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Road Slush Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

398 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 90
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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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drewba

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - My pour was a little over the top, so out sprouts a 4+ finger light brown head that is bubbly, frothy and slowly craters as it dies down. The lacing is a bit ridiculous; super sticky and goopy. It's sticking to every part of the glass. The beer itself is a menacing looking black with purple and brown tints.

S - Some nice medium roast, some tootsie roll, yeast, a little milk chocolate and cocoa.Somewhat low aroma overall.

T - Rich, tasty roast, honey, milk chocolate powder, charred wood, some coffee grounds and an estery yeast character, and the tootsie roll found in the smell is still floating around in the flavor. The flavor in the finish falls flat and isn't helped by the thinish body and slight undercarbonation. There really isn't any depth at all past the initial taste; the finish is pretty boring.

M - Easily the worst part about this beer. See taste...tldr; too thin, undercarbonated and it really detracts from an already weak finish.

O - Not bad, not great. I will give this stout points for being incredibly easy to drink; it wouldn't offend anyone and would probably be a great option for someone new to the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 01:19:57 | More by drewba
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-08-2012 15:43:42 | More by sjstraub
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DabblinWiscCraft

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was glad to find this at the local market a few days ago. Poured it into a Lakefront Brewery pint glass. A nice coffee color with a good inch of khaki head that falls to about an eighth inch that really lasts. Wonderful lacing down the glass. The smell is inviting: It has a good deal of smokiness and a bit more subtle spice that hints at sweet barbecue. There's absolutely nothing to complain about with the taste, as it has a wonderful roasted malt profile that moves in nice balance with the significant hop presence. The feel is consistent with other good oatmeal stouts, though I could have stood a bit more body.

This is a beer that just delivers what you'd hope a good stout would. Call me a homer, if you will, but New Glarus continues to impress me with every new offering from them that I try. Incidentally, this is a great brew to enjoy while catching up with friends in an ice-fishing shack.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:03:04 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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ncketchum

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel Tulip

A - pours a dark brown, almost black. chocolate cream head with good retention

S - roasted malt dominates, with coffee followed by chocolate

T - Again roasted malt, then coffee and dark chocolate, bitterness of hops. I didn't notice the citrus that others have noticed

M - smooth, not much alcohol burn to speak of

O - excellent offering by NG, I was expecting a bit sweeter, but overall I though this was a great single stout. definitely will stock up on this one while its around

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 02:36:43 | More by ncketchum
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-03-2012 00:00:13 | More by Mrpickles
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-02-2012 22:25:11 | More by whartontallboy
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased locally. Bottle dated day #340 or December 6, 2011, less than a month ago. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black; 1-1/2" fluffy, tan head that settles slowly and leaves consistent lacing across 2/3 of the glass surface; no effervescence.

S: Roasting coffee, bittersweet chocolate, toasted malts.

T: Espresso, nutty oatmeal malt; some light citrus, followed by light increase in bitterness that lingers.

M: Soft & smooth; light bodied, low carbonation; neutral-to-slightly-dry finish; little noticeable heat.

O: Tasty and drinkable, with good characteristics, a "single" stout that holds up well and opens up as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:21:05 | More by bierbrauer
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phaulie03

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Appears dark brown almost black with a thick tan two-fingered deep "moustache making" head.

S- Initially produces a strong bitter coffee smell. As a non-coffee drinker, this doesn't smell overly bad, however I don't notice any sweet toffee or chocolate smells, only the bitter malty, coffee.

T-Tastes of roasted malt and coffee. The slight bitter taste mellows and softens into a sweeter, mild dark chocolate flavor.

M-Light almost watery taste. Easy drinking with no overwhelming alcohol. Has the filling quality of most stouts, however I wouldn't be stopped from drinking more than one.

O- I enjoy most of the beers from NG and was not disappointed by this stout. I also wasn't overly wowed by any of the flavors. A "classic" slightly above average Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 06:42:45 | More by phaulie03
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adman08

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours very dark chocolate brown with a huge, creamy, tan head that leaves very nice lacing.
S-Strong roasted malt/coffee aroma along with a hint of toffee sweetness and a little chocolate.
T-Very balanced, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavors with a hint of toffee to add some sweetness. Slightly bitter, herbal hop flavor.
M-Medium body that has a good sweet, dry balance overall though it does finish a hair on the dry side. Very good carbonation.
Overall, a very solid stout. Good roasted malt flavors along with hints of chocolate and toffee to keep things balanced. Nothing spectacular but a very good, solid stout and a very worthy session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 04:38:29 | More by adman08
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sweetpaulie73

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-01-2012 03:58:24 | More by sweetpaulie73
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to tulip glass.

Pours black, dull medium coffee brown with about two fingers of medium khaki head. Good retention and lacing. Smells very appetizing: like fresh roasted malt with dark chocolate undertones. Taste is light roasted malt and some melted chocolate, really smooth and nicely balanced. Lengthy finish that is slightly off dry. Medium body and carbonation. Overall, this is quite drinkable, reminds me of a light British-style stout. I would definitely put this in the regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 05:09:54 | More by pmarlowe
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-27-2011 21:46:17 | More by smogfood
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) Dark brown, nearly black, held to light, just a little reddish hue. There was nearly a two finger head, that was tan and creamy looking. Decent retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Malty, deep roast here, slightly burnt, with coffee and oats, a bit of dark chocolate.

T) Mostly the roasted malt. The aroma was better. A little bit of coffee. Earthy flavors, a little grassy at the finish, but that is mainly some citrus rind, and really more bitter than I would have liked.

M) Medium bodied with more carbonation than I would have liked. A little prickly, with a slightly off aftertaste.

O) Not terrible, but I'm glad this was a single. I'll stick to Samuel Smith's for oatmeal stouts.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 22:27:23 | More by RoamingGnome
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-22-2011 03:25:14 | More by oldvines
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2011 21:36:12 | More by bpfrush
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Profane

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-21-2011 12:10:08 | More by Profane
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markrmoser

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-21-2011 01:14:50 | More by markrmoser
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rjacobs6

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-19-2011 03:39:06 | More by rjacobs6
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-17-2011 04:22:10 | More by bootsdomino
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-16-2011 19:36:44 | More by Beertracker
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

12-01-2011 20:48:17 | More by imperialking
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-30-2011 03:23:21 | More by brandoman63
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Benysaj

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-27-2011 23:07:20 | More by Benysaj
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TATURBO

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-26-2011 18:04:51 | More by TATURBO
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-22-2011 19:34:17 | More by Pellinore1
Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.