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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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539 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | 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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JamesS

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +20%

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.

04-14-2009 12:35:46 | More by JamesS
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amicar

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

03-09-2005 04:55:52 | More by amicar
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

12-28-2002 01:00:19 | More by UncleJimbo
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stinadez


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-16-2012 17:26:58 | More by stinadez
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MrBarbecue


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-21-2012 20:48:46 | More by MrBarbecue
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-18-2013 09:54:14 | More by crbnfbr
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everlong353

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-23-2012 00:47:38 | More by everlong353
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

07-11-2007 18:58:41 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Zachariah1978

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-22-2014 03:38:05 | More by Zachariah1978
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Ave

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

ave

03-03-2003 17:25:17 | More by Ave
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PackPride

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-03-2013 15:58:47 | More by PackPride
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JordanHageman

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-16-2014 19:06:47 | More by JordanHageman
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erredin


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-05-2014 17:50:29 | More by erredin
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-17-2013 01:18:08 | More by canawler
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carln26

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

07-20-2005 21:59:39 | More by carln26
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Realale

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

10-13-2003 17:26:49 | More by Realale
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Tuey13

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

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!

09-07-2007 00:36:03 | More by Tuey13
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nightcrawler

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

08-02-2007 02:32:32 | More by nightcrawler
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WWWade

Kansas

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%

I am a big fan of stouts, and this is one of my favorite. It really does not hit as deep as most stouts. It feels much more carbonated and drinkable than most stouts, without compromising one ounce of flavor.

A - the darkest brown ever, almost black, with a small off white head.

S - very very mild malts. Not a strong aroma at all.

T - light malts and oats. It is very perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter.

M - More carbonated than most stouts.

D - If you love stouts, or if you don't, grab a 12 pack or more.

Keeper

01-30-2010 03:08:43 | More by WWWade
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fsvan

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%

Bottle into pint glass. Bottled on 5/10/2011.

A- Deep brown. Slight red notes around the edges, but only very minor. Not much in the way of head. A finger or so of off white head.

S- Roasted malts. Some sweetness from the oatmeal. Some coffee bitterness. No real hop presence. No alcohol to note. Very clean, and big nose for a non imperial stout.

T- This is a quite bitter stout. Much more than one would have guessed from the smell. That is really the main player here is big bitter notes. The roasted malts, and oatmeal come through in the background. That hint of sweetness in the nose is drowned out by the bitterness. This is hard to put a score on for me. I think it is pretty good, but maybe a bit off of the style...but still within the realms of reason for the style. I'm scoring it overall, and giving it a 4 instead of 3.5.

M- Fairly thick. Mouth coating, with a lingering bitterness. Well carbonated.

O- I like this beer a good deal, and am happy it has found its way into the Nashville market.

08-20-2011 22:05:31 | More by fsvan
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dar482

New York

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%

The beer comes in just a pitch black color with a big light tan head that takes a while to dissipate.

In the aroma, I get sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, almost a Belgian yeast breadiness. Some sweet chocolate, some coffee. It definitely has a sweetness in there.

At first, you get a huge roasted, almost burnt malt flavor for a 5.7% ABV beer. However, there’s almost a slight metallic taste, which may be the hops used. There’s a bitter coffee flavor too.

The mouthfeel is quite big and creamy for such a small beer. The oatmeal actually does show up to help the mouthfeel for this one.

The mouthfeel and roast stand out on the beer. One of the best oatmeal stouts I have had.

05-30-2013 03:47:20 | More by dar482
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%

Opaque. Simply opaque. Don't bother to hold this one up to the light, because you won't see through it at all.

The nose leaves little doubt that this is an oatmeal stout. Warm bread, roasted malt and aromas of a just opened container of Quaker's oatmeal are prominent. Very oatmeal-y. Perhaps a perfect breakfast beer for a cold winter morning.

Palate is dominated by the roastiness of the malt. Very sweet. Oatmeal too, though it's mostly on the nose.

Finish leaves a residual toasted or burnt sugar sweetness, roasted malt again, and a light to moderate hop character.

Only complaint is that the body is very thin or light. A thicker mouthfeel would make this an excellent beer. It might be more drinkable as it is, but the thinner body is disappointing. This is for the bottled version.

02-01-2003 18:53:51 | More by yemenmocha
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mikescags

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

11-12-2007 20:39:39 | More by mikescags
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DPMomutant

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

Bottles 2/10/05

Very deep, not quite opaque, red in appearance up close but black from a distance. One inch head sticks a little after it leaves maybe a bit too soon.

Smell is of fresh-roasted malts and oats with a hint of coffee. Very simple, yet very pleasant.

The oats and coffee come out in a nice blend in the taste that goes all the way down. Properly balanced taste all the way down, never overpowering.

Nice, moderate carbonation and a smooth feel make you want to keep it in your mouth a second to enjoy it longer. Consistency is a bit thin for the style for my taste but is no big problem.

I'd be good for drinking a couple or three of these with no problem. Nice session stout.

This may be a bit better on-tap at the Tap Room and I've never had cask beer but I could imagine it being great there as well (something I MUST try on my next trip to St Louis). A worthwhile oatmeal stout

04-13-2005 06:04:13 | More by DPMomutant
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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