Schlafly Coffee Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
86
very good
942 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:
942
Reviews:
318
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
144
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 318
Photo of jjayjaye
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears almost opaque brown color with better than a full finger fluffy light brown head that fades slowly. Plenty of lacing observed.

Smell is dominantly coffee grounds and graham crackers.

Medium bodied, the mouth feel is adequately carbonated.

The flavor mirrors the smells. Like drinking an iced coffee roast beverage. It has a lingering aftertaste of the same.

Reasonable drinker. Glad i had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of scratch69
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear dark brown with a fingers worth of tan head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Nothing but roasted coffee.

Taste- Black coffee flavor with some light notes of roasted malt and chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

Overall- Decent stout with an average coffee flavor. I would drink it again but there are some better coffee stouts out there.

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Photo of emerge077
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Puffy cap of long lasting tan foam that leaves some sticky lacing... metallic aroma that is a bit of a downer. Dark roasty mahogany color, some broken skim, though it maintains some foam on top.

Mellow and rich coffee flavor, roasty and woody. Body is a bit thin, but mimics coffee to an extent. Somewhat bitter and roasty, dry aftertaste. Dry cocoa and bakers chocolate linger. Coffee flavor is clean and isolated, lending a succinct character to define this coffee stout. Maybe not groundbreaking compared to Bells or Founders iterations, but it has a perceptible local following in southern Illinois and St. Louis for sure.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cresant
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle dated 10/6/06, into a Samuel Smith tulip glass. Created three fingers of pillowy tan head. The lumpy head rested on a clear but very dark ebony/ruby body. No lacing remained.

Smell was strong. I poured this beer at arms length and I could smell coffee immediately. Metallic malts and coffee bean oils. A slight molasses, dusty, earthy aroma appeared. Later walnut skins.

Taste was coffee bitterness. Bright. Not too sweet. Drying. Not cloying but one must like coffee in order to appreciate this beer.

Mouthfeel was lacking stout creaminess. Zesty medium to high carbonation was uncharacteristic. This one was more scrubby than expected. Moderated body.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Thanks to whartontallboy for this bit o' extra goodness!

Not sure how the Cards/Pads game turned out, but it was shaping up to be entertaining. Now to this brew here. It pours a murky dark burnt sienna topped by a finger of lightly dusty dirty white foam. The nose is dominated by a rich coffee aroma, with some mild molasses, dusty dark chocolate, and lightly chlorinated wheat rollicking behind. The taste embitters the coffee, while simultaneously complimenting it with some rye notes. The chocolate also gets some bitterness (we're nearing cookin' choc here), and the roasted malts seem rather burnt. A hint of light leather hides in the back. The body is a lightly hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, a nice coffee stout, though the bitterness borders on harshness. I could see drinking more of them, though.

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Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable - not heavy at all. Just wish there was a brighter coffee flavor here.

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Photo of syrupjoe
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into hotel glass. Drinking in a hotel room in Austin, TX.

Pours a dark brown color with creamy light tan head. Nose is sweet, roasty, and very coffee forward.

Taste is caramelly, roasty, and strongly coffee forward. Finishes clean but very bitter.

Would drink again.

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Photo of obywan59
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. 2 finger light brown head that leaves thick lacing.

Aroma is, not surprisingly, heavy on the coffee, but a little sweet malt shows through as well.

Light sweet malt upfront, followed immediately by loads of coffee merging with the flavor of roasted malt. A bit of acidity from the coffee.

Fairly light for an oatmeal stout, kind of watery for the style. Moderate. Prickle of carbonation. Drying on the tongue, almost astringent. Heartburn-like feel in the throat mimics coffee.

Probably a good session brew. The rather light mouthfeel, while perhaps atypical for the style, actually adds to the drinkability. An easy drinking beer.

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Photo of wnh
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Bottled with love on 11.16.2009

Pours a dark ruby-tinted chestnut brown, deep mahogany when held up to the light, topped by a dense and foamy light tan head.

Medium roast coffee on the nose with a moderate flinty, minerally roasted barley base. A little bit of earthy cocoa underneath, but subtle. Not as big on the coffee--or the stout--as the better examples of the style, but it's hard to complain with an $8 sixer.

Coffee picks up on the palate, as well as the minerally roasted barley. Sweet caramel mid-palate is quickly fleeting, fading into a mildly earthy and dry cocoa powder note. Finishes dry but faintly fruity. Medium bodied and moderately firm, but with a decided smoothness from the oats.

Not the most complex coffee stout, and far from the most flavorful, but a nice drinkable, sessionable entry.

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Photo of blueberriesforsal
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of token_23223
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa earlier this week. I had no idea that this was a Oatmeal Stout until I looked up this beer on here, since it wasn't as full as others that I've had in the past. As others have commented on here, this was quite thin and more like carbonated coffee rather than actual beer. On its own, it was fine but I expect an Oatmeal Stout to have the taste and body of actual oats and I think that this beer spread itself thin just a bit here.

The pour was as to be expected - cola brown with just a hint of garnet around the edges, with a fluffy tan head that quickly settled and a fair amount of lacing on the side of my pint glass that I drank down the side of. Lots of coffee and espresso in the nose but not a lot of oats. The look and mouthfeel of this beer was of the aforementioned cola without the sugary stickiness as the burnt notes of the coffee ended up taking over to a large degree here. If Starbucks brewed a beer, this would be it (although this would be a better buy for the buck!) and the hop bitterness really couldn't be found here. There was a faint bitter chocolate undertone to this as well with just a bit of vanilla extract and molasses to give this some bite. A fair presence of carbonation was here as well but not enough to scrub my palate clean after each sip.

At the alcohol was light here, as there was hardly any booze to be detected as I did "shots" of this coffee, er...beer. While I like something that pushes the edge a bit, something was missing here. Maybe it was the oats, some more powder to the chocolate, or some more bubbles to give this some life. Espresso tends to be watery, flat, and bitter and that's what this was too. If that's your thing, drink away! It will save you a trip to the place with the long lines, green aprons, and hum of the coffee machines.

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Photo of Brewski
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass, one finger head that last long and not much carbonation.

S-Coffee but it is extremely burnt and roasted. Malt and some chocolate but not much.

T-Very roasty coffee. Almost burnt. Some smoke/beef jerky like notes, similar to a smoked beer. Tad bit of caramel and chocolate.

M-Lighter, watery and not much carbonation.

O-One of the few times Schlafly has disappointed me. I was expecting better on this one.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average lookign black stout with small head

Smells with faint hints of chocolate, coffee and roasted and burnt malts

Tastes like it smells with chocolate, coffee and burnt notes. Pleasant tasting and slight crisp finish. Smooth and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - a tad watery

Overally - not too bad, but I've had much better crafted and flavored coffee/oatmeal stouts.

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Photo of litheum94
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Bottled on 11/22/10. Reviewed 5/22/11.

Very dark brown body, with a tan head that's modest in size. Settles down to a thin cover, leaving moderate lacing.

Aromas of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, with a cup of coffee thrown in as well. Americano with cream in it.

Starts off with nice, medium roast coffee. Smooth, with only a touch of bitterness. Silky texture from the oatmeal. Rich, bittersweet chocolate flavors with light hop bitterness on the finish. Cola flavors begin to develop as the beer warms.

Great balance between bitter and sweet. A very nice oatmeal stout.

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Photo of mikescags
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very dark near black brown. It is supposedly made by mixing coffee with the schlafly oatmeal stout. Taking a big smell of this and you instantly get some roasted coffee and dark malts. A very nice smell. The taste is exquisite, taste just like it smells. A fairly decent mouthfeel, not super thick, but not thin. This is a superb coffee stout, but more than 2-3 would be overboard for me.

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Photo of cubbyZilla
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TildenKatz
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf_sierra
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black.
Head settles quickly.
Smells great with lots of coffee.
Taste follows aroma with prominent coffee. No chocolate or dark fruit to speak of.
Mouth feel is thin, and lets down the experience.
Tastes good and smells nice, just no richness to the feel.
Good dessert beer.

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Photo of seedsofchaos
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have to say that, normally, Schlafly doesn't tend to impress me. This fairly sessionable coffee/oatmeal (maybe breakfast) stout is solid though.

Pours with the color and basic consistency of coffee. A nice deep coffee brown that's nearly opaque. Lacing is always present and a bit viscous even though the body of this beer wouldn't suggest any such thing. Medium body... Maybe even light for a stout... This actually makes this brew quite drinkable. Aroma and flavor are simple and not overpowering. I love this quality in a breakfast stout. Coffee grounds, a touch of chocolate malt, roast... Meh... That's about it.

If you go into drinking this as it should be a damn fine nightcap, think again. If you'd like a light coffee stout to start your day or to end your work day with a cup of a Joe meets beer, here you go. Very drinkable and satisfying.

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Photo of beerginner45
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.82 out of 5 based on 942 ratings.
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