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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
83
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599 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of ToddHolder
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of botham
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap poured into a pub glass at the brewery in St. Louis. pours balck with distant garnet highlights and a minimal head that produces no lacings and has moderate retention.

aroma is of roasted and burnt malts, along with notes of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of grain that works as a base.

taste is more of the same with a subtle fruity quality, possibly from the ale yeast used to brew it, which works curiously well with the overall profile of dark malt complexity.

mouthfeel is full bodied, with a creamy texture and a very light tartness from the fruit. nice.

drinkability is good. this is a solid oatmeal stout, which is easy-drinking, but lacks the richness of flavor that makes the style so appealing. could be much better.

Photo of ksimons
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-very dark chestnut brown with a fingers worth of tan head that sticks to the side of the glass

S-roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and oatmeal sweetness

T-taste is similar to the smell with a roasted malt backbone, dark roasted coffee, some dark chocolate sweetness

M-very smooth, thin to medium body, light to medium carbonation

Overall a nice, pretty basic oatmeal stout that is easy to drink

Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Solid attempt at the classic style.

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of tronester
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa. Taste begins with a bit of bittersweet chocolate, then some dense bread, then some smoked wood, and a bit of earthiness in the finish. Pretty good mouthfeel. Overall quite a good Oatmeal stout, I would get this again.

Photo of stephensinner
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, nice typical Schlafly label and bottled on date clearly marked

Appearance: Opaque, dark brown beer with just the slightest hint of garnet when held up to the light. This beer is capped with a large, medium-tan head which soon fades to a thick film with some decent staying power.

Smell: This is quite a bit more mild than I expected for the style...very light hints of cocoa and vanilla...sweet and mild

Taste: In keeping with the aromas, this is quite a bit lighter than I expected. There are some nice burnt caramel and very light roasted grains, but that's about it...it's not that it's unpleasant, there's just not a lot going on here

Mouthfeel: A bit on the light side for the style, though it's still a bit creamy

Drinkability: Fairly high

Conclusion: Love me some Schlafly, and some of their beers are DAMN good. This one, though, is just a bit uninspired and average-ish. Not bad, just not special. It was a bit better/richer on tap at the Bottleworks.

Photo of jsurfs82
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 10/17/2013.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing black in the glass with a lightly tanned head on top. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Has a complimenting blend of sweetness and roastiness. A sweet carmel molasses aroma is what I initially smell. Then there is the roasty chocolate coffee aspect that cannot be ignored.

T: As with the aroma this beer has a blend of sweetness and roastiness. Lots of molasses makes its way into the flavor. Oatmeal smoothes things out. Chocolate and coffee are in the background giving way to the sweetness.

M: Medium body with a creamy full mouthfeel. Average carbonation. A bit of stickiness on the backend but not overwhelming.

Overall this is a solid oatmeal stout that is perhaps too sweet for my liking.

Photo of udubdawg
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

have had this many times, and as is my last bottle until another trip to MO, I suppose I should review it.
pours a nearly black color, with a half inch of tan head. Decent retention. Random patterns of lace spot the glass here and there.

nose is a little lighter than desired. A little sweet, but with a fleeting roasted aroma and more coffee than expected (well, at least more than expected the first time - after this many times, I am hardly surprised by it!)
There is quite a bit of flavor here, but I find myself short of satisfied. Some earthy and even smoked malt flavors here. Nutty and some chocolate. Very lightly bitter, and subdued carmelized sugar sweetness. This is tasty, although maybe a touch below the residual sweetness I have expected from an oatmeal stout.

A little drying in the finish, and just short of the silkiness I have come to expect from the style. Pleasant carbonation on the low side, but the body feels a bit thin - too bad, as with the full flavors of this beer I think it could be very good with a little more to it.
Not available locally, and I never make a special trip for it, but I could session this oatmeal stout. If at the Taproom, I probably would session this stout. Haven't experienced it on cask, but can't wait to do so.

Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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 Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BKBassist
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spw109
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of craft_shannie
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Ngntjp
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jneiswender
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Schlafly Tap Room and served in a 5oz sample glass.

A-dark garnet body and a light tan head
S-grassy smell with a little bid of grain

T-chocolate, peaty with a hop bite at the end

M-medium

D-one of the better tasting beers from this brewery

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