Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Irish-Style Extra StoutSchlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout
BA SCORE
3.93/5
490 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,981
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
490
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 490 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of counciloak
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in tulip

L: Black with a one finger tan head. Not the most aggressive pour. The head faded pretty quickly. It also left some slight lacing when swirled in the glass. 3.75

S: This was my favorite part of the beer. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose. The alcohol was also present in the background. 4.5

T: I didn't feel like the aroma completely came through in the taste. The flavors were there just not as pronounced. More of the roasted grain flavor was present in the taste. I also got some slight acidity/sourness on the tongue, but this played a very minor roll. Alcohol had a nice warming effect and was welcomed in the overall taste. Good tasting beer altogether.

F: Medium/Full bodied stout. It has a dryness that makes it very smooth going down with a little warming.

O: I'm very happy with this beer. It has an abv that is on the high side for the style but Schlafly made it work very well as all the other characteristics were present. My only let down was that the smell trumped the taste. That's not saying that the taste was off in any way.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this out of a mixed 'stout bout' twelve from Schlafly. They have some nice stouts in there, but this was my favorite. Black body with red edges when held to the light. Brown head doesn't last long, but does leave some lacing. Smell is strong... rum raisin bread. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, malty molasses, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is the best part. Super creamy, thick, smooth, drying and sweet at the same time. Syrupy feel remains on the lips... or maybe that's a numbing from the 8% abv.

Sweeter than I'd expect, but complimented by the obvious hops that balance things out without taking over. Reading the description, it looks like these characteristics were all intentional. If so, job well done SchlafLy.

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Photo of PGVG
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScurvyJ
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPA1978
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StL_Rob
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jelitikasez
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had one bottle of this in 2014 in a variety pack. Rich, coffee colored. Loved the smooth creamy chewiness. Tried some over vanilla bean ice cream. Dreamy. Went back to the store for more of this seasonal brew and it was gone. On my want list for this year.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Navalartichoke
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horsehockey
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cloverdaddy
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishTank
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im not a stout lover but this beer was surprisingly good. looks stronger than it is. Dark color and when I poored it into my cold mug it had a big head of foam so I had to wait til the foam went down a little. It was worth the wait. Mouthful was delicious.

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Photo of RichH55
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle..label tells me this was "brewed with love on 1/05/15"

Pours near black, lighter mocha head, leaves a fine bubble film, thin collar and some spots and strands of lacing.

Nose is of some dark malts, some coffee

Pleasingly dry and tasty stout, with more charred and roasty malts, lite coffee and a moderate chocolate presence. Nicely crafted and worth a try, especially if ya like a nice dry Irish style stout

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Photo of boogerisu
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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