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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
490 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#6,180
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
490
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
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27
Gots:
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Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Black in the glass, clear brown when pouring, one finger head.

S-Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee as well some smoke.

T-Nice mesh of coffee and roasted notes, balance is nice as the smoke is there but not overwhelming. Some dark fruits as well.

M-Lighter, creamy and lightly carbonated.

O-A solid, well crafted stout. Not out of this world but another nice beer from Schlafly.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Opaque, dark brown color with over one finger of persistent mocha-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild overall, with carbon dioxide, kalamata olives, and day-old coffee. There is some additional depth present, alternating between ashy and unctuous. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins slightly sweet, with dark berry fruit and bread. Charred roast combines with precocious herbal bitterness in the middle. The bitterness maintains a moderate intensity into the finish where some astringent fennel seed is also revealed. No alcohol is detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly syrupy and acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: The decision to engage in a beer-drinking experience may be compared to an investment: the level of risk (alcohol content) should correlate positively to the size of the payoff. Beers like this stout break such a rule by being needlessly strong for the rather ordinary sensory qualities they deliver. There's nothing seriously wrong with it, save perhaps for the lack of dryness expected from members of the style, but it would be just as "extra" at 6.5% abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A good Irish style beer for St. Patty's Day!!

Reviewed from notes...

A: Deep brown, almost black in color with a 1 finger tan head. Moderate head retention, minimal lacing.

S: Wonderful, I'd say the aroma is the best thing about this beer. I got coffee, roasted malts, and toffee.

T: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some toffee. After the smell I was expecting more in the taste department. It was all still there, just not with the same gusto.

M: Medium, good carbination. Lingers on the tongue.

O: Nothing spectacular here, but not bad by any means. I'd say it's an above average stout. I think that the aroma trumps the taste on this beer. If I'm drinking a stout, I'd rather have a Founders Breakfast Stout or a Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (of the stouts I can readily get around here), but this was certainly an enjoyable beer...especially on St. Patty's Day!

GO HAWKS!

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Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 490 ratings
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