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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
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511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | 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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scottsbeerreview

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review on BeerAdvocate

This has a great look with a 2 finger tan head with my standard pour. The color is very dark and passes no light with a very aromatic flavor profile raisin, cocoa, and toasted oatmeal flakes.

The taste is very smooth and a clean heavy mouthfeel. This is my first Schlafly Beer and am ready to try some more.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:23:52 | More by scottsbeerreview
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frothy_80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-14-2013 12:48:19 | More by frothy_80
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-13-2013 01:37:13 | More by XmnwildX12
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-11-2013 13:21:08 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jlee185

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-07-2013 15:01:38 | More by jlee185
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-07-2013 03:20:02 | More by Carl_R
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-06-2013 04:22:41 | More by OKCNittany
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - It is a dark brown to black in color with a tan head.

Smell - A nice fruity smell from the raisins, with coffee, malts, and oatmeal smell as well.

Taste - It is a nice coffee/chocolate flavor hits the tongue first, followed by the raisins, and ending with the oatmeal and burnt malt bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Nice silky body, with good carbonation.

Overall - It is a pretty good oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:31:47 | More by Captain_Komamura
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Noodleboyg

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-04-2013 01:01:46 | More by Noodleboyg
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18%

12-01-2013 18:12:49 | More by NooseJustice
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-01-2013 02:20:43 | More by Benvarine
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instinct2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-29-2013 20:40:45 | More by instinct2
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a very dark brown that appears to almost be black. The head is a lasting tan that is frothy.

Smell:
Strong oatmeal notes with hints of coffee notes appear in the smell. Some bready malt smell and yeast smell also make an appearance.

Taste:
The stout has a bit of hop bitterness that mixes well with the coffee notes and the oatmeal flavor. The oatmeal is fairly strong and unifies the beer to an extent. Hints of roasted barely add to the complex mix as well. Additionally, a roasted malt flavor makes an appearance as well.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with biting carbonation. Smooth feel and finish. However, the oatmeal sometimes provides a nice silky feel to the beer after it warms up a little bit.

Overall:
A pretty decent oatmeal stout and probably worth purchasing again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:37:52 | More by HattedClassic
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle , bottled on 15 April, 2013, and served in a snifter at about 55F.

This Oatmeal Stout pours dark mahogany but is clear and the bottle lacks sediment. The small tan head is short-lived and lives scant lacing.

The oatmeal is evident in the aroma, flavor and soft feel. Hints of dried fruits and faint coffee add to the flavor which is, as expected, dominated by roasted grains. No burnt grain. Low hops and carbonation. Full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 00:17:39 | More by chinchill
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-23-2013 02:54:57 | More by mpalestino
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-19-2013 23:26:32 | More by brewskis4drewski
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DevinK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-19-2013 13:21:39 | More by DevinK
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-17-2013 01:18:08 | More by canawler
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2013 22:57:17 | More by Hypersomnia
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-12-2013 23:02:38 | More by strangebrew1981
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4amepiphany

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-10-2013 11:27:00 | More by 4amepiphany
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delta490

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-deep black. Very short lived tan head. Minimal retention and no lacing left in the glass

S- deep rich malt, a little chocolate and coffee notes

T-a rich malty stout. Hints of chocolate and coffee.

M- silky smooth. No noticeable carbonation feeling

O-a pretty tasty stout

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:21:30 | More by delta490
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-09-2013 02:20:21 | More by karlt
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-08-2013 22:08:58 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Necropsy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

11-08-2013 02:30:26 | More by Necropsy
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.