Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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647 Ratings
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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 22
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 647 | Reviews: 252
Photo of mikescags
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of rlshep
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed on 3/29/2011

Aroma: Chocolate, bread pudding.

Appearance: Pours thick rocky mocha colored head. Good lacing. Black.

Flavor: Chocolate, light coffee. Warm bready notes. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. This beer glides over your tongue. Light fruitiness. Alcohol prickly.

Overall: Great mouthfeel and restrained roast. I would like to see a bit more complexity. A really nice example of the style.

Photo of whynot44
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mediuym bodied, very dark reddish brown, almost black with a decent creamy beige head that disappears fairly quickly leaving only a trace of sticky lace.

The aroma is mild, dark roasted malt primarily.

The taste is more complex with the dark roast malt flavors dominating with a bit of coffee, dark chocolate, oats, caramel and even a bit of floral hops at the finish. Starts mildly sweet with a dark roast bitterness and hops in the middle and at the finish. The aftertaste is lingering coffee and sweet caramel.

Very smooth and very easy to drink. I want another already. The body is a little thin for this style, but it is still relatively filling.

Photo of Backer2004
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best Schlafly brew and oatlmeal Stout I may have ever drank. This one actually tastes like oatmeal, not just "hints" of scent and taste. Great serving temperature to get the full effect. Nice chocoloate color that dances on the palate. Easy enough to drink for its style.

Photo of Gusler
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a winsome onyx color; the head is a cap of frothy chocolate and the residual lace a sticky sheet. The aroma of burnt sugar, light coffee, sweet malted grain and quite pleasing this nose, start is rich and sweet, the top full and pleasurable to the palate. Mildly carbonated, the hops pesky in their bite, sweet and dry aftertaste, a quaffable brew tis’ true.

Photo of MJR
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from a growler...

Appearance: Pours what seems to be black, but is really a dark reddish-brown. It has an opaque body and a tan head that starts out thick and creamy and dwindles down to a small cap. Leaves a nice pattern of spider web-like lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is very soft on the nose with lots of roasted coffee. There's a hint of leafy, green hops, but it's covered by the roasted grains.

Taste: Like the aroma, the taste is quite soft and laid-back with lots of roasted flavor. Smallest suggestion of green hops. There's a muted and round sweetness that floats just below the surface. The flavor that stands out the most is coffee that's been cold for a while, and the finish seems to highlight this. There's also a bit of licorice on the tail end. Very relaxed and smooth flavor profile...

Mouthfeel: Full and round with a slighty chewy mouthfeel. Loses a bit of thickness on the finish...I'd like to see a bit more body there.

Drinkability: Quite good for the style. This brew is much better from the tap than it is from the bottle, and I could sip pint after pint of this all night.

Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a solid black hue with mild amber highlights and a thick, 3-finger, tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving a great trail down the glass, and ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Strong malty aroma with huge cocoa powder background and finishes slighltly hoppy.

T: Smooth bitter flavor with a big malt backbone. Slightly creamy middle and finishes slightly sweet and hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent oatmeal stout. Nice balance between the malts and hops.

Photo of ajmoody76
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought this at the grocer. 12 ounce bottle into an imperial pint. pretty much black. thick tan head. sticky lace.

toasty sweetness. chocolate. no off odors.

good bitterness. some sweetness. also chocolate. earthy aftertaste. good balance.

good carbonation. full body. smooth. great beer. i could drink more than a few. good oatmeal stout.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the final brew from MJR. Thanks a bundle man!

Chilled sample in a pint glass. The beer pours a dark brown color with a soft fluffy beige head foamin up easily and residing on the surface for a long time. Aroma is sweet toffee, and rich roasted malt, some slight nuttiness perhaps? No real hop presence I can detect. First sip reveals a creamy, silky textured brew with very mild carbonation. Flavor is very roasty up front and rolls to a big malt sweetness of chocolate and caramel, some nuttiness here as well. The finish is slightly coffee bitter but is still appealing. Very smooth and tasty brew. Another winner from Schlafly!!

Photo of JosefBerger
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance (3.75) : In a glass, very dark with a tan / pale white head.

Smell (4.50) : A very oaty, full smell. Really enjoyed the smell right out of the park, you can almost smell every ingredient included in the beer - including the raisins.

Taste (4.00) : Not the best oatmeal stout ever, but pretty good. Very dark taste to it, but not as complex as I would prefer. Regardless, very very good taste.

Mouthfeel (3.00) : Had a strange feel to it initially, though I admit the feel will grow on you, I was not too pleased with the initial flavor. On the up-side, it was incredibly smooth and drinkable.

Overall (4.00) : All together, I liked this beer a lot and will be a return customer. Even with my distaste of the initial mouthfeel, I really did enjoy this beer.

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As with the Coffee Stout I bought this from Schlafly Bottleworks on 5/9/2015 (bottled on 4/30/2015 and finished 5 minutes ago), I poured this into a thick panel mug. The thing I think I like the most about the last two oatmeal stouts that I've had from Schlafly is that they are actually just as easy to drink (or maybe easier to drink) the warmer they get.

Photo of xvoltronx
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE - Dark brown with a nice beige head and moderate carbonation. Not quite opaque, but a very rich, deep brown.

SMELL - Toasty. Nice malty aroma with a slightly sweet trace of oats. Warm.

MOUTH FEEL - Slightly bitter with a crispiness to it. Smooth despite its moderate carbonation. Definitely makes its presence known across a wide array of taste buds.

TASTE - Roast malts with a great balance of oats. Has a certain sweetness to it that is quite nice. The moderate carbonation adds a certain degree of bitterness, however this is not unpleasant and I find it adds character.

OVERALL - Not as "big" of a beer as some of its darker brethren, but a great beer overall. It is more complex than beers of a similar price and if you are after a sweet and toasty brew, you can't go wrong with a Schafly's Oatmeal Stout. I recommend it.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown nature. Nearly opaque with a nice head of dark tan that rose up to around an inch before settling back down. Nice lacing along the sides fades quickly. Aroma is of deep roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel and a light chocolate note that seems to build with time. Nice touches of vanilla balancing in here now as well. Clean flavor, nothing rough about it at all as the brown sugar and vanilla really take over the profile and provide a very smooth, and very even feel to it. Warm roasted malts and hints of chocolate.

Photo of toolbrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown. Had to hold it in front of a light to determine the color. Small tan head.

Can smell the dark malts, hint of chocolate and other grains.

Slight chocolate flavor, but mostly dark malty flavor - difficult to describe.

Medium body and goes down easily. Coats the mouth with flavor.

Easily drinkable on a cold and snowy night like tonight.

Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Outlaw Blues in IL 2/20
Beer served a deep dark brown, slight mahogany hue to it. Not much head to speak of, but that may have been from the bartenders pour - what was there was a tan slightly more than film that lingered. Not much lacing to speak of. Nose is of rich caramel malts along with some roasted malts and bit of nut. Taste is very roasted at first sip - roasted malts definitely appear first. There are some hints of coffee and leaves a very sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy but not too heavy. This is a decent beer that I would pick up again.

Photo of BrewMaster
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer courtesy of a beer trade with MJR. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Beer pours with a redish brown color and a moderate head. The aroma is heavy with grains, acid, and alcohol. The flavor is complex with hints of coffee, black tea, citrus, pumperninckel bread, malt, sweet hops and a grassy note.

Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark color with a tan lace. The aroma is of roasted coffee. The sweet dark malt sweetness with a hint of sour and a dark malt sweetness. The full body supports a slight bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and relatively tasty.

Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pour with just the faintest suggestion of red. 2-finger dark tan head with pretty decent retention and nice lace.

Nose is a light mocha coffee drink. Not overpowering, but quite nice.

Getting a bit of an oyster stout feel. Very smoky. Mocha comes though the smoke. Bitters in the finish are a little strong, but well done.

Feel started out thinner than I expected, but picked up as the glass warmed. Nice and smooth.

Nice glass of good, basic stout.

Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby- black in color can almost see through the glass when held up to a light, creamy tan head, chocalate and burnt coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate burnt coffee flavor, nice bitter hop finish, hoppy for the style this is not a sweet stout it is dry and bitter, but it is great oatmeal stout, better on draught than the bottled.

Photo of Illtryit
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'Bottled with Love' on 2-18-2011.

Pour a clean, dark black with ruby red highlights when viewed in direct lighting. 1 1/2 inch tan head hangs around through my first few sips, then dissapates to a thin layer and ring with superb lacing.

Smells lightly of caramel sweets, nothing more.

Tastes very smooth with a perfect mixture of bitter and sweet as the raosted barley and oats battle for control. Very drinkable, very clean. Aftertaste is bitter....but good.

For a stout, this feels not as hearty as some others Ive tried and the carbonation is a little too crisp for my taste, but it is smooth.

Overall, this is a pretty good oatmeal stout. Nice balance, good flavor, good feel. I recommend it.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a terrible complex beer but a good one none the less.
Some desent roasted malts in the nose comes through nicely in the taste along with some hints of chocolate and coffee.
The addition of oatmeal makes for a full body and smooth beer on the palate.
I wish I had another.

Photo of fallopia
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into an ale glass.

Appearance: Completely opaque, black color with a creamy-tan thick head that lasts for 3-4 minutes.

Aroma: Overwhelming smell of bacon and brined meats with a subtler aroma of smokiness and a hint of coffee and anise

Flavor: Rich malt and cured meat flavors that remind me of chewing a piece of prosciutto. Coffee and a refreshing, cleansing hoppiness lingers for 45-60 seconds.

Mouthfeel: Definitely full-bodied but lighter than expected based on the appearance

Overall: A very enjoyable stout that is typical of its style. I have a fondness for the Schlafly brand in general, but will want to redrink this beer the next time I make it to St. Louis.

Photo of secondtooth
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, almost black amber, with a thick, tan head of bubbles.

Nose is impressive - roasty and burnt.

Flavor is bold -- blackened, burnt malts with hints of bitter chocolate or French roasted coffee at the finish. Very smooth in body and quite drinkable.

Superb and very enjoyable, and the taste and complexity improved as my ale glass warmed to room temperature.

Photo of vividox
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown, with about a finger's worth of head. Smells wonderful, just like opening a package of oatmeal. Has a creamy mouthfeel and tasted of roasted malt with a bitter finish. Had a bit of an unpleasant aftertaste which is what leaves it from being voted higher.

Photo of kylejohnson03
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, brewed on 7/15/10 into a pint glass. I have had this beer many times, but this is my first time to review. Pours black, with just a touch of light peeking through. Not much lacing. Aroma and flavors are sweet, with oats, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is thin with a low level of carbonation. ABV and mouthfeel combine to make this a drinkable stout, I never have a problem finishing 2 or 3 of these in a sitting. All said one of my favorites from Schlafly. Cheers!

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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