Coffee Stout
The Schlafly Tap Room

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The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #177
Ranked #18,342
3.86 | pDev: 11.66%
Nov 06, 2022
Nov 11, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: Our Coffee Stout is a classic combination of a traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. Roasted barley and coffee dominate the aroma, with the sweetness from the stout balancing the acidity of the coffee. We use a unique cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer.

In the 1990’s, Kaldi’s staff started visiting the Schlafly Tap Room, asking for a pint of stout and a shot of espresso. Both Schlafly and Kaldi’s realized this was a match made in beer heaven, and soon started working together to find the perfect coffee blend to mix with our Oatmeal Stout. This collaboration continues today, with regular tastings to perfect the Coffee Stout.

30 IBU
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Love this style. This brew has a mesmerizing aroma. Silky smooth on the mouthfeel. Nice bold coffee belt. Large backbone. Taste is bold throughout. Clean on the finish. A very tasty brew.
Nov 06, 2022
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Rated by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A solid well balanced brew that checks all the right boxes for this style.
Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 4 by Greg_Eans from Kentucky

Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a black body with some mahogany, very thick cream beige head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: very pleasant and lovely. Really strong roasted coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate upfront, along with some roasted malts, charred wood, milk chocolate, brown sugar, roasted barley, and nutty grains.

Taste: creamy roasted coffee like French roast and espresso, dark chocolate, roasted dark and nutty grains, roasted barley, bitter earthy hops, some sweet milky sugar, and bitter aftertaste. Body is medium-light.
Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L - Black with mahogany highlights with a large tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind a tan cap and a good amount of lacing
S - A good amount of roasted coffee and chocolate with some roasted malts
T - Follows the nose: creamy roasted coffee up front and throughout along with notes of semi sweet chocolate along with roasted malts - some milk sugar adds to the overall sweet taste of the stout
F - Medium bodied with light to moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth. Maybe a little thin
O - A pretty solid coffee stout, if one dimensional
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Lunnybin

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Holmes168 from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- very black, held a decent head, black Starbucks coffee, with a slight bit of froth on top; lace stayed on side of glass as i consumed.

S- Chocolate; Dark, French Roast, Folgers, Coming downstairs in the morning for breakfast and coffee is brewing

T- Dark, bitter, harsh and a continued bitter aftertaste. some smoke... (continuing to drink)- heavy; coffee flavor continues and gets more pronounced; good taste- if you like something bitter and coffee (it is a Coffee Stout, afterall)

F- Heavy, some body, a bit chewy, smooth, nothing standing out.

O- the beer is a solid offering for a coffee stout; it is dark and bitter, smells of coffee. very happy. I would not have more than two at a sitting; good winter beer, the bitter aftertaste did linger- i knew i had a stout.
Dec 23, 2021
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Rated by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Very heavy coffee bean on the nose. Tastes like black cold brew. Very good would recommend to coffee lovers.
Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by timobkg from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown, like black coffee, with a thin, off-white head. The head is thin, but lasts for hours.

The strong aroma of coffee invites me in to take a sip.

Sipping, I get the taste of rich, robust coffee with a pleasant sweetness. The stout is very much relegated to backup, but helps accentuate the coffee by providing added roasted character and sweetness. The combination is a delightful match.

Mouthfeel is rich and robust.

Overall, I am really impressed. I honestly wasn't expecting much, and was very surprised. This is a delightful coffee stout, one of the best I've had. I compared it side by side with Cape May's Coffee Stout, which I thought was pretty good, and it blew Cape May's away - Schlafly's had a much stronger coffee aroma and a much richer, sweeter, more robust coffee taste. I will definitely pick this up again, and use this as my benchmark for judging other coffee stouts against.
Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by muswellbeerbelly from Illinois

Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
a: silky, slick black color. almost like an oil slick. no light is penetrating. 1/2 finger tan fizzy head that fades pretty quick

s: fresh coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate upfront. charred wood, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. more roasted coffee and some brown sugar. very pleasant aroma

t: bitter roasted malts and dark chocolate upfront. baking chocolate and burnt caramel behind that. espresso and coffee subtly make their way in now with a bit of milk chocolate sweetness. the oats bring a nice smoothness to this at the back as well

m: creamy smooth medium mouthfeel with low-moderate carbonation

o: heavy on the roast in this one which brings a bit of bitterness. coffee is subtle, but it has a real nice mouthfeel being an Oatmeal Stout. good, not great flavor
Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a snulip glass.

L---Darkest black color. Medium, tan head that had good retention and left very good lacing.

S---Truth in advertising...this has a strong coffee aroma. Not much else, though.

T---they hit what they were aiming for here. Very strong coffee taste. Not much else, though.

F---Lighter than the strong coffee would make you think. But just about right for a 5.7% beer.

O---A bit of a one trick pony, but they hit the mark on that one trick.
Mar 16, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle
bottled with love on 12/23/2020
sadly it’s been years since I had this one
L: creamy khaki head caps a dark brown stout
S: coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, nutty grain
T: fresh ground medium coffee, chocolate, dark grain, nutty grain, roasted barley, earthy hops
F: fuller body, creamy & smooth, moderate carbonation, balanced finish
O: much better than I remember. Coffee is excellently infused into this one!
Feb 23, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Budlum from Maryland

Feb 16, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Jan 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by admonster00 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
into a snifter from a single 12 oz bottle. Looks good, straight black with a finger of khaki colored head that reduces to a ring fairly quickly. Nose: lots of bitter roasted coffee/espresso, a little dark baker's chocolate, some smoke. Taste follows. Fairly thin and a little watery in the mouthful, which makes it a little less enjoyable. All in all, though, this is very nice, and very much delivers on the coffee promise.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by GentleKnight1 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by jdezelick from Virginia

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This old favorite of mine and
the little lady was found at Party Town in Ky. This excellent straight
up brew pours a dark blackish brown with thin cola highlights and a
nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin clumping
layer, and sports some nice light lacing. Nose of dark rich coffee, char,
touches of smoke, and dark baker chocolate. Flavors follow on the nose
with dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, char, woodsy / earthy malts, and
touches of dark fruit with faint cream. Nice mouth fee; medium full body,
smooth, coating, medium light carbonation, and a char and roast driven
finish that is moderately dry.

Excellence from one of our favorite breweries!

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Clear dark brown with a little bit of caramel/red-brown when looked at through light. Looks a lot like Coca-cola.
Smell: Smells quite boozy with trace amounts of espresso scent. Very toasty-roasty malt and coffee.
Taste: Light chocolate notes; the alcohol is quite noticeable, but not nearly as much as it smells; slight bitter aftertaste, but not nearly as bitter as I expected it to be. A lot of the reviews on here are saying that all they got was super strong coffee, and while I'm sure that was their experience, honestly I thought the coffee was more in the background than the forefront. I didn't find it abrasive or extremely noticeable. For a french roast, I also braced myself for a dark roasted flavor and didn't really get that either, which was a pleasant surprise, because I hate dark roast.
Feel: Medium body, not as heavy as I was expecting, but definitely coats and stays in your mouth for a few.
Overall: Actually a pretty pleasant and drinkable beer. Not very bitter and nothing is overpowering, so if you're looking for a coffee punch, I don't think this is the beer for you, but it's definitely enjoyable.
Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 10/20/20, so 2-3 weeks old.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Black body, but dark burgundy when held up to the light. Loose bubbly pale tan head shrinks to a thick ring and covering. Some lacing.

Aroma of coffee.

On tasting, well, it's all coffee. There is a fairly strong roast on this one, but it's pretty one dimensional. Coffee. Not a bad taste, but no complexity.

Mouth around medium with a little bite. Finish unsweetened coffee.

Overall, I like coffee, and the overall taste is good. Wouldn't want more than one a session though.
Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by mountaincoffee from Kansas

May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
These next several are going to be Bottles (Eeek!) of varying types, each one sort of dovetailing with the next. If past history is any indication, I'll be bound up better than eating a block of cheese after all of this!

From the Bottle: "Schlafly Coffee Stout is a classic combination of a traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. We use a unique cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer. Available seasonally."; "Stout with Coffee".

I Pop!ped the cap & being that is was a relatively recent purchase, I let it freely run from the bottle into the awaiting glass on a C-Line pour. This resulted in the formation of just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, soapy, deep-tan/light-brown head with modest retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34), with mahogany highlights throughout. Nose smelled like freshly-roasted coffee! Mmm. Now, you have my attention! Second only to beer is my love of coffee, dating back to a career in the Navy. I am down to (usually) one cup a day, but you had best believe that it is strong! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. Speaking of cream, the taste was less intense than on the nose with a coffee & cream-like flavor. That is not to characterize it was "sweet", though. It may have been brewed to be less acidic, but it was still plenty bitter with a solid roastiness throughout. Finish was semi-dry to dry & will probably hold me over until tomorrow morning's coffee. YMMV.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Trailboss76 from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice and dark brown. Thin, tan head. You get some serious coffee raostiness immediately from the aroma. I mean it's way more pronounced than most stouts I've tried. Flavor-wise it's got some roastiness going on, some bitterness going on. Finishes a little thin, however.
Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 20, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC "Schlafly Coffee Stout"
12 fluid oz brown glass bottle, "Bottled With Love on 10232018 09:29" and sampled on 03162019 16:40
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a typical stout appearance with an opaque black brown body beneath a short head of tan. Unfortunately the head retention is not that good, it's already dropped before I could even type this far, and thus I doubt there will be much in the way of lacing. (I know my glass is "beer clean" as I've just used it). The aroma displays some green pepper spiciness which is disappointing. How old is this? 5 months?... well, that is a little long so I guess that's to be expected. Over that, and dominating, however, is a pleasant fresh coffee bean aroma. Or, that of a freshly brewed cup of black coffee. Not the most premium of cups, mind you, but at least that of McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts quality. It's pleasant. On to the flavor... the coffee remains but it's not as bright, there's maltiness to dilute it, and it is, after all, a beer and not a cup of coffee. It's got some sweet grainy malt to it, some golden caramel, some medium dark chocolate (maybe half milk chocolate and half bittersweet dark chocolate), and the expected coffee like roastiness. A median bitterness balances it (the label states 30 IBUs) and it finishes dry and softly roasty with coffee and a delicate note of dark caramel and toffee lingering. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp. As I thought, there's no lacing left behind, nor is there even a collar of foam left of the head. If that's it's only flaw I can live with it; it's a solid coffee stout that you could fall back on time and time again, and I'd imagine that i could probably drink three of these in a row before I'd get tired of it and move on.
Review# 6,526
Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by bncolin83 from Illinois

Mar 06, 2019
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