Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
A- Pours a medium dark brown with a good head.
S- Smells of dark coffee and a slight hint of raspberry
T- very nice and balanced. There is a smooth coffee and chocolate upfront with a hint of raspberry and a nice acidic finish.
M- The medium body is offset by the citrus notes and makes it an easy drinker.
O- I thought this was a very solid coffee stout and the raspberry gives it a nice change on the back end and gets rid of the bitter finish without using a lot of malt Delicious with a piece of chocolate cake.
10-10-2011 03:41:36 | More by fo1ksguitar
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
Jet black in appearance. When held up to light just a wee bit will seep through. A tiny wisp of off white foam partially covers the top of the beer. The aroma is mainly a very sweet raspberry with undertones of rich,bold,dark coffee. The mouth is thick and yet silky. The flavor is bold,dark coffee with a faint tartness of raspberry. There's a lingering battle of bitterness from the coffee and tartness of raspberry.
01-26-2014 04:41:23 | More by Franziskaner
3.28/5 rDev -17.2%
Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!
Black throughout, with very dark brown, near ruby, edges and a thin brown head of small bubbles. Leaves the glass with an oily sheen.
Pronounced raspberry aroma, surprisingly so. It's not quite as genuine or juicy as some framboises, for instance, as there's some definite coffee and roast character coming through as well.
The flavor is similar to the aroma: combination of roast, mild coffee, and earthy raspberry, as opposed to plump, juicy, and vibrant. The flavors might be clashing a little bit, though I think the flavors are what the brewer intended.
Medium bodied with prickly, unfortunate carbonation. Not able to drink a ton of this.
A decent attempt with some flaws, mainly in mouthfeel. It's a bit prickly and a bit too sweet for the style, at least for my tastes.
12-10-2012 18:49:32 | More by ehammond1
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
Bottle shared by a fellow BA - thanks!
Pours one shade from black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of robust roasted malts with large amounts of raspberries. Also present are mild amounts of semi-sweet chocolate and very small amounts of roasted coffee.
Tastes better integrated than it smells. Equal parts roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by solid amounts of raspberry flavors that are both sweet and tart. Midway through the sip very slight amounts of coffee flavors make a brief appearance before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is OK. It's a bit on the thin side and the carbonation is slightly harsh.
Drinkability is good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.
Overall I liked the concept of this beer but in practice there is too much going on and not enough flavor to make it work. Still, another solid beer by Schlafly that's worth a shot although I like some of their other beers more.
10-07-2010 02:12:53 | More by glid02
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to hwwty4 for this 750 mL silk-screened bottle. Poured into a tumbler.
A: The stout is dark, a deep crimson red color that verges on black. Heck, from a distance the ale looks black. The first pour generates a two-plus finger head, cafe au lait colored, that leaves a few legs behind.
S: A warming stout mixed with sweet raspberry juice. That about sims things up. On alternating sniffs the raspberry and stout take turns standing out. I like that the berry isn't cloying.
T: Raspberry puree, all sweetness without the normal sour variation seen in raspberries. That sweetness builds up into the roasted body of the stout. There are chocolate and burnt flavors, so much so that the raspberry disappears. The sweet fruits do make a return appearance in the finish, a juicy flavor that makes up for the stout's lack of staying power.
M: The mouthfeel brings both the stout and fruit in equal measures. I'm surprised that the big stout flavors don't linger for a longer period of time.
06-12-2011 20:14:20 | More by akorsak
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
Had on tap at the schlafly tap room St. Louis Missouri
Appearance: Very dark, small amount of tan head, little to no lacing
Smell: Chocolate cake with raspberries.
Taste: Mocha and raspberries. Dessert all the way, would be a great way to finish off a meal. Wouldn't want to drink more than one of these. Very rich.
Mouthfeel: nice and full, has a nice thickness that corresponds with the richness of the flavors
Overall: I liked it, not excactly familiar with the style but it was very enjoyable. Definately a must try.
10-09-2012 17:58:46 | More by cousineddy
4/5 rDev +1%
On tap at the taproom poured into snifter. Pours a deep black with thin tan head. Great coffee and roasted malt aroma. Maybe there is a slight fruit aroma but I may just be looking for it. Taste is great coffee chocolate cake with a definite raspberry flavor. It all works well and is very good. Niice stout for sure.
11-14-2012 00:26:23 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
I have not had much experience with Schlafly…never had any of their beers, actually. I thought I’d start big, though, and that’s exactly what I have here: their Raspberry Coffee Stout. Apparently it was only distributed around the St. Louis area, but tripelhops was kind enough to trade me for a couple bottles. Thanks dude – I’m pumped!
I didn't even see this until I finished the whole damn thing and looked through the bottle, but there's a tag on the bottom: "Bottled with love on 8 9 11," or a little over two months before the date of this tasting. Fresh enough for me.
A: Rich, motor oil black with a slight hue of reddish-brown. The consistency is milky, bordering on silkiness, though it sometimes comes off a little watery. The head is rather light, with some chunky foam; beach-sand-tan and bubbly, it comes to the height of a finger before falling to half that for the remainder. Light retention, smooth lacing…a good presence, overall.
S: Superb coffee aromas! Wow! Full roast scent with nutty, oaky aftershocks – incredible. Big sweets, as well: dense chocolate, rich hazelnut, light caramel, and a blackberry/raspberry undertone. They’re creamy and full, but definitely not cloying. On the finish, I’m even getting a hint of English pub-style bitterness (i.e., mineral water, light hops). What an inviting mixture of aromas.
T: Whoa, raspberry sugar buzz! Was not expecting something that big. It’s great, though; full, natural flavor, just like Blushing Monk, coming off in an impressively tart way. The coffee mixes in soon, but without enough flavor to balance out the sweet berries. It’s still nice, providing a smooth caramel roast…though it’s a taste that sort of feels like it’s more from the malt that anything else. The true coffee flavor comes out more in the aftertaste. Some yeast breads pull up last, along with a hint of nuttiness and earthy wood. It finishes quite nicely, with a breath of bitter coffee, almond, and ripe raspberry.
M: Sort of thin, which is sad for the style – I’d much rather have a full-on viscous feel. The lightness is intensified by a persistent fizz that’s impossible to ignore. Maybe if this wasn’t so bubbly, more attention would be directed to the chocolate and coffee instead of the heaps of raspberry I’m getting.
O: One of the only ways I’ll drink coffee is with a shot of balancing flavor, especially raspberry; hell, I grew up on Terry’s Chocolate Raspberries. I'm glad to say, then, that this is a worthy crack at that classic flavor combination – chiefly due to the spot-on fruit flavor. With just a few minor tweaks to the feel and balance (i.e., upping the chocolate/coffee flavor and getting it thicker), I’d be in love with this beer. Still, as it stands, I’m glad I have another bottle! Thanks again, Brian.
NOTE: If you're planning on drinking this as soon as you pour it, DON'T. It gets much better as it warms, probably because the cold prickliness augments the raspberry flavor so much, throwing off the balance. The closer to room temperature, the better.
10-15-2011 23:39:26 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from the bottle an opaque purple-black with a single finger of mocha head.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk and a light whiff of raspberry.
The taste pretty much matched the aroma straight on. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk, roasted malts, and raspberry. Roasted malts linger on the tongue.
Medium to full bodied and smooth with a very light carbonation.
A pretty easy-drinking stout from Schlafly.
06-20-2013 23:02:42 | More by Monkeyknife
Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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