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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 50 | 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:
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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Photo of rrski198
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: For a stout, this is pretty light. I can see red hues all over the glass and some straight through it. Decent off white head and some pretty good lacing.

S: Big time creamy maltiness. Sweet, malted chocolate balls.

T: Knd of blah. Not alot going on here. Expected malt sweetness, decent bitterness to balance. There is some bite from the carbonation.

M: Thin and the flavor profile leaves me desiring something rich and bold. Mush to be desired here.

O: THis stout leaves much to be desired. I am not sure if my palate is used to something ore over the top/kick in the face, or not, but I would not purchase again.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Bottled With Love on OCT03 2007"

a: very dark brown, nearly black. creamy tan head covers the top my pint glass and doesn't let go, leaving good lacing

s: dark malt lends typical chocolate/coffee notes and I don't know that I can detect oats, but definitely some graininess.

t: tastes of roasted malt, much like the smell, sweet oates in there as well, no flavor is particularly intense. Finishes dry with a little hop bitterness.

m: lightly oily, with a dry finish. medium bodied and very smooth.

d: not particularly sweet, malty, hoppy or strong tasting this muted stout is smooth and very easy to drink.

Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice pitch black with a huge billowy light tan head.
S - light roasted barley malt with an underlying hint of oatmeal sweetness.
T - similar to the nose but with a bit of a chocolate note rounding out the brew.
M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth.
D - Nice with a barbeque chicken and potato dish.

A respectable local stout when in the area.

Photo of t8dd
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of joepais
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Goliath thanks for the brew
Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a good finger worth of tan head that a became good layer of lace. All this on top of a black body

Aromas of hops, roasted malts and grain filled my nose

Heavily roasted flavor with just a touch of sweetness coming thru .Nice medium mouthfeel creamy as well

Not bad for a oatmeal stout and I say it about average in its drinkability

Photo of ksimons
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
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 botham
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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 scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of stephensinner
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Solid attempt at the classic style.

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of tronester
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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 jsurfs82
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
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 leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of udubdawg
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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 spw109
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Good beer that pours a decent 1/2 to 3/4 in. head and produces pretty good lacing. Beautiful deep chocolate color that is very hard to see through. Aroma is very light. Taste is good and this is one of the more criper oatmeal stouts I have had. There is a nice malty-raisin taste and a great crisp, carbonated finish. Not as creamy as other stouts, but unique in its own way and very very drinkable !!!!!!!!!

Photo of craft_shannie
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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