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Road Slush Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

Road Slush StoutRoad Slush Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-10-2006)
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mattfungus

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love it, love it, love.

This beer tastes like hershey's special dark, maybe better. It has the nose of a cigar and a nice rich foam.

Until I met this beer, Hinterland's Winterland was my favorite dark chocolatey brew, now its this.

The orange color on the bottle is a little deceiving, cause its a nice dark chocolate brown.

I just wanna put one in the freezer in a paper bag for half an hour and see if I can make a slushy out of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 05:31:44 | More by mattfungus
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - deep mahogany brown around the edges. A tan head, thin but sticky.

Aroma - strong roasted grain with accents of coffee grounds.

Taste - good roasted grain again, as it smells. A fine coffee flavor in there also. A brief touch of sweetness on the swallow and lots of roasty flavors on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - smooth with a good body. Medium carbonation, in step with the style.

Drinkability - a fine session stout. Much thanks to brdc for this diamond in the rough acquired at DLD08.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 17:36:49 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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peterpapermaker

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New at this but I don't think words will be too difficult to come by after a couple of these.

A - Almost totally black. A mohogany color lines the bottom of the glass where just a tiny bit of light is able to peek through.

S - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee in the nose of this one.

T - Seems to change with every sip. Strong notes of espresso, dark chocolate, and roasted malts as evidenced in the smell are backed up by undertones of toffee and caramel.

M - A little thin for a stout for me. Medium carbonation.

O - A very sessionable stout that should probably be stocked up on as it is seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 06:39:59 | More by peterpapermaker
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OStrungT

California

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours an inky black color, with a thick brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving few laces.

This beer has a malty sweet aroma. It smells of dark chocolates. I also smell the burnt malts. A slight coffee aroma is present. Molasses is also noticable.

This beer tastes strongly of coffee. It has a sweet malty, dark chocolate flavor. It has a very slight smokey flavor, but only if you look for it. I think this beer tastes great.

This beer is a little thin for a stout. It goes down smooth, leaving a coffee like aftertaste. It is carbonated well for the style.

I think this beer would make a great session beer. It tastes great, and the alcohol content is not too high. I think that if I could get this beer more often, it might be one of my regulars.

Thank you thomashardy for this nice surprise. I owe you one.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2006 00:47:01 | More by OStrungT
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a resent trade with my buddy Jerod out in Iowa. Thanks again! This is easily my new favorite oatmeal stout.

Pours black as night with a fluffy khaki colored head that dissipates pretty slowly and laces well throughout. Smell is of sweet oats, toasty malts and some cacao. The taste is fantastic.. Fluctuates gracefully from sip to sip.. Toffee, Milk chocolate, espresso, sugary oat flakes, milk, and Caramel. Toffee notes lingering sip to sip. This was way to smooth and delicious to sip on with a bag of chocolate covered pretzels.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 03:43:43 | More by JustinMatthew
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timmlimestone

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark, Dark Dark. Poured to a black of blacks. Very little light coming through the glass.

Smell - Hints of peat smoke come first. But overall the beer is smooth smelling.

Taste - Smoked a little. Very strong black malt presence. Oats non existant. Nice smooth strong feel to it.

Mouthfeel - smooth, and light. Not too acidic nor alcoholic.

drinkibility - It is a strong and slow beer made for a winter night here in Wisconsin.

Overall - This is a very good very strong stout. STOUT STOUT STOUT LET IT ALL OUT!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2008 04:18:09 | More by timmlimestone
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happygnome

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a dark brown color with a few ruby hues around the edge of the glass, semi transparent
s: roasted malts, coffee cocoa, sweet roasty malts very inviting flavor i like it a lot
t: roasted cocoa and coffee taste very nice
m: medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

overall, i really enjoyed this, ive hunted it for a long time and havent been able to find it in western wisconsin

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 20:38:01 | More by happygnome
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BobbyBeerman

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Retired?? Can't be. I just got a bottle of it. I know New Glarus Brewing is just selling in Wisconsin because it cannot keep up with production. But my friends just came back from a trip up there and brought me back a bottle.

And to my friends, the Schmit family, I am eternally grateful for bringing me back the sampler.

A: This pours a dark mahogany brown but not black. Light can actually make it through it. An average pour produces a thin tan head that fades to a ring that persists throughout the drinking experience but does not produce any lacing.

S: A swirl releases a roasty malt aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Everything I would expect from a good solid stout regardless of its funny name.

T: The taste doesn't stray far from the smell. A good solid stout - coffee, dark chocolate (but not over the top), roast malts, and just a hint of smoke in there. Well balanced flavor in there.

M: Not as thick as some stouts but that is ok. Very easy on the mouth. Not overly carbonated.

D: Smooth, easy on the mouth, tasty. This is very easy to drink. I love it. I'm partial to stouts anyway but this is a good one. I would recommend it to all my friends but you can't buy it here in Illinois. I guess I will continue to rely on the kindness of friends.

Blessed be the Brew!!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 21:03:40 | More by BobbyBeerman
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again goes out to flyingbison for this one. I love New Glarus and I love Oatmeal Stouts, so this is one I've been looking for for a while now. You da man Steve!

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a dark molasses with some ruby highlights. A foamy two finger light khaki colored head slowly dies down to creamy layer of goodness. Thick lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass, I like where this is going. Smokey malts, toasted oat, and kettle korn popcorn up front on the nose. Some charred wood, earthy hops, and leather in the aroma as well. A lot going on in terms of smell, I love it. Sweet coffee flavor at first followed by caramel and chocolate malts. Brown sugar, wood, and creamy oatmeal midway with a somewhat bitter aftertaste with hints of licorice. Light to medium body with a bit of a rough feel to it. Carbonation is on the strong side for the style but I don't seem to mind. Road Slush went down pretty quick, but that's what happens when a beer is this tasty. I love this beer, my third favorite (tied with Ipswich) Oatmeal Stout with St. Ambroise at #1 and Black H20 #2. Make this a year round New Glarus, please!!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 02:20:48 | More by BeerTruth
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque black color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, cream, and milk chocolate. The taste is of delicate roasted malts, with chocolate and hints of coffee. There is a nice moderate roasted malt bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little fuller than medium bodied with a velvety texture, and appropriately low carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic Oatmeal Stout. I could easily drink this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 21:04:27 | More by KarlHungus
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle served in a Midwest Brewers fest pint glass.

Huge frothy head is one of the biggest I've seen on a stout. Dark brown color. Settles to a surface covering with solid sheets of thick foam coating the sides of the glass.

Smell is huge roasted malt and oatmeal.

Taste a slightly sweet roast, coffee and dark cocoa. Not a dark roasted bitter stout. More like a dark brown ale.

Mouthfeel is medium with above average carbonation for this style.

Overall a different take on a stout and very well crafted. The appearance stood out with the head and lacing. I really enjoy all the beers from New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:29:12 | More by 312HopBomb
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a reddish tan and tight head that fades quickly. Aroma is a medium size roastiness with some malt ball and chocolate sweetness. Also hints of smokiness and milk sugary sweetness. Taste follows these lines with a nice balance chocolate sweetness up front followed by an acidic like, milky roastiness and finishing with cola and chocolate. Medium to heavy body and incredibly silky smooth, carbonation is velvety with just a little tingle on the tongue. Highly drinkable, outstanding representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2006 23:37:52 | More by hoppymeal
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from Dunt from the Support Your Team BIF so a BIG THANK YOU goes out to him!! This bad boy has been on my wants for a long time!
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours nice ruby, chestnut, chocolate brown with a two finger of off white/khaki/light brown creamy head. Head recedes slowly and leaves a sheet of lacing that simply hangs on the glass.

S: Nose is fantastic rich espresso, burned malts, roasted malts, and bitter chocolate notes.

T: Taste starts with a nice strong espresso tasting, some mild sweet malts come in just a little bit before having a nice crisp oatmeal flavoring. Burnt, charred malt flavorings come through in the middle and a hint of citrus hop flavoring finish this one out.

M: lighter side of medium body, low to medium carbonation, nice light crisp feel.

D: Goes down easily, nicely balanced, mild kick, nice representation of style. This is a beer that I would sit with for the duration!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 17:42:20 | More by Jayli
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Uhhh, it looks black and opaque and has a khaki head. It isn't the most impressive-looking Stout, but it is leaving a lot of lace.

S - Amazing nose; delicious notes of chocolate, slight coffee, and super smooth oat, with roastiness present but generally transformed into the aforementioned dimensions. It reminds me of the smell of instant café mocha, prior to the addition of hot water.

T - The taste is good, though certainly a bit different than the nose. The café mocha is there, though it is toned down a bit in comparison to the nose. The oat makes its impact in the addition of an intangible smoothness, and there is also a mineral astringency to the malt that makes it seem much lighter (or more pale) than it is, perhaps attributable to the oat (and perhaps not.) Finally, there is an appreciable hop that comes in at the end and lingers, providing herbal and vaguely floral notes on the finish.

M - Nice, creamy and smooth. On the big side of medium-bodied. Refreshing too.

D - I wasn't expecting this good of a beer, to be honest. I don't know why, though; Carey and Co. hit home runs like Barry Bonds would on a gallon of 'The Clear'.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 18:23:48 | More by ktrillionaire
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a jet black color with two fingers of tan head. Lots of sticky lacing left on the glass. The smell is malty and sweet, with some toffee and caramel tones under roasted malt. Very pleasant. The taste starts with sweet roasted malt. It's not burnt malt, just a full roast. Lots of caramel sweetness and a hint of nuttiness as well. The finish is pure sweetness. The mouthfeel is a little light and oily. The drinkability is absolutely awesome. This is a great oatmeal stout. Thanks to Kev for sharing!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2006 22:58:35 | More by SheepNutz
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a glimmer of ruby from the bottom of my stemmed tasting glass with two fingers of loose off-white foam that falls fairly quicky. The aroma is outstanding, suggesting cocoa, burnt toffee and just a hint of smoke. The first sip is quite smooth (that would be the effect of the oats I suppose) and is full dark chocolate flavors that become more bitter towards the finish which is bitter and full of burnt grains. I detect a hint of tannin snipping at the sides of my tongue, but it's not enough to distract from the quality of this wonderful brew. I love how this stout starts out just a touch sweet and gets more intensely roasty and bitter towards the finish. This is rather drinkable stuff, too. The dry roasty finish seems to get drier and more bitter with each sip. Bits of lace are left as I drain my glass. I really wish I had picked up more of this stuff. Another road trip to Wisconsin may be necessary in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 23:28:22 | More by marcobrau
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Chugmonkey

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, did this deliver! What a solid satisfying brew. Not creamy & black like most stouts, had more the feel & taste of a monster big brown ale. Roasty caramel, chocolate, coffee?, very complex. But it had a great balance as well - nothing overpowered anything else.

There is a lot going on in this beer boy, kind of like a SA Boston Lager on steroids & darker - mahogony colored. Great beer, I enjoyed every sip trying to identify all of the great flavors. This one is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 12:46:38 | More by Chugmonkey
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark chocolate color with a beige head that drops rather quickly and leaves only a few shards of lace

Smell: Milk chocolate and oatmeal aroma

Taste: Opens rather chocolatey, with a nice cocoa powder and oatmeal character that moves in a slightly bitter and minty direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the mint flavor lingers above the chocolate, with slight roasty bitter tones as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, rather creamy, with moderate to low carbonation

Drinkability: All in all, a very nice oatmeal stout, particularly if you like a lot of chocolate flavor

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 01:01:10 | More by brentk56
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out into a pint glass absolutely opaque dark black with ruby highlights around the edges, one and a half fingers of fluffy sand colored head with light lacing and fair retention. Smells mostly like a dark chocolate mocha coffee, with a side of roasted grain aroma in the background. Tastes of all of these things from the nose with the addition of a light raisin-like fruitiness in the finish. Very silky smooth and creamy in texture, almost velvety even. A very good oatmeal stout indeed, I'm having great difficulty nitpicking any faults or issues out of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 16:50:21 | More by WastingFreetime
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DeaconBluez

Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

much thanks to thomashardy for this 12 oz sharing

beautiful pitch black beer with brownish red edges and chocolate milk colored head. nice 1 1/2 finger head, accompanied by some with nice lacing. nice, sweet cocoa and espresso. very up in your face. taste is very much the same, but somewhat more tame. the mouthfeel is somewhat thin, not like a lot of the stouts out there. overall, this was a very pleasing beer. i really wish i had more access to new glarus, the haven't disapointed me yet.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 03:12:34 | More by DeaconBluez
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/8" brown head over the opaque dark brown brew. Head fades slowly, with heavy coating lacing. Aroma is rich and hearty dark grains, oatmeal apparent. Flavor is just right for an oatmeal stout. No domination of chocolate or coffee, just a nice balance that allows the oatmeal character to shine through. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent as well. Nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2006 01:18:06 | More by ppoitras
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dogbrick for the chance to sample this one.

Aroma: Dark wet grains, roasted barley, dark creamed coffee, oats, and a touch of sweetness.

Appearance: Inky black pour with a fluffy tan head. A few carbonation streams through the body.

Flavor: Coffee grounds, charcoal, burnt grains (maybe black patent), a touch of oats, and a hint of sweetness. The roasted character definitely dominates.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, mildly astringent.

Overall impression: This one's a winner in my book. I'd have this in my regular rotation if available. I'm a fan of the strong roasted character and just enough sweetness to not cave in your palate. Strongly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 19:39:35 | More by mattcrill
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Damn fine brew! Poured with a nice fine foamy head and plenty of lace. Rich stout aroma. Dark garnet color, almost opaque. Not overly sweet - very well balanced actually. Good play between sweet and bitter/dry.Velvety texture. Quite drinkable, even to say perhaps a session beer. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 05:45:03 | More by drpimento
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WJVII

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass this beer poured a deep brown, completely nontransparent, with a mouth watering 1/2 in thick cream head that lasted very well leaving thick patches along the side of the glass. The smell was heavily clouded by yeast, but there was a warm chocolate and noticeable roasted almond backdrop. The taste was as warm as the smell. Great flavors of thick oatmeal and chocolate, with some yeast residue in the after taste. This has a great thick body with moderate to light carbonation. With spring in the air this is a great beer to sit outside in the cool temps and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2008 01:09:52 | More by WJVII
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this stout!

Dark black in color with a white head.

Smells of chocolate and coffee. Smells great!

Has a complex taste. Very drinkable stout, not as heavy as most stouts, but heavy enough. Has a little bit of a nice bite to it right at the end of the tasting.

This beer is really good at both warm or cold serving temperatures.

Probably one of the top 3 oatmeal stouts I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 11:16:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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