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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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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Photo of fsvan
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dar482
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mikescags
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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 DPMomutant
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of whynot44
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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 OStrungT
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark reddish brown. The head is creamy tan. It fades fast leaving decent laces. It smells very malty. There are hints of caramel and chocolate. The malty aroma dominates though. It tastes malty and sweet. The roasted malts are quite apparent. There is a light caramel taste. This beer is carbonated perfectly. It leaves a sweet caramel like taste on the palate It is easy to drink. It is just a little thin. Most stouts are very thick, but this one seems just a little thin. This would be a good session beer because it is not too strong and the flavors are not too intense. I would definately drink this beer again if it was avaliable here in California.

Photo of Backer2004
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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 JamieDuncan
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Suds
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a few of these brews on-tap during a recent trip to Missouri. On it’s own, as an pre-dinner drink, the beer was excellent. It also made a nice accompaniment to a mushroom-smothered pork chop. It’s a dark, black beer with an exceptionally creamy light-brown head. An aroma of deeply roasted barley and oats is appealing. The beer also has a pronounced and lingering coffee and smoke smell. All together, it’s very nice. The taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roasted grains, oats, and a distinct malt sweetness. The hops are very toned down in this beer, which has a loud grain and oat quality. Fully body with a mouth-filling feel. It’s an extremely satisfying beer. It’s a moderately complex beer, but there’s not so much going on that it doesn’t go well with food. I’m very pleased to have found this one.

Photo of KI9A
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark chocolate, with creamy tan head. Dissovles into a sheet of lace.

Smells of coffee, oats, and grain

Smooth, easy taste of coffee, and oats. A slight oily mouthfeel, but, normal for any atout I have had.

Finishes with a slight bitterness. Very drinakable oatmeal.

Photo of webbcreative
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poures black, with tan 2 finger head. Aroma smells a tad sweet with a pretty decent oat smell also. Taste is nice and full bodied, nice roasted barley flavor, with a good dosing of oatmeal that comes through nicely, and finishes just a bit sweet and with a touch of hops to even things out. Wonderful med mouthfeel that is smooth and creamy. Overall a really god oatmeal stout that is better than most.

Photo of rlshep
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
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 MJR
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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 Gusler
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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 Illtryit
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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 Ragingbull
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a mixed six pack at a liquour store while visiting my brother in law. I had regretted not stopping at Schlafly while in St. Louis last summer and after trying this I regretted it even more. Black in color with wispy lacing on the surface after being poured into a pint glass. Mild oatmeal and coffee nose. Rich sweet flavor. Smoky coffee attack. Creamy finish. Mild smoke aftertaste. Very pleasant flavor and highly drinkable.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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 ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +10.4%
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 amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of drn
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JuniperJesus
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of aty11b
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.