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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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 traviswhillier
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SpecialK088
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a willy

Pours out nice and thick but is not as dark as i thought it would be judging by the pour, deep brown color with a nice 1 finger head that lingers and thickly laces the top of the glass

Alot of grain/biscut notes in the nose also some bitter chocolate and esspresso notes

Very roasted flavor all the way through, very rich and pretty complex as you can taste the carmel and even a nice hop presence. Very bitter middle and finsh like dark black coffee

Is a bit thin and the carbonation level on this one seems a little low.

With the wide varitey of this style im not sure that this would be the 1st i went for but overall a very sessionable beer and one for someone starting out in this area without a doubt

Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of hopsaplenty
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle freshly delivered from the St. Louis brewery by my wife's mother.

Appearance: Tiny to medium sized bubbles pack a one finger high khaki/tan head. Carbonation bubbles quickly rise to the surface. It pours a deep, dark amber, almost black. I cannot see my hand behind the glass. Slight lacing traces its way down the glass as it is consumed.

Smell: Roasted, fresh malt. Slightly sweet hints.

Taste: Roasted malt. Hints of coffee, charcoal. Missing the smooth oatmeal that I expected and remember from previous bottles. Drying hop notes in the finish, more bitter than expected.

Mouthfeel: Small popping carbonation on the tongue. Surprisingly thin, as if something were left out. Like the oatmeal.

Drinkability: This is an average beer, not fantastic. I enjoy it, but feel that it is not a great representation of the style. If you are looking for oatmeal smoothness, it is not here. I could drink a few of these, but if I was looking for an oatmeal stout, I'd have to keep looking.

Photo of tayner
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, bottle date feb 2008

Poured a very dark brown, nearly black with light creeping in around the edges. Head is think but covers the top with a skimming, slight lacing noted.

Smell has char/ash/chocolate character to it and some weird earthy hops.

Taste is a char/ash/slightly burnt character to it with some bittersweet chocolate character to it as well. None of the individual flavors stand out above the rest but instead compliment each other. THere is a bit of an earthy hop note in the background as well.

Mouthfeel is creamy but a bit thin for me, seems to drink more like a good porter.

Drinkability is good for a stout, not heavy at all but yet flavorful. This could be an everyday stout if i lived in the midwest, but i wouldnt choose it over, say, black butte porter if it were offered out west.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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!

Photo of Cris4545
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of thefluker
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of brewskis4drewski
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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!

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.