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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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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 mikescags
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the bottleworks after a tour. This was a very dark brown almost black color, with a nice tan colored head. The smell is great, chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malts, all of the good stuff to be expected in a good oatmeal stout. The taste is great, very creamy and malty. An excellent oatmeal stout. I could drink these all days. A great buy for the buck.

mikescags, Nov 12, 2007
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Bottled With Love on OCT03 2007"

a: very dark brown, nearly black. creamy tan head covers the top my pint glass and doesn't let go, leaving good lacing

s: dark malt lends typical chocolate/coffee notes and I don't know that I can detect oats, but definitely some graininess.

t: tastes of roasted malt, much like the smell, sweet oates in there as well, no flavor is particularly intense. Finishes dry with a little hop bitterness.

m: lightly oily, with a dry finish. medium bodied and very smooth.

d: not particularly sweet, malty, hoppy or strong tasting this muted stout is smooth and very easy to drink.

BradLikesBrew, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of KI9A
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chocolate, with creamy tan head. Dissovles into a sheet of lace.

Smells of coffee, oats, and grain

Smooth, easy taste of coffee, and oats. A slight oily mouthfeel, but, normal for any atout I have had.

Finishes with a slight bitterness. Very drinakable oatmeal.

KI9A, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date of 24 10 07 on the bottle. This comes courtesy of BARLEYWINEO!

Pours chestnut/mahogany with 3+ fingers of tan colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee & cereal notes

T: Coffee ground & roasted malt, plus dryness up front. A bit of iron. Finishes roasty a little dry, with more coffee ground notes

MF: Smooth, oily, with medium carbonation

Drinks pretty good, a good starter oatmeal stout

russpowell, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of littleshamrocks
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown to black color with an average sized, creamy, tan head. The head is mostly diminishing, leaving little to no lace. There were also some tiny brown particles which settled at the bottom of the glass. The smell is dominated by a roasted malt aroma, but I also picked up some dark bread and coffee tones as well. The hops came out herbal and the yeast lended an almost barnyard like quality to the nose. The taste was chocolate with mild coffee flavors. Also picked up some dark bread and enough of a herbal hop bitterness to balance it out. This was a medium body brew with a smooth texture and soft carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, this was a very easy drinking, if unspectacular beer. It was a good quality, smooth and well balanced brew. I would have no problem recommending this to anyone who favors stouts.

littleshamrocks, Oct 01, 2007
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't believe I had not reviewed this beer when I looked, as I have had it several times both out of the bottle and on tap.

This edition from the bottle pours a deep, almost black, brown color with some ruby hues when held to light. Thick creamy light tan colored head that has great retention. In fact I left the room to see if I had reviewed this beer, came back ten minutes later to see still half the head still left along with some great lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, bitter coffee, bittersweet chocolate, a bit nutty.

Taste is bitter from all of the roasted malt along with a touch of cocoa. The malt is also has a bit of a toasted character giving the beer a bit of a nutty characteristic noticed in the aroma. Hops are noticeable towards the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and medium to full. The finish is a bit dry. The first stout I have ever had besides Guinness and I have a soft spot for it, but not the best I have ever had. Still a decent beer from Schlafly.

hckyfn9999, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of Tuey13
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tap Room! Had a thick sandy brown head that stuck around for a few, then left with thick lacing that hung on the glass throughout the drink. Very dark brown in color with a hint of ruby red around the edges.Had a definate malty aroma with a underlying scent of coffee. The taste was sweet and malty with hints of toffee and a definate oaty finish. I liked this alot! Especially directly from the source at the Tap Room! Took home a growler of this to hold me over for a few days.... since I am only a 15 minutes from the brewery I will definately be getting more of this soon!

Tuey13, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of alexgash
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darkish shoe leather brown, with brandyish edges and a finger of proud, light cocoa brown head. A little bit lighter than your typical oatmeal stout, but it looks nice nonetheless. Chocolate Twizzlers, dulce de leche, tobacco, and roasted malt bitterness on the nose.

Roasted bitterness up front, followed by toasted marshmallows and baking chocolate. Mild chocolate and fruit cake sweetness mid-palate. Dark chocolate bitter finish with a tartish, milk sugar edge. Moderate body that seems a little dry for the style. Not bad.

alexgash, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of kmpitz2
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. The beer is deep brown in color with ruby tinges around the edges. A 2.5 finger tan head sits nicely over top of this one, falling to a towering compact island of foam over the beer. Clarity appears to be very good and there is a moderate carbonation apparent. The aroms brings roasty and nutty maltyness, a nice roundness, almost creamy from the oatmeal, with a kiss of coffee hiding in the background. The flavor is roasted and oaty up front, moving to a mild bitter and slightly pineyness from the hop, finishing with a hint of coffee and more bitter. As I swallow the beer, I get a bit of alcohol coming up into my sinus cavity, which detracts a little from the experience. Mouthfeel is moderate with a very minimal carbonation, with a hint of creamy texture to it. Overall, this is a fairly nice brew. It is one that would be easy to drink a few of.

kmpitz2, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of nightcrawler
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a dark-dark brown in the glass with a single finger, long lasting head. The smell was a bit weak, with just a hint of malt & sweetness.

The taste was dark & complex, with a bit of bitterness from burnt barley, but in a good way. The sweetness came on stronger as I finished my next swallow.

I actually lost my glass when I was half way done, but found it 4 hours later. At room temperature, the stout had mellowed even more and was more creamy, even with all the carbonation gone.

From now on, I'll be drinking my Schlafly's Oatmeal Stouts at a much warmer temperature.

nightcrawler, Aug 02, 2007
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - no light getting through any part of the Belgian glass. A thick finger of light tan foam holds at a partial cover, leaving dotted lace behind.

Aroma - good roasted crystal malt nose, a robust grain staying around after things settle.

Taste - a good roasty level, minimal char. Not very intense but quite flavorful. Solid espresso notes, just a touch of burnt flavor, rather nice!

Mouthfeel - even, smooth, average body, right on. Carbonation is up there.

Drinkability -a most sessionable stout. Not overly filling but very tasty.

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 11, 2007
Photo of Blupoet03
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured with a thin head, and caramel color.

Aroma is sweet, caramelly, and porter-like.

Mouth-feel is thick but not creamy, tasting a little of cocoa, a little sweet, and finishing rather bitter. This beer was incredibly fizzy for a stout as well.

As we drank this beer, I thought it was a little strong for the style - a little research on BA shows that it is 5.7% ABV.

Its ok, but with better oatmeal stouts available, I wouldn't buy it again.

Blupoet03, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to unclejedi for sending this one my way. Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle into my shaker "pint" glass. Appears a dark translucent brown color with about two fingers of bubbly, dark tan foam. Smells of roasted grains, coffee and a touch of sweetness. Tastes of lightly roasted coffee, and a hint of bittersweet cocoa. Medium in both body and carbonation. A pretty tasty example and one I'm glad I was able to try.

ClockworkOrange, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of udubdawg
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

have had this many times, and as is my last bottle until another trip to MO, I suppose I should review it.
pours a nearly black color, with a half inch of tan head. Decent retention. Random patterns of lace spot the glass here and there.

nose is a little lighter than desired. A little sweet, but with a fleeting roasted aroma and more coffee than expected (well, at least more than expected the first time - after this many times, I am hardly surprised by it!)
There is quite a bit of flavor here, but I find myself short of satisfied. Some earthy and even smoked malt flavors here. Nutty and some chocolate. Very lightly bitter, and subdued carmelized sugar sweetness. This is tasty, although maybe a touch below the residual sweetness I have expected from an oatmeal stout.

A little drying in the finish, and just short of the silkiness I have come to expect from the style. Pleasant carbonation on the low side, but the body feels a bit thin - too bad, as with the full flavors of this beer I think it could be very good with a little more to it.
Not available locally, and I never make a special trip for it, but I could session this oatmeal stout. If at the Taproom, I probably would session this stout. Haven't experienced it on cask, but can't wait to do so.

udubdawg, May 31, 2007
Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice pitch black with a huge billowy light tan head.
S - light roasted barley malt with an underlying hint of oatmeal sweetness.
T - similar to the nose but with a bit of a chocolate note rounding out the brew.
M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth.
D - Nice with a barbeque chicken and potato dish.

A respectable local stout when in the area.

barleywinebrewer, May 25, 2007
Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date. Good amount of tan head that drops a stick lace on the glass. Pitch black more or less, dark enough to not let the light through. Aroma of soft charcoal and silky oats. Full bodied with a smooth and creamy dextrin mouth feel. Slight roasted character that grows to a streamlined char flavor. Mild hop bitterness plays off of the oat sweetness. Good malt base with a faint yeast and fruity note. Finishes semi-sweet, this one is an obvious chocolate pairing. Not bad at all, above average compared to the rest.

Jason, May 25, 2007
Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Vancer for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, leaves some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of sweet malts, and caramel. The taste is nice sweet malts, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice little oatmeal stout.

Wasatch, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of Bierguy5
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bottled on Sep 19 2006. Very dark brown in color with only slight ruby edges. Thick tan head, which holds together well. Roasty aroma, a bit of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. Roasty flavor, but not very strong, or bitter. Hints of vinous fruits. Pretty smooth. Seems thin and a bit watery. Dry finish, with just a touch of bittersweet chocolate. A few scattered patches of lace are left on the glass near the end. Flavors seem very weak and mild in this one, which could make it a session ber, but not very exciting. Rather disappointing to me.

Bierguy5, Mar 29, 2007
Photo of 1fastz28
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours an insanely dark black, barely any light can be seen through it, the head is thick and frothy and remains for the life of the beer, smells like rich coffee, maltiness is very apparent, only hops i can detect smell spicy. tastes is complex, chocolate, toffee, malt are mixed together, the longer i let it sit in my mouth, the more chocolate i taste. very good beer for a winter night, but not something i'd want to drink at a bbq.

1fastz28, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of jdhilt
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five finger head that fades slowly to thin layer leaving some lace. Deep mahogany color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Starts sweet roasted coffee/chocolate flavor some bitterness at finish. Little thin for a oatmeal stout. 12 oz bottle part of mixed 6-pak for $7.99 from Friar Tuck's Peoria, Il.

jdhilt, Dec 05, 2006
Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head. There's also a good amount of lacing on the glass after drinking the beer. It smells like roasted malt, oatmeal and coffee. It tastes pretty much the same to me, except that it starts out with malty/oatmeal sweetness, and then has a bitter coffee-like finish. The mouthfeel is on the medium side, but creamy. The drinkability is good too, this is a smooth beer that's easy to drink. Overall I think this is a decent beer. It's not the best stout I've had, but it's certainly drinkable and I would buy it again.

bluejacket74, Nov 10, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well brewed beer, but a little timid--caught somewhere between a porter and a stout. The roasted malts add character and depth, but still allow the base malt sweetness to pronounce. The color is dark, but not opaque, and has a light head retention, carbonation, and lacing. The dark grains and light hopping rates give a complex bittering, but lightness with the oats never rounds the beer out properly. Though light and drinkable in the body, the smoothness and slickness doesn't show. Thins a bit toward the finish, but a nice drinkable beer nevertheless. Thanks again Beer Dave.

BEERchitect, Oct 12, 2006
Photo of rsyberg01
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

S - 12 oz. Bottled with love on Aug. 09, 2006.

A - Pours a deep brown with hints of deep deep red around the edges. Head is about 2 fingers at first and takes about 5 minutes to get down to a thin unbroken layer covering the surface.

S - malty, caramel, roastiness, hints of coffee that arent overwhelming, slight sour note. Hint of fruit, something like plum or some other darker fruit. Not bad besides the sour hit, which was pretty offsetting, at first smell I thought I smelled hot dog too? I dont know, it went away after a few seconds, maybe a fluke.

T - Malty sweetness, little fruity note, prominent coffee character, a nice finish with slight hoppy bitterness. Caramel also makes an appearance but isnt that significant. Really not that impressed. Average to below average.

M - A little watery for an oatmeal stout. Expected it to be creamy but it was much more watery than that. Wasn't that impressed, pretty average.

D - Considering the lightness of this stout, I would say you could easily down a sixer of these no problem besides the taste flaws that may stunt that. Decent beer at best, overall.

rsyberg01, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of assmasterson
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The first thing you notice upon pouring this beer is just how dark it is. Almost black, there is no transparency through the glass. The head is dense and rocky that was about 2" thick. It took a while for it to dissipate to finger-width, and then lingered to a thin lace. Not much smell, but what is there is nice and faint. It doesn't smack you in the face like many other brews. The taste left me a little dissapointed. At first, there is a nice oatmeal sweetness, but once that fades there is a very strong taste of unsweetened coffee - which I don't like. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, but it has a nice coating. Drinkability is high if you like the taste of coffee, but if you don't it is very hard to drink just one. I made that mistake.

I'm sure there are much better stouts out there.

assmasterson, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of beerphilosopher
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly-opaque black color with a cocoa head that is impressive. Delicate lacing in the pint glass. Nose is of sweet chocolate, mocha, and oat bread. Palate is on the sweet side up front, then finished a bit drier. Good round mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Hop backbone balances this beer nicely. Everything a good, standard ooatmeal stout ought to be. One of my favorites from Schlafly.

beerphilosopher, Sep 02, 2006
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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