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Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
88
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: KI9A on 09-14-2010)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

zeff80, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

imperialking, May 10, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gonzoillini, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

akorsak, Jun 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KAF, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 3/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of coffee, raspberry, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of coffee, raspberries, roasted malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, great appearance, good blend, body, and aroma.

Tone, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of glid02
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

glid02, Oct 07, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

WoodBrew, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tectactoe, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, courtesy of jtrockchalk (thanks!), into a Weyerbacher tulip. Shared at a tasting.

A: Dark brown body with red highlights; thin off-white head that dissipates quickly into a delicate, attractive ring.

S: Dark chocolate raspberry cordial. Simple, direct, and good.

T: Follows the nose, plus a bit of caramel. Surprisingly dry finish, with a slight hint of the promised coffee (finally). The raspberry is more potent while the beer's cold, while more chocolate and caramel come through as it warms. Tasty.

M: A little thin, but nicely carbonated.

D: Excellent. The flavors are bright and fairly simple, but their evolution as the beer warms is wonderful.

Notes: Some people at the tasting found the raspberry flavor to be a trifle artificial, but it didn't bother me in this context. I do wish the coffee had been more prominent, but other than that I thought this was a great beer.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Mar 07, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

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.

ehammond1, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Light black bodied beer. Light to medium tan colored head. Good lacing.

Smell: Medium roast coffee and tart raspberries.

Taste: just like it smells. a nice blend of coffee with a mild to moderate bitterness and a mildly tart raspberry. It reminds me of the raspberry hot cocoa from land o lakes brand plus beer. Its nicely balanced. The coffee and the raspberry don't over power each other. Simple, yet complex. Hints of milk chocolate and coffee creamer. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy and slick, but still seems a tad bit thinner than I was expecting.

Overall: Very nice beer. My first Schlafly beer. Look forward to more. Its a tastey and interesting stout.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of birchstick
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark brown with a hint of red in it

S - smells like a fresh cup of coffee with a chocolaty raspberry sweetness to it.

T - The bottle reads as a combination of an oatmeal stout, coffe, and raspberry. Usually, Schlafly's descriptions are pretty dead-on. It took me a while to decide my feelings on the taste. I first got a very sweet faux raspberry flavor, similar to the one that is in their Raspberry Hefe. The sweetness was complemented by some subtle chocolates, but then was overtaken and balanced out by the acidity and flavor of the Kaldi's coffee. On the exhale, the two realms of sweet and roasted blended in the way I hoped they would when I first bought this stout. If only that taste was more consistent throughout and not as much of the fake Raspberry flavor was present, I would have ranked the taste higher (I really think Schlafly needs to find a new way to add Raspberry to their beers, or start exploring different fruits). Also, the more this warmed, the more the two flavors melded, so if you are splitting this let it warm for a while before drinking.

M - pretty good body, nice and full as a stout should be

D - another solid offering by Schlafly for Culinaria. This is a cool St Louis connection between Schlafly, Culinaria, and Kaldi's Coffee. The notes in the tasting section sum up my feelings on this brew for the most part, however I found it to be very drinkable once I started working through it. My biggest recommendation is to let this warm up quite a bit before drinking. Definitely looking forward to the next Schlafly Culinaria release!

birchstick, Nov 06, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KevMo84, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

wagenvolks, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mrebeka, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DonFrap, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BigBry, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Monkeyknife, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Co-reviewed with myself and an old army buddy, ratings averaged and notes combined.

Slightly red tinted but mostly dead of night coffee black, one finger didn't last with so-so lacing.

Lots of coffee beans with a fair amount of raspberry, accented nicely with smoky, roasted malts.

I thought it was plenty raspberry enough, but he thought it could use even more raspberry flavor. Either way, we agree that the coffee flavors are right on the money. Roasted and toasty malts almost give it a woody after-thought.

We agree that the aftertaste kicks ass. Body is between medium and full, but remains easy to drink. Carbonation is decent even though the appearance wasn't spectacular.

A great sipper, we could both easily drink it all night. On par with their regular coffee and oatmeal stouts for great drinkability. No need to rush this one though, let the flavors slowly permeate your taste buds and simply enjoy.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 05, 2011
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Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.