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Coffee Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

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The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 977 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of alexsergio
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
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

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Photo of bncolin83
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maestro0708
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a nice beige head that reduces to a film and leaves lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell is almost entirely roast, combining coffee with big toasty malt.

Flavor boasts huge espresso character paired with those same roasted malt notes. There is enough sweetness to keep the bitter coffee from overwhelming the beer. The finish is balanced.

The feel is thinner in body than expected but it doesn't ruin the experience.

Solid coffee stout.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color. Very low carbonation with a below average body. This is not a thick bodied stout but was still a decent feel.
Aroma is black coffee, roasted coffee beans, roasted malt
Taste is everything coffee with some roasted malt as well. This is a coffee lovers beer. I actually had with dessert after dinner instead of coffee and it worked very well

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dubnation
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 11/8/18 (29 days ago) poured into a shaker pint glass at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours dense black with mocha brown head. The head recedes to a thin film and leaves some lacing. The aroma is nice and dominated by cold brew coffee. The taste is roasty malts and baker's chocolate at first with the coffee beans coming through mid-palate on. There is some slight tang on the mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This is a really good looking and smelling beer. It's a little one dimensional with the coffee, but it's all nicely done. I don't think this is an oatmeal stout at all, but I did fault the body for lack of fullness (very thin for that style).

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

living my stout season life to the fullest. poured into a proper schlafly tulip glass from goodwill, this beers a dark brown with a big sizzling khaki head, chunks of lacing left behind. the coffee that was promised is delivered immediately on the nose, with a bit of sweetness and earthiness baking it up. taste is straight up coffee at first, warming into more roasted malt with bits of chocolate and maybe hop flavors. lingering coffee flavor that just sits forever. drinks nice but is quite thin and carbonated, almost tingly. doesn't ruin the beer for me though and i'm gladly picking up more soon.

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Photo of tone77
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of black coffee. Taste is black coffee, some light chocolate, zero oats. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer if you like coffee, otherwise, give it a miss.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a big head and leaves behind copious frosted lace. Nose is indeed drenched in roast coffee aroma, and a touch of balancing hops.

The roasted coffee and espresso flavors dominate the taste as well, with late balancing hops and heavy baker's chocolate and medium nut notes. Texture is smooth but a little thin, and a little over carbonated. This beer also improves as it warms

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fairly sweet, not too bitter and tastes like real coffee. A good coffee flavor, not something reminiscent that tastes eh. It’s light, not thick and creamy, so it’s easy to drink. It evokes a refreshing iced coffee rather than a rich steamy cup. The best real coffee stout I’ve had.

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Photo of balkanboj87
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickFry9
1/5  rDev -74.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Idrink
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just really really good.

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Photo of Batman11
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours s opaque lack with a frothy, lasting khaki head. Bold malt and coffee shop aromas. Rich coffee, roasted sweet malt, and caramel flavors with some chocolate and oat tastes. Bitter hops as an aftertaste at the end. On fairness, it's really drinkable, but more watery and less creamy than most oatmeal stouts.

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 977 ratings