Schlafly Oatmeal Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by maxpower on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
731
Reviews:
259
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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28
Gots:
105
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0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa. Taste begins with a bit of bittersweet chocolate, then some dense bread, then some smoked wood, and a bit of earthiness in the finish. Pretty good mouthfeel. Overall quite a good Oatmeal stout, I would get this again.

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

Not a terrible complex beer but a good one none the less.
Some desent roasted malts in the nose comes through nicely in the taste along with some hints of chocolate and coffee.
The addition of oatmeal makes for a full body and smooth beer on the palate.
I wish I had another.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: It looks like a stout. Not much more. Opaque black body wit brown around the rims, a tan head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing and all with no signs of life in the body. Cool.

S: A very beautiful and well-balanced aroma is slightly let down by how faint it is. Chocolatey malts bring a hint of coffee and roasted nuts with them and is offset by dried fruits, most notably raisins.

T: The dried fruits really dominate the taste. Raisins and dark cherries are ever present, with roasted malts becoming more of a back note here. It's not as well balanced as the aroma, but it's at least more powerful.

M: A slightly carbonated medium-bodied stout is creamy enough. It leaves a dry feeling as it lingers. Appropriate without being transcendent.

O: This is a decent oatmeal stout that doesn't really play up any oatmeal characteristics. It's a little creamier and more substantial, thankfully, but I don't get it anywhere else. Still, a fine and pleasant stout for any occasion.

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

I purchased this from Half Time enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a pub glass type goblet.

The color is black, opaque with thick light tan cap which recedes to a layer of small bubbles, lace sticks in swatches with tiny bead and decent retention. Smell is earthy, roasty, bready and slightly nutty with a mild yeasty breadiness and light sweet aroma. The feel is pretty highly carbonated and very roasty almost burnt texture with a slight sweetness and creamy body with a semi-dry finish with low alcohol in the feel.

The flavor is roasted and nutty with an almost coffee-like roastiness with slight yeasty and vegetal aspect which is okay with some toasted notes from the malt in the background and light spice from the hops I am assuming. The flavor has a bitterness of roasted grain with slight vegetal creaminess with more burnt malt flavor lasting into the finish. The flavor is good with some light cocoa on the tongue near the last taste adding a nice depth to the combination of malt and yeast flavors. Overall this is pretty decent, actually it is a very drinkable stout with nice layering and even though it is a little more carbonated than most it is not too sweet and the roast level is pretty spot on without becoming too much by the end of the glass.

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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.63 out of 5 based on 731 ratings.
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