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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
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531 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 19
Gots: 28 | 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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whynot44

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

04-24-2005 05:16:19 | More by whynot44
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OStrungT

California

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

03-01-2005 01:11:58 | More by OStrungT
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

07-21-2005 14:43:15 | More by Backer2004
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

05-07-2005 11:35:18 | More by Suds
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KI9A

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

10-11-2007 02:17:22 | More by KI9A
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webbcreative

Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

06-15-2009 02:19:55 | More by webbcreative
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rlshep

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

07-02-2011 01:29:30 | More by rlshep
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MJR

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +11%

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.

04-16-2003 18:51:27 | More by MJR
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Gusler

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +11%

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.

10-26-2003 16:35:05 | More by Gusler
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Illtryit

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +11%

'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.

04-25-2011 23:11:46 | More by Illtryit
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Ragingbull

California

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

04-10-2009 17:59:00 | More by Ragingbull
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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!!

09-11-2004 20:47:40 | More by sulldaddy
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ckollias

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

03-17-2012 00:33:16 | More by ckollias
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ajmoody76

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

04-14-2008 01:36:04 | More by ajmoody76
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-02-2013 05:09:48 | More by amstokesdb9
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drn

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-04-2011 17:15:46 | More by drn
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-13-2014 13:20:35 | More by JuniperJesus
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aty11b

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-06-2013 00:55:45 | More by aty11b
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mdvatab

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-20-2011 14:00:32 | More by mdvatab
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Pwidget

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-11-2012 19:22:52 | More by Pwidget
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tenaciousp65

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-17-2011 00:12:06 | More by tenaciousp65
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groovingrover32

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-28-2011 21:56:00 | More by groovingrover32
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xvoltronx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

04-01-2011 17:42:27 | More by xvoltronx
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

09-26-2011 01:33:12 | More by mikesgroove
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cousineddy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-21-2012 21:27:14 | More by cousineddy
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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