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:
728
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
103
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0
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Ratings: 728 |  Reviews: 258
Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Smell - coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts

Taste - dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, semi sweet chocolate upfront and roasty in the finish

Overall - decent, inoffensive oatmeal stout that I'm glad to have tried.This was bottled on 10/17/2013.

Price Point - $2/12 oz single

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an opaque black with a one and a half inch rocky sandy white and brown tinged head.

S: Smooth and sweet, sort of creamy aroma with hints of toasted malt and that good old oatmeal. Good and fruity in there as well.

T/MF: Pretty toasty for an oatmeal stout but it really doesn't bother me that much because it tastes very good. There are fruity highlights in here as well that just let you know that there are some hops being used up in this beer, oatmeal flavor comes in smooth and thick in the finish. Mouthfeel is consistent, coats the tongue in an equally smooth and snappy feel.

D: Not a bad beer by any stretch but nothing really stands out here to make me want another, I am going to drink it and enjoy it because it tastes good but I am ultimately going to forget out it in the long run.

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Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of 30helens
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Imstillthegman
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bort11 for this bottle.

Pours a brown/black color with light only penetrating the edges of the glass. There is about an inch of light tan head on this one. Very little lacing.

The smell is a little faint, imo. What I do get is some chocolate, very light coffee, and a grainy scent that just doesn't fit.

The flavor is mainly of the dark roasted, somewhat burnt malts. A little bit grainy, also. Not bad, but not quite what I was expecting from an oatmeal stout. No sign of the oats anywhere.

Fuller side of medium bodied, with light carbonation. The aftertaste is of those burnt malts. Not bad, but I don't know if I would purchase it if I saw it.

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Photo of karst
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of carln26
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with ruby highlights topped by a thick clumpy tan head. The head receded quickly, but left a nice lace on the side of the glass. The aroma has a lot of roast malt with just a hint of coffee and black cherry on the finish. The flavor has cherry up front followed by a mild espresso flavor backed by a bit of chocolate. No real citrus in the flavor, bit there is a light bitterness on the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and rich, altogether a highly drinkable beer. This has always been one of Schlafly’s signature beers, and even from a day old growler, it’s an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Nice black color with a 1 finger head.

S: Ver weak smell (note the born on date is 8 months ago - but I don't expect too much fading on a stout). Slight booze smell and malt. Not much else.

T: Surprising turnaround. There is a nice roasted malt flavor. I haven't looked up the ABV - but I am not getting much alcohol.

M: Smooth and creamy like I always want out of an Oatmeal stout. A nice coating feeling and a very slight hint of carbonation.

O: This is a very decent stout that I could drink more than one of. I saw this on the shelf and noticed it was ~8 months old (Bravo to Schlafly for prominently and easily labeling their beers right on the label). But I took a chance on it because I LOVED their coffee stout. This is decent - not the same caliber as the coffee stout but a solid offering.

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Photo of mlockman
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not amazing, but very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Backer2004
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best Schlafly brew and oatlmeal Stout I may have ever drank. This one actually tastes like oatmeal, not just "hints" of scent and taste. Great serving temperature to get the full effect. Nice chocoloate color that dances on the palate. Easy enough to drink for its style.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a clear dark root beer brown color with a slight head and average carbonation. Smells of roasted malts, nuts with a little alcohol coming through. First sip is sweet then quickly bitter. Some nutty flavor notes present. Very light bodied. Decent mouthfeel but a tad under carbonated. Not too bad.

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Photo of denimdemon
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of AuntBea
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Jenebauer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of diablo14
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Solid, drinkable beer, that lacks the creamy sweetness of the very best oatmeal stouts. Big fan of the dry finish though.

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Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mbeerdino21
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ubenumber2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Thrasher
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at Schlafly's Tap Room at the St. Louis Airport. Served in a frosty mug - which really sucked. No head. Hardly any aroma. Smoky, sooty taste with nothing in the way of oatmeal sweetness or smoothness. Lingering aftertaste that was decent but slightly reminiscent of Dr. Pepper (corn syrup). This was disappointing. It had that unpleasant tar and meat quality found under the surface in so many American micro stouts. The description said: "this stout has sweetness from caramel malt, and bitterness from roasted barley..." which doesn't make sense to me, unless they threw in some unmalted roast barley, but that seems unlikely. If in St. Louis, Morgan Street Brewpub has a better stout.

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Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.63 out of 5 based on 728 ratings.
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