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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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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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ColSanders123, Jan 17, 2013
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Solid attempt at the classic style.

Wobbly, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of tan head. Aroma of light coffee and chocolate. Taste is light bitter. Mostly coffee with a little chocolate and some caramel. Medium bodied with a surprisingly thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not too bad. There are better stouts out there but this one is darn good for the price.

jmagnus87, Jan 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with pry-off cap. Freshness date found on bottle.

Pours pitch black with a tan head a little less than one finger thick. Head doesn't last very long and leaves some bubbly lacing that sinks pretty quickly. While everything last it looks pretty good.

Smells of sweet coffee, faint hops, faint roasted malts. A very sweet aroma, but isn't very strong.

Tastes of mildly roasted coffee, roasted malts leaning towards a chared taste. Pretty sweet up front with some mild hop bitterness coming through in the end. Would probably be better if there were more bitterness in the end to counter the sweetness of the malts. Tastes a little different at the bottom of the glass than it does at the top, but the variation is pretty small.

Mouthfeel stands out as creamy, with a perfect level of carbonation for the style. Fairly smooth.

Drinkability is pretty high for a stout. This brew is very easy to drink, though since it's a stout it's going to be pretty filling. Could easily drink a couple of these in one setting.

Notes: My first oatmeal stout, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I still liked it. It's kind of funny to me that this style of stout is sweeter than any sweet stout I've ever tired. A sweet, mild stout, that tastes pretty good and is easy to drink. I'd reccomend it.

Hatch, Feb 13, 2008
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zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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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.

hoppytobehere, Sep 23, 2012
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DavidRose, Sep 01, 2013
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.