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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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518 Ratings

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2013 01:49:50 | More by Dyerseve
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-31-2013 13:27:40 | More by thefluker
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 20:44:45 | More by seth72104
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-06-2013 22:31:31 | More by deweese
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-03-2014 18:39:58 | More by jwerner23
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-15-2012 23:15:58 | More by jnikkel
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Produced a finger and a half of tan, long lived head. Beer color is a very dark mahogany.

The aroma was of roasted malts, dark bread.

The taste was the same, with a slight sweetness, and hop note. Medium mouth-feel, and low carbonation.

This is a good, easy drinking stout, but no a great one.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 22:39:29 | More by TCMike
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

05-06-2014 19:46:03 | More by caustin90
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-26-2012 00:18:38 | More by JustinWhipple
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-09-2013 02:20:21 | More by karlt
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-30-2013 14:50:31 | More by vidguy17
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-12-2013 23:02:38 | More by strangebrew1981
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2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Got this as an extra in a trade with cubbyswans - thank you. Despite the fact that I did not care for this beer I appreciate the thought as sending it as an extra.

Poured into a Duvel glass straight from the fridge. I let this one warm in the glass. Upon pouring I can see that this is very watery. It's not as dark as a good stout should be - in my honest opinion. There is almost no head to be found even when swirled later in the session a light lacing is all I could conjure. I'm not saying we need more carbonation I just think there needs to be more body for the head to stand on.

The aroma is really the best quality of this beer. I can detect coffee, light chocolate, and light malt.

I think Schlafly has created a new style - "Stout Light." I even have a slogan. "If you like water, you'll love this!" No but really this is way too watered down to be considered a stout. The flavors are reminiscient of Samuel Adam's Black Lager without the hops. Repeat, there are no hops in this beer (that I can detect). The flavors are just too soft to be considered good.

Mouthfeel is watery. I can tell this beer is somewhere between 3.0 and 4.0 ABV because there is absolutely no viscosity.

Due to the meager alcohol and mouthfeel with muted flavors you could probably drink a case of this stuff but I won't because it's not that good. This beer is highly drinkable but so is Coors Original and I'm not out buying that today.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 22:52:15 | More by PerzentRizen
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours dark with a good amount of head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Not a ton going on here, though the last stout I've had was a FBS, so yeah.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate, oats and finishes with some hop bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied, I'd have no problem knocking back a few of these in a night.

O: I probably first had this stout 10 years ago. Brings back memories. Solid stout and tastes as good as ever.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 01:32:16 | More by hoppytobehere
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-11-2012 01:41:29 | More by TheTinDoor
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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last of a box of goddies a buddy visiting from Chicago brought.

Consumed 10/11/2009- from notes.

Brown 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled date of 7/16/2009.

A- Super dark brown, border line black with faint ruby around the edges when held up to the light. Topped off by a big two and a half finger tan head that had great retention, great lacing as well.

S- Fainter than I expected, roasted oats, a little coffee-ish.

T- Everything from the nose except much stronger with the addition of some chocolate hints through out. Very nicely balanced.

M- Medium to heavy, very smooth and creamy.

D- I could definitely have a few of these in a sitting. One of the best oatmeal stouts I've tried, too bad its not available local.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 20:23:06 | More by tatoodkelt
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-10-2012 12:51:26 | More by skyisland
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-13-2014 13:20:35 | More by JuniperJesus
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From bottle dated 01-26-2010 poured into standard shaker glass. I've had this before but have never reviewed it so here goes:

More a dark brown than black like most better stouts. Pours a small head that disapated quickly, leaving a thin lacing on sides of glass.

Tasting a fair amount of oatmeal as this warms up; definitely quite quaffable. I'd get this again as a sessionable stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 07:29:01 | More by Schmittymack
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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown. Had to hold it in front of a light to determine the color. Small tan head.

Can smell the dark malts, hint of chocolate and other grains.

Slight chocolate flavor, but mostly dark malty flavor - difficult to describe.

Medium body and goes down easily. Coats the mouth with flavor.

Easily drinkable on a cold and snowy night like tonight.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 05:39:37 | More by toolbrew
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got a nice dark pour with a dark brown head on this one.

smells a little oaky with the dark malts coming through. it lets you imagine the sweetness of an oatmeal stout.

has the malty characteristics of a stout with a little bit of the sweetness that comes with an oatmeal stout. it's above average for me but not great.

i like the mouthfeel. i like how these stouts make you think heavy but feel light in your mouth.

i gave this one above average drinkability mainly because of the mouthfeel and "sweeter" taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 03:48:28 | More by skrib09
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought this at the grocer. 12 ounce bottle into an imperial pint. pretty much black. thick tan head. sticky lace.

toasty sweetness. chocolate. no off odors.

good bitterness. some sweetness. also chocolate. earthy aftertaste. good balance.

good carbonation. full body. smooth. great beer. i could drink more than a few. good oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 01:36:04 | More by ajmoody76
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United Arab Emirates

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this fresh from the Schlafly brewery aka The Tap Room. It poured w/ a foamy head and was a deep black liquid. I took a deep breath and it smelled light, very little smell. It is highly carbonated though, reminded me of a pepsi for a moment. The taste is mild, i've had much better oatmeal stouts. I would drink it again, but it didn't win me over like I had hoped. It had the aftertaste of coffee grinds, overall I was a bit disappointed. As you can see from my rating above...

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2006 15:19:39 | More by beeroclock
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

06-20-2012 18:47:42 | More by ggourde
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-13-2013 02:43:02 | More by Steamer
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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