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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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599 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of gford217
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of STLStoutAddict poured into a snifter.

Pours dark, dark brown, not quite pitch black, with ruby hints around the edges. The head is small but dense and dissipates to a swirl on the top leaving sporadic lacing. The smell has some sweet malts and a bit of cocoa with a big oatmeal presence on top. The taste has a little more complexity than the smell with a larger presence of dark fruit and roasted malts. The oatmeal is still present in the taste just not as dominant as the nose. The mouthfeel is on the thin side as stouts go with good carbonation. The oatmeal leaves the finish a little dry and bitter, but not too bad. This is a decent oatmeal stout though it's not the most complex or tasty example I've had. Still recommended.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an inky black with a thin, creamy tan mousse. If the beer is held up to the light, one can clearly make out a shimmering amber hue around the edges of the beer's pitch black body.

S: Gentle on the nose, with aromas of roasted grain, milk chocolate, and coffee being most prevalent.

T: Notes of roasted grain, coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, heavy cream, and mild, earthy hops follow an extremely smooth, gentle entry. The finish is rich and smooth with cream, coffee, and vanilla notes underscored by hints of roasted grain.

M: Medium-bodied and silky. Carbonation is initially balanced, but quickly softens in the mouth. Very drinkable, but also very filling.

O: This is a decent oatmeal stout from a brewery that has developed a reputation for producing solid, no-frills beers. I wouldn't buy this one on a regular basis, but I'm definitely glad I tried it and would buy it again. Recommended.

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of cokes
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Schlafly's at STL airport.

Pours dark brown, translucent and pale for the style, the head endures as a yellowed tan froth.
Nose of mild roast beans, cocoa, and smoked pulled beef.
Enters with a smoky chocolate and caramel nougat maltiness, but never ventures very sweet. Watery coffee hues take over. Some oat structure is noted, as the smokiness lingers, but the malt fairly falls off the bone, leaving a weak notion of caramel. Hops provide a concluding stalky dryness, but little associated flair, aside from a wavering astringency.
Thin and flaccid in the mouth, drinkable in gulps, but not particularly well-structured. It presents as a cross between an Irish Dry Stout and a Brown Ale.
A pleasant diversion while waiting for a flight, but that's about it.

Photo of maximum12
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to kier for this extra, Schlafly is the kind of place I do believe I'd like to live down the street from. My wallet & liver disagree. We'll work it out, if the time comes.

Pours along the international border of pitch dark brown to black, with a few quiet bubbles. Nose is long on roast, sprinkling of chocolate. Nice, but mild.

Schafly Oatmeal Stout lurches right into the oatmeal stout gut. Roast & chocolate do a little dance, make a little love. Hard edge of bitterness stings after the gentle wave passes by. That's what sticks around. Slick as an oatmeal stout. Because, that's, what, it, is.

A nice, routine oatmeal stout that's saved from forgettability by the sharpenss of the bittering. Pretty good beer.

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mynie
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. I had forgotten that I had tried this before, years ago. Otherwise I would have sampled something else.

Nice stout pour. Slight ruby hues when held up to the sun but otherwise opaque. Nice head, great lacing.

Smells of raw malted grain, more like a porter than a stout. I'm used to oatmeals being rough but this one is just a bit too intense for my liking. Sweet raw oatmeal, a little bitter malt backing it up.

Tastes better than it smells. Sweet burny oatmeal tears your tongue up. Loads of earthy tasting, pitchblack stout grain balance out one another fairly well. Ends with lingering dryness.

A nice, solid example of its style.

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a short dense khaki head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is a tad grainy with a subtle roast note. Perhaps some light chocolate notes. The aroma is quite subdued.

The taste is of a smooth roasted malt. Nice milk chocolate notes. Much better than the aroma. Slight hints of char. Light ground coffee notes come through towards the end. A bit of a raisin sweetness plus some caramel.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Not as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts. Nice balance between sweet and roasted bitterness.

A good but not great oatmeal stout. Nice flavor but misses a tad on the feel and aroma.

Photo of tpd975
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joey, CigarCityBrew

A: Pours a nutty brown hue with an average sized head. So so retention and spotty lace.

S: Nice roasted malt with hints of chocolate and grainy oats.

T: Similar to the aroma with hints of coffee and vanilla as well.

M: Medium in body, very smooth, somewhat creamy.

D: I enjoyed it. A nice drinking oatmeal stout.

Photo of alexgash
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darkish shoe leather brown, with brandyish edges and a finger of proud, light cocoa brown head. A little bit lighter than your typical oatmeal stout, but it looks nice nonetheless. Chocolate Twizzlers, dulce de leche, tobacco, and roasted malt bitterness on the nose.

Roasted bitterness up front, followed by toasted marshmallows and baking chocolate. Mild chocolate and fruit cake sweetness mid-palate. Dark chocolate bitter finish with a tartish, milk sugar edge. Moderate body that seems a little dry for the style. Not bad.

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Brent
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seemed to fall a bit short on the creamy, study notes that oatmeal lends to a stout. Pleasant deep roasted malt flavor with no particular notes. A touch on the thin side for the style. Finish was a hint of astringency. Overall a pleasant but unengaging beer.

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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 UncleJimbo
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vancer
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the TapRoom was just as good as from the bottle. Still, dark brown/black with an impressive brownish head that laced throughout. Carbonation is less, taste is still malty chocolate with a small underlying hop kick. Still a little thin for a stout. But still very drinkable for one, two or a session

Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep, dark brown with a large, foamy light tan head that reduces slowly. Spotty lacing left behind.

S-Dark roasted malt a bit of mocha and coffee.

T-Roasted malts with a surprising amount of sweetness. Some bitterness from the hopa and the coffee-like astringency.

M-Medium-light body (bordering on light). This one is a bit too thin for my liking. Almost brown ale like. Decent creamy smoothness though.

D-The pleasant flavours rescues this one from being sub standard. Body profile could use a bit of beefing up. Decent overall but not one I would reach for over and over again.

Photo of Sean9689
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at my Wedding Rehearsal Dinner @ Schlafly Tap Room.

A - Pours a muddled darker brown color, cream-colored head.

S - Bitter malts, light roast, some chocolate. Tastes "old" and "stale" to me and I know this has tasted better previously. Not sure what is up...

T - Similar to the nose, slightly more watery. Old coffee, burnt malts, some cream, light roast. Alcohol is hidden. Finish is toasted oats and chocolate.

M - Light body (too thin), good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - This beer has been better in the past, for sure. Not sure if it's a bad batch or the recipe has changed, but I wasn't digging this one as much as I had in the past.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of birchstick
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a small head, with a black appearance. It's smell is faint, with hops and coffee coming out the most predominantly. It tastes of burnt malts and coffee. It has a slick mouthfeel and is easy to take down.

Overall, this is a pretty good stout. It is easy to have a couple of these in a night. I've had it on tap a couple of times and in bottle...not the best stout by any means, but definitely not the worst.

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