwerner23, May 03, 2014
Photo of OlRasputin989
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: opaque brown-black brew, with a cappucino colored head that stands thick and creamy. leaves great lacing

S: Delicious cocoa and roasted barley and oatmeal

T: Follows the smell with a duste cocoa entry followed by oatmeal and roasted barley with a fading roasty and cocoa finish.

M: A full bodied beer that goes down smooth and creamy with a slightly dry finish

Overall, this is a very good example of the style. It has been my go too for english style stouts. The nose and flavor are wonderful.

OlRasputin989, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of canawler
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

canawler, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DrBass
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

DrBass, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of apocalypsezombie
3.25/5  rDev -11%

apocalypsezombie, May 23, 2012
Photo of Ahhdball
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

Ahhdball, Jan 16, 2003
Photo of Trish
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Trish, Jul 14, 2013
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.