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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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 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 Wasatch
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Vancer for this one.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice small one-finger plus creamy tannish head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is of tons of roasted coffee malts. The finish is slightly dry. The taste is mostly roasted coffee malts. Medium body. Very drinkable, a nice coffee stout for sure.

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

Best beer from Schlafly I've had all night. Beer is black, nice tan head, small and medium bubbles, lacing, moderate to low carbonation, decent retention.

Aroma is straight up coffee with fudge and roast mixed in.

Beer is medium in body and quite bitter, strong from the back moving forward. Interesting beer overall too. Sweetness minimal. A nice little stout for sure.

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Photo of ShanePB
2.66/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of Nick by way of Justin after grabbing some beer from St. Louis on his most recent trip home. Thanks guys! Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Dark brown with some very obvious reddish/amber undertones towards the bottom of the glass. Somewhat clear though it's certainly dark enough to not see completely through. A huge frothy beige head forms and sticks around for quite some time. Nice slow dissipation with great retention and some nice lace.

S: Faint roasted coffee beans, cream, chocolate malts and a touch of vanilla on the back end. Nothing terribly aromatic though I guess it meets the criteria for what it's billed to be. It sort of reminds me of the Samuel Adams Black & Brew but much more muted.

T: Coffee is immediate up front and it doesn't necessarily taste "stale" but it's not that fresh coffee flavor. These bottles are fresh so I'm not sure what they were going for. Roasted beans, certainly nice amount of chocolate coming through with perhaps some caramel to round it out. The back palate has a bitterness that sticks around into the linger, giving it a bit of dryness. Boring, bland and something is off.

M: Extremely thin and watery, wow that's very disappointing. Dry in the finish with a lingering bitterness. I understand the ABV is on the low end but this is just way too thin.

Not a terrible beer but completely forgettable, and not enjoyable enough for me to finish. Nothing I'd ever revisit again unless it's on draft. I do enjoy Coffee Stouts when they're done correctly, and sadly for Schlafly this was not.

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Photo of tempest
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well balanced, not too thick and quite drinkable, I just don't like the bitter French roast coffee beans that roll over the milder cocoa malts.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish body w/ quick dying, large-sized head on top of a beer w/ an aroma of coffee, roasted, burnt chocolaty malts as well as dry bready/oakiness. This is a great example of a stout pulling off a tricky balancing act as at first I found this beer real smooth, almost creamy, w/ sweetness emanating from chococlate, caramel and possible touches of vanilla, toffee and oats. Then an afterfinish w/ a burst of tasty, roasted coffee malt that gives it a strong, dry, hearty finish. Overall, an easy to drink and low-priced stout that is a great beer.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz received as a very cool extra in trade with Tilley4.. big thanks.. poured into my New Belgium snifter.

2 finger lite tan head is small bubbled and actually looks like a latte. Good lacing atop a very very dark walnut brew.. only deep brown highlites show up when held to a bright light.

Aroma is dark roast coffee more than anything else.. not black grains.. but coffee. A little milky sweetness opens up as it warms.

Traditional stout flavors abound.. but the coffee is a significant player... touches of bittersweet chocolate show as it approaches room temperature... slightly sweet maltiness does its best to bring the flavors together.. but the coffee may be a little too high.. but I can't dock it on that alone. Body is lite/medium.. but the fine bubble carbonation lends to a silky mouthfeel none the less.

The brew is pretty good.. but not necessarily my cup of Joe.

More props to Tilley4... Jason is a great trader, and we need to do it again soon.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and light coffee. There is also some grains and a bit of a an oatmeal type flavour.

Overall - A good beer, not as much coffee and I was expecting, tastes just like a regular stout. Good nonetheless.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served at Cleveland-Heath in Edwardsville, IL. Poured into a snifter glass today, 4/4/2014.

App- dark brown body, one finger tan head, good retention and no lacing.

Smell- good roast espresso notes, milk chocolate. Not complex or anything but the balance here is very good

Flavour- milk chocolate, creamer with espresso. It's sort of what I'd expect a cafe au lait that tasted like noble, earthy hops on the backend. It works just well enough.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, good carbonation, easy to drink. Not too bitter on the backend.

Overall- a fine local coffee stout that is balanced quite well. No offensive flavours. Works for me.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of the great trader russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a very dark brown with some hues of red with close to 2 finger's worth of offwhite foam. This is a good lacer so a very nice start for this Stout.

Coffee is in the name and coffee is in the aroma. Good roasty notes are here and I'm definitely getting some bitter tones from the coffee. Nice.

The taste as a nice bitterness up front from the coffee along with a good roasted maltiness. I'm getting a slight astringency in the background but it's mild and doesn't hurt the flavour too much. A good taster to me as it isn't overloaded with coffee like some brews I've tried before.

A nice medium body and lightish carbonation make for a really smooth feel. Good.

Drinkability? The abv is reasonable and the taste is very pleasing so I think this is a very easy brew to drink. A nice job by Schlafly.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.9/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Almost pitch black with a nice beige/light brown head that lasts. Prominent intense roasted coffee bean aroma and flavor ... wow coffee, coffee, coffee like a cup was dumped in my stout. Light-medium bodied with a dry roasty bitter coffee finish.

Beer is for breakfast now !! Excellent beer and I don't really like coffee...

Per Label: "Oatmeal stout with natural flavor added uses locally roasted Kaldi's Coffee" "Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co."

Per SLB website: 5.7% ABV. OG: 14. IBU: 40

Bottled: 01/31/06
Tasted: 07/28/06

($6.69 / 6-pack)

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Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler...
Appears a near black with brown edges and a tan head that fades into a mild cap and a hearty collar. Streaky rings and spots of lacing are left all around the glass.
Smell is of mocha, cream, java grounds, and roasted nuts.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some vanilla cream and a hint of caramel coming through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with sweet cream and bitter coffee grounds battling it out along the palate.
I'm usually skeptical when it comes to these coffee beers but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)
Brewed on Oct 06.06
A- This beer has a dense opaque walnut brown body with a brown glint glowing at the base. There is a creamy light tan head that pulls away from the glass to from a cone of head that last and last.

S- The smell of fresh espresso coffee beans has a hint of chocolate malt and some nice roasted bitter notes.

T- This beer has a smooth creamy black coffee bean flavor with a slight tart nose that increase as the beer warms. There are notes of black malt and some black roasted grain with a slight nougat note and a nice molasses note toward the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a light slippery/watery texture.

D- This beer has a smooth creamy mellow flavor with a big coffee bean taste. There are no cold and old coffee flavor but on the other had there are not many bitter flavors from the grain that really make a stout a stout.

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