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 gutbuster
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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 TargaFlorio
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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 slipperysoup
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrchrisray
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dedbeer
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stewart124
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost pitch black with some brown hues. Thin layer of tan head that doesn't linger.

Mild coffee nose with some roasted barley present and a bit of caramel.

Medium bodied with a nice mild roasted character and background bitterness. Some vanilla, earthy notes, and milk chocolate in the taste. Coffee is fairly mellow and that might be due to the cold toddy method of brewing the coffee. None of the harsh tannins or bitterness is present. Aftertaste has plenty of roasted character and some lingering pine.

This is a very nice oatmeal/coffee stout. Good drinkability and nice overall characters.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of NumberNone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of srgj88
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beeradelphia
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rapidsequence
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. This is the first Schlafly beer I've seen in the area.

Appearance: Too light in color. A hazy light brown at best. Poor head retention and a little lacing.

Smell: Very coffee driven. A little chocolate in there, not much else. Mostly just cold Waffle House coffee, in the best possible way.

Taste: Yeah, cold coffee mixed with weak stout. It doesn't at all taste bad, but its the most boring coffee beer I've had.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side, but smooth and slightly creamy. Pretty nice.

Drinkability: An easy drinking, straightforward coffee stout. Decent, but minimal complexity and too light colored and light bodied.

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Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bottled on December 12 poured into a imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with a two inch creamy and extremely active tan and sandy brown head that bubbles down into a thin ring in a few minutes. Little lacing but it's there. Not too viscous but not really that boozy either no I'm not really expecting that.

S: Smells very clean and very much like coffee with hints of chocolate and oatmeal, very dry, does not smell too sweet, like bakers chocolate or cocoa powder mixed with fresh coffee grounds, pretty good and not smash you over the head, nice and complex with no adjuncts.

T/MF: Pretty bitter and dry, heavy on the coffee as to be expected but not exactly like what I was expecting in terms of coffee taste. I mean the bitterness is there but the fresh coffee taste is not, it tastes of coffee granted but a bit old at that, again the dusty chocolate flavor is there as well, the body is medium and the finish is long and bitter with a longer focus on chocolate than coffee. The malt bitterness is minimal but the hop bitterness is there in spades.

D: This beer confuses me, I mean it is very complex, and smells fresh and tastes clean but the coffee taste that is there is not as clean and clear as I would have hoped for, complex to be sure but not the coffee taste I was expecting. Still good though.

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Photo of tsauce2
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a snifter

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Nearly opaque. Clear body. Head is light tan, 1/2 in, dissipates to rim of glass. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Nice robust espresso tones. Light hops.

T: Fresh coffee overtones. Medium maltiness, light hoppiness. Aftertaste is coffee and medium roasted malt.

M: Medium body. Carbonation and coffee/roast malt give a balanced body. Slight bitterness of roast malt and coffee on aftertaste create a dryness and crispness.

O: Good coffee beer. Excellent nose and coffee flavor. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fscottkey
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black color with a 1 finger tan head. The head has really uniform bubbles, which I always like. The head reduces but does not disappear. It stays as a thin white layer over the brew.

S: It smells like coffee. A robust coffee very powerful and pronounced.

T: Slightly bitter coffee. It is not a subtle hint of coffee - it is full on coffee flavor.

M: Nice balance of carbonation - smooth on the palate.

O: Too much of a good thing? This is like coffee with some stout thrown in. I am not a coffee drinker - but I like the smell of it. This would be a great breakfast stout. It is not one that I could drink more than one at a sitting.

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Photo of MJ64
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a very dark brownish,black with a decent,two finger tawny head and average lacing.The thinness of this beer is evident on the pour.

S-Quality,medium roast coffee,bittersweet chocolate and lightly charred malt.

T-More decent coffee flavors and medium roasted malts.More like a porter flavor profile.

M-Extremely thin.Not a stout.Very disappointing.

D-Stout lovers beware!This beer should be listed as a coffee ale but it is still quite drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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