Coffee Stout
The Schlafly Tap Room

Coffee StoutCoffee Stout
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #141
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,474
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.86%
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
986
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The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Winter
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Coffee StoutCoffee Stout
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
Reviews: 332 | Ratings: 986 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dogstickfetch:
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near opaque black with subtle garnet highlights and a thick, bubbly tan head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Strong aromas of roasted grain, coffee, minerals, and earthy hops fill the nose.

T: Notes of coffee, cream, vanilla bean, roasted grain, leather, bitter chocolate, and earthy hops fill the mouth before a smooth finish of leather, coffee, and cream takes the reins.

M: Thinner than one would expect for a stout, I would say this ale is closer to being medium-bodied than full-bodied. The texture in the mouth is silky and smooth. Carbonation is very airy and delicate. This ale is almost too easy to drink.

O: An excellent stout. While I would have preferred a thicker, heavier body and more complexity on the nose, this is still a very good beer. Unlike many coffee stouts, this one really showcases the aroma and flavor of the coffee used. Highly recommended.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown but it does let some light in around the edges. Tan head that leaves uniform specks of lacing. The aroma is sweet and bitter coffee with some roastiness. The flavor is sweet roasted malt with tons of coffee and bitter char. Fairly thin for a stout but it is pretty tasty.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is very dark brown and opaque. The Head is chocolate, 2 very big finger and fades to a huge lace like a spider web.

The smell is pure freshly used coffee grounds. Not a bad thing.

The taste in nice and coffee like, this beer is nicer warmed but not very complex. It does stick to the theme.

The mouthfeel is ok, good for a regular stout, I'm not sure why I was looking for more. The carbonation is good for a stout and the body could be just a bit better. All in all, Nice. Not a big brew but a fine example of the style.

Many thanks to My SS 06 Vancer and JPM30 for several of these gems.
Prosit Mk

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Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amstaffs
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smell of wet coffee grinds float out of the glass as the dense tan head slowly fades. A short and thick lace is left behind on top of the brew and around the glass itself. Dark brown in color with crimson hues where the light strikes.

Closer inspection of the nose reveals some vanilla bean notes and a bit of black licorice. The coffee grind notes have turned to pure espresso with a little bit of creamer sweetness evolving. Tastes of espresso and mocha with diminutive dark cherry notes, some caramel malt sweetness, some distant pine and ginger.

Creamy mouth-feel overall, albeit a bit thin at times. Medium bodied. Alcohol is barely noticed.

The near overpowering coffee grind notes can be a little alarming at first, but this is a coffee stout, and in the end everything evens out in the end to create a well-rounded and well-crafted brew that should easily give any coffee and or beer lover their fix.

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Photo of Landfill21
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tried this because I generally like coffee stouts. Pours into a dark black that looks like coffee with a fingernail had that follows all the way down.

Has a very strong coffee smell and taste. Can smell and taste molasses in the nose then dissipates.

The strong black coffee taste was just too much to drink more than one at a time.

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Photo of hardrock
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Photo of TempusRob
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chico_escuela
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pmcadamis
2.18/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - A thin but tight head sits atop a pitch-black brew, and some lacing sticks to the glass.

S - Chocolate covered espresso beans. Since I am a coffee lover and confirmed caffeine addict, I think that this smells great. The only problem is that it's pretty one-demensional...it smells like a good steaming cup of espresso, but that's about it.

T - Old stale coffee. Geez, I love beer...I love coffee. Why don't these two things ever seem to go together? I guess cold and fizzy and warm and steamy will never be a match made in heaven.

M - Thin and extremely carbonated. I think that a coffee flavored beer would benefit from an almost complete lack of carbonation along with a thick and full body. Aren't most cappacinos, lattes, mocha-chino-nonfat-double-latte-whatevers pretty damn thick and creamy?

D - Poor. This is no good.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours opaque black with a small fizzy light-tan head that reduces quickly leaving just a ring, short lasting lace

S- nice chocolaty roasted notes with some sweet oats, dark-yet-not overly bitter coffee with a touch of vanilla, very nice

T- great balance between the bitterness of the coffee and the chocolaty roasted notes. I think that by using the coffe extract, it tames the bitterness a bit. The sweet chocolate is complimented nicely by a silky oat character that leads to a dry-yet-slightly bitter finish with a faint coffee linger

M- medium body and carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel that leads to a creamy finish, dont necessarily get the silkiness associated with an oatmeal stout

O- nice coffee flavors in this one, reminds me of a poor mans FBS, would pair nicely with desserts or chocolate.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerando
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured an opaque cola with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh coffee and cream, with a bit of dark chocolate.
T: It tasted like coffee grounds, with some earthy dark chocolate. It had a somewhat dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Thin body.
D: This had great scent, ok taste, and weak body. The finish was a little rough, so it wasn't super easy to drink. Not bad, but not great quality.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color, almost black, with very slight ruby highlights. About 1.5" of tan head forms, which has good retention and okay lacing.

Smell: Smells of dark malts, lots of coffee, maybe a hint of both bitter and sweet chocolate.

Taste: Mirrors smell. Some really nice coffee character is present, though it turns a bit acrid on the finish. Bitter and sweet chocolate is present as well, and minimal hop character.

Mouthfeel/Overall: The beer is medium bodied, very smooth and creamy. Overall, I was impressed with this coffee stout. Nice flavors in this.

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Photo of Mattyb79
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Ruby highlights, off white pillow head that lasts...

My first sense, taste-wise, was a background oatmeal chewiness. I didn't know it was an Oatmeal Stout. Sweet, but not quite Sweet Stout-ish. Aroma also sweet and espresso-ish. Espresso also in the taste. If I were to brew a crossover beer between Oatmeal, Coffee, Sweet and Robust, this is what I would brew. Nice chewy, slight sweet, with very, very slight sour. Little if no hops sense, but great moderate roast.

Perfect: they went exactly where they were headed. They designed a recipe and hit the target. Excellent.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 986 ratings