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
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Ratings: 941 |  Reviews: 318
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: single finger head with nice lacing on a near jet black body with some light getting through.

S: strong coffee, little else

T: coffee bomb which I happen to love with hints of vanilla and decent amount of cocoa but coffee roast dominates.

M: medium busy and moderate carbonation.

Overall: simple but very good. Not too bitter but yet tons of coffee flavor. Must pair this one with the chocolate cake at the brewpub.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black as night and smells just like a cupa joe, rich white head. has a wonderful coffee taste blended with their oatmeal stout and all of its goodness. locally roasted beans gives this a distinct flavor apart from other coffee stouts. not at all acidic as some can be, smooth mouthfeel, good coffee buzz. perfect for a rainy morning with a hangover.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer appears black in color but when held up to the light the bottom of the glass is clear dark red. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and oats are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of oats and hints of cold brewed coffee. There are slight hints of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and very smooth and airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer has a really nice smoothness, although the coffee flavors take a bit of time to develop as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, happy to see this on local shelves. The beer delivers a big aromatic punch of espresso beans and roasted goodness. Its all about the coffee up front. Flavors are dominated by solidly brewed espresso with a supporting stout character. The stout has difficulty standing up to the immense coffee characteristics, but contributes malt sweetness, toffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla and brown sugar. The oats in the brew round the coffee nicely, but maybe too much so. The beer needs some rough edges to compete with the coffee acidity and strength. Feels full and rich to the mouth and finishes with a velvety slickness. Aftertastes are all coffee in nature. A good beer, but an American Stout backbone would have been better.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not roasty enough, but the coffee presence is there, replete with good depth of flavour. I'm no coffee expert, but it's redolent of Hawaiian coffee to my tastes. Oddly smooth and wet on the mouthfeel (on account of oats, methinks) which helps hide any coffee harshness or acidity at the expense of the duration of flavour.

A solid choice as a go-to coffee stout for those outside Founders' distribution area. That said, it's a no frills coffee stout and while it will scratch your coffee stout itch, discerning drinkers will fail to be impressed.

Low B- (3.28)

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rather translucent for a stout, with a creamy tan head that forms atop the liquid; the retention was not that impressive but it did leave some shards of lace behind

Smell: Piquant coffee aroma, with hints of mocha and oatmeal

Taste: Lots of coffee flavor in this one, with a chocolate and oatmeal undertone that builds by mid-palate; just a hint of citrusy hop character emerges, after the swallow, but the finish returns to the start, with plenty of coffee

Mouthfeel: As I anticipated from the appearance, the beer is rather thin for a stout and there is not that much of the creaminess I would have expected from the oatmeal, either; moderate carbonation

Overall: I find the thin mouthfeel forgivable as I really like the flavor profile; one of my favorites in the coffee beer style

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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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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at Max's Taphouse.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a bit of light coming through at the edges. There is a very little bit of tan head which disappears very quickly.

Smell: Roasty nutty coffee dominates with some mild sweetness.

Taste: Again the coffee dominates. There is some bitterness from the coffee and a mild sweetness. This one doesn't have what I would call a full flavor and drinks more like a coffee brown ale than an oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin considering the style. The carbonation is mild and the finish is dry.

Drinkability: This one isn't bad, but there are plenty of other coffee beers that I would choose before going back.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with light roasted malt. Taste is dominated by dry bitter coffee notes with and almost spicy finish. Light bitter black chocolate notes are also noticeable. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. Too bitter for my taste with coffee notes veering into stringency territory.

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Photo of zeff80
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out jet black with no head. No lacing either.

S - Smelled like cofffee, actually not just coffee but fresh ground coffee beans.

T - Obviously it tasted like coffee.

M - It was soft on the tongue and medium-bodied.

D - I really am not a huge fan of coffee (mostly because I don't like hot drinks). I expected the coffee taste to be more subtle. That being said I actually liked the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in a nonic pint.

Pours a deep brown nearing black. Big mocha-colored head with nice lacing as it goes down. Good retention as well. Thin collar afterward. The nose carries a really nice bit of coffee with some mild cream. Slight roast as well. Flavor has a good coffee and roast combination with a slight creaminess behind it. Medium body with good carbonation. Slightly chewy. Quite good.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a bottling date of Sept. 2015.

The body looks like black coffee with unusually red edges. The head is too fizzy and short lived.

Aroma: cold pressed coffee and fainter dark roasted grains.

Flavor. lightly sweet up front; mildly bitter by the finish. Coffee dominated but with a solid base of dark roasted malts. High quality coffee flavor.


Feel: smooth, near full body with light carbonation.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the realm of everyday, crushable coffee stouts, this does incredibly well. Pours dark brown, slightly tan head with loose bubbles that lingers. Not much lacing. Looks good but I'd love more density to the head. Aroma is cold pressed coffee, iced, that clean flavor with chocolate up front, a hint of fruitiness in the back, slight acidity. Not heavily roasted coffee flavors which works really well in the lower ABV beer. Flavor delivers more of the same - a lightness to the flavors that builds in density over the class. Mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy.

Very well done.

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Schlafly Coffee Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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