Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

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88
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490 Ratings
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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra StoutSchlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Irish-Style Extra Stout amplifies the traditional drier versions from Ireland for a bolder, black brew. The addition of both roasted barley and Dark Crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit. The beer is generously hopped with East Kent Goldings to balance the sweetness from the malted barley.

Extra Stout is a descendent of the British and Irish porters of the 18th Century. These strong porters eventually became known as strong stout, then Foreign Stout or Extra Stout, depending on origin. Extra Stouts were exported world-wide, gaining popularity in the West Indies, Africa and parts of Asia.

45 IBU

Added by Vancer on 02-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
490
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 490 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of smithj4
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This most excellent stout pours a rich muddled black with brown outlines and a firm dark tan head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring, thin layer, and nice lacing. Nose of dark fruits, deeply roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors exceed the nose with roasted malts on the front, touches of coffee and chocolate on the middle with a hint of raisin, and a rich roasted malt note on the back with light warming booze and light floral hops on the rear. Great mouth feel with medium light carbonation to keep it lively and session-able yet coating as a stout should be with a light dry finish with coffee and chocolate overtones. Excellent. A welcome brew each year from a fantastic brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raindog814
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black with a creamy layer of toffee toffee colored lacing.

S - Smokey and moderate roasted chocolate.

T - Dark chocolate and smoke with lingering dark chocolate bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - Not my style, but good.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(on tap in St. Louis)

Pours dark black with a light tan head that slowly dissipates. Smell is malty and chocolatey. Taste of chocolate, malts and some under notes of dried fruit. Taste is kind of bland overall, the flavors are light and don't really shine. Feel is smooth - actually quite nice.

Overall not a bad stout - and for an Irish Extra stout style its good, but not outstanding. One of the better Schlafly offerings.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light black in color with just the tiniest trace of light seeping partially through the glass. There's a quarter inch of tan head resting on top. Light lacing. The aroma is some nice dark malt aroma and perhaps a bit of coffee. The flavor is a moderate dose of dark and yet lightly sweet malt. The mouth is a tad creamy, silky smooth, and bone dry.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGoodStout
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter. It pours a dark mahogany - almost black - with a foamy khaki-colored head and extensive lacing. The smells are rather faint: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a whiff of caramel. The coffee and chocolate come through much more in the taste. The coffee is quite bitter but there is a hint of chocolate sweetness. It finishes dry and fairly bitter. This stout is medium in body and moderate in carbonation. At 8% ABV, you can taste the alcohol but it isn't overpowering. To me, it drinks more like a porter than a stout. Overall, it has a nice flavor and drinks easily, although I prefer a stout with more body and dark fruit presence.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: black with no head. Pours with medium thickness, nothing special
S: sweet malt, not complex but nice on the nose. Just not overpowering.
T: sweet malt. Not impressive flavor
F: not very thick, nor coating.
O: don't commit your money to more than one of these.

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Photo of Boca-X
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foundersfan1
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black, with a medium size, creme colored head. Little to no lacing. Notes of roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is a smooth rising and falling roasted malt flavors. Quite simple. Mouth feel is good, albeit not as smooth as some other similar beers. Mouth feel also feels a little more akin to an American stout. Overall, this is a good one. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. I think it has a better mouth feel and finishes better than similar beers.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, two bottles: dated 12/2014 and 12/2015.

Look: Both the fresh and the year-old have a nice appearance, very dark, with a rich, light colored head, like any standard stout; the older one seems to have a slightly darker head and is a little more foamy.

Smell: Both are faint, such that the older one smells of dark fruits, the fresh one smells of dark malts.

Taste: Both offer up dark malts, such that the fresh one is slightly hoppy, with a hint of coffee on the finish, and the older one has less of a bite, yet has lots of candied dark fruit, with a hint of molasses. I can barely taste the alcohol on the finish. I didn't detect any flavors I would consider to be unpleasant (or 'old') on the aged version.

Feel: both have a nice, medium to heavy mouth-feel; (edit 11/1026: very creamy mouth-feel)

Overall: I like both the fresh and the one year old, each for different reasons (as I am finding with most higher gravity beers): the fresh is just that, fresh, and has a nice hop presence, seems well balanced, and is on the dry side; the one year old has more complexity, and is on the sweet side. I've had at least a few export stouts, and this one is at least as good as any other I've tried. (edit 11/1026: I really enjoyed this beer with a year of age on it)

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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.94 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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