Oatmeal Stout
The Schlafly Tap Room

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #502
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,499
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
764
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The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
83
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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
Notes: Our Oatmeal Stout is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale. The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops.

Before the 19th century, all barley was malted over wood-fired kilns and the resulting dark roasted malt defined the browns, porters, and stouts of England. Near the end of the 19th century, brewers had introduced oats for their purported restorative and nourishing characteristics, producing beers such as oatmeal stout and milk stout. By the 1950’s, Oatmeal Stout had nearly trickled out of existence. Following the beer’s literary rebirth in the articles of English beer writer Michael Jackson in the 1970’s, British and American craft brewers are once again promoting the style.

40 IBU
Reviews: 273 | Ratings: 764 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours dark with a good amount of head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Not a ton going on here, though the last stout I've had was a FBS, so yeah.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate, oats and finishes with some hop bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied, I'd have no problem knocking back a few of these in a night.

O: I probably first had this stout 10 years ago. Brings back memories. Solid stout and tastes as good as ever.

Sep 23, 2012
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hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m going to jump into this review quickly, because I’m excited to tell you how amazing this beer is. But first, let me remind the reader that this one has a modest 5.7% ABV and palsy 40 IBUs and is an oatmeal stout which is bound to be delicious.

Look-I was pleased to see such a complete blackness that even rivals those of the Imperial and Russian Stout varieties. The off-white head was thin and foamy with moist and delicate lacing. What really blew my mind was when I held up the flashlight portion of my cell phone underneath the glass, no light shone through EXCEPT the most beautiful bead of blood-red. It was like more red than blood or a winter’s sunset combined and came in the form of a bead at the bottom of the glass undoubtedly due to the morphology of my glass.

Smell-It smells of vanilla, molasses, and raisins.

Taste-It tastes of vanilla, banana, bread pudding, molasses, dried fruits and nuts, fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa powder, and sherry wine. The taste has such depth and variety that is hard to find these days in a world plagued by chaos and mediocrity.

Mouthfeel-It is smooth and creamy, but not as much as say a Nitro. The carbonation is more present than a nitro, but this one is delightful in its own class.

Overall-This beer definitely surprised me in a good way and with a brewer such as Schlafly it makes sense. I think that this one will be drunk in large volumes by me this winter. Cheers, folks!

Aug 27, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date. Good amount of tan head that drops a stick lace on the glass. Pitch black more or less, dark enough to not let the light through. Aroma of soft charcoal and silky oats. Full bodied with a smooth and creamy dextrin mouth feel. Slight roasted character that grows to a streamlined char flavor. Mild hop bitterness plays off of the oat sweetness. Good malt base with a faint yeast and fruity note. Finishes semi-sweet, this one is an obvious chocolate pairing. Not bad at all, above average compared to the rest.

May 25, 2007
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jun 14, 2014
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scottwurst from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Oct 08, 2013
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emwild12 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Aug 09, 2013
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whartontallboy from New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jan 15, 2012
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- aroma is made up of mostly raisin and dried fig, with traces of coffee & chocolate

T- dark fruit notes continue through to the taste with notes of fig & raisin. Coffee and chocolate kick in mid-palate with a smoothness from the oats. More dark fruit on the finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry finish

O- an easy drinking, middle of the road oatmeal stout

Oct 14, 2014
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jgunther71 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 16, 2015
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karst from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark reddish brown with tan head and some lace on the fest glass.
Aroma was weak malt.

Flavors were of sweet caramel malts and some hints of chocolate and coffee, little oatmeal. Medium body and mouthfeel lower carbonation (cask conditioned).

Bitterness from roasted barley somewhat smoothed by flaked oats but not as rich as expected. I am wondering if this truely is the base for their Kaldi Coffee Stout. Had to believe that the cold coffee toddy adds so much more complexity.

Sep 26, 2005
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jun 29, 2013
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PBelt71 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Aug 17, 2013
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Vancer from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the TapRoom was just as good as from the bottle. Still, dark brown/black with an impressive brownish head that laced throughout. Carbonation is less, taste is still malty chocolate with a small underlying hop kick. Still a little thin for a stout. But still very drinkable for one, two or a session

Feb 14, 2005
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Ruger from Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 31, 2015
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KRella from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sep 08, 2013
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well brewed beer, but a little timid--caught somewhere between a porter and a stout. The roasted malts add character and depth, but still allow the base malt sweetness to pronounce. The color is dark, but not opaque, and has a light head retention, carbonation, and lacing. The dark grains and light hopping rates give a complex bittering, but lightness with the oats never rounds the beer out properly. Though light and drinkable in the body, the smoothness and slickness doesn't show. Thins a bit toward the finish, but a nice drinkable beer nevertheless. Thanks again Beer Dave.

Oct 12, 2006
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rembrant from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours darkest brown,almost black opaque. 2 finger head with body,lacing,durability..a good look for a stout.

Aroma has some dark fruit,raisin etc,a bit of Coffee + Toffee

Taste, more than usual,the flavors merge,giving smoothness but limiting complexity. Odd, in their Bourbon Barrell Ale was distinctive in how sequenced the Malt---Hops----Bourbon flavors were...you actually want to hold a sip an extra moment so the bourbon finish does its encore.

Flavors are roasted malts,a blur of coffee and such but a bit light. There's a mild hop finish

Mouth,thinner than an Oatmeal Stout should be.Perhaps this one ius happier when rather warm,or you could see it as a lighter Summertime Brew for Stout lovers. Rather tasty but missing some of the body of it's type. Quite wet,almost watery near the finish as if they needed a couple more scoops of Oats in the batch.

"Kinder -Gentler" stout?

Drinkability. High for a stout,where it's lighter/wetter mouth + body hut it in some ways that does make it an easy job to have a few Pounding 3 watching a ball game on a hot St Louis night? Probably could replace a Lager or Pale in that role. Could be an " Entry Level" for friends not used to a big,robust brew. Reasonable price, flawed yet may have a niche.

Sep 21, 2010
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ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 22, 2015
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beer64nut from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Dec 08, 2012
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everlong353 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Apr 23, 2012
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WheelsPSU from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dec 16, 2013
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OatherS from Kansas

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this in Jacksonville, Illinois. Nice brown label.

A: Nice dark appearance, with a nice two finger head.

S: Very good roasted, malty aroma.

T: Nice and smooth malty caramel flavor. Very good flavor.

M: Good.

D: Good beer overall, good example of an oatmeal stout.

Jun 30, 2005
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Hopfenpeter from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2015
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Bsetz from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

May 06, 2014
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scruffwhor from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light black to cola brown color with some nice residual foam after the two finger head recedes.

Some gypsum dry roasted malts, faint cocoa powder, and wet oats.

The taste is full of roasted malts that give a very dry brownie a cocoa nuance. The front is dry, while the finish is smooth and syrupy.

May 30, 2010
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