Schlafly Coffee Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
86
very good
941 Ratings
Schlafly Coffee StoutSchlafly Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: 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

Added by maxpower on 11-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
941
Reviews:
318
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
142
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 941 |  Reviews: 318
Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/18/2008. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The aroma is pretty straight forward, it smells like coffee and roasted malt. Taste is for the most part just like the aroma, it's mostly coffee and roasted malt, but has a little bit of a charred/burnt malt and smoky taste too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and it's a bit creamy and slick. However, it does seem to be a bit thin for a stout. Drinkability is good, it is smooth and goes down easy. I think this is a good, sessionable coffee stout. Not bad at all!

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mgbickel
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Piraat tulip. A massive 3 fingers of sandy foam formed on top of the melted chocolate colored body. The head stuck around throughout the drink, leaving behind thick trails of lace. Great start to this one!

The nose has tons of roasted characters...malts, coffee, hints of chocolate and a touch of molasses in the background.

The first flavor that hits your tongue is the roasted coffee beans. This give way to a middle that finds a sweet lactose character before turning into a toasted malt finish. Super flavorful for a "regular" stout!

Ah...the mouth feel is the weak link to this offering. A tad on the thin side...watery with moderate carbonation. A thicker, creamier mouthfeel would do this one well.

A great offering by the guys at Schlafly. Complex and great looking...well worth the tiny price tag.

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Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaBobfather
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly opaque dark brownish color with a some medium tan head.
Smell is almost heavily like brewed coffee beans and some oatmeal malt.
Taste is heavy in coffee/brewed taste with some small sweet on the end, almost like coffee grounds were brewed in the beer.
Finish is quick with a noticeable, yet quickly dissipating coffee bean after-taste.
Drinks pretty easy, although the taste is something overpowering.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A growler filled this past weekend, big thanks to czoch75 for it.

A: The stout is an oil black color with some ruby red highlights at the edge of the glass. The head leaves a nice patch of lace throughout the glass.

S: The beer has an intense coffee aroma. I use a french press to make coffee everyday. At the bottom of the cup there are 5 tablespoons of grounds that have an aroma similar to this. A very intense coffee aroma!

T: The coffee body continues into the taste. The flavor has a sweet undertone that is the oatmeal stout base. Built on top of that is an intense, acidic coffee flavor. The taste finishes long, leaving a strong coffee flavor in the mouth.

M: The coffee is a little intense, like a strong Starbucks brew, but it is one of the truer coffee stouts that I've had as it doesn't shy away from the coffee.

D: The ale's espresso-like body is a great change of pace, providing both an acidic strength and an oatmeal smoothness.

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Photo of Marcus_Erroneous
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a medium bodied dark cola brown in color with a one finger off white head. The nose features authentic coffee (sans creamer, just black), almost espresso, mild coffee bitterness, light baking chocolate, and a subtle malty sweetness. The flavors are well rounded and approachable. There is a good amount of coffee with moderate bitterness, baking chocolate, smooth dark malts, obviously some roast, and a light chocolate/oatmeal malty sweetness. It has nice flavor. It drinks on the lighter side of medium in body and leaves behind a nice amount of coffee in the aftertaste. This is a pretty solid beer. The level of coffee is impressive considering this beer is an oatmeal stout registering in at just 5.7%.

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Photo of lucasj82
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a nice brown creamy head.
Smells of a nice balanced coffee with a sweet smelling barley/toffee smell.
A very balanced coffee, vanilla, barley malt taste. Pleasantly surprised.
Very smooth finish with coffee and slight bitter lingers.
Overall a very nice stout.

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Photo of whynot44
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coffee colored brew with a decent tan head that fades pretty quickly to just a skim of foam but still manages to leave traces of lace.

The aroma is mainly coffee with a slightly fruity malt background.

The taste, again, is iced espresso with a bit of malt sweetness, hints of caramel, apple and chocolate,

For a stout, especially supposedly made with oatmeal, the body is amazingly light/medium. Drinkability is not bad. Should go well with desserts but it actually worked well with tacos.

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Photo of darthvohn
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Tumbler

Appearance: A deep dark brown with a finger thick tan head. Lacing is minimal; a thin film of foam seals the surface.

Smell: A dark roast black coffee aroma fills the nostrils. I get some roasted malt characteristics as well. A lot of roast going on here.

Taste: Tastes like malted ice coffee. Not too heavy but the coffee is the star here. If you like the flavor of iced black coffee, with a hint of sweetness, then this beer is for you. The finish leaves a slight bitterness associated with a stout.

Mouthfeel: Creamy up until mid palate where it gets a bit thin in the finish. It's rather pleasant. Medium carbonation.

Overall: This is a great black coffee stout. I get sweetened iced black coffee during the Summer so this is right up my alley. Recommended if you like those flavors.

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Photo of egrace84
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours ultra-dark brown/black, with a massive head, and plenty of lace.
Aroma -- heavy duty coffee, courtesy of an infusion of fair-trade Kaldi's Coffee.
Smooth, typical oatmeal stout texture. Maybe a mite thin-bodied for the style, but that's not a bad thing, per se,
Flavor is, of course, heavy on the coffee side, with a slight chocolate hint. Smooth, muted bite at the finish. Tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured an opaque black with no head and no lace. The scent is coffee. The taste is coffee with hint of milk chocolate. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a decent stout.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark black with a healthy tan head.

Aroma of roasted malts, black coffee, and caramel. Mostly black coffee and lots of it.

The taste was much like the aroma. A nice combination of the roasted malts, coffee, more coffee, chocolate, and caramel.

Medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.

This one went down so easily. Nice job on the coffee stout, Schlafly.

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Photo of soju6
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Ferguson Brewhouse.

A: Served a virtual black color with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma of coffee, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate.

T: Flavor of fresh brewed coffee, a hint of bittersweet chocolate with a very mild bitterness and clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy. very well balanced.

O: Really enjoyed this this offering from Schlafly. Not overpowering just a nice touch of character. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11/07/07- Received via BA Talisker as a gift.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of Feb 28th, 2007. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Very dark in color. Not quite black, but a super dark brown. Nice off white 1/2 inch head which settles at a light rim. Lace patches are evident at the end of the brew.

Smell- Heavy coffee grounds flavor. Not really coffee beans, but the grounds after the coffee has been brewed. Some dark sweeter malt as well.

Taste- Taste follows the scent right in line. Mild roasted chocolate malt background that plays second fiddle to a heavy coffee grounds. and or slightly stale coffee taste (which I actually don't really mind and kinda like). Mild bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- A bit too much carbonation for me, reminded me of a coffee cola a few times.

Drinkability- Overall pretty tasty. Wouldn't turn one down if offered to me. My first beer from Schlafly scores well.

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Photo of thain709
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep, dark brown body with two fingers worth of creamy, tan head...the head fell to a thin, yet full cap...there was sticky lacing left behind

S - Fresh, roasted coffee beans were the first aromas I caught...as the beer sat some vanilla/creme notes came out

T - The aroma did not lie...this one is all about the coffee flavor...coffee is the first thing you pick up as it tastes like a fresh brewed cup of joe...there is a hint of creme in the middle that mellows out the bitterness of the coffee...as the beer warms a soft chocolate flavor starts to creep in towards the finish...roasted coffee beans lend a bitter finish

M - Medium bodied...comes across a little thin...nice lingering coffee flavor

O - Other than the watery mouthfeel, this was a very nice coffee stout...the flavors weren't overpowering and they weren't non-existent...I will pick up more of this when I can

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice, deep chocolate color. Slight tan head that quickly fades. Mellow, roasted coffee aroma. Faint, chocolate aroma as well. Good roasted and grainy flavor. The level of coffee is very well done-not too much or little. Mouthfeel is just a tad thin for my liking but that doesnt detract from anything. Overall a nice, enjoyable, coffee brew. Well worth trying.

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Photo of KI9A
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured black as night, nice brown head.

S: Big roasted coffee, chocolate.

T: Same as nose, not picking up the oatmeal at all. Finishes with bitter coffee bean.

M: rich, slight metallic.

D: Nice to sip before a BBQ dinner at Smokey Bones resturant. Not sure I want to session this.

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Photo of LehighAce06
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mandy for this bottle.

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance. A monster 3 finger head that is tan and bubbly. The color of the beer is jet black . The clarity of the beer is opaque. There is some of the head clingy to the side of the glass.

Nose: A very nice roasted coffee, good toasted malt, and some molasses.

Taste: A very good coffee, toasted malt, some molasses, and a burnt character.

Overall: The mouth feel is kinda creamy and carbonated. The mouth feel is medium full and the finish lingers on the palate for a few moments. This is a pretty good coffee stout. It has a very nice flavor, rich in body, and some flavors linger in the end. You can't get anything beer would be good in the morning. You get your beer and your coffee in on swoop.

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Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.82 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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