Schlafly Oatmeal Stout | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.66/5
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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
Ranking:
#35,307
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
742
pDev:
11.48%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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Ratings: 742 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of Dum3z
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of morimech
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black liquid with a small head that settles to a thin cap. Spotty lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, and earth. Pretty mild stout as the roast is light, not bitter, and the ABV is low. Flavors of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. The finish comes quick and ends with some cereal notes. Light body but has a creamy texture thanks to the oats. Nice carbonation. Perfectly acceptable stout but hardly one to get excited about. Which pretty much describes Schlafly beers.

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Photo of robertm2152
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tshute
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Schlafly Bottleworks. Almost pitch black, with a nice rich silky feel. Had it with their pretzel and beer cheese, which was an excellent combination in my opinion. Will definitely have again.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyable, lighter bodied oatmeal tout....lacks the creamy texture I like for this style but tastes like an old school oatmeal stout...that is the kind of oatmeal stouts I used to enjoy back 15 years ago...roasty, some dark coca, light dark fruitness. Only knock is the body but it is ok...finishes slightly with a slight unsweetened dark chocolate impression..

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Photo of Nctide
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alan_Bats
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- dark as a stout should be, opaque for the most part
S- Not very aromatic. A sweet flavor is clear from charcoal and strong raisin character. A little fruity, grape-like aroma is also present.
T- Strong malt sweetness with raisin flavors very strong like in the aroma. Toasted oats come through here. Malt backbone is there as it should be, however a fruity flavor (likely from hops) is more present than I would like in the aftertaste.
F- Medium to full bodied, feels like a stout but not as heavy as some.
O- Overall a good tasting stout, nice roasty character with the roasted oats but a fruity aroma and taste is stronger than I would like.

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Photo of Mojoman8561
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldSwampy
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a tan/khaki head, typical for the type. Head durable but not especially thick. Nose a bit subdued but typical also: some caramel prominent. Taste was consistent with smell and expectations for this style but not outstanding given the number of oatmeal stouts available. Thin hoppiness - quite thin - over a caramel body, with some toasty and cola flavors. Did not grow or develop as it might, but a good solid flavor. Mouthfeel perhaps less than I expected, since oatmeal is known for adding creamy notes; this was thinner than it might be. I like oatmeal stouts and I enjoyed this beer even if it is not the most remarkable example of the type in my experience.

Bottled "08/31/15" and drank 10 Apr 2016.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andycorns13
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Schlafly Oatmeal Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 742 ratings