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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 21
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 07-09-2002

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
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Photo of Ahhdball
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint of this in the airport at St. Louis. A very pleasent Oatmeal. This is a not an average brew and has to be the best Oatmeal Stout I've ever tasted. I wanted another but the plane was leaving in around an hour and I wanted to be prepared for my usual strip searching (I don't know why but I ALWAYS get searched).

Jet black with an inch and a half of head on it. Smelled of malt and chocolate. Smooth and creamy the first hit and a malty finish to it slightly bitter but nothing dramatic. This is how I likes me stout! I can't wait to try it in the Tap Room as suggested. Definetly will drink (this and other beers...) again next time I'm in St. Louis. Oh yeah.

Photo of aklude
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I liked this beer a lot. Had everything I wanted in an oatmeal stout, very dark and hits of cocoa.

Photo of WhiteDog2006
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Missouri borders my state...and I can't find this stuff anywhere around home. I'm surprised ther aren't more "wants" for this beer with thier limited disribution area.

As a truck driver, I loaded pallets at the brewery, and that is the only reason I even know of this beer.

Dock workers gave me a sixer to take along and sample when I got off-duty.

Drank straight from the bottle, but saw it poured in a glass in the restaurant, and it was nice and dark with an awsome deep baige two and a half / three finger head (out of a tap).

The smell for me, was good and strong. I caught a slight wiff of everything in the beer besides the alcohol.

The taste knocked me off my feet. Creamy, dark AND dark and creamy...everything I love about an oatmeal stout.

The mouthfeel went hand in hand with the taste. Thick and creamy.

The drinkability was as expected for a thick dark beer; no gas to fill you up, and lingering goodness to keep you asking for another.

Love it!

"Hey Schlafly...can we get a little distrabution in north-east Iowa please"!?!

Photo of JamesS
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice dark brown/black color with some good initial tan head and some very nice lasting lacing. Good scent, malty and sweet with a great sweet oatmeal tinge to it, along with the classic stout burnt grains; just wish it would've been a little deeper. Excellent taste, well balanced, great malt/burnt grain stout flavor with a great oatmeal sweetness and enough hops to round it off without making it a hop bomb stout (can't stand those). Goes down very smooth, a very well brewed oatmeal stout.

Photo of amicar
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the taproom... ahhh the oatmeal stout is on the cask today...

Looks beautiful- completely dark, with a browned head. Less carbonation than on tap, but that fits with the conditioning in the basement. The smell is very nice- roast malts on the nose, and a little floral scent; The taste is wonderful; all the full roast, malty flavors you expect, but you can tell they did throw some dry hops in there in the cask; the amount and contribution to the flavor is perfect. Mouthfeel is great- nice and full and chewey. The appropriate level of carbonation and cellar temperature also add to the feel. The slightly 'beefy' feel to the bottled version is absent, and this makes it even better. Sooo easy to order another, then another, then a cab ride home.

Yeah, so overall, this is awesome. Really. The cask conditioning transforms this from a pretty good stout to a spectacular one. Definitely on the must try list.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled the Oatmeal Stout cask-conditioned at the brewpub. The flavor was much better than either the bottled version or the regular draft. The taste was smooth and a bit sweet, but with heavy chocolate and coffee flavors. Very nice mouthfeel without the added carbonation. The cask version even seemed to have slightly more malty aroma than the other versions.

Photo of stinadez
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MrBarbecue
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of everlong353
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

Photo of Zachariah1978
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of WDGBHOPCAST
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

It's a very dark and rich stout that has a smooth finish.

Photo of PackPride
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of DonaldHeverly
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of JordanHageman
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of erredin
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of strangebrew1981
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of scott2269
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of canawler
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Ave
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This St. Louis brew is available year round from Schlafly. It pours a dark opaque brown, with a smallish head that needs some help sticking around. Lots of wonderfully sweet roasty aroma. Good round taste, sweet honey chocolate flavors that work there way back to a slight bitter sweet end. Not as full or complete as Young’s, but a lot of taste that finishes well with just a touch or tartness. Stays solid year round in St. Louis even out of the bottle, but the tap is of course a superior pint. A good example of to rare a style.

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Photo of cyguyjg
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carln26
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with ruby highlights topped by a thick clumpy tan head. The head receded quickly, but left a nice lace on the side of the glass. The aroma has a lot of roast malt with just a hint of coffee and black cherry on the finish. The flavor has cherry up front followed by a mild espresso flavor backed by a bit of chocolate. No real citrus in the flavor, bit there is a light bitterness on the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and rich, altogether a highly drinkable beer. This has always been one of Schlafly’s signature beers, and even from a day old growler, it’s an enjoyable beer.

Photo of Realale
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown/black, with brown highlights. Very fine creamy 1" mocha head settles to a thin cap leaving nice lacing.

Nose is toasty coffee, and unsweetened dark chocolate over bready malt. Hints of leafy hops.

Medium-full in the mouth. Lots of malt - brown-bready. Good chocolate, nice touch of burnt coffee - adds complexity rather than defining the beer. Long, slightly bitter finish. Very well-balanced.

Nice creamy mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable.

Bottled on 9/3/03. Purchased at the brewery.

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.