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Road Slush Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

405 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 91
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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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 02:46:23 | More by SCZ
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-05-2012 21:08:15 | More by hinemk76
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happygnome

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

03-27-2008 20:38:01 | More by happygnome
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-04-2013 23:06:35 | More by Hopsiam14
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steveh

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

A fan favorite from New Glarus:

A -- Black with ruby highlights and a very creamy, dense, long-lasting tan colored head.

S -- Mildly roasty malts, creamy, lightly sweet. Some fresh-ground coffee characters.

T -- Sort of dry up front with some roasted malt and dark fruit characters developing. Bitterness from hops and the highly roasted malts blending toward the end.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a dry finish and medium-full body.

O -- Overall, I wish the oatmeal was a little more prominent and added some complimentary sweetness to the roasted malts, but I realize OS varies from dry to sweet. Otherwise, a very well-made, drinkable stout.

01-26-2012 22:24:23 | More by steveh
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-02-2013 21:46:02 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2013 11:33:46 | More by madtowndmb1
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2012 01:04:15 | More by olafphysics
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-01-2013 18:58:28 | More by Westuh
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Atron67

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

Presentation- came in a 12 oz bottle white label with yellow lettering and a small cartoon of the back of a car. drinking from a snifter in just below room temperature

A- poured a pretty dark brown with a medium head build up that faded pretty quickly with little to no lacing, pretty surprizing based on new glarus' other beers some of which have heavy lacing. its clear but dark.

S- light roasted pretty malty scents. slightly sweet but balanced enough to fit the style. kinda creamy scented if that makes sense.

T- gives a nice light creamy maltiness. light roasted flavors that lack the burntness or coffee that can come in heavier stout styles. slightly sweet on the finish, low hops but a solid finish underneath.

M - creamy body with a light carbonation.

D- solid oatmeal stout, a great session beer when your in the mood for some dark beers

03-20-2008 02:07:07 | More by Atron67
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-02-2012 04:44:38 | More by KevSal
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malcontent

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

Decent amount of head that dissolves into a thin ring of lacing around the edge of the glass. The appearance suffers somewhat as the body isn't opaque and actually lets more light through than I'm used to from an oatmeal stout.

There are only two scents I pick up and that's enough as they are pitch-perfect; wonderful hazelnut aromas with strong toasted oats. Smells really yummy.

This is a sweeter stout than I'd expected and there is still more of that hazelnut that I detected in the nose. Rich chocolate malt and roasted oatmeal follow for an unorthodox effect akin to something of a brown ale/stout hybrid. I like the results!

Mouthfeel is the brew's weakest area as I found it to be on the thin/watery side with only moderate levels of carbonation; if you're going to have one of those you can't have the other.

Strangely, as much as I enjoyed the taste, the mouthfeel distracts me enough that I'd only have a few at most.

12-18-2006 04:42:21 | More by malcontent
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-01-2012 04:17:15 | More by johnhenryconway
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-16-2013 21:55:50 | More by atoulouk
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zachary80

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-07-2012 04:29:26 | More by zachary80
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Decent stab at an oatmeal stout from Dan and Deb

Pours out an inky black with a mocha froth head on it. Decent stickiness left lacing down my glass. The head was short-lived and would have been welcomed had it stuck around longer. Aroma is rich with roasted bitterness. Bittersweet chocoalte and coffee grounds. It even seems like there is a rye presence in the nose. The taste is rich and chocolatey in the beginning and is finished off with a bitterness blended with coffee and nuts. The oatmeal makes the body very easy to swallow. Definately a decent stout that will probably become home to many bar taps in Wisconsin. What is weird with New Glarus is that you get some many great, unique beers from them that when an average/above average one comes your way, you almost expect more. Either way, I think this one will stick around and start flying off the shelves.

...rumor has it that this beer is currently blended with their Belgian Red and will be released as an unplugged series. ?

02-20-2006 00:27:55 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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badbeer

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.1%

I really don't think you could expect more from appearance of this, it's black as can be with a nice tan head that leaves an excellant lacing around the glass. Smell is mostly chocolate with only a hint of a coffee smell, I was expecting a little more roasted smell to it, but I just can't give it less than a four. More coffee and chocolate flavors in the taste as I would expect, the taste is good but I think it could stand to have more power to it. Slick, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, I'm liking the amount of carbonation on this. I really wanted this to be thicker than it is. Pretty good stout, no problem taking a few down. Overall I think if a couple areas were slightly improved this could be an unbelievably good stout.

03-20-2006 09:52:53 | More by badbeer
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-12-2013 03:43:59 | More by ackeeper
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-13-2013 20:30:46 | More by wmobley
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a great big head, I live so close to the brewery I know I have fresh stuff. Leaves a nice strong lacing and looks black and crisp.

Coffee flavors are present but dominated by dark barley flavors. Very nice.

Taste is more flavorful than a regular stout. It has apple flavors with flowery hop aftertastes, and a very light coffee flavor that comes out in the nose.

Mouthfeel is very good and silky.

I am a little puzzled by this beer so I will try it again and see if I get used to the flavor.

03-22-2006 05:04:56 | More by Erdinger2003
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

Got in a trade from dzyneguru...thanks man! Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Portsmouth snifter/tulip. Pours a heck of a lot lighter in appearance than expected...for a stout. A mild caramel brown color, but as it fills the glass, the final color is an extrememly dark and murky brown. A very healthy size head rises...frothy and tan...with very decent retention. As it dissapates, leaves patchy and sticky lacing.

Aroma is mild, but sweet, a little malty, and mostly coffee like. That's about it...a rather faint aroma.

Flavor is ok...coffee notes, slightly malty, and thats about it. Not a very exciting beer. Almost tastes watered down with the high carbonation. Not boozy at all. Light mouthfeel. More coffee in the aftertaste then the actual beer taste. Of course, as it warms, it gets slightly better...but not much. Overall a pretty average stout.

04-20-2010 01:56:58 | More by ShadesOfGray
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WJVII

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

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!

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12 ounce bottle- dark with ruby red, decent clarity.Off white head, reasonable lacing. Nose- chalky, powdered chocolate milk, toast. Taste- again a chalky texture, anise, dark fruits light roast. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Finishes dry.

10-25-2008 02:10:57 | More by oakbluff
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BoitSansSoif

France

4.15/5  rDev +7%

Another good offering from New Glarus. Poured a dark mahogany with tinge red and a large thick head that slowly faded. Faint lacing, and overall very nice looking. Smell is of sweet malty chocolate, faint coffee, and light hops. Taste is a creamy sweet malt with chocolate and coffee and slightly warming alcohol. There is a meek hops present that finally emerges in the finish. Mouthfeel is terrific...silky smooth balance of bitter-sweet palate and a dry finish. Actual body is light-to-moderately heavy, and carbonation provides nice backbone. Drinks well and really hits the spot.

Pairing note: Tried to pair with baked chocolate-pear pudding. First sip after each bite was excellent, but chocolate was a bit overpowering for the stout and sweetness of dessert overly dominated the light sugars in the stout on subsequent sips. It works well, but it's not a perfect match. Body also doesn't hold up to thick chocolate texture, and hops come out stronger and clash.

03-27-2008 03:52:49 | More by BoitSansSoif
Road Slush Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
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