Schlafly Oatmeal Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout
733 Ratings
Schlafly Oatmeal StoutSchlafly Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 260
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the St. Louis airport, the beer was on par with most oatmeal stouts. Nice body in the glass with the usual full aroma. The beer held up well in the mouth and had some depth and body to it. Nothing special in the taste that makes it stand out against other stouts though.

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a short dense khaki head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is a tad grainy with a subtle roast note. Perhaps some light chocolate notes. The aroma is quite subdued.

The taste is of a smooth roasted malt. Nice milk chocolate notes. Much better than the aroma. Slight hints of char. Light ground coffee notes come through towards the end. A bit of a raisin sweetness plus some caramel.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Not as smooth as some other oatmeal stouts. Nice balance between sweet and roasted bitterness.

A good but not great oatmeal stout. Nice flavor but misses a tad on the feel and aroma.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.77/5  rDev +3%
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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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance (3.75) : In a glass, very dark with a tan / pale white head.

Smell (4.50) : A very oaty, full smell. Really enjoyed the smell right out of the park, you can almost smell every ingredient included in the beer - including the raisins.

Taste (4.00) : Not the best oatmeal stout ever, but pretty good. Very dark taste to it, but not as complex as I would prefer. Regardless, very very good taste.

Mouthfeel (3.00) : Had a strange feel to it initially, though I admit the feel will grow on you, I was not too pleased with the initial flavor. On the up-side, it was incredibly smooth and drinkable.

Overall (4.00) : All together, I liked this beer a lot and will be a return customer. Even with my distaste of the initial mouthfeel, I really did enjoy this beer.

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Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 733 ratings
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