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Schlafly Vanilla Milk Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Vanilla Milk Stout
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 02-25-2011)
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

Arrived at the table a deep dark brown with two fingers of mocha-colored head.

Aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, coffee and toasted malts.

Tastes of sweet vanilla up front, with weak coffee, toasted malts and dark berry as it warms. Finish is clean.

Mouthfeel was surprisingly thin and wet with a lighter carbonation.

I liked this one but wish it had been a tad creamier.

02-25-2011 00:00:18 | More by Monkeyknife
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

From notes. Had on tap at Schlafly Taproom.

Was about halfway between a vanilla milkshake and a great shot of vanilla vodka, but without the alcohol. Aroma was sweet and roasty, with milk chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste follows but the vanilla was more pronounced but not overblown. Chocolate notes as well.

Slick and sweet, very true to style. I doubt many will ever have this one, but the ones that do are quite lucky as it's very tasty.

09-20-2012 21:31:35 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%

Enjoyed at the Schlafly tap room this evening.

Pours beautiful dark as night with a creamy 1.5 finger head.

The smell is roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, and vanilla.

Taste is like the nose, sweet vanilla and chocolate... Bittersweet chocolate and espresso on the finish.

I loved this!! Not to sweet but balanced well... A little sweetness with the rich espresso flavor was perfect! If you are lucky enough to get to the Tap Room to try this before it's gone.. Have a pint!

02-09-2013 23:51:01 | More by Tuey13
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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

Enjoyed on-tap @ The Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO for $4.25. Tapped from a Non-Labeled Stainless Steel Tap Handle into an Imperial Pint Glass.

Aroma- Has tons of roastiness in the aroma but mostly clean and sweet. Chocolate notes come in towards the end that are AWESOME! Telling by this aroma, I'm extremely excited to keep going!

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, dark brown head that had average retention. The body was a dark brown, semi-clear color. Left very thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Vanilla was huge in the beginning of the drink. Then nice roast and chocolate comes in towards the middle. Finishes with a light-medium bitterness and very sweet (even though very roasty). Will say it is a bit on the dry side... No worries.

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Creamy, and has the nicest vanilla finish I've ever experienced in a stout! Fantastic!

Overall Impression- I'm immediately buying a Growler of this after enjoying two of these back to back! Can't get much better than this. Surprised how much the vanilla came out in this Sweet Stout. If your in St. Louis and find this on-tap, enjoy this the first chance you get! A+

02-08-2012 23:38:47 | More by DCon
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from the firkin, I applaude Schlafly for honoring the tried and true English cask ale with this full flavored stout, yet with high drinkability.

Very dark brown and relatively still, the beer failed to pour a meaningful head. But the hue allows for garnet highlights which display beautiful clarity. Any head character at all would have been appreciated.

Vanilla aromas climb first with a follow up of cream, chocolate, and fain coffee. Malty sweetness represents deep toffee and malted milk. Warmer temperatures allows for plumb and grape esters to rise behind the sweet and malt scents.

Full malt sweetness gives the impression of heavy cream, toffee/burnt caramel, nuttiness, medium toast, medium coffee, and bittersweet chocolates. All with the undertow of vanilla that takes the beer from the milk-sweetened start 'til the toasty-bitter finish. Again, plumb and grape fruitiness further reinforce an English-like session.

Lack of carbonation gives a flat feel, but allowing the beer to rest more heavily on the mouth allows for greater appreciation of the milky creaminess and silky vanilla feel. Finishing lightly watery for obvious reasons.

A great opportunity at a cask ale delivered correctly. But any carbonation would have lead to tremendous scores.

03-18-2011 15:23:05 | More by BEERchitect
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

Poured into a pint glass at The Royale.

Pours a dark brown with amber edges and a dense but thin head that is light tan.

Aroma is quite true for a Milk Stout. Mild milk chocolate and lactose sweetnes and some nice vanilla. Definitely some nice roast in there as well balancing that sweetness.

Flavors starts with nice malt roasted notes mixed in with a good vanilla spice note. Almost like vanilla wafers. Slight oatmeal and grain notes are present and some toasty bread notes pop up. There is definitely the lactose and milky sweetness. THE vanilla notes are not too overwhelmingly sweet and there is some roast on the back end.

Pretty good offering by Schlafly for a nice approachable and traditional tasting Milk Stout.

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Schlafly Vanilla Milk Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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