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Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KI9A on 09-14-2010

We at Schlafly Beer, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company and Culinaria, a Schnucks Market, are proud to share with you our latest collaborative effort: Oatmeal Stout brewed with raspberry puree and cold-toddy Colombia Monserrate Coffee. Since 2008, Kaldi’s has worked directly with a small community of fifty-nine producers in the Huila region of Colombia. This unique coffee comes from this collaboration of farmers, who are as proud to bring you this coffee as we are to bring you this beer.

40 IBU
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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured pretty dark with a light red tint. There is a pretty strong raspberry smell that actually made my nose crinkle. Also small hint of coffee. The raspberry is very stong in the tast. Almost overpowering but beat back down at the end by some chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel was a little thin for me, and i felt that it got worse as the beer warmed up, but that just means enjoy faster!

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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow.

A: Coke black, puffy tan head, lasting, big lace chunks.

S: Rasberry, coffee, obviously.

T: Sweet/tart berries upfront, finishes with a bitter chocolate mocha. Neither the Rasberries, or coffee dominate. Just a neat balance of the two. Slight metallic aftertaste.

M: Medium to heavy. Light carbonation, but nice head.

D: This is like drinking a rasberry chocolate bar. WAY, WAY too quafable. The 750 was emptied far to fast, after the first glass. Just an amazing beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, very little light seen through when you hold it up to the light. Nice tan head to it, a good inch thick, I pour my stouts hard. No lacing in the glass after its gone.

Smell is very good, nice tart raspberrys, a good coffee smell, dark chocolates and the malts you normally smell from a oatmeal stout.

Taste is bitter for me up front, like a fresh raspberry, then it sweetens up and theres a dark mocha chocolate coffee taste. I really dig this taste, others complained about a fake raspberry taste but this tastes to me what a fresh, tart, non-sugared berry tastes like. Changes a bit once it warms up, a nice beer to try cold, then have the other half of the bottle warm up till your ready for it.

Mouthfeel its a little thick, but I dont need to chew it, perfect for the style imo. Carbonation is good, mellows out as it sits and warms up.

Overall I really dig this beer, it sat on my shelf for a bit till I tryed it. Glad I picked it up, tastes change as it warms up for the better. Schlafly never dissappoints me, makes me happy to be from St Louis.

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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a standard shaker pint glass. There is a nice, thick looking khaki tan head that has a slight pinkish tint. The head recedes gradually, but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Body color is a dense black. That black shifts to a chocolaty brown with a tilt of the glass to look at the head from underneath. That chocolate brown also has a hint of purplish pink.

Smell is domainated by a tart raspberry balanced by a sweet mocha coffee bitterness. Very bold aromas linger in the back of the nose. Taste is also dominated by the raspberries. The raspberries are sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. The tartness from the berries and the coffee bitterness does a great job of balancing it out. The coffee has a mild roasted bitterness. I can't tell if it's the coffee or the malts giving off the chocolate flavors, probably a combination of both.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, brown head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasty coffee and some subtle raspberry notes. Fresh raspberries not some raspberry juice.

T - Good dark roasty coffee flavors with an espresso-like bite. Light raspberry flavor adds some sweetness to balance the bitter coffee.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good coffee stout. I love the Schlafly Culinaria releases.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this last year and now this year, both times on tap in a small snifter.

Appearance- This is what you would except very dark more like a RIS look.

Smell- You definitely get a good wiff of the raspberries in this along with that nice good coffee smell.

Taste- This has improved over last years batch, last year was a bit coffee heavy. This year there is a great balance between the raspberries and coffee.

mouthfeel- is improving to me, i think this year is creamier but i think that is the best you are going to get with a 7% stout.

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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle in a trade at DLD. Popped open to share with Nashvillain as I have greatly been looking forward to this- it just sounds so good! Poured into Tulip...

A- Pours black into the glas with a fairly large two finger tan/caramel colored head. Leaves very nice lacing.

S- Gives off a slight tartness from the raspberry. A little bit of roast with just a tinge of coffee in there. Also, a small amount of earthy and woodiness detected in there... Overall there is just a little bit of quite a few things going on in the nose. Nothing very pronounced though which is a disappointment because it has the potential to be amazing.

T/M- First impression is that this is very good. Upfront you get a very nice fruit flavor. The level of raspberry is spot on; not too much, or too little. Directly behind the raspberry is the coffee which is more subtle, but still very noticeable and blends much more than I may have thought they would. The beer really finishes with the roastiness and earthy tones that I got in the nose. This reminds me of a Raspberry Mocha. The body is super smooth and slick with a minimal amount of carbonation...

O- Such a great beer. It is definitely different, but quite wonderful. Though the nose was disappointing, the taste and overall experience make up for it. I did notice that as this beer warmed up, the raspberry popped out even more with some chocolate to really give the mocha impression. If available, I would definitely get this again.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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